Originally Posted by Crowpointer
Wow I was just trying to start up a general discussion. If you read my preface it mentioned that it could (and does) apply to all teams having success. Maybe you should go down and buy some tampons because it sounds like it's that time of the month for you.
I understand where you are coming from. I don't think anybody is against "new" fans but I do think it is a sense of entitlement that goes to someone that has cared and supported a team for almost their entire lives. It's like a job, you take pride in it what you do. When someone else with little or no experience comes in and tells you how to do your job or somebody makes a fuss about how good the new guy is, most people feel pissed about it. It's just human nature, does that mean that the new guy is any less of a worker than you...no probably not, does it mean you have a greater sense of pride...maybe. It's a tough subject to dwell on. The Owners and Team don't really care either way, as long as they have $$$ that's all that matters. What stinks is when they start to cater to the ones in the higher tax bracket, for the most part people from that crowd are the ones following cause it's "trendy" driving away the bread and butter fans that have hung in there for years championships or not. When that team goes throught the down time that all teams go through, they will have to reach back out to the old die-hards and hope the don't hold a grudge.