01 was no where near as bad as 10. If you will remember we were in a lot of those games in 01 and a play here or there could have made that season substantially different. 7 of those 15 losses were by less than a touchdown and 3 more were less than 10. We were competitive in a lot of that season.
I kinda disagree i think its worse to be close to winning and find a way to lose than to never have a chance at all.