Why, So, SERIOUS?

Posted May 12, 2010

HAVE we really started arguing with a RAIDERS fan? A year ago, we'd have laughed this off. I almost did today. Funny thing is I'm also a fan of that team, so I've naturally taken notice of some of what they've done recently. I get his excitement. In fact I share it.

The RAIDERS were a joke years ago as well, then they (in true RAIDER fashion), added a re-tread QB (Rich Gannon) in 1999. 8-8 in 2000, Superbowl in 2002. Al Davis has in the past turned his program around pretty quick. Some fans here have chided me for going to other teams sports forums, but the truth is no sport is played in a vaccuum, and Raider75 is right, we are in fact being laughed at soundly. Go somewhere other than your comfort zone and see. To make matters worse I'm seeing people say things like "Al Davis is turning it around.", and "The Silver and Black is BACK!"

But not ONE of YOU says the same thing about Lurie and Company.

It's one thing for folks like me and Hollywood to not praise Jeff Lurie's vision. We don't think the Eagles are doing anything to improve their direction. But for those of you who take issue with folks who don't share your outlook, I don't see you giving "Big ups" to Lurie either. Or for that matter even to Andy Reid. A lot of you "can't wait for the Eagles to start playing", but not ONE of you sounds rabid about your team building (rebuilding actually), a contender for years to come. Yahoos like Raider75, on the other hand are so geeked up, they're coming here calling out fans of a playoff team! Hope, REAL hope, is infectious. The RAIDERS fans have it. Big time.

I fear that some of you are just banging that drum out of annual habit. Note how quiet it is unless we're arguing. Other forums have ramped UP, their fans noticably excited after the draft. Go see what it's like to see fans excited with possibilities. So why are the loudest fans in the NFL so quiet all of a sudden? What happened to your joy in being an Eagles fan?

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