Re: To All: About Hating Someone else on the Board.
posted at 11/17/2012 3:23 PM EST
In response to zeitgeist49's comment:
In response to bredbru's comment:
the thing that anyone attacking another here for talking patritois or football doesnt get is when you attack purportedly to defend the patriots you are behaving poorly to the only TEAM you have. the people who follow the patriots. the players have the other players that suit up as a team. we have
the groups of fans that we are around the globe. so regardels whether you can apprecaite what each has to say about football, or anything else barring oppression and evil (such as racism), they are YOUR TEAMMATES. they are on your team. not everyone in a locker room likes each other, but they all back up one another. see if we can remember that here about fellow fans. we are all going to disagree and have our affinites with this one, and less so with that one. its the nature of the world. see if we can back our own teammates (the other patriot fan posters) regardless.
those of you capable of it, we can also look at all other people on the planet this way. we can be for everyone. even the misguided person who is taught from childhood and the society to be racist. we can be for them to unlearn their racism (sexism, homophobia, etc); for them as a human being (to be the better part of themself.
have a good night?day all.
see you sunday.
Good post. All this sarcasm, insulting and personal attacks obviously diminishes the quality of discussions and promotes ill will. Many PATS fans have very strong opinions. And clearly there is at times a significant difference in game knowledge between fans. I know at times I've lost patience with select posts and have resorted to sarcasm. I believe demonstrating respect is a prerequisite to a civil, productive board. And I also understand that select individuals may have personality issues as they have a need to displace anger. However, for the majority of posters, who have a modicum of control over their responses, I suggest you take a look at how mbeaulieu07 conducts himself on this board. MB seems to command universal repect on this board and for good reason. He obviously does lots of reseach, has extensive football knowledge and as far as I"ve seen doesn't resort to belittling someone with clearly less knowledge. And he responds in a civil, informative way even when a poster disagrees with him.
hard to disagree with any of that.