No I dont hate the front office. They just havent given me anything that I care about.
As far as identity, for the people that seem to be struggling with the concept...
Its not all about winning. If you have an identity, I can deal with losses. Ill take those losses hard, just like any diehard fan, but I wont miss one second of action. In Gibbs II there were two seasons where we really sucked, but I watch every second of those games, even the ones in late december long after we were eliminated, and I was still deeply invested emotionally because the team I was watching was clearly still invested emotionally. But thats not where I am right now, and thats not where they are right now. I barely care if they win or lose, and I get the feeling they feel the same way. Its all the same, no personality, no identity, just endless mediocrity from an amorphous blob of souls wearing burgundy and gold.
The 80's we had plenty of identity ... The hogs, Riggo, it was power guts and glory with the Smurfs and the Fun Bunch bringing of flavor to the party. And also, there was this whole..analytical approach...to the brawn that we brought. You might fool us once, but well study the tapes, figure out what youre doing to us, and make the appropriate adjustment. Its how people used to think our government worked too, especially in the Cold War, so it fit the town well. Perhaps this clown in the F/O reflects the clown show in office...but I digress, and lets not open up that can of worms...
The steelers have always had identity. Its the identity of the town they live in. I dont even have to tell you what that identity is because everyone who watches football knows the Steelers have had the same identity since the 70's.
The Raiders have had that bad boy image, nasty mofos, the black hole, the whole **** it we're going deep mentality for a long time. Even when they, and theve sucked for a long time, longer than us maybe, they still somewhat maintained that identity. Without looking up the stats, I know the Raiders are probably leading the league in personal fouls, as usual. And I aint saying thats something to be proud of...but it's something...
The Ravens have that Steeler-like mentality and identity. Smashmouth. Hard-nosed. Reflects the town they live in, sort of.
The Iggles have, pains me as much as it does to say, plenty of identity. The "we're gonna turn into a streetfight" identity, lead by a tough hardhitting defense.
In the 80's the 49ers had that hip west cost Cali thing nailed down, with Cool Joe running the show.
The Cowboys of the 90's and that over-the-top gawdy arrogance, we are America b.s. that makes the whole country hate Texans --- but hey they dont care if you dont like em, cause they're the Cowboys, they're from Texas. Its definitely an identity....that you want to murder...i kid i kid.
The Patriots are the brainiacs, arrogant brainiacs at that. Its the whole -- we're smarter than you and we know it mentality -- which reflects the New England region's self-image pretty well. God I hate New Englanders. God I hate the Patriots. But at least they got something discernible for me to hate;
Who hates us? What is there to hate? We're nothing, we're nobodies, we're a million shades of gray. And I just dont care for that.