Re: Ray Allen yesterday
posted at 10/27/2012 5:06 PM EDT
In response to Karllost's comment:
Blaming the fans for the ongoing whinning of Ray is quite a stretch. Reporters would hardly pay attention anymore if it wasnt for Ray's "explanations" to the media.
Case in point, this is a Celtics forum yet no much talk going on about Ray.. so what precipatates all the threads we see today about Ray??? Correct, his mouth... which builds more resentment for Celtic fans and prob players..
Of course, now the reporters smell blood and will stay on the topic. Ray fed them over and over.. not the fans.. reporters care very little what fans think... gossip, sex or scandel are what sell these days and thats whats keeping the story going, not fans...
You're kidding, right? Your post is internally inconsistent. On one had you say fans had nothing to do with it but on the other hand you cite the many threads about Ray and you also say reporters care very little about what fans think? You really think Reporters can sell papers and articles without fan interest? You really think Sports Writers don't play up to sports fans to keep issues going and to play up to what they think fans will respond to? Wow.
Last - no one is "blaming" the fans for Ray's comments. I'm simply stating that as long as the topic is of interest to fans, the reporters will keep making comments and Ray keeps responding and we go around and around. Hate to see it because based on a few comments (many of which are likely true), we fans are now criticizing a guy who's fan friendly, articulate, did what was asked of him while on the team, smart about managing his money, did great work in the community, had the work ethic and professionalism we want all the "spoiled athletes" to have, etc.
He's gone. I love the new team. Let's let him keep talking and stop trying to bash Ray. He's not bashing fans. If we are objective, we'd say there's enough bad blood and blame to go around between Ray, Rondo, Doc, and Danny. On to the next phase of a history for our great franchise!!
Just trying to be objective about this, my man.