Originally Posted by dougdirt
Of course they have played in 1 in my lifetime and I was 6, so I really don't remember it. For people my age, or younger, patience only goes so far. We literally have nothing as Cincinnati sports fans to hang our hats on. We have had now 3 Reds playoff series that we can recall without a World Series and the Bengals. My generation of Cincinnati sports fans has nothing but heart break. Kenyon Martin. Carson Palmer. Johnny Cueto. It is always something.
Well, there are 30 MLB teams and 32 NFL teams, so if its equitable and normal, your team should be the World Champ once every 30 or 32 years.
Consider that. I am also a big UC football fan, and while they're 0-2 in BCS games over the last 6 years, it is the high water mark, ever, for UC football.
It's true, younger folks these days are more impatient, and we live in a world where everyone wants everything right now. I have no solution for that, other than the fact that I have learned over the years that the joy comes in the journey itself, not by the ending of the journey.