Whether this blog will have any kind of response or not, I don't know, but I'm pretty sure it will. Instead of blogging about my team, or any particular team, this one is about NFL fans. I have read several blogs all season long, from one team to another. I have posted my opinions in blogs as well as my own blog such as this one. For the most part I have seen and read some informative blogs, as well as added my own comments.
However, with that being said, I also have seen some where some fans of other teams come in and start making crude comments, bashing a particular team they don't like, and what have you. There are also some fans who are so rabid and infatuated with their team, that they make these ungodly suggestions of what a particular coach should or should not do. Play someone at risk of further injury, calling this player certain names because he cannot play. I see no sense in calling a team names, such as Cowgirls, Gnats, Gayskins, Beagles, or whatever. What's the purpose , other than infuriating that teams fans and having virtual fights in a blog? Entertainment? I hesitate to call that entertainment. If things were said and done in an atmosphere where other people knew that it was all in jest, then fine. But, I cannot see how one can read another's emotions in text, or is able to tell when another is only joking, without having to actually say they are.
Knowing what avatar I have on, everyone who reads this will know who my team is. But, guess what? I also watch other teams play, for the simple fact I love football. I love the game, period. I can sit and watch Detroit play the Bengals, or Tampa Bay play the Texans. I can gripe about what my team did or didn't do, but why should I "advise" the coaches of what I think they did wrong, when the odds of them reading my blog is slim to none, and slim being out of town? If the Cowboys lose to the Giants this Sunday, I could give you all kinds of reasons for it. But, will that stop the sun from coming up the next morning? These people are supposedly "professional" and they should know what to do. But, so does the other team and their coaches...
The purpose of these blogs are for expressing opinions, and maybe even make a friend or three. Discussing things such as the last game. But , to fight and call names to other people and teams? Sometimes these things can be funny, but often enough, they're serious. A lot of haters out there, for some reason or another, and it appears that showing this hate for a team to this teams fans, is some kind of odd pleasure.
When Hurricane Ike hit this area, we evacuated to a shelter. I met a National Guardsman who was a Redskins fan. The Cowboys played the Eagles that night and he was pulling for the Eagles. He didn't care much for the Cowboys, and that's his perogative. But, we had some good natured needling going on, and after it was all said and done, we became friends. We continued to chat during our stay there, and was no harm done, or hatred shown, because we both knew it is only a GAME. The more important thing is we survived the hurricane and made a few friends as well.
Maybe one day these games will be kept in perspective.