posted at 6/6/2013 1:23 PM EDT
In response to part-timer's comment:
It appears that the Trolls and Posers favorite word of insult is Homer. Its used to explain away any positive perspective on the Pats. And their constant negative perspective is to be considered logical. This has grown too old...Negative WHAT IFS constantly pushed by THEM is accepable while Positive WHAT IFS are Homerisms...
Well I have no problem admitting to be a Homer and do not consider it to be an insult. Those that consider it to be an insult and use it so have shown their true colors. They can only be posers. The most laughabe of which have tremendously greater GM and HCing skills than what the Pats have provided. Yet they have only message boards that they use to tout those skills, and garner any self gratification. SAD...
I am a Homer and proud of it....
People who use the phrase "homers" about Boston fans on a Boston fan site are idiots, plain and simple.
Now, if you're a fan on a neutral web site, and all you post is about how great your team is and how lousy other teams are, then yes, you are a "homer" in the first degree.
There are some fans who look to see the positives in their team; there are others who seek out the negatives in their team. The truth is that all teams, in a salary capped league, will have both strengths and weaknesses.
I like rooting for the NE Pats because football is my favorite sport, because they are a class organization, and because I grew up in Waltham. I am mature enough to understand that in any and every season, they will be far from perfect...certain personnel groups will play quite well and others not so much; there's no avoiding that fact. As a fan, I tend to focus on the positive, primarily because I am not paid to fix the negative, but moreso because I prefer to enjoy life; harping on about the deficiencies of a business one doesn't control--in an organization as supremely successful as the Kraft-era Pats--is truly the purview of the miserable.
While it is nice that the Pats win now, I have been a fan since the late 60s, and endured 2-12 seasons by holding on to the adage, "Maybe next year." Now, we have "fans" who whine and complain when the Pats lose in the Super Bowl or AFCCG. Crybabies, galore.
Will the WR group work out this year?
Will the D get more pressure on the opposing QB?
Will the Pats revert to the more physical brand of football from their Super Bowl runs?
Will the Oline hold up?
Will the secondary be able to cover anyone?
Will the coaches have a less predictable playoff game plan, and will Tom Brady play better in big games?
I don't know the answer to any of these questions...I suspect Bill Belichick doesn't either. They play the season so we can find out. I plan to enjoy every minute of every game I can watch--even when the Pats do not perform well--because I am interested in how they plan to improve their performance down the road.
So, I'm also proud to be a Pats homer on a Pats fan site. Doesn't mean I think they're flawless, and doesn't mean I expect them to win every game.
Just means I won't whine when they lose.