Originally Posted by TexanSam
I think all that has more do with the current make up of an organization rather than the history behind it. I would say the mindset of the Texans organization right now is not much different than that of the Packers, Steelers, Patriots, or Cowboys.
Their goals are the same, yes. But there is a different feeling when you walk into a building where there has been great history.
Players have even said as much. They've talked about the mystique of being on certain teams. Opposing players even talk about what it means to play against certain teams in their stadiums.
And naturally teams with rich histories have more fans. More fans = more attention. That in itself equates to more pressure because you're going to be in the spot light more.
If the Cowboys go to the superbowl there'd be so much interest in that game because they are so polarizing. People that don't even care about the teams involved would be watching with a rooting interest. Compare that to a team like the Cardinals going to the Superbowl...It's a nice little story, but there's not nearly the spectacle of it all.