It matters how you see the "Grey Fluff" inside you're own head.
"People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into "their heads by mistake." -Eeyore-
NO Pressure, No Diamonds, KNOW Pressure, Know Diamonds!
Griffin said that he was going to watch the game with his family and that he will never attend a Super Bowl if he needs a ticket to get in.
I think there is plenty of negativity on the board, a good balance. IMO its really about whether the posts are interesting and if people are going to debate they are open minded to opposing views.
The Skins have been mostly bad for 20 years, so the negative posts yeah are of course more likely to end up correct. But the interesting thing IMO is the Skins while being bad -- went about building the team in an unconventional way making themselves easy targets not just on the board but really with mainstream media reporters, too. This is mostly Cerrato/Snyder stuff -- they didn't do things like most other clubs, and their off beat moves mostly haven't worked out. This is just a sample:
You bring up Jason Taylor. What team would trade two picks including a high 2nd rounder for a 30 something DE past their prime?
Make a strong safety pushing 30 (Archuletta) who isn't considered elite and coming off a subpar year -- the highest paid safety in the league.
Dump a good quarterback who was successful, Brad Johnson, for a well documented headcase, Jeff George
Let their young upcoming MLB, Antonio Pearce, go to a division rival.
Hire a QB coach who is in their mid 50s who has never even been a coordinator as head coach as a seat of the pants decision after being spurned by others
Give up a third round pick for a veteran Qb who was about to be released
Offer 2 first rounders for a 30 something WR (Chad Johnson)
While other teams mostly avoid sign restricted FAs, they go crazy one year, giving up picks
they have THREE good RBs on the roster, they panic because one of them gets nicked up in a preseason so they give up two high picks for another RB who then sat on the bench for most of the year.
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Now, Oldfan, why don't you point out a few times you've been dead wrong. There have been several
I'll go first. I was excited about the move to trade up to get Jason Campbell. I thought he was a great prospect.
The soldiers gave three cheers as they urged their tired horses north across the uneven hills. Some of the mounts, exhausted after a week of almost continual marching, began to lag behind; others, spurred on by their enthusiastic riders, began to edge past the regiment's commander. "Boys, hold your horses," Custer cautioned; "there are plenty of them down there for us all."
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I was wrong about the hiring of Spurrier and I was wrong in being even cautiously optimistic about the hiring of Jim Zorn.
I'll give you this, you aren't wrong as often as I am, nor right as often as I am because you rarely stick your neck out to make predictions. Making predictions is what I do.
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Why did you force yourself to be positive. What's wrong with stating your realistic, negative feelings, but hoping you are wrong?As a fan I didn't feel comfortable with the McNabb trade, mostly because McNabb was an "Eagle"... but, I forced myself to be positive, that he was now a Redskin and he'd be a better option than what we had... still didn't think he'd bomb as bad as he did.
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"John Wall will never be as good as Kyrie Irving was in his first week in the NBA" - David Falk, published February 14, 2013.
I think the phrase "look at things with a more critical eye" is better than asking for more negative posters. Looking at issues critically allows for the possibility that things will work out well while negativity/pessimism assumes that everything will automatically turn to crap.
I had rather fans be more positive than negative. Just my nature, I guess.
sorry, repeat of an earlier post.
Last edited by B&G; December-12th-2012 at 11:42 AM.
I'd rather fans be intelligent. Both optimism and pessimism without good reason are dumb.I had rather fans be more positive than negative. Just my nature, I guess.
OK. State what you feel. Mammoth, groundbreaking stuff.
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