Originally Posted by TD
Ditto. I imagine there is direct correlation between the number of years as a Houston sports fan and the amount of doubt of actually delivering in the end. Sometimes its fun watching the young guys get so excited about our "inevitable" Super Bowl trip, but in the back of my mind I am shaking my head thinking "been there, done that, got the broken heart"
Straight up description of my feelings, as well. I do believe the correlation exists. The older we are and the more exposure to Houston's five decades of pro football, the higher probability exists of cynicism and a prove-it-to-me-first attitude.
infantrycak hit the nail on the head awhile back. He grew up a Cowboys fan, and because of their success in the 1970's, he always had an attitude that his team could come back regardless of the score.
Lifelong Houston fans, on the other hand, have been conditioned that no lead is to to big to be deemed "safe".