posted at 6/6/2013 9:24 PM EDT
In response to part-timer's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
Look, for some fans, being a fan is about worrying and getting angsty. Jeepers, is this Boston or what? The Sox fanbase can be incredibly negative.
Please don't go labelling people "posers" because they have critical things to say. This isn't a McCarthy litmus test board here. If this post is another about TexasPat I have to say, having been here for a decade, I can tell you TexasPat is a big time NE fan, more than most people here.
Then people get over him because he grades NE with a B or something after a win. Then you read actual journalists who cover the team, and the grades on B.com, and they are right in the same area.
To be frank, I prefer the grumbly and curmudgeonly fans like TexasPat over the guys who think every single move NE does is genius.
Over the long haul TP looks less the fool, because most draft picks DON'T work out, haha. Whereas the homer, who spent five posts explaining how all the draftees and FA signings will be pro-bowlers and resurging vets are really painting themselves into a corner, and creating boring posts.
Posers and Trolls have and will resort to symantice to unpaint them selves out of the corner. But their infatuation with anything negitive, even if it is total speculation, or what ifs keep them on the wrong side of being a fan. In stead they become more like stalkers, who's only goal is to cause confrontation. Then the over exageration of a Homer, as a brainless,uninformed spectator that never gets disapointed with the actions of the team, simply because they chose to support the teams decisions even if we may not understand them at the time.
I have reliably been disgusted by the constant challenging of team decisions, and Posers and Trolls harasing fans only to find out later the true and accepable reason for the moves.
Of course the Posers and Trolls are more knowledgeable than the pros. No one here is qualified to question the Pro moves by Pro personel. And most fan and homers,and kool aid drinkers will be the first to admit that point......BUT the Trolls and Posers will go down in flames before even considering that point.
If you Homers want to know why literaly hundreds of us part time posters no longer waist our time here its because of the TOLLERENCE for out right TROLLS and POSERS.
How bout freedom of speach.....Bu11$hit....This is a Pats site...You do not show up at church,temple,or mosk to challenge the beliefs of the worshipers...
You do not chalenge the authority of the IRS at an audit
And you do not go to a Patriots based site to chalenge the HOMERS....
If you feel like starting a conflict, go to another teams site and see how long you last...Your abuse of your ability to disrupt this site has shown to be detrimental over the last few years.
The Posers and Trolls have won here....Because the Homers, and Kool Aid drinkers have either left, or given into there tacktics and sunk to accepting them...This is no longer a Pats site, it a Pats bashing site, and embareasing to see those that say they are Pats fans prefering to interact with known Trolls.....
That's uh, pretty melodramatic PT. Knd of intense.
Let me dial it back a bit.
One of my grandfathers was a big Yankee fan (he came through Ellis Island and lived in NY first). This guy would sit in his chair. He would pess and moan about everything that happened. Any move for a reliever was bound to fail. Any young kid had issues.
I still remember being at his house in the early 1990s. The Yanks were behind bu a run and he griped for eight and a half innings. In the ninth inning they got the runs they needed. For a breif bit, he was elated, the went back to griping about how they got themselves in that mess.
Guy did this 80 or more times a year with that team. He was also a Pats fan, and was critical, but never so involved. He also like the Big Tuna, as that guy didn't really get the brunt of hsi anger. I digress.
Point of the story, he watched every single Yanks game he could, more than most people who would consider themselves homers. He enjoyed victory so much it cause him to literally fear loss, and basically gird himself for it by being exceptionally negative.
At the end of ths day, he was as true a fan as I've ever seen.
Moral of the story ... this is a site for Patriots fans ... not a specific kind of fan, just fans. People express their fanaticism in different ways. But you can't go around setting rules about "how" you should like the Patriots.
Love the gripers. You share something huge in common, you are both fans of the same team, and think about it all the time.