Re: I feel real bad for the sheep
posted at 1/11/2011 2:07 PM EST
In Response to Re: I feel real bad for the sheep
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: I feel real bad for the sheep : Seems to me I've gotten plenty of positive reaction from my posts from people I respect on this forum...and I'll keep posting whether you like it or not. You don't like what I have to say? Great. Hit the ignore button. Neither of us will be sorry if you do. Posted by TryToBearIt[/QUOTE] BearIt, I don't have time to read another treatise,
and honestly I don't have anything against you personally. I know I was being a bit of a d!ck with the posts last night too. Don't try to go tough guy on me either though, we're both anonymously commenting from a keyboard, so I'm not impressed by that. I just don't get why you would come here game after game to whine and complain and rant continuously about the team you supposedly love (and then have the audacity to assume that this makes you a better fan). If you hate the team so much, move on to something else. Or if you want to comment here, that's fine too. But with your free speech rights (that you keep touting as if they are somehow in question), also come the right for people to disagree with you and call you out for the continuous pity party and crybaby antics that annoy a lot of people on this board. Why don't you share with us what it is that you actually like about the Bruins some time
. Otherwise we are left to believe that you are the type of person the revels in the bitterness and misery of following a team you hate. Tell me how that makes any sense?
Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]
Really? I;m pretty sure it takes a much shorter amount of time to read my "treatise" than for you to have typed your own just now. This isn't "War and Peace" I'm writing here, Fletch, it's a few paragraphs that take all of 2 minutes to read. I think what you really meant to say is you don't want to read what I wrote, which is a far different story.
But since you were man enough to admit you were being a real d!ck in what you wrote personally attacking me and others who DARE to "whine" (legitimately complain in a forum designed exactly at least in part for that purpose) about the team they've followed and care about since they were kids, I will in fact address your last point and tell you what i DO like about the Bruins (this, assuming you're still reading this, which is anybody;s guess...but you did pose the challenge so here goes):
1. I was 5 years old when my Dad took me to my first Bruins game in the Original Garden. It's one of my earliest and most treasured memories. I saw #4 live and I'll never forget the thrill of being there.
2. When I was 7 I had to have an operation on my eye that, if not successful, could have left me partially blind. I was terrified, but when I woke up w/a patch over one eye and scared out of my wits, the first thing I saw on my nightstand was an autographed picture of #4 wishing me well, with a note that talked about how he too had to spend time in hospitals and knows how scary it could be. (My dad had written to the Bruins telling them of my operation.) The note concluded w/Orr hoping I would continue to cheer for him and the Bruins. Yeah, Bobby, I think I can do that.
3. 1979--the Too Many Men On the Ice Game. I cried myself to sleep that night but never forgot how hard they played or how close they came to beating those f*ing Habs. Loved Rick Middleton. Loved Gilles Gilbert (still my favorite Bruins goalie of all time).
4. Cam Neely
5. Ray Bourque.
6. Patrice Bergeron
7. Game 6 2008 v. Montreal.
8. The colors.
9. The tradition of great players. (Most from the old days)
10. The underdog nature of the team in these dark days when the other 3 franchises continue to make them the black sheep of the Boston sports scene.
All of which is meant to illustrate how much I CARE that this franchise has for the past 16 years been an exercise in mismanagement, futility, and often downright indifference from the ownership that at least on the surface seems not to care one whit about a Stanley Cup as long as the souless new "Garden" is sold out, or close to it, every night. When you have this much emotional connection to a team, and desperately want to see them returned to glory, you do (or at least I do--and I know many others both here and personally as friends who feels the same way) get angry at the state of the team that appears frozen in first or 2nd round playoff KO's or DNQs. It's tiresome. It's outrageous (given the ticket prices charged), and it's unacceptable on a level you should be able to understand---if you CARE about something or someone, you want it or he or she to succeed, and a forum like this is a perfectly legitimate place to express those views.
you claim I don't like it when people disagree w/me. Nonsense. I have nothing against Stanley, for example, who continually posts that the B;s are going to wn the next 3 cups in a row....what I do object to is smarmy people getting on here to say that those of us who are pi$$ed off at the Bruins "have no life." Again, you make it personal--expect blow back, at least from me.
Bookboy is also 100% right--there isn;'t a blessed thing I can do about JJ owning this team. I'm stuck with it, like it or not. But I don't hear him telling me to "move on" to somewhere else when I express my anger at that situation. He talks hockey--he keeps it hockey--and shows a level of respect and communication that you have failed to at this point.
If you've made it all the way thru this "treatise", I welcome an opportunity for us to get on the same page and have mutual respect as Bruins fans. If not, well, we'll keep sniping away and the sun will still rise, and as Lou Gorman once said "I'll still have lunch."
Best to you and the Boston Bruins.