Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
Originally posted by Legbreaker:
Our fan base is embarrassing. Seriously. I know fans who are knowledgeable, who appreciate the sport, and who actually UNDERSTAND what the 49ers did in the dynasty years, what they are doing today and the difference between the two.
But our fan base isn't primarily populated with know it all die hards who watch games a religiously as if they were attending mass, who know the difference between a three, five and seven step drop as it pertains to route combinations, timing, and expected outcome. Ours is not a fan base that know the difference between 2-man, cover 2, cover 3, cover 4 or cover 6 defense. Ours is primarily a fan base of bandwagon douchenozzles. It sucks, but it's true.
At a recent game, I had a fan booing Smith so loudly that I had to ask him to shut up. Dude was straight screaming when we were on offense (when our fans should be quiet), and jumping up and down screaming that Joe Montana was awesome...especially in that 1994 Super Bowl. It made me ashamed to be a fan.
The problem is that many of our fans who lived through the good times only remember the REALLY good times. They forget that after the '84 Super Bowl, we got OWNED in the playoffs until 1988. They forget that in our Super Bowl year of 1988, we were 10-6, and that our mighty offense could only score 3 points agains the freakin' Raiders. They forget the clamoring for Steve to replace Joe after we were knocked out of the playoffs in 1987. They forget that even though we were awesome, we didn't win every game of every season, and there were times that we won ugly.
The youngsters are worse, because they've been weaned on tall tales and never actually saw any of it. These people think that the dynasty years were like perpetual games of Madden on rookie.
When people b*tch about our team, even though we're winning, it embarrasses me. Having the opportunity to know fans of very successful teams from all over the country, our home crowd has embarrassed the hell out of me. Whether it be leaving early (sooooo bush league), starting fights, not understanding why they should shut up when we're on offense, booing their own players, whinin g incessantly about their QB, who has 20 wins in his last 25 games, or failing to completely understand the sport they profess to love, our fan base shows up poorly compared to the more storied franchises in the league. It hurts me to admit it, but it's true.
Very good post. I agree with everything. I myself have been watching games all season. I see elite QB's with worse records make some mistakes that if Alex made he would be killed for. I honestly wonder if these guys watch football outside of the Alex SMith 49ers? For example he completes a 15 yard check down the Frank Gore. Vernon Davis is wide open(according to STILL pictures
) and there are 45 pages of people dogging that play. Because a still photo shows everything, not the fact that this all happened in under 3 seconds, but the still photo proved Alex sucked. Even though we gained 15 yards and scored on A TD PASS later on.
Even now. 18-19, childish but I call them the Crybaby Faithful or CBF, still find the one or two weekness's and cry about that. Funny how we are 6-2, 3 t.d. game and there are still CBF bringing up the negatives. 6-2 and it's "But, BUt, but what if this happens against the Golden State Eagles in year 2675?" They base everything off hypotheticals. Instead of letting the game actually happen they say we are not a championship team based on hypotheticals and based off crappy assumptions. I know of one poster here calling for Baalke's, Yorks, and Harbaughs head cause they signed David Akers very first last year. COMPLETE OVER REACTION, THE SEASON WAS OVER FIRE BAAlKE
, before a snap is even snapped. Small hands, rolls right too much, can't play under center, can't lead a receiver, will never play in a playoff game, can't comeback, can't throw the long ball, can't, can't can't. That's all it is. And when he proves them wrong, time and time and time and time again, they find a new excuse. It's never "Hey yeah maybe Alex doesn't have small hands, I was wrong." It's always. "Forget about the fact that he has small hands, but now he rolls right too much." Never ending...