Originally Posted by InmanRoshi
I think the "pixie dust" here is you believing everything is based purely on meritocracy.
have you played baseball?
ever seen/made a spectacular catch?
it is usually one of the best fielders that makes the "lucky" or impossible catch
bad fielders never do that
because they are fundamentally sound
because they are in position for the "good luck" to happen
for the "ball to bounce your way" you have to be fundamentally sound, build the team the right way, so you are in position for the "good luck"
when you keep going for the shiny toy instead of the grunt in the trenches, it shows up in december and january and yo uare left talking about stuff like chemistry and luck and the cyclical nature of the league
it is not a coincidence that pats, steelers, and giants are doing well
it is not pixie dust