RedSoxNation04 wrote:Let's also keep in mind that just because one person with a Boston allegiance takes a stance that appears arrogant, does not mean that all Boston fans feel that way.
Very well said. I agree with you - great post. Here's the thing, though. When you read stuff like this...
thejusman1 wrote:The Red Sox are perennial playoff contenders every year, and will continue to be for a very long time - and yes, they do it with a level of class unbeknownst to Florida dwellers. They play for a city that demands nothing less but excellence and herculean effort. We defend ourselves from brutes - those disgraceful baseball players who actually think it's okay to dogpile one person with 4 others and pummel him while he's on the ground, shielding his face.
...it doesn't do much to help the image, does it? I mean, there's arrogant and then there's arrogant
. Like I said, I agree with you - hasty conclusions are bad. But come on - the reputation that Boston fans have - you can't just pretend it's all false, right? That it's all out of jealousy or something? The attitude on display in the above quote may not be the voice of every Boston fan, or even the majority of them - but it is a loud one, and it's one that a lot of people have a problem with. It also does nothing but make the lot of you look bad, which is why I sincerely appreciate posts like RedSoxNation04's.