posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 11:20 PM
Kwyjibo you got me I do hate boston because of the fans...And it goes back pretty far. It has a lot to do with their whiny attitides before the redsox
won the world series. "Oh we haven't had a baseball championship we are cursed."
I understand where you're coming from but still think that this is unfair. What Boston fans do you have to personally deal with in Cleveland? At
the very least don't blame us for how the media runs things. I'm don't mean to say something naive like Boston teams are more relevant, but for
whatever reason we (the "royal" we) seem to be more "hardcore," if only in the sense that there is nothing better to talk about since the weather
(and other things) are miserable.
I'm not entirely blaming the media, although the "curse" mentality was vastly overplayed. It's not our fault Jimmy Fallon made a horrible movie
or that the Babe Ruth thing was brought up all the time. The Sox had some heartbreaking losses and seemed to be so close, also our biggest rival was
dominating; it's enough to drive a fan pretty crazy. Not that you have to empathize, but how are the regional markets different?
I have nothing against any of the Cleveland teams, but the ownership isn't willing to pay the money to get the right players to become a challenge
(specifically the Cavs). The fans have to step it up to a certain extent. I realize I come from a different world so forgive me, but the Cavs can't
win with Lebron alone, just look at the 80's era Chicago team (sidenote; I know the Jordan buzzer beater back then was one of those heartbreakers,
Boston fans don't monopolize suffering). The Cavs look like their just good enough to disqualify themselves from picking up good draft picks and
they don't seem to make any worthwhile moves otherwise.
The Indians looked like they were going somewhere but it was not be. Thanks for Manny though. If the fans want a winner it takes a lot of pressure
from the fans on the ownership to actually use some of that money thats coming in, especially when you're selling out constantly.
Ok I've rambled enough and didn't make any coherent points. To stay on topic, the reason why the sports section is so "lame" is because there is
no "passion." Cliched I know, but as much as Boston fans annoy you they seem to personalize sports a lot more than others.
For the record I'm not a huge Bruins or Pats fan, but you can't blame the Pats for fielding a great team. Also we like to make fun of Scalabrine so
my comments were not serious; hopefully that was somewhat obvious.