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It is hard to imagine that a team outside of the NFC South could have the worst SoS.

the universe has lined up to give us this pick. We need to finish strong.

and to think....somewhere out there, some fool is still rooting for us to win.

its almost like they have never watched football before.

Probably the type of person who would welch on a bet.

I'm definitely not a fool, have played and watched a lot of football (and competed at another sport at international level) and would never welch on a bet made in good faith.To be a competitor means to want to win, to actively cheer for your team to lose begs the question, are you really a fan? Because if you are you want your team to win on a Sunday, if you aren't then go support another team. Sorry if that offends some sensibilities around here, it's just the way I feel. You don't play to lose. You play to win.

This ignores that teams, in all sports, regularly DO NOT just "play to win".  Simple example? Starting a rookie or other high upside player.  That player will not be very good right now, and could be the difference in winning or losing.  But you play him because you believe (in the future) he'll help you win more games than he might cost you now.Or when a new coach implements their system.  The easier and more immediate way to win would be to continue the old system.  But successful coaches will frequently take lumps (losses) early to implement their system and win more games in the future.This also applies in individual sport, where good players will work on a technique or their game in such a manner that it makes winning more difficult now but will result in more wins in the future.  Tanking is also a major practice in the NFL.And we can go further afield than that.  Strategic "losing" is a major component of any battle or war.  You cand find this in Sun Tzu or with Hannibal.At the end of the day, it's common sense.  A win brings you nothing, losing brings you a shot at a franchise QB.  You can be mindless about winning, or you can be strategic.

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