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Old 01-03-2006, 07:48 AM   #31
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Re: -----------Fake Redskins fans-------------

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Just because I just joined the Warpath does not mean that I am a "bandwagon fan". I have been a fan for years, and am driving 15 hours to go to the game, Porterhouse are you making the trip? enjoy the game from your couch nuff said!


first of all if you have taken the time to read my post you would know i havent said anything about new warpath members------>Porterhouse<----------- new warpath member, im talkin about people in general that i have met around here and was askin if anyone else noticed that where they live. second of all skinsbabe i will be at the game in front of my 60" bigscreen yellin and cussin just like i was there. your probly not even a fan your some 300 lb fat chick trying to play right guard for us. good luck ray brown's not lookin to bad right now.
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:47 AM   #32
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How is a fan measured? Kinda of a tough question, I don't think you can come up with a standard for that... how about what "kind" of a fan a person is?

Since the late 60's growing up in Oxen Hill, I have watched the Skins... however, with Dad in the Army, moved around my whole life. Once you get out to the west coast, it was hard to watch the games, with the exception of nationally televised, mind you, they didn't have "NFL ticket" back in the 90's.

Football wasn't that big of a subject growing up, yes, we watched all the games that we could, but there wasn't much discussion beyond that. Now, raising 3 sons of my own, there is football discussion year round, and obviosly these days, that is all that is talked about at the dinner table, 7 nights a week. Are my sons more fans than I am because that can spout out players names... current roster - 2 deep, and rosters of winning teams past? I think not... they learn that from playing Madden on Xbox all the time... LOL, embarrases me at time.

To me, when I walk into work on Monday in the midst of Raven country, and people walk up to me to discuss the game, that tells me... they know I'm a fan. They know I have an earnest interest in the team, on and off season. Now, the guy at work that wears the Raven's 31 jersey all season, then suddenly shows up wearing an Burg and Gold #89 two weeks ago... nope, that won't cut in my book.

3 years ago, when I bought my house. My nextdoor neighbor was my best friend, albeit, a Ravens fan. They were having another emmergent season, and the Skins, well, were trying to buy a team together. Well, George made me an offer... "Come to the other side, join a winning team. Nothing will ever be said again, and I will not hassle you about the foreskins again." Yeah right... drink the kool-aid, I did not! I spoke to George after the Eagles game... He made mention of that 3 year old conversation. "Dude, I have nothing but respect for you. Way to stick with your team".

~nuff said~
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:59 AM   #33
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Picking up 'Fake Fans' means you are on a roll and Bandwagon jumpers are climbing on.

Would love to be able to complain about fake fans joining in for the Cowboys playoff run, but I CAN"T!!

Cause you f**ks swept us!! And Our OLine is CFL quality!!
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Old 01-03-2006, 09:41 AM   #34
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Picking up 'Fake Fans' means you are on a roll and Bandwagon jumpers are climbing on.

Would love to be able to complain about fake fans joining in for the Cowboys playoff run, but I CAN"T!!

Cause you f**ks swept us!! And Our OLine is CFL quality!!
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Old 01-03-2006, 10:42 AM   #35
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Re: -----------Fake Redskins fans-------------

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I agree, I think how long you've been a fan is as good a measure as any or for that matter, how rabidly you want the skins to win would work too!
Been a fan since I was born - does that count?

While the fairweather fans kind of tick me off too, it seems a bit silly to impose some artificial standard of "fandom" on somebody. You have to have been a fan since birth? Since the 1980s? More than 5 years? Have spent X number of dollars on team merchandise/tickets?

Meh.

I say you're fan if you are genuinely, emotionally invested in the games. I love football, I'll watch any game on TV. But only the Skins truly get my heart into it. I'm crushed when they lose or give up a big play or don't display any heart, and it really blows my weekend. And I'm elated and on cloud nine when they win or score or show some real heart.

I think it's all about whether you actually CARE about the team. I'm impressed by Indianapolis and I love to see them play and win, but when they lose I go on about my life just fine - doesn't effect me.

Not the redskins...I think I sat at home nursing some Jack Daniels after the loss to Tampa Bay. Damned Alstott and the stupid refs...
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:11 AM   #36
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good one porterhouse, well you just enjoy the game on that big tv of yours and I'll enjoy it from the fifty yard line, lower level. maybe you'll see me on tv and believe me i am far from 300 lbs
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:13 AM   #37
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Alright boys and girls let's play nice or someone will need to take a timeout.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:14 AM   #38
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good one porterhouse, well you just enjoy the game on that big tv of yours and I'll enjoy it from the fifty yard line, lower level. maybe you'll see me on tv and believe me i am far from 300 lbs

skinsbabe, go and represent for us. I don't care what you look like as long as you represent!!!

