"You are what your record says you are." Bill Parcells
I have three free months of Sirius XM so I've been listening to the NFL channel. Pat Kirwin seems to be surprisingly honest with the state of the league.
The other day, the topic is "what's wrong with the Eagles" and he says, "Some people say 'Super Bowl Hangover' but I'm not sure you can really measure that so I don't put stock into it. But what you can measure is their games last year and what made them get into the playoffs or the Super Bowl. With most teams, there's 2, 3, 5 games where they had a pivotal call go their way, or they stayed mostly injury free the entire year. That's the state of the modern NFL; the referees and injuries."
Dude fucking nailed it.