I tend to not even talk football with people unless they know what they are talking about. Which is why I talk on here because I don't know anyone that knows as much about football or keeps up with it as much as myself and my brother (to a lesser extent). We kind of got a few of our cousins into it but they are misinformed at times. They are getting better but still it takes a long time have a sense of what is going on. I don't like watching games with people that don't follow football either.
Not tooting my own horn either but I have put a lot into the game. I have been following for 20 years and I can understand that some people don't like football as much and don't put the effort into supporting their team regularly but don't act like you are the #1 fan when you jump on the bandwagon. People have different hobbies... that would be like me talking construction when I have no idea what I am talking about and going up to knowledgeable person on the subject and pretending like I know it all when having a conversation with him. Same with cars... I won't act like I am a car guy and act like I know it all when I don't. Not saying I know everything about football because I don't but like I said people have different hobbies and it makes no sense to act like an expert if you aren't.
P.S. I have ran into 2 49ers fans my entire life and neither where as die hard of a fan as me. I could talk to them but they weren't down to every detail fans. More of box score fans... Oh, and it's one thing for a casual football fan to not know anything about the 9ers but I hate when the paid experts talk out of their butt with cookie cutter stereotypes and get their facts wrong or don't do the research.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 21, 2011 at 02:59:16 ]