It's kind of funny/sad when people defend their ****** seasons. Here goes:
Earned it. Made some 5 year signings in S13 to make a run for 4 years. Knew all along I'd suck balls in S17 when those 5th years came due. Started a run of 71-83 wins bog that I can't climb out of. Ugh.
Earned it. I was having a dispute over WC bannings because someone who I refused to let join a world I commish dug 7 pages deep into the WC to find me saying something vaguely offensive. Without an acceptably outcome, I was done with WifS. That team was in the pre-season and I didn't want to bog the next owner down with big contracts. So I sat out FA. I started applying band-aids to that team when WifS and I agreed that their policy was bullshit. I've managed to win the division and make the playoffs as a WC a few times since but I've not gotten back to the 90+ win teams I was throwing out there.
Those are my two worst full seasons. I could have benefitted greatly from "a couple of bad seasons" in both of those worlds. But that's not how I play because I consider that tanking.