.....or it's just repeating crap others say
Clearly, we have a difference of opinion here, which is perfectly fine. Are the hallowed halls of Canton filled with professional athletes that never win a ring? Yes. Does that diminish their years of service in the league & the surgeries they endured to play this great game & attempt to win a world Championship? Absolutely not. Do many athletes play this game to improve their social standing & rise out of poverty or humble beginning? No question.
But, at the end of the day, if you asked a vast majority of these athletes privately 1 on 1, what would you rather have more 1 ring & a shorter career or a long career & no ring? A significant portion would opt for the World Championship scenario because that ring guarantees them hiring speaking fees, card signing fees, and endorsement fees in their local communities after they retire & adjust to life as a private citizen vs a football player for most of their youth & adult life.
Winning a ring=more earning potential & a better, more comfortable life in retirement.