posted at 1/20/2011 4:12 PM EST
In Response to Re: Trolls?
In Response to Re: Trolls? : I don't think most of it was gloating. Look at this board, for example. After the Lakers won this year, there really wasn't much in the way of gloating around here. Hardly any. I'm just throwing an idea out there - that many Laker fans, feeling confidence in the growth and player moves the team made combined with a deep seeded desire for revenge, took it out on this board via trash talk the past two years. That said, I expect many will be back, especially when playoff time rolls around. Perhaps you think I am wrong. I am sure you will let me know.
Posted by FlobusMcNugget
I don't think you are wrong. You have an opinion. Mine is just different. Here is what I know:
I never posted on here until 2008. That is the year I moved to CA and needed a place to talk to other Celtics fans. Right after we won, thinking I could enjoy our first championship in 22 years, lakers fans came on here and said it didn't really count because you didn't have Bynum, which we all know is not true. He wouldn't have mattered, and you wouldn't have Gasol if Bynum didn't get hurt. I did not enjoy listening to that talk on a Celtics forum. Then I noticed, they stuck their noses into every conversation we had. Be it about next year (2009), a statue for Russell (Chamberlain was better), praises for Doc (Phil is better)....etc. No, I think lakers fans are sore losers in general ( not that most people aren't), and came on here to attempt to lessen our victory with endless drivel about how they should have won in 2008. Why they are not on here as much now has more to do with the improvement in the mods than with them not having anything to say. I do not think they'll be back for the playoffs. I think in general lakers fans are fair-weather fans, and only show their faces when the team is doing well. This board is intended for Celtics fans who want to discuss the highs and lows of each game and season. Most of us have followed our team for many years, including the ML Carr, Rick Pitino and Gaston-owned fiascos. I doubt the lakers fans we have on here could survive one of those, let alone 3.
Lastly, I think having lived on both coasts now I can say with a great deal of confidence that lakers fans are more obsessed with beating the Celtics than the converse. I can't speak for anyone else, but I could care less who we beat, as long as we win. We don't get double points for beating the lakers!