September 08, 2005

The Crisis


Geesh. Is there anybody out there in the sports world who isn't predicting that the 'Fins will occupy the basement of the AFC East this year?

Well, they're probably right. But this brings to mind an important point about Fandome and sticking out the Bad Times. Allow me to (sort of) quote Thomas Paine, who was also a football enthusiast:

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine anti-Patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their team; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. The Pats, like hell, are not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as THE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP should not be highly rated. New England, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to A THREE-PEAT) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Yes, it's tough times here at Valley Pro Player. But we Die-Hards are going to stick it out. And when the 'Fins climb back into the ranks of the Elite (which they will) and suddenly everybody loves them again, I shall go out of my way to pelt such Johnny-Come-Latelies with rocks and garbage.

And Message to all you Pats Fans: Laugh while you can, Monkey-Boys.

Posted by Robert at September 8, 2005 01:26 PM | TrackBack

And laugh we shall, Llama. And laugh we shall.

By the way, in a preview matchup, ex-Belichick minion Charlie Weis's unranked Notre Dame beat up on Ex-Fins Supervillain Dave "What's an Offense?" Wannstedt's #23 Pitt Panthers, 42-21.

Nick Saban may have better luck against Belichick. (Laughs). Yeah, right.

Posted by: The Colossus at September 8, 2005 02:45 PM

Yeah, Rob, but I still have hope. I loved that Nick tore into reporters who were offering escuses for the poor play of the offensive line. Sage has moved to #2 in the depth chart behind Gus. But, like I told my oldest son when he joined me in Dolfandom....son, be ready 'cause they'll break your heart.

Posted by: Mike at September 9, 2005 01:51 PM


I was reading about the new run defense scheme. I guess Denver is as good a way to test it as anything else.

I like seeing Saban getting pissed - the question is whether it will translate into results.


Posted by: Robbo the LB at September 9, 2005 02:50 PM
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