Originally posted by ZRF80:
Originally posted by PA9erFaithful:
Originally posted by ZRF80:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
Great post Z! Fans seemed pretty excited for the 17 year run we had back in the day. We expected to win every game and rarely lost back to back games. The end game was win the superbowl or it was a failure. Now some fans are happy to hang with the big boys for 3 quarters and get pissed if anyone dares to critique managment. IMO, most players would rather play for eastern teams because of the passion that fans have which in turn forces management to field winners this year instead of talking about next year.
You guys are confusing cause and effect.
Winning teams bring fans.
Fans don't bring winning teams.
Im not so sure about that. The fans themselves dont field a winning team, but they do have influence on how the team runs its day to day operations. I think Dallas is a great example of this. The fans push for a better team; they show their discontent when the Boys are struggling. I think this DOES play a role in front management's aggression (or lack thereof) of putting together a more solid unit.
Niner fans have been content with the garbage we put on the field for years. Look at all of us. How many years does a franchise need to rebuild ? It's year 7 post Mooch, and more than a decade has elapsed since the dynasty ended. Yet, we sit around talking a good game and woulda, coulda, shouldas.....whereas we should be "rioting" (per se) for how low this franchise has sunk.
I just find it disappointing that even at this point, a lot of you guys are satisfied with the team and its production.
If you think any fans really are satisfied with what this team has done the last few years, you really must be mentally ill.
Dude, take a trip through Ninertalk. Eliminate the typical "knee jerk" reaction threads, and you'll find a good chunk of the Niner faithful satisfied with this team. Most think that this team is exactly where they expected it to be; and the majority of polls that have happy/sad options seem to be favor the "happy".
Who gives a flying f**k what Niner Talk has to say, do you think the majority of the people in NT know jack s**t about football?
By the way, you grossly overestimate the affect that fans have on most NFL teams. You and I, as fans, have no control over what happens on the field. All we can do is choose to support the team with our money. If you choose to stop spending your money on a team if they don't meet your standards, that's fine, you can do what you want. Most fans won't do that however, because we love our team and football in general. That does NOT mean that anyone is happy with mediocrity and has settled for anything.
I haven't been happy with our current losing streak, but the only reason that it's been easier to stomach than in previous seasons for me is because I believe that under Nolan, we would've been SLAUGHTERED in the games that we lost instead of keeping them close. I want to win obviously, but I'll take a close loss over getting slaughtered, except for the Vikings loss, that f**king sucked worse than any regular season loss I've seen in a very long time