Right now is not the time to be judging fans. We all need to stick together and back up our team!
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:18 AM   #39
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I gotta a question--am I the only person that notices the emergence of an awful alot of Redskins fans lately? I mean I love the fact that I have more people to talk to about one of my favorite subjects( The Skins) But if you cant tell me the last time we won a super bowl-------YOUR A FAKE REDSKINS FAN

well lets see it was in the metrodome in minneapolis minn superbowl xxvi .
we knocked jim kelly silly that day 37-24 was the score rypien was the mvp.
then joe gibbs retired in the late 92 season after losing to the niners at then candlestick park.i could go on but i feel no need since you said last superbowl.


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Old 01-03-2006, 11:21 AM   #40
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The easiest way to tell if your a true 'Skins fan is if you experienced erratic heart palpitations these last few weeks. Every time I 'd hear the words playoffs and Redskins being mentioned realistically in the same breath I could feel my heartrate increase. It was such a nervous-like feeling. Honestly, I thought they were going to beat the Eagles going into halftime last Sunday. And that is definitely a different feeling than I've ever had.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:39 AM   #41
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Parts of this debate are ridiculously juvenile.

First off, I don't think anyone ever suggested that the length of time you were a member of the Warpath has anything to do with your dedication to the team.

Secondly, do you have to go to games to be a fan? Do you have to own jerseys? Do you have to know the entire roster? Do you have to meet players? Do you have to know history and when the last super bowl wins were? Which of these is the requisite condition for being a REAL fan?

It's ridiculous. It's been said here already, but I feel the need to reiterate. You're a fan if the highs are high and the lows are low. If a win makes you feel elated and losses make you feel a major let down, you're a fan. If repeated losing seasons don't change your emotions regarding wins and losses, then you are truly loyal.

I too don't like people who jump from team to team. I don't care if the Skins go 3-13 for the next 25 years, my loyalties will never change. If your loyalties would change in that situation, then I'd suggest you never get married because you're probably not the kind of person who can stay true to your spouse. And I don't suspect we have any of those people on this site, when I come here I see intelligent discussion accented with passion. The number of games you go to, or the number of warpath posts you've made, or the number of players you can name don't define you. Your passion and your loyalties define you.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:48 AM   #42
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Re: -----------Fake Redskins fans-------------

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Word for word, that probably sums it up best for me...

I think it makes sense that the most passionate fans are the ones who hurt the most when the team struggles. Some of us bitch and moan about how the sky is falling until people want to slap us in the face, others of us just sulk in depressed silence. I'm sure we've all seen a lot of diehard Redskins fans doing those same things as they walk out of FedEx Field after a loss. It doesn't make them lesser fans; they just have a different (if somewhat annoying or disconcerting) way of expressing it or internalizing it.

To paraphrase another longtime Warpather: "Not being eternally optimistic doesn't mean I'm not a diehard Redskins fan."

It just means we deal with the pain differently. How boring would this place be if we all had the same reactions to everything that happens?
There ya go. That's what I'm talking about.
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:03 PM   #43
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I have no problem with new fans or anyone new who joins the site. I have a problem with those who won't be fans when and if we start sucking. We have suffered for 14 years of turmoil to only have folks jump on and then jump off when times get tough. Some so called "redskin fans" today, will be "BIG browns fans" tomorrow.
I wholeheartedly agree. plus I know for me I was speaking from expirience outside of this site even though there have definitely been some "fans" who have posted here and made me pissed off when they say they can't stand to watch the team anymore and that they give up being a fan.
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:09 PM   #44
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One thing I have noticed is all of the older fans that had maybe just lost interest after Snyder took over Gibbs was gone and our loosing. My dad is a very long time Skins fan who had season tickets back in the 60's. When Gibbs left and Snyder took ownership and we started loosing all the time he just lost interest in following the team. It started last year when Gibbs came back but this year he has realy enjoyed watching and following the Skins. It was funny they came over to watch the game Sunday and the first thing my mom said is that she had been excited all week and was very nervous. So lets just be happy that we are given fans a reason to put on their gear and turn on their TV's. GO SKINS!!
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:19 PM   #45
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Hahaha!

This theard is funny to me considering my nickname.

Well in my part, I did jump on the bandwagon in 1991 when I first learned the game.
I've been on the bandwagon ever since!

By the way... I have a wallpaper I created and wanted to post it but I dont' know a good place to post it ... anyone have any suggestions ?!
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