Re: Remember this Date, Bandwagon Jumpers
posted at 3/30/2011 1:19 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Remember this Date, Bandwagon Jumpers
Wow. I confess I didn't know this place existed...and now I'm not sure that I'm glad that I found it.
When I first read RR's original post, I wasn't sure why it was necessary. However, the many 'chicken littles' that have filled this thread showed me why. I'm surprised that people who call themselves Celtics fans could really say they have 'no shot' at this point.
The Perk trade was traumatic. We're in the dog days of the season. The Celtics are struggling. We all see it. But to completely write them off? It's a ridiculous notion.
Their biggest faults over this stretch have been their biggest faults of the entire 'New Big 3' era. Playing down to the level of opponents, inconsistency, playing flat in the 2nd half of a back to back. It's nothing new. Why would this make you write off a team that you claim to love?
Posted by ncondon
Ya know Jean Paul Sarte once said that the definition of a paranoid schizophrenic is "someone who gets it.", and I don't know what that has to do with anything, but I think there is a connection.nconddon
lightened my load with his astute post, and for that I thank him. The support shown me on this board has been few and far between (though I thank all those who support me in my quest to counter act the panicky, naysaying, bandwagon jumpers) since I took on the Gloomers, the Nay Sayers, the prognosticators of doom, the panicky Negative Nellies. (Boo,! Boo!)
Yeah!!! For us.
True fans, temper your rhetoric before you are mistaken as a hater or a troll.
Haters and trolls, know that you will be called out, time and time again.
This is not a time for cowardice, this is a time to stand on principal, what you know to be true for any group who hopes to overcome adversity: panic, negativity, is the kiss of death to any group hoping to overcome adversity.
I see myself as a fan, as a member of the Celtics team, and as such, I know that I can't criticize my teammates and bring them down and expect a positive result. I know that we have got to pull together, work out our problems and come out stronger on the other side.
What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger, one poster wrote, and very true, true dat, my friend.
Too much doom and gloom and not enough laughs. Though I have attempted to lighten the load with humor. Too many here have no sense of humor.
A long season, a short slump (relatively) then recovery, then victory, then redemption.
One step at a time.
JO coning back. Shaq coming back. Delonte improving. The new guys steadily improving.
I call that a recipe for success.
Who, in their right mind, would disagree?