mweir145 wrote:Lofunzo, Mookie is a Habs fan, and I'm sure he's not ashamed to admit it.
Nice how you sidestepped my question. Why do you need to make blanket stereotypes?? If you want people to take you seriously, why make them?? Here's a nice 1:
Bored today, Lofunzo? I'll humour you, I suppose.
So, because you frequent a forum (RealGM forums), you are now an expert of the Celtics fanbase?? Do you really think that only the core of fans visits that site??
I've watched the Celtics fanbase, both on that site and many others grow in leaps and bounds since KG was traded for. Many Celtics fans had either given up on their team by last year or were on the verge of doing so after losing the draft lottery. Not many would deny this if you asked a true one.
What makes you, a Raptors fan, an expert on the Celtic fans??
I don't consider myself an expert on them, but I see enough of them to recognize the trend of what's going on with their current fanbase.
How does adding the Mookie comment add anything to what you were saying?? The Habs weren't mentioned at all in this discussion.
Clearly you don't understand the Leafs-Habs fan dynamic, it's comparable to being Yankees/Red Sox fans. I don't like Habs fans, I was born to not like them, just as surely as Mookie doesn't like Leafs fans. It adds something to what I was saying because, although Mookie and I may not like each other for that reason (or at the very least, you would assume for that reason we are atleast prone to disagreement), we can each mutually see the truth of this situation. It was really basically a bit of humour, nothing more.
I am just asking why you feel the need to continually add blanket stereotypes in an apparent attempt to better your argument. You do this on a constant basis. I have seen numerous "You Yankee fans" comments from you as well. I don't get it. If you need to do that to make yourself feel better, go ahead. Just be man enough to admit it.
"You Yankees fans..." Yes, I suppose I did that...once. Back when every Yankee fan was defending that classless act in May. On the whole I usually tend to defend the Yankees, their organization, and what they are doing in New York, but I couldn't after that particular incident.
In certain situations (like that one and the one in this thread), the stereotypes seem to be appropriate to me. I found no Yankee fan that actually differed from the main view of their fan base 6 months ago, and finding a Celtics fan who is actually open to the possibility that their team could be a failure is just as difficult. The Bonds arguments, which I was a part of for years, contained people being labelled on both sides as Bonds haters and Bonds apologists.
So sure, I admit it. I am biased. I also label people occasionally, and that obviously leaves me open to be wrong about someone. Just like anybody else here.