Why Championships Matter When Measuring Greatness

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Why Championships Matter When Measuring Greatness
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A great man once said, "winning isn't everything, it is the only thing"

It is a topic that sports fans love to debate about.

Who's better, Player A or Player B? Player A has better stats, but Player B has more championships.

In the build-up to the Conference Championships, people are discussing whether or not one more Super Bowl ring would make Tom Brady the greatest quarterback of all time.

The argument for will say he has the Super Bowl rings to prove it. But then you have the people who argue against it, because football is a team game. While this is true, the bottom line is, the fact that he has those rings are a testament to his greatness as a football player.

In every sport you have guys who play well but can't win the big one. Their supporters will always point out other factors out of their control and say that it shouldn't matter. On the other side of the spectrum you have the guys who win it all. Sometimes more than once. These guys are often rated over the others because of those wins, regardless of statistics or teammates.

Of course winning it all isn't easy, and there are always reasons behind losing. But championships are the measuring sticks for success, and here are some reasons why.

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