Champions repeating is a tough row to hoe.
The reason is that after the big win, so much has the potential to change.
Many professional players have the opportunity to be traded for more money.
Some college players will have the opportunity to finally turn pro.
And high school players will leave for college.
Of course, on rare occasions, dynasties can pop up when you have something special.
“Why didn’t your championship team repeat?” This was me talking to Ditka over dinner one night. He sat back in his chair, his eyes glittering as he said, “Well, you see, right there, you’ve put your finger on the big question. Why’s it so hard for a team that’s won to win again? Maybe winning is the greatest thing that can happen to a team and also the biggest disaster. It’s never the same after you win.”
-Rich Cohen, Monsters