Baskin Robbins is a serviceable ice cream shop. No one complains about Baskin Robbins, but no one is excited to go to Baskin Robbins, either. They aren’t fiending for Baskin Robbins like it’s Coldstone aka the best ice cream shop. They don’t even want Baskin Robbins like they want Ben & Jerry’s because with Ben & Jerry’s you can go to the grocery store and buy a pint of your favorite ice cream.
People, just, accept Baskin Robbins.
And we’ve all accepted the Tennessee Titans. We aren’t overly impressed by them. They don’t have have a 1,000 yard receiver or a 1,000 yard rusher. Marcus Mariota is throwing more interceptions than touchdowns. Their defense was middle of the road. You’ve heard of some guys, the same way you’ve heard that Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors, but you’re not rushing to watch them play every Sunday.
Yet, the Titans aren’t bad. They made the playoffs. They won a payoff game. They’re in a division with injured Andrew Luck, Blake Bortles, and whoever the Texans can keep healthy. They are trending in the right direction. Things aren’t so bad in Tennessee.
You need teams like Tennessee and places like Baskin Robbins. Nothing fancy. Nothing that is going to smack you upside the head with how great it is and nothing that is going to turn you off forever with how bad it is. Just a reliable little ice cream shop on a hot summer day and a reliable little football team on a cool fall afternoon.