Posted by tecwrg on 10/5/2012 10:56:00 PM (view original):
I suppose if you judge success by things that are outside of your control, sure.
Teams have some influence over the 162 games they play. They don't have any influence over what happens in games that they don't participate in.
This happens all the time. My goal might be to accomplish X in my life. But my father left my family right after i was born, my mother works 3 jobs, I live in a ****** area, I can't pay for college, etc. It's more difficult to achieve my goal than it is for the guy who's born into a family of multi-billionaires. These are forces outside my control. It's not my fault I can't achieve my goal as easier as the billionaire. Yet the billionaire will, and is more successful.