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How many "fans" here would bail on the Patriots if they go 8-8 or worse?

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  1. Lifer

    Lifer Banned

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    Because i suspect half the people here are spoiled frontrunners who would run away like rats on a sinking ship if they werent gauaranteed a team that competed for a championship. Suddenly they would only be wearing Red Sox Red or Celtic Green.

    As a Patriots fan that has loved them for 30 years, good or bad, and is grateful for all the joy they have given me, I feel they owe me nothing.

    I said it after they won SB 36. If they went 4-12 for 8 straight years i will always be a Patriots fans because they have given me far more than I could or would give to them.

    This is not about the fans discussing potential moves or talking realistic football.

    Its the phony fans out there, the Yahoos who say this guy sucks or that guy sucks because his team lost a football game.

    If nothing else, this season is going to weed out the fake fans, the losers with no character who at the first sign of trouble, bail and whine and complain. Go root for the Jets or something, or go find that perfect team that never loses a game and wins you 10 championships in a row.

    Go Patriots!!!!!!!! If you make the playoffs without Brady, i for one will be as thrilled as i was when they clinched a playoff berth in 1976 or 1985 or 1998

    And if they dont, what do you expect, Brady was out.

    people, try to enjoy what we have had and what we HAVE.
     
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    mcgraw_wv In the Starting Line-Up

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    That's a horrid question...

    I will never "bail" on my favorite sports team, but I can freely question and criticize their moves, execution, and decision making...
     
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    #87 Jersey

    We are 3-2 and they are in the process of jumping now.
     
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    I would. :snob:
     
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    I wouldn't bail on them. They'd always be #1 with me.

    I'd just kind of tone it down a bit, not follow them so closely.
     
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    mcgraw_wv In the Starting Line-Up

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    Really? That is pretty much the definition of bandwagon fan... I actually follow them more when they aren't a super team...

    I became a fan the year they drafter Drew, I had just got old enough to understand following a team and the excitement of having a stud QB was wnough to make me interested... I followed through some bad years... 8-8 would not be the worst thing.

    My only concern going 8-8 is how does the team restock the team for Brady and Moss after all the retirements... This team is loaded with people on the brink of retirement, and this season will push many of them to hang them up...
     
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    Pat the Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Not this fan, I'd have to change my name.:rolleyes: I was a fan when they finished 1-15 and I will be if they ever do that again.
     
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    I think most everyone tones it down when the team is disappointing.

    How much Patriots coverage did you watch the week after this past Super Bowl? How much did you watch after Super Bowl XXXVI? There you go.

    P.S. Another black and white question answered in shades of gray.
     
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    Nice troll OP.

    Anyway, so long as BB or other competent leadership is around and the team is competitive or at least has direction, I'll follow the team. If Matt Millen were the GM, I'd take a sabbatical.

    And let's not start the masturbatory garbage about "true fans".
     
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    I think the better question is how many people will turn on Belichick if this team goes 8-8. There are already people talking about the only difference between Belichick now and Belichick in Cleveland is Brady. No matter how ridiculous that argument is.

    I don't think people in this town are quick to jump off the bandwagon, but many of them are quick to turn on coaches and players when things go wrong. Usually with Pats fans it is a case of turning on one person for all the problems of the team. Right now it is Cassel. In the past it has been McDaniels, Caldwell, Beisel, etc. I think if this team doesn't go over .500 the person may be Belichick at the end of the season. Again as ridiculous that sounds.
     
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    almost 30 years for me also

    I also pay attention more when we are an 8-8 team than when we are 16-0. I watch the draft discussions all year. I look at the youngsters much more closely. And yes, the games are more exciting when you hoping to do well enough to do a couple of games better than expected and make the playoffs where anything could happen. Was last year really more exciting than 2001? In 2001, we were an 8-8 team that got hot.

    How much attention is needed when you are winning by 20 points a game?
     
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    Well I think you're a bandwagon fan then. You started following them after they drafted a 'stud QB'.

    I followed them closely from the 2-14 year when they then drafted Ken Sims. So this was early 1980s. Maybe 1982 or so, when I was 14.

    I don't live in NE anymore, so I can't even watch the games unless I make an effort to, or pay up for NFL satellite. So no, I'm not going to be spending top $ to watch the team if they are stinking up the place.
     
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    nice try, but there were many Patriot teams that had lousy management, lousy coaches, and lousy team. I still watched the team and loved it.

    if you go away because the team isnt up to your standards then im sorry, you are a bandwagon fan.

    during the Victor Kiam, Dick McPherson,Hugh Millen, years I was a Patriots fan.

    during the Chuck Fairbanks years I was a Patriots fan. During the Ron Eherhardt and Ron Meyer years I was a Patriots fan. When the games were blacked out I would listen on the radio.

    Patriot fans dont take "sabbaticals"

    then again you all can hop aboard the Celtic bandwagon now and claim you've always been "die-hards" :rolleyes:
     
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    No Jersey Selected

    I will never bail on them. I'll be there for every game. However, I do reserve the right to question the coaching, defense, OL play, QB play, etc.
     
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    LOL @ rooting for the laundry. I bet you buy things off the TV, too. And buy crap products, and tolerate other miscellaneous crap, and then are actually proud of it. This is the stupidest mentality I've ever come across, but I guess people like you have to exist for others to get rich off.

    LOL
     
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    Not me.


    I am a lifer.
     
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    agreed. thats different than saying Belichick "sucks" or Cassel "sucks" or that you would take a "sabbatical" if they werent a good team.

    You are a die-hard Patriots fan.
     
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    well i guess you are revealed as a frontrunner then. If the Patriots struggle we will be saying goodbye to you for sure.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    We're 3-2 and so many have already given up on the season. Imagine what a losing record would do.
     
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    LOL - the Pats ARE struggling. Where am I? LOL! Not the smartest board lately.
     
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