Re: Another thread about the so called "ban" on NYY fans......an important question that I've not seen addressed.
posted at 8/20/2012 6:37 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Another thread about the so called "ban" on NYY fans......an important question that I've not seen addressed.
[QUOTE]The hack with being a Yankee fan on this board, it’s hard enough being a Red Sox fan. As a long time reader and a relatively new poster, I must admit the intimidation factor runs very high on this board and the paranoia is overwhelming at times. It’s no walk in the park trying to get an opinion in on a variety of discussions ranging from Bobby V to Pedroia, if you just happen to think outside the box. It’s either bend with the prevailing wind’s on the subject or be categorized as a Yankee fan or a Troll or even worse, a Liberal. People don’t participate in the discussions or on the game threads because, if you don’t have hundreds or thousands of posts…your ignored. If you haven’t spent every waking moment of everyday for the last five years posting on this board, your not really a Red Sox fan. If you don’t agree with a hand full of power brokers on here, your not really a Red Sox fan. If you haven’t been loyal to Bobby V and the Front Office, your not really a Red Sox fan. If you haven’t wanted to trade every single player on this team away since the trade deadline, your not really a Red Sox fan. If you haven’t blamed everyone from Pedroia to the Ball-girl of being the “Snitch“, your not really a Red Sox Fan. If you don’t continually bring up “Beer & Chicken“, your not really a Red Sox fan and the list just keeps going on and on and on. I’m sure after this is posted I’ll be a Yankee fan who’s posting under his 40 th name or a concern Troll (what the heck is a concern troll, anyway?) and to save you guys/gals some time, I’m am a Liberal and very proud of it.
Posted by ArkaSox[/QUOTE]
I felt the same way when I first started posting. Quite often I still do. Say one negative thing, "you're a Yankee Troll!" Too positive, "you're a pathetic Francona apologist!" "You're Softlaw!" "You're Pike!" "You're this, you're that!"
It's a bizarre & somewhat inbred forum! The ultimate insider's club, for those with an enormous amount of time on their hands! Somebody questions you, so you tweak them back over doing the same thing they've accused you of, you're a marked man! I can definitely see how intimidating it would be for somebody not used to defending their every word with a passion. Make a slip up, & say something not quite baked? WATCH OUT!
I thought about bagging it early on, as it can be more than DYSFUNCTIONAL!!! Ironic, since the biggest topic on the forum has been the RS dysfunction????
In the end, I realized most of the guys on here are pretty nice. :)
Of course there's Softy....... What can anyone make of him :(
Is this brown shirt rumor true??? I haven't bothered following it, as it sounds as insane as anything I've ever heard on here. If people want to pretend being someone their not, who the hell cares? It sure as hell doesn't effect me. I could give a rip who somebody is pretending to be. That's their issue, not mine. What are we all shrinks now? Brown shirts? Please! Softy??? OK! Purge him!!!!!!
????? Well... That wouldn't be much fun either!