Originally Posted by Sarcastic
Teams that start 0-2 usually suck though. Good teams that get off to bad starts can still recover.
It's like saying a baseball team can miss the playoffs in April. A bad start can certainly be the cause of missing the playoffs, but it is almost never the sole reason.
It's the same thing for people who want to say A-Rod first inning homers in a 5-4 game are as important as the Jeter home run that makes the game 5-4. They are but they are not. And the think that makes the Jeter one more special is it's harder to get that fifth run. Winning game 4 is easier than winning game 16. These are not robots and it's not a video game. Teams play harder when they know exactly the takes (or weaker if they know they are out). It's just how it is.