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  1. PATSNUTme

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    Prior to 2001 Homerville use to be a quiet little village that only a few of us resided. Then came the boom times when people flocked to Homerville after February 2002.

    They enjoyed the fair weather and the free rides offered on the Homerville Transit bandwagon.They stopped by the Homerville Pub where they use to sit in the fair weather and drink the Kool Aid punch. They made deposits in the IBBWT Bank and watched gleefully as their account kept multiplying.

    But then the crash came this year and people started to panic.There was a run on the IBBWT Bank and they withdrew all that they had. No longer was there nice fair weather days and the clouds started to appear in the sky that seemed to be falling. The once busy Homerville Transit bandwagon now had empty window seats. And the Homerville Pub is back to just a few of us regulars enjoying the Kool Aid. We go to the TFB Chapel every day to renew our faith.

    Will Homerville ever recover? Should it become a gated community where only the faithful are allowed to reside?
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    Re: Hard times in Homerville.

    I was getting tired of all of those snowbirds migrating to homerville every fall-winter after 2007.
     
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    Re: Hard times in Homerville.

    That sounds kind of like when I'm on a plane and find that I have the whole row to myself, so I can put up the arm rests and stretch my legs out across the seats all comfy like, bust out the shampoo mini-bottles that I've filled with gin and stashed in my carry on, and yell "SUCKERS!!!!" through the curtain to the 1st Class passengers. I LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!!! Count me as staying aboard!!!! :singing:
     
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    Re: Hard times in Homerville.

    There are a lot of people who confuse jumping on a bandwagon and liking a team when it is winning with being a fan.

    We have ton's of these guys aboard. It would almost be worth it to have a few losing seasons to have them go away, but of course as soon as the Pats start winning, they'll be back, screaming in anguish not only with every loss but every time another team scores a TD.

    The amazing thing is that they think being a homer is a bad thing for a fan, as though somehow a 'real' fan is someone who can dispassionately look at a team and make objective analyses.

    Of course, haters aren't dispassionate. I think I respect them more than the self-proclaimed realists.

    Homerville is still a place for Pats fans. It is getting empty with all teh Hatervillians moving back home, but is that a bad thing really?
     
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    Re: Hard times in Homerville.

    It's better this way
     
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    Re: Hard times in Homerville.

    2 types of citizens now residing in Homerville:

    1. Those who want to find a way out of the economic down turn and hold town meetings to try to improve the situation so employment rates will improve and people can pay their bills. They try to encourage new businesses to relocate so more people can work

    2. Those citizens who do nothing but stay in their house...drink beer, watch TV, get fat and say this town is the greatest

    isn't there room for both of these citizen types?
     
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    Re: Hard times in Homerville.

    I'm still in Chomerville and still loving it.
     
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    I really don't have anything against most bandwagon fans. The only time I get annoyed is when they act like they are die hard fans. I'll admit I wasn't a football fan prior to 2001 (granted I'm only 22 and didn't like sports when I was a kid) so I don't profess to be a "bigger" or more "knowledgeable" fan than those who have watched ever game for 20 years.

    I think the real question is whether or not teams deserve to have a blindly loyal fan base. Teams have to earn their support and that is done by committing to do everything possible to field a winning team. I'm a huge Red Sox fan but I'll be the first to admit that there is no way I would be an active fan back in the 60s-80s. I wouldn't support terrible teams or ownerships that don't put winning as their #1 goal (or are stupid/senile).

    Does that make me a bandwagon Red Sox fan? I don't think so. Loyalty has to be earned and the Sox/Patriots/Celtics Franchises have earned it.
     
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    I'm not gonna put you down for your stance, Satch...you are entitled to root for whoever you want any way you want...that's the problem with half the general's staff around here who demand lockstep obedience to their own personal, narrow perception of how we should be.

    Myself, I was born here..and as such born a Red Sox fan...I've never really cared whether they win or lose...I became aware in '55...been a fan ever since...same with the C's...same with the B's...and same with the Patriots since DAY ONE of the AFL...I've experienced the full gamut of emotions with each franchise but as a fan I can honestly say my demands have been paltry...you play and I'll watch and root for you..that's how I was brought up, that's how all my friends I grew up with were and that's how we all are today.

