Re: The ignorance on these boards make me ashamed to be a B's fan
posted at 10/23/2009 3:03 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The ignorance on these boards make me ashamed to be a B's fan
[QUOTE]But I will never understand why people come on these boards, if all they want to do is put them down, and try to proove why they are the bigger fan. No one cares...
Posted by Michelle-[/QUOTE]
Everyone likes to have their opinions validated. One of the surest ways to get a person fired up is to tell them that their opinion has no merit.
I just try to avoid butting heads with the people here who are dead set in their bitterness over the Bruins' past failures. They have their reasons for feeling that way, and nothing I say will change that.
That said, some of the negativity that rains down from the nay-sayers does get tiresome. The Harry Sinden era is over. PC and his group are trying to build a winner, and perhaps more importantly, they are trying to remake the Bruins as a team that players want to come play for. It is taking time, but they are slowly washing the stink of Harry Sinden off of the team. You wouldn't have heard a Mark Savard type player saying that he was willing to take a discount to stay with the Bruins ten years ago. That right there has to count for something.
Another thing that has been a point of contention so far this young season is the fact that the expectations have been much higher this season than seasons in the recent past. Many people expected the Bruins to hit the ice flying this season. Instead, they have been discombobulated and frustrating to watch. For people who view the team in a negative light, it is obviously a sign of things to come. For the glass half full crowd, it is just growing pains that the team is working to overcome. Who's right? Nobody will know until the end of the season.
I guess what I am getting at is that most of us are fans of the same team. Agree or disagree, we should be able to get our points across without insulting those with differing viewpoints. As we have seen, all insults do is create more rancor and drag down the general decorum here. There has to be a better way.