Pentele wrote:madvillian wrote:Michael Jackson wrote:
That racism though fits with Gar and I have to assume his wife shares the same ideals. In all honesty I like the Finnish posters and hope they stick around after Lauri is gone. I can do without the endless debates over who is at fault for his lack of success. That being said there will still be plenty of Lauri discussion if he is wearing a new jersey next season. If he succeeds or fails there will still be talk. More than Dougie gets I would assume.
I can't stand them because they are player centered not team centered. I've really just been here too long and seen so many fans of the players and not the laundry it just grates on me. This will probably be my last post until the lottery. Lose all the rest of the games please.
What this forum has thought me over the years is that the mettle of "a true Bulls fan" is tested when facing adversity. And by that I mean that those who are the loudest to complain about others being wrong sorts of fans seem to be the quickest to proclaim how they have "lost interest" or "are disgusted with the team and do not mean to watch games anymore" et cetera. Every year these posts appear like a clockwork. Honestly, I think it is an odd way to be a fan of a team. But perhaps I am just I a player centered fan from abroad who cannot grasp the nuances of American sports fandom. Or whatever rubbish you guys think of next.
I'll admit my mettle is weak. I will be a Bulls fan for life. I'll never root for another team against the Bulls or on the same level as the Bulls. There will be teams I root for in different playoff series either because I like this teams player/s or despise the other teams player/s. I don't think that makes me less a Bulls fan.
On the other hand I can't just bear through "adversity" for this team. My wife gets on my nerves, toddler drives me nuts, and the baby crying is enough adversity in my home. Turning on the Bulls and watching them get down 15 points in the first quarter is a kick to the nuts when I was trying to get some joy/entertainment away from the stressors of life. I used to hate fair weather fans when I was younger and didn't have any real stress in my life but I understand now how "true Bulls fans" can give up on a team during sad times like this. I don't think I will be watching another game until Zach and Vuc get back. I just don't think my blood pressure can handle 2+ hours of this poor play on a regular basis.