Originally posted by mryan1004:
"So you can only be a die hard fan if you believe that every team you are a fan of will never lose?"
"I'm sure there are many diehards in here that aren't completely convinced of a victory."
- I'm one of them.
"That doesn't mean they are completely resolved to the fact that they are going to lose but, skepticism and going into the game without out a sheet over your eyes seems like the more intelligible decision."
- ...Well, as a fan going into watching the game, I'd say: whatever way gives you the most enjoyment out of watching it is the intelligent decision.
Originally posted by stillpans4gold:
So you can only be a die hard fan if you believe that every team you are a fan of will never lose? Seems a bit of a stretch, as many will most likely disagree with you because i'm sure there are many diehards in here that aren't completely convinced of a victory. That doesn't mean they are completely resolved to the fact that they are going to lose but, skepticism and going into the game without out a sheet over your eyes seems like the more intelligible decision
Originally posted by mryan1004:
Originally posted by hubbyt:
Not that I'm questioning anyone but I'm very confused as to how a die hard 49er fan could ever pick the other team in a super bowl prediction??? Sure the Ravens are good but so are the 49ers ...Guys we are in this all together ...No Fear! We should not fear losing to ANY team ...Will it be close? Yes .. will we face adversity? Yes but so will they and I predict the 49ers to pull it out .. 24 - 17 ..I view this as a statement game for our defense
Just because you are a die hard fan should not take you away from being a realist. I love this team to death and honestly would rather be playing the patriots as i think we would be better off playing against their defense. We have been beat bad by the pass the past two games and were able to power back on offense because of softer defenses. The ravens can hit deep, run/screen, and stop/pressure you on defense unlike the other teams...i still have nightmares of the last seattle game.
You realize Die hard fan and realist contradict each other....? And why does your claim/prediction merit reality? Reality is that the game hasn't been played, either team could win at this point.
You're guessing at best. hubbyt is just wondering how some of you can allow yourself such pessimism 12 days before the best two team in the NFL play each other on a very unpredictable stage? We're in the Friggin' Super bowl, whey you got to go all Dennis Quiad on us? (See video)
If a Raven's fan predicted such a dominating win, I'd just say "we'll see" and understand their bias. If a Raven's fan predicted the Niners would destroy the Raven's I'd honestly feel bad for that fan for not allowing the chance of victory give him enjoyment before the game.
If you get more enjoyment out of being optimistic and predicting a blowout, then yeah, be that way. If you like feeling like your team is gonna get squashed and get more enjoyment out of being surprised, the yeah I get that, too. It's interesting watching games with my friends because we all have little neurotic idiosyncratic way of dealing with pre-game and in-game situations.