Originally posted by IWasWrongRubber:Isn't that the idea behind the "eating crow" threads?
Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:Well said.
Originally posted by IWasWrongRubber:
OK, OK, OK.....
People -- this isn't Paris, France after the Third Army kicked the Nazi's butt back across the Rhine. Now that, people, was some REAL payback time. This is getting a little over the top. Yes, Maddog was wrong. Yes, he was really wrong. C minus for Aldon Smith? This guy is probably going to win rookie of the year. And he just might be in contention with Kendall Hunter and Chris Culliver.
But, bottom line, Maddog's a 49er fan. We're all 49er fans. We should all share the joy that is winning 49er football again.
So Maddog was wrong? So, he'll never admit that he's wrong? In the end, it's a mighty small hill of beans to be splitting hairs over.
MadDog is a MadDog fan. This team has been terrible for years, and once we start doing well, does he come back to revel in our unexpected success? Absolutely not. Why? Because he was wrong on several fronts, and reveling in the Niner's success would require him to acknowledge that.
Where are MadDog's posts in any of the Aldon Smith threads in Ninertalk? Threads celebrating the kid's success? Rook of the week once, and nominated for a second week in a row. When's MadDog gonna get a better opportunity to step up and say "I was wrong about this kid. . . ."
Its like he's waiting for something bad to happen to Aldon so he can jump in with an "I told ya so" and a pat on his own back.
He's around. He's posting. He posted today as a matter of fact. So, he's lurking.
I just wouldn't hold your breath waiting for the guy to show up and say "I was wrong" and start shoveling giant piles of crow into his mouth because he's probably not going to do it. This doesn't appear to be just mindless "fun" for him. It's a little more serious than that, and when he's wrong, it probably rocks his world in a wrong sort of way.
For me? No problem to show up and say I was wrong. This is a fun diversion for me (really fun since we're winning this year). But real life is going home every night to the wife and family. That's what it's all about baby.
I will agree with Kid on one point: The longer he stays away and stays quiet, the more it destroys his credibility on matters like this. And heck, if you're going to be some sort of guru analyst, shouldn't the idea be that you appeal to the widest audience possible? The only way to gain credibility, in my opinion, is to point out successses AND admit when you whiffled.
He whiffled on Baalke. He whiffled on Jed York. He whiffled on the draft, BADLY. Not a bad thing. He's human. We all whiffle from time to time. Christ, look at my screen name.
He should just admit as much and move on.
Its not about gloating, or shaming others, its about giving posters a chance to admit they made a mistake in a respectable way, and then move on.
It gives or restores credibility, and that encourages civil discourse and debate. That's what this place is really all about, isn't it?