akorn22 Posted November 26, 2007 Share Posted November 26, 2007 With the redskins being on the verge of having to forget about playoff hopes for the season, I can tell they are losing fans. I assume every team loses fans, and i also assume that over the past 15 years the redskins have lost many fans. I also see threads every year around this time consisting of people vowing to end their fanhood. THen I also see a lot of hardcore "fans" who bash all those people and call them fairweather fans. So i beleive that there needs to be some rules or guidelines to determine when someone is a fan, a fairweather fan, and when fanhood can be terminated without reputation penalty of that person. For instance is a true fan someone who has a lot of merchandise and goes to a lot of games? Is a true fan someone who supports their team so much that they can never say anything negative about the team? Are true fans allowed to criticize ther team and to what extent? And the one I am most interested in is when is termination of fanhood allowable and acceptable? I mean there is a thread up that says if we lose to the bills the thread starter is done rooting for the team. Well i noticed that the thread starter was 30 years old. In that case I would go as far as to say that that person is not allowed to quit on the skins based on his age. If he was 30 then that means he did get to enjoy the superbowl years of the redskins dynasty....a pleasure a lot of us don;t have. Now take me for example. In 1992 i was turning 7. That's when I started liking the redskins. 7 is a legitimate age to start being hardcore into sports. I never got to enjoy the superbowl years of the skins. My whole life as a fan of the redskins has consisted of 12 years of missing the playoffs, 3 playoff appearances, 0 conference championship appearances, 0 SB appearances and 0 SB wins. In my history as a fan I have had the pleasure of seeing 10 .500 or below seasons. Not that I am considering ever rooting for another team other then the skins....but should someone in my situation be allowed to terminate their fanhood? How many losing seasons must someone endure before they can like another NFL team? Could a dolphins fan legitimately stop liking the dolphins if they go 0-16? Let's hear some ideas.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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