thebluefood Posted October 12, 2022 Share Posted October 12, 2022 9 hours ago, Dissident2 said: I've said it many times before: It's not the continual LOSING that keeps people away and has people like me no longer investing anything emotionally in this team. I could continue to support an overall losing franchise FOREVER if I believed in its leadership and direction and felt some semblance of pride in what they were. But we are owned and run by the absolute biggest scumbag in all of sports. Not just a horrible owner, but a horrible human being with a now 20+ year track record here of scumbaggery and ineptitude. There's a reason soldiers have sometimes mutinied over the centuries; it's because they no longer have any faith in their leader and know he's going to get them killed for no good reason if they just continue to follow along blindly like good little soldiers. That's how I look at this situation. Not as people quitting out of "softness" or "cowardice." It's a mutiny. Couldn't have said it better myself. I've said it a million times but I'll say it again: I can handle losing. I have generational familiarity with losing (my grandfather and father were Senators fans, after all). I've never known the teams in this town to be dominant in any way but they still represent my hometown and I'll pull for them all the same. It makes moments like the 2018 Stanley Cup and the 2019 World Series that much sweeter. But what's going on with this franchise is something completely different. They don't even have the decency to be bad in an endearing sort of way. They're bad in a dark, unnerving, "you're making us all genuinely uncomfortable" sort of way and it all begins with the family running the show. 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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