Re: Fireman Ed quits in discuss
posted at 11/25/2012 12:43 AM EST
In response to AZPAT's comment:
Sorry, but I'm not getting this. Sure Fireman Ed is a loud diehard JESTS! fan. But, when even he can see how miserable and bad his team is, we pile on. Not his fault his JESTS! can't beat the NE School for the Deaf and Blind, if the JESTS! were spotted the ball on the 10 yard line to start every possession. He's been a long time fan, and has suffered and endured with that bunch for perhaps as long as we long standing Pats fans have (recall those Harvard Stadium days?). And, can we as Sox fans, be happy as Yankmee fans continually poke us with verbal sticks?
Just remember, it was that long ago the Pats were coming off a SB loss, but all our prospects looked good, only to fall into the depth of early first round picks. Then, along came Bill...... Anyone else but me notice that all the short blurbs we see/hear during Patriot games start or end with "since the 2001 season"? It's like NOTHING happened pre-2001. I agreee, saying that lots of those other seasons SHOULD be forgotten. I'm guessing that many a Pats fan gave them up.
Time to cut Ed some slack. It wasn't him running up his blocker's backside and coughing up the ball. It wasn't him gakking it up on a kickoff return. He wasn't out there in that minute pf play giving up 21 points. That wasn't him tossing the INT or laying the ball out as if it was on a platter surrounded by drumsticks and white meat.
I seem to recall that, not so long ago, many a Pats fan was on this forum teliing the world how they (the Pats) werw foing to do this and that to the Giants, and continually sparred with Giant posters, questioning their intelligence and parental heritage and birthrights. Game played, Pats lost, and suddenly they are all trolls when they show up reminding us of the jibberish we threw at them. Many of us just can't take that, especially on OUR board. (Nice to be a true hypocrite, isn't it?)
I'm sure Ed's a big boy and doesn't need the help, but we need to be civil about this with him. Be grateful that now he's POSSIBLY admitting that his home team is in really bad shape. Maybe he left the game because of his disgust with THAT game's showing. It's not like Pats fans haven't walked out at halftime during shellackings suffered at the hand of superior opponents. Part of me says keep it up (beating the JESTS!), while another part of me sees a good rivalry going one sided. It could be worse, though,. Just look at what's happened to a once truly great rivalry: Chiefs vs Raiders. Instead of claiming division dominence, they now seek out drafta position dominence. Tough to sell one of their games on a national viewing.
Here is the thing for me: I have never left a game before the game was over. Never. And I have been to some pretty horrible games over the past 50 years. And this guy "fireman ed" is supposed to be a "special" sort of fan. Well, he is a fake. Of course it was disappointing for Jets fans. But so what. Do not leave till it is over. Otherwise you are just one of the well to do that can blow a few hundred (or several hundred) on a game and don't care about the team and so don't mind leaving to "beat the traffic". If you want to beat the traffic stay home and watch it on TV.
Nope. I think Fireman Ed is just a fake.