Shock2k wrote:So because a couple fans are "allegedly" rude to you, you are rude to an entire fanbase.
With that said you show us well with your comments on that hilarious "extreme" board. But their general attitude towards other fans is pretty bad.
I honestly just can't give them the benefit of the doubt. Never trust a fanatic (not you, them).
Actually, this is exactly
what I'm talking about. As long as you view what happened as "a couple of fans" being "'allegedly' rude", and dismiss it out of hand, you are never going to get why they all seem to be so pissed at us.
The "alleged" rudeness during the 2005 divisional game was recorded with photos, and pretty much everyone on the board (including me -- yes, I have been a member there that long) saw them. There were personal accounts of people (women) being intimidated or threatened. IIRC a lot of Redskins-decorated cars were vandalized in the parking lot. Then two years later, when most Redskins fans were still hurting over the loss of Sean Taylor, a lot of people rubbed their noses in it, and said some really nasty, hurtful, even racist things about him. And the news spread on their board, just like it does here.
Now, I'm guessing that most people here on this board would recognize the behavior in these episodes was "classless" if not worse. Unfortunately, we have all been painted with that broad brush. Redskins fans can intellectually acknowledge that of course Seahawks fans consists of all types, and that there are idiots in every crowd, including theirs. But emotionally, they default to the position that we are classless, and therefore have little tolerance for Seahawks fans going to their board and engaging in what might otherwise be regarded as normal smack talk.
Again, I'm not saying people should change their ways, or anything like that. But it is important to understand the background, if you want to understand why people on their board respond to Seahawks fans the way they do now