I read your post, and I immediately thought of the official gameday thread. If you ever been on it on gameday(I'm trying to quit so I watch the games instead)you see some regulars here saying they have so much hate for this team when we are losing, then when we catch up, they are back on the bandwagon again. Its about zoners getting too worked up in here all week, trying to think up a new post about something bothering them about their team. I dont even think our players are as worried as some zoners. Its a game! Its a team rising from the depths, and now looking respectable again. We are only a few F/A's and draftees away! I also think we will be there at the end of this season, to at least host a wildcard game.
I want to see the same rant the last week of the season regardless of how we do. Root just as hard in December. Try and convince the zone about how good of a job everyone is doing then.
I understand rooting for your team no matter what, and I do too but I don't want to see a "change of heart" if the team starts to lose and criticism mounts. My only problem with threads like this is they seem to go away when things really get bad.
It's oversimplifying the argument to say those who criticize moves made by the are just "negative" for negativity's sake. There are specific reasons. There are good things they root for also. I'm a big Smith fan and had been rooting for him. However, when I see his effectiveness changed by an OG who can't seem to block over and over and over again, I get frustrated and vent that to see if other Niner fans see what I saw.
It doesn't matter what era you remember, we ALL root for our team and simply because we may have a more critical view then some doesn't mean we're just here to criticize. There are always going to be those who disagree with you, doesn't make them less of a fan and because you like "x" group doesn't make you more. I didn't pull as much for Hill so does that mean I didn't want him to win? Of course not. I like many were frustrated with Crabtree, but did I think drafting him was a no-brainer? Of course I thought so and said that repeatedly.
I think that's the problem here at time; you have to accept no matter how persuasive and logical your argument may be, some people will always see the world differently. That doesn't make you better or them worse. It's all a part of being Niner fans and creates a great place where we can debate/discuss our differences.
A good rant now and again is probably good for you. Try to keep in mind that most fans live in the here and now; so as the team goes, so goes their emotions for the team. The wise fans are the ones who see the big picture and can take the long view.
Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!
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