Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Ian, Sep 30, 2014.
Ya i had no idea either
You nailed all of them.
You say it like it's a bad thing...
BRING BACK N.E.M!
I think the game thread is probably the site's biggest asset as far as getting people to sign up is concerned. I know I am going to do it eventually because I just can't stand the "sky is falling" crowd who seem to either live or die with every play.
I can't even stand to see of the threads on here. Is there an option to hide them? I hate seeing the brady is finished, this is the end, brady is washed up, etc.. threads. Makes me feel like crap
When the pats suck and lose...they come out of the woodwork. If they won by 30 you wouldn't see 1/4 of these people.
True. Really hate seeing that crap in the main forum. It's depressing as hell. Sucks seeing a sports figure you've looked up to and enjoy watching play be tarnished like this. I don't want Brady to go out like this, it's too damn sad.
*edit* found ignore thread feature!
And when the Patriots win, the homers come out and crow, and rub it in the faces of those who might have doubted. When they lose, the homers either attack those critiquing the game or try to disappear. Pretty much every complaint the homers have is something that others could make about them, if you flip the starting position. It's the nature of forums.
My first Boston Patriots game was September 9, 1960, as a season ticket holder I watched us lose to Denver that game. Our first season started with 2-2 we finished 5-9. I have seen a lot of ups and downs with the Pats over the years. Once they became a solid team winning more than losing bad games like this past Monday night bring out the frustration and that causes good fans to vent I appreciate Ian's position re: posting new threads and in GDTs. Ian thanks, keep up the good work.
I'm from the same place, but quickly dumped the Giants when I saw Jimmy Brown run with the ball.
Then came the Pats.
The generalized B!tch sessions lashing out at everyone can make the Board unbearable. Patfanken echoed my feelings in that he didn't want to come and try to discuss anything amid the spittle, ranting and raving.
I appreciate all that you've done to establish this community. With respect to this thread, I think your effort to bring meaningful content and organization is a good one.
As often is the case, there is a bit of thread drift and you are getting some other feedback. For my part, I understand that people are going to have emotional reactions and sometimes speak (or write) out of frustration. These things have a way of escalating. Without actually meeting the people here, we form impressions of them by the way they interact with others.
Although I do not post nearly as much as some others, I have tried to offer my opinions in a respectful manner. I have tried my best to avoid the back and forth that all too often degenerates into petty bickering and name-calling. (I'm fairly certain that in whatever instances my actions in this regard have come up short of my intentions, one or more of my fellow posters will be quick to point this out.)
I would prefer to be able to post my opinion without being belittled as a "blind homer" as though that's some kind of moral failing. I really don't agree with the characterization; my views on this are somewhat nuanced and would likely bore others so I'll keep them to myself.
I have no problem with other points of view. Quite the contrary, I enjoy spirited debate when actually talking about the issues. If people want to be critical of the team, have at it. That's why we're here.
My hope is that we can somehow confine the conversation to the issues and leave the personal attacks out of it. That's everybody, the so-called homers, the chicken littles and (perhaps my own private category) the conscientious objectors.
Ian - hope this helps. Thanks again for all that you do here.
I would hope we're all homers here. If not, what's the point?
I almost never comment, but lurk a lot since I am a 2 decades displaced Pats fan living near DC. This board has been wonderful and I really appreciate Ian's efforts to keep it enjoyable!
I'm glad to read posts by others, who have been Pats fans prior to the Kraft purchase, and have some great perspectives. How many "Rebuilding Seasons" did we have? How hard did we pine for a 3 game win streak? How tough were the stands back then? It's great remembering where we came from when folks are melting down over 2 losses.
I'll hold onto those great memories of my friends and I cheering for a team without much of a chance, but will take the Kraft era success any day of the week... even if we blow a game or two.
Being a fan of a team is better than being a homer......'we are set at every position' or 'Brady will play until he's 45' types of delusion are annoying
I'm on my calculator trying to get he right number of infraction points the post earns.
I'll sure miss your pretty face.
I am a "homer" and very proud of it. I mostly start the game thread but rarely post on it. Why? Because I actually watch the game and don't want to get distracted by typing on the keyboard or read what others post during the game. If other people want to post during the game that is what that thread is for.
Now, I'm not afraid to point out some critical observations of the team or the coaches or ownership without ruining my "homer" status. However
I really don't know how anyone can be a fan without being a "homer". I think the term "homer' was used by the idiots on talk radio many years ago. Since I'm a fan and no a member of the "objective" media- I can be a "homer".
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