True Dave, but they also have to look at the big picture. 16-0 is pretty irrelevant if you don't win the Super Bowl.
But is it, really? Think about this:
If Indy goes 16-0, they will be the first team EVER to go a 16 game season without losing a game. The '72 Dolphins were 14-0, they only played 14 game seasons back then. I think that winning 16 straight games during the regular season shows more domination than winning a Super Bowl. The SB can be won or lost on one stupid play, or one lucky catch, or one missed field goal. Winning 16 straight games, 8 on the road and 8 at home, is a lot more impressive than winning the Super Bowl. Of course, I know that winning the SB is what playing football is all about.
If Indy wins the Super Bowl, they will be the 19th team to win (Green Bay x3, N Y Jets, Baltimore (Colts), Kansas City, Miami x2, Pittsburgh x4, Oakland x2, Dallas x5, San Fran x4, Washington x3, L A (Raiders), Chicago, N Y Giants x2, Denver x2, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore (Ravens), New England x3, Tampa Bay). It's not like they are going to be the first team to win, and it's not like there has been a year where there was no winner. There will always be a SB winner every year, because it's inevitable - there HAS
to be one. Unless of course there is a strike or lockout or whatever. There doesn't HAVE
to be a 16-0 team every year, there never has been.
I'm just saying that I personally think that going 16-0 is a more impressive record than winning the Super Bowl. I know I'm probably in the 1% of people with this thinking, and I guess I would be pretty upset if my team went 16-0 and lost in the Super Bowl.