The fact is, the more teams there are in a sport, the longer the cycle and the smaller the opportunity for a championship. For instance, there are 32 teams in the NFL. If each took a turn winning a Super Bowl, one team would have had a 31-year drought. With multiple winners, the wait is longer. Of the 49 Super Bowls, 18 teams have won championships. The past 30 years, 10 of the 30 NBA teams and 20 of the 30 MLB teams have won championships. Of the 27 Summer Olympics, seven countries have been overall medal winners, with the United States or the Soviet Union winning the past 16.
The point is, the odds have always favored the told-ya-so types who feel they can coach or play better than the people who actually coach or play. And so it goes as UH’s home sports season ends for the 2011-12 academic year. For the rest, celebrate the accomplishments and hope for a better future.