Whenever I write something that sounds like I'm talking out the wrong orifice, please consider this (paraphrased) quote from former NY Ranger and NY Islander GM Neil Smith on NHL On The Fly last night. (Regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs)
"There's never been a team that said we're going to be bad on purpose. Every other bad team has been due to ineptitude, but this is the first time a team has come out and said our design is to lose a lot of games"
As you can see, people who are far smarter than me can miss by a mile.