Originally posted by the_woad:
A "true" niner fan is someone who saw every play called by Hostler in 2007 and did not turn off the tv in disgust. I have post-traumatic stress disorder from that season.
To watch 20+ years of dynamite offense devolve into what happened in 2007... I very nearly jumped ship.
I caught perhaps 95% of all those Hostler calls but not every play. That makes you a better fan than me? Hmmmm......I don't think so. When I turned it off it was because I was disgusted and rather than spending time seeing that moron turn our offense into a playground offense I chose to spend time with my kids. That makes less of a fan than you? Really?
Another poster said a fan is someone who rides with the team regardless but still hopes for the best. I fall under that category I guess. I am a die hard Niners fan but their are times when life calls and you have to do what you have to do. With three kids, a wife and a demanding career it's hard to catch 100% of everything Niners. I also agree with another poster who said that if you take the time to log ito the zone you must be a fan. Especially if you do it from work as I often do whenver I get the time.
BUt I guess there really isn't a right or wrong answer. Although i'm interested in zones response because I have a generic "blog" from work (that is actually just a bunch of friends e-mailing each other regarding sports all day) and I often ask what is a sports fan. So I'll keep reading these post an like yet again another poster said listen to the banter....