bellingerga wrote:I hope people actually read this article and take something from it.
People don't need to be hateful and personally insulting towards players, coaches, other fans. You can be passionate, and you can have differing opinions without attacking people.
And this whole going on twitter to attack players: Absolutely pathetic. If any of you do that, you need to get a grip on reality and get a damn life.
Agreed. I've looked forward to seeing Flynn at the helm since he became a free agent. I had even hoped for a sign and trade from GB to assure us of getting him. I like Wilson (who couldn't?) but I want to see what Flynn can do. I've backed this team in rediculous, sometimes humiliating fashion since the team's beginning. Because I expressed, in another thread, that I wanted to see if Flynn could get us some pts, I was attacked by some yoyo who called me a "pretend fan" and "a troll". Granted, the guy probably had like a room temperature IQ, but why should us SEAHAWK fans be bashed for wanting our SEAHAWKS to win football games?
I emphasize the word SEAHAWK ..because I am a fan of the team moreso than any single player. Having to defend a well thought out opinion against apparent groupies is something one would expect in a Philly forum, but not here. We are supposed to be a smarter fan base in Seattle.
If I were a player, I wouldn't even have these Twitter accounts. Why put yourself through random attacks from random idiots? Plus, a quantity of these players lack the social skills necessary to speak to 100 million people at the push of a button. Things get said in the heat, or excitement, of a moment that could end people's careers. Other than the "hey, I have 123,000 followers", are there other benefits to having such an account? I honestly don't know. Can you get like a free banana muffin with your starbucks if you have more than 100,000 followers, or is pretty much just an ego thing?
Having your views challenged is a lot more healthy than simply jabbering on with people who think exactly the same way as you.