    I could never explain the perverse pleasure one derives from sitting on an aluminum bench during a lightning/thunder/rainstorm/hail/howling snowstorm in a 1/4 filled Sullivan stadium watching MY team get buried once again during that long death march of a 2-14 season...all I can say is I remember I couldn't wait to get my season's tickets for NEXT season. Those days make me really appreciate THESE days. That's the best way I can explain it.
     
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    My house in Homerville ain't the greatest, what with the leaky basement and all the bodies buried in the backyard. I used to love my skylight until the jerkwad next door kept screaming about the sky falling.

    I'm hoping to buy the houses on either side and rent them strictly to cheerleaders.

    Still, I'm not going anywhere. I've been an attentive little NFL fan since I got hooked a few years back (2006 - just a year before the biggest nut-smoke of my fanboy career). There are lot's of great players and nifty coaches in the NFL, but I find New England's going's on fascinating and I hope tp physically live in Boston someday. That way I can mow my own homerville lawn instead of having to email PatsNUTme Canadian beer to get him to do it.

    Gonna be a fun off-season kids. Enjoy it. BBQ at my place on draft day #2.
     
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    Hell, I don't care _ I love football and love this team, win or lose. If you never lose, how can you appreciate winning - a whole generation of fans is learning that now I guess.

    All are welcome on the good ship Patriot.......my being a charter member brought me that sweet seat in sec 134 that will always be mine. I have seen them come and go for years and years.

    You should have seen how fast they exited the year after the bears ate all the bury the bears folks.
     
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    I'll be a citizen of Homerville no matter what. Too many memorable experiences here in my childhood home to suddenly decide to move now...
     
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    This is exactly why when you try to discuss football with other teams fans and you say your a Pats fan, they laugh at you. Some of us act all high and mighty and pretend that football doesn't exist outside of New England.
     
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    Not sure what to say here. I was born in Portsmouth NH, and pretty much from age 9 ('81) I've been a Pats fan first, Celts fan second and Sox fan third. No use for the Bruins, sorry.

    But I only "discovered" these forums in '05-'06 while scouring the web to find non-mediot opinions/analysis of my team... I guess I became a lurker here... and I didn't join or dare to post until late in '07... Am I bandwagon since I joined the forums late?

    Label me whatever you like, I'll die a Pats fan, I can promise you that.
     
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    I find that most of the people outside of Boston know that the world doesn't begin and end with that city. Some people, mostly inside the city, do. However, that isn't any different than any other city.
     
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    I remember a time when making the playoffs and losing was still one of the greatest things this team could do. It will take more than this bump to shake me from the wagon.
     
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    It's hard to make the younger kids want to stay and raise their families in Homerville. They all leave for high-paying jobs, big city lights and swear they'll never come back. Me, I was born and raised here and never left because I knew it didn't matter how far you went. Sure I like to go on extended vacations, but I can't stay away because Homerville is home and the kool-aid just doesn't taste quite the same anywhere else.
     
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    Homerville is just the sports equivalent of Stepford, Connecticut.
     
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    I think some here are just worried that the window with Brady/BB is closing and fear what happens next. I do feel that we should be focusing on the immediate future and building a final "core" team for Brady's final years. In the back of my mind, I do feel safe that BB will make the right decisions though, so I'm not to worried.

    As for being a fan, I've always thought about why we are fans for certain teams and it really is happen stance. I happen to have been born in Mass with a father that is a huge Boston sports fan, thus I became one too. I realize, though, that had I been born in NY, I'd surely be a Yankee/Mets fan and so on. Boy am I grateful that didn't happen. ;)

    I guess my point is that there is no "perfect" or "model" sports fan and rivalries should really be civilized fun (Yankee/Sox is way out of hand). I don't like how some people try to diminish other fans because they aren't as "hardcore" as them. Long time "hardcore" fans should look to enlighten, not belittle.
     
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    :agree:
    Nailed it.
     
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