Re: Patriots sign Donte Stallworth
posted at 3/20/2012 1:56 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Patriots sign Donte Stallworth
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Patriots sign Donte Stallworth : Sorry danemcmenamin - Rest assured, df5 ain't gonna calm down... The guy originally came on this board at the exact same time (literally=same day) that 3 or 4 other newbie Pats Posters coincidentally came on... The theme was VERY simple: At the time, they all blasted NE's Roster or FA's or Draft (they first came on in force in the offseason), And kept sayin' over and over and over, How given NE's personell, The New York jets were simply gonna steamroll NE (I believe something clever, like an "As usual" was added for effect). Wasn't just that he was outed then, he came back on a few more times (As a "Diehard Pats Fan"- stating it outwardly and awkwardly and often). So no...Given NE's current FA crop, Where EVERY NE would and is, Just Ecstatic to get even half the take of the signing/resigning of this group thus far in free agency <currently on NFL.com />: Marquice Cole (DB), Dan Connolly (OC), Jonathan Fanene (DE), Daniel Fells (TE), Robert Gallery (OG-actually my favorite signing), Anthony Gonzalez (WR), Steven Gregory (S), Marcus Harrison (DT), Brandon Lloyd (WR), Trevor Scott (DE/OLB), Donte Stallworth (WR), Tracy White (LB)... A NYJ Fan however, wouldn't be quite as jovial...
Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium[/QUOTE]
I'm going to try to be as respectful as possible because I enjoy most of your posts and I appreciate what you contribute to the forum. How you connect the dots and jump to the conclusion that I'm a Jet's fan is beyond me. I don't care that you think I'm so unbalanced that I feel the need to come on here and "pose" as a Pats fan under multiple aliases. I mean it's a bit insulting but I have enough self confidence to not be concerned with what anyone here thinks of me.
What really irritates me is the idea, the train of logic that led you to insinuate that I have no right to be morally outraged by this signing. That I must have another motive.
I overreacted in this situation. Some of the things I said were a product of anger and I didn't really mean them. And I get that I can be a bit negative. I grew up in a period when it was hard to be a Boston fan. Part of that is still in my DNA. I'm not happy with the way this team has been run the last seven years or the way Brady has played since 07. I try to keep most of that to myself because it just stirs the pot and antagonizes the koolaid drinkers.
I try not to judge people. And I'm not as sanctimonious as I seem. But the three things I hate most in this world are:
1) People that abuse women, children and animals or take advantage of the weak. In short, cowards.
3) People that drive drunk.
I try not to get too personal in these forums. I see no reason to give some idiot ammunition to attack me with. But my life has been impacted by drunk drivers. More than once. I'll leave it at that.
When I hear DUI all rationality goes out the window. I can't help it. But in all honesty, I would probably feel the same way if the Pats signed Big Ben or Brandon Marshall. I don't want people who I have no respect for and flat out detest, crammed down my throat. I hope the Pats do well, stock the cupboard and build the defense for 2013. But as long as Stallworth is on this team they are dead to me. And Kraft and Belichick lost at least a little bit of my respect they will never get back. That's just the way I feel and it doesn't make me any less of a Pats fan.
I didn't "appear." I started off as dafoe (because Byron Dafoe was my favorite Bruins player) and switched to the df numbered system. I tend to forget unimportant passwords. And for me, it's easier to create a new account than to bother with recovery. I've been around this forum a lot longer than you seem to think. Not kissing Belichick's rear doesn't make me a Jets fan.
I'm entitled to an opinion. And Stallworth in a Pats uniform makes my stomach turn. Literally.
As for all the signings I'm supposed to be excited about I have yet to see anything that significantly addresses this team's biggest problem: defense. The saftey with one careerr pick (or whatever it is) and Fannanne or whatever his name is. Whoop-de-doo. Brandon Llyod? So what? It's not the offense that is keeping this team from being a contender. And now they might lose their best end to free agency.
We will see how it plays out. But the idea that I'm supposed to be jumping for joy at the Pats offseason is a bit ridiculous