Re: I feel real bad for the sheep
posted at 1/11/2011 4:43 PM EST
In Response to Re: I feel real bad for the sheep
[QUOTE]....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. Posted by TryToBearIt[/QUOTE] Ok BearIt, I read it. And truthfully, we have a lot in common -- my Dad took me to the old Garden and that made me a fan, same Bruins favorites, great wife, daughter in my life, etc... And again, my apologies for insulting you. Had some drinks with last night's game and, I should note that being called "pom pom boy" throughout your posts did not lead me to a path of sensitivity either. Anyhow, I don't usually post that way. As dez mentioned, I see why you liked the Bruins in the past, but still don't understand why you bother with them today. I am being sincere when I question why you don't just move away from something that brings you more anger than joy. With the exception of games like the Montreal one, that are just disturbing, I enjoy watching hockey and rooting for the Bruins, even if it is a very flawed product. To me the mid 90's were the low period for this team, right through Dave Lewis actually. I was rarely optimistic and hated ownership. I think Chiarelli and Co. have done a fantastic job rebuilding things since then. We have two Vezina caliber goalies, a Norris caliber defensman, three very good centers, and #2 overall draft pick rookie, and two first round picks next year. We sit near the top of the league. We get playoff hockey here. We can be reasonably optimistic about a playoff run this year. Will they win it all? Probably not. But, they might. Now, you're perfectly entitled to reject this thinking and see the cup as half empty instead. But, what I resent is the insistence throughout this thread that anyone who doesn't share the negative perspective are "sheep" (and worse, not as much a true fan as you). I don't even think about Jacobs anymore -- he is a total non-factor in my opinion as long as the Bruins spend to the salary cap (of course I would like cheaper tickets...) Anyhow, let's hope we can both be happy and the Bruins can find more success. I appreciate your thoughts instead of the hit-and-run posting of many of the naysayers here. Best regards,
Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]
At the risk of breaking into "Kumbaya" I think we're close to an understanding--even respect--for each other as Bruins fans.
Couple of points I want to make VERY clear (and I'll try to avoid a lengthy post): I do not consider you or anyone else who cheers for this team "sheep." I didn't post/start this thread and wouldn't do so in any event. It's a perfectly valid argument between those who view the Bruins cup as helf empty--as I do--and those who feel it's half full (you, Dez, etc.)
Sorry about the "pom pom boy" crack. If i don't want it personal and snarky I should walk the walk.
The reason I still watch/care is 1) I got no choice--these guys for better or worse are in my blood--they're my team--and I love hockey.
2) I like some of the pieces they've got--Chara/Krejci/Bergy/Both goalies/Kampfer/Marchand....I just don't think they have enough of them, and I get cranky when I hear folks say they're as good as the Pitts, Caps, and Phillys of the league. I just don't agree. That's a viewpoint beef and no cause for name calling.
3) If I'm wrong and they win it all--do you think I want to be caught wearing a Canucks jersey cuz I gave up on them? Uh-uh. I may rail at the mgt/ownership and get ticked at losses like the recent Habs, but I'm in it for the long haul. And if they do ever win it all, I'm gooing to the parade legit. (i.e. I have no sympathy for those who abandoned the Red Sox after the '03 Pedro/Grady Little game...some people actually traded in their Sox jerseys for Yanks. Next year, if they went to the parade, they shoulda been rejected.
hope this is all clear now. We both want them to win. You have (admirably) more tolerance for their MIA games than I do, and probably don't get as ticked as I do while watching. But I guarantee you it affects me only inasmuch and for as long as it takes to switch off the game and then get my thoughts down on this forum....after that, I'm ready to hear my daughter (who's all of 2) recite the 1970 Mother's Day call (Bobby Orr--behind the net to Sanderson to Orr!!!! Bobby Orr! Scores! And the Boston Bruins have Won the Stanley Cup!),....which she can do almost verbatim (minus the "snderson part) , and d*mn if I haven't forgotten all about whatever recent meltdown led to another putrid OT loss.
I realize i've gone back into treatise mode. What can I say? Once I get going on the B's I have a hard time stopping.
Let's hope they can beat the Sens tonight. If they don't, I promise as a sign of good will not to post any tirades (for the time being). Fair enough?