Originally Posted by bjetsb
Newsflash to all of you beat writers disseminating the inside scoops of your teams to all of us outsiders: no fans care about the melodrama. There are no fans siting at home or work on their laptops waiting for #quarterbackControversy to pop up on their twitter feed. Please reserve such simplicities and rumors to the entertainment industry.
So please ESPN don't become E!SPN: the entertainment and sports network. I know you're owned by a mouse but let's keep sports the last bastion of American freedom. A place where fans can read about a red hot Saints team who just upset a perfect Falcons season without being bombarded with reports that Magic Johnson blasted the lakers front office when all he said was "I disagree with the signing of Mike D'Antoni." We get it, it's about ratings, but can't we keep sportscenter about sports and not whether Lebron's hipster glasses are prescription or not. Lets keep sports about sports not about ratings. In conclusion, nobody cares about the jets besides jets fans because they're a bad team. Please stop writing he said, she said articles. Nobody cares. Thank you.
Right on the money! I was thinking about this earlier today, the sports writers and talking heads have turned into the National Enquirer lately. What do I care who Sanchez is banging? I don't give a sh*t about the supposed "locker room meltdown", cuz there probably isn't one, it was probably manufactured by the media. Ever since we got 24 hour sports channels and 24 hour news channels it's one melodrama after another. Surprisingly (tongue in cheek) it goes on 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Seriously, last year when Tebow played for the Broncs a camera would go to Elway's expression as he was watching the game, and then the sportscasters would "interpret" what that look meant. Freaking psychic hotline much? Elway has kind of a fish face anyway, he could have just been holding in a fart for all I know, but apparently ESPN knows.
I only disagree with you about us Gator fans ... I'm not frothing at the mouth ... mouth ..... slobber .... give us a break, we have the Jags, the Fins, and the Bucs. Can we help it that our college teams are more exciting to watch? There's a lot of small towns between Jacksonville and Atlanta, so a lot of Florida and Georgia folks rabidly root for the Gators or the Bulldogs. The Gators probably have as many fans as most pro football teams - even people who never went to college or graduated high school love the Gators around here.
Tebow was a completely different phenomenon, though. He broke the SEC rushing touchdown record held by Herschel Walker (a local legend around here), he set all kinds of records, he was amazing to watch and the whole team worked so great together it was unbelievable. Tebow busted his a$$ giving the best he could for the team, just like Percy Harvin, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Sparks, Riley Cooper, the Pouncey twins, and a whole bunch of great athletes in the NFL right now. Sometimes I switch over to a Vikes or Pats game just to see how they're doing. But I didn't become a fan of their team like I did with Tebow. Tebow makes us feel like anything is possible, like if you just work your a$$ off you'll get far in life. I used to believe that too.
I guess what I'm trying to say is if you think of the "Gators" like you would a pro team*, you might understand the fan loyalty. It's the same way you feel about the Jets.
*DISCLAIMER: I'm not implying that the Gators could beat a pro team, so don't go there.
p.s. if you say I sound like a girl I will hurt you