Re: schaden freude....
posted at 1/25/2012 10:55 AM EST
In Response to Re: schaden freude....
[QUOTE]I've mentioned all my personal opinions on this board for about 2 years now. The Schaudenfreude thing creeps me out a bit. I'd be lying if I said I didn't like certain people or things and enjoy seeing them disappointed or be losers, but some people seriously live their life with this stuff. They watch people in Hollywood struggle with addiction, etc, and scan TMZ, watch Springer, etc. I don't get it, but whatever. I think it's a reflection back on how jealous and miserable a lot of people are. It used to be that people would appreciate greatness, class, consistency, good people and effort/dilligence, etc, but now it's resented. I hate the Yankees, for example, but it has nothing more to do with rivalry hate. They hate us, we hate them That's just how it works. But, I respect their successes and tradition. They won more than the Sox, but so what? I know the Sox have some incredible tradition and have WS titles, etc. Other than disliking NYers/NJites and their lame arrogance, it doesn't go much further than that. Finally, the media and the anti-BB bias as a tool also perpetuates the anti-NE thing. The reason why there is such a hate is mainly because many felt SB 42 was the end, too. They got off on the media framed Spygate witch hunt, the SB 42 loss, Brady blowing his leg out and the media bashing BB the last 2 years, they believed it was over. LMAO Many are morons and don't get it, so now a resurgence, a SB appearance, two 1st rd draft picks in 2012, etc, just sit back and enjoy at this point. I just smile. I don't even wear Pats gear out in public to avoid the awkward Schaudenfreude attacks. I've lived out of the area for over 10 years now, and still come back to NE, etc, but I am telling you, if you haven't lived out of the area during this you have no idea how bad it is. The cap thing drives people insane. With the Yankees, the hate can easily be tied to the open check book. NE doesn't have this. It's just the opposite, which is what drives fans even more nutty. Week 17, I watched the Bills/Pats game out at a bar with friends, just because I wasn't on edge with a meaningless game, and the annoying Steelers fans (sorry SteelCurtain), were loud as all hell, cheerinng for every Buffalo play. I get it, but at some point, it's really unhealthy on their part. Like, REALLY unhealthy. Get over it. NE is very, very good and they ain't going anywhere. I said the same thing 4 years ago. Ironic the media perpetuates this and they ignored BB's ingenius on the fly rebuild that took 2 years, but was well worth it. GENIUS
Posted by RidingWithTheKingII[/QUOTE]
I've been out of the area for 13 years now. Being down south, all I have to do is talk and the natives know "I'm not from around these here parts". LOL
I wear my Red Sox hat in the Summer and have a Red Sox Licsense Plate Holder on my Motorcycle. My NC friends have no real MLB Team to root for and I don't really see a lot of Panther devotion around here. If Cam Newton continues to develop that might change.
Best of all is that I have a Flying Elvis on my Front Licsense Plate on my Pickup Truck. In some areas down here, people might just think I'm being patriotic. :)