I'M NOT ON VACATION.

Posted May 11, 2013

AT least once a day I pop in to see what's what in the Yard. I'm not on vacation, or hiatus, or anything like that. Recently I've been laying off of talking about the Eagles for a while. Since I've recently been cast in the role of party pooper, or doom and gloom expert, I figured I'd lay off and let all the rah-rah-rah rain down. Heck, maybe I'd even get caught up in it.

Instead what happened is this place went dead when I went quiet. This version of the Eagles just doesn't inspire fans. Even when you go and look at the polls on the Eagles website, what you see is a lot of lukewarm enthusiasm. And that site has WAAAAAAAAYYYY more people on it than the Yard does. But folks just don't seem to be jacked up at all.

I honestly think it was a situation where some people had gotten so used to arguing with me, that they automatically would default to taking the opposite stance of anything I was critical of. The problem with that is, once I stopped talking, those same points became harder to be enthusiastic about. Maybe even impossible to be enthusiastic about. 

It's a situation where I basically WAS this page. People came here for the express purpose of taking a shot at the champ in all Eagles related matters. However, once I began sticking to Raiders content (and the Raiders had a strong Draft, that was beyond any sane level of criticism), there was nothing to come at me over. So everybody shut up. 

I'm going to hold out talking about the Eagles for a little bit longer. I still want to see if there was ever any REAL enthusiasm out there, or if it was all just a bunch of guys who were just out to argue.

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