Re: Are Things Really THAT Bad ?
posted at 4/20/2013 9:45 AM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to Sportsnutty's comment:
It's funny, I'm not really into segregating "fans", as in "fair weather", "real" or "apologists", but it does seem that Bruins fans are different than the other Boston-based teams.
I live outside the city and watch all but heartily root for just two of the teams- the B's being my favorite- and we seem to be harder on the Bruins than the other sports. You never hear Patriots fans on Sports Radio haranguing the Pats after a win. I'll raise my hand as guilty for being willing to celebrate a win, yet still be pissed at a soft goal, or obvious lack of effort. For some reason with the Bruins, "a win isnt a win isnt a win" as it is with the other teams. But as much as I hate the sky-is-falling mentality on here at times.. I actually prefer the willingness to call out a team/player even after a win.
Just my two cents...
You absolutely do. "They won, but Tom Brady threw two picks." "They won, but they only ran the ball ten times in the second half." "They won, but the defense gave up 28 points." "They won, but they were only 2-5 in the Red Zone."
I think Pats fans (and I'm a Pats fan) were the start of the "A win is a win, but not enjoyable unless a perfect blowout".
You can't put "criticism" and "Brady" in the same sentence NAS. Take it back. You do hear an occasional, momentary, "questioning" of the Pats after a loss. But never the "sky is falling" that we get around here. The Pats receive a benefit of the doubt across the spectrum of their organization that Bruins simply do not. Drafting, decision-making, performance (for the most part). Remember, "in Bill we Trust". Pats fans are far more lenient and patient when hiccups occur. That's just my opinion.