The idea is that even if we have given up on football,
by VaDblDmr (2017-04-12 14:26:11)

In reply to: With the exception of football, we never did  posted by fontoknow

perhaps we have nevertheless "traded" for excellence in other sports. And while we have improved in some, that isn't so across the board (see baseball); and, in any event, has not resulted in championships.
I apologize that the point wasn't as clear as it could have been.