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(The Atlantic)   Insufferable Red Sox fan bemoans fate of Red Sox Nation, cleaved in two between older Sox fans who were insufferable douchebags about losing and younger Sox fans who are insufferable douchebags about winning   (theatlantic.com) divider line 7
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2013-11-03 11:44:33 AM
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WinoRhino: machoprogrammer: edmo: Couldn't they just enjoy their latest championship and a few brewskis?

/maybe it IS rocket science in Boston

No, you see, they are an underdog team with little finances, no recent success and no connections to PEDs of any kind, so it is just magical that they won.

Just curious, who had been saying anything remotely like that? What team do you root for, anyway?


That was kind of the narrative that the media (especially Fox) tried really hard to spin during the WS. These worst to first dudes with beards really came together and overcame the odds to win it all. I really think Fox was trying to recapture '04 and some of the national writers bought into it. I mean that "not wining at home since 1918" crap was nauseating. That's the kind of crap you have to push when teams start collecting championships like the Sox have over the last 10 years to make things seem more interesting.

That said, the gritty and scrappy narrative wasn't a fan creation so I really have no interest in trashing the fans.

//teams with the 4th highest payroll in baseball are not scrappy and gritty, no matter how ugly their beards are.
2013-11-03 10:49:52 AM
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As an Orioles fan, I agree.  All Red Sox fans are insufferable douchebags.

/Don't worry Red Sox fans.
//I also think the same of the Yankees and their fans.
2013-11-03 12:57:47 PM
1 votes:
The Red Sox fans that I can feel sympathy for are the ones who were born and died between 1918 and 2004. They deserved better. Better ownership, better and more loyal players, better facilities.

One of the things I've always liked about the Red Sox is their fans' in-your-face attitude and defensiveness and protectiveness of their team's honor and dignity. The pink-hat johnnie-come-latelies are looked down upon by other teams' fans and Red Sox fans alike. Just the other teams' fans tend to lump them all together, and the Red Sox fans don't. I'm not a Sox fan, but I gotta respect them and (most of) their fans.

Enjoy this envy and jealousy (mine included) Red Sox fans, because it may never happen again in your lifetime. It's good to be the King, even if only for a day.
2013-11-03 09:06:27 AM
1 votes:

edmo: Couldn't they just enjoy their latest championship and a few brewskis?

/maybe it IS rocket science in Boston


No, you see, they are an underdog team with little finances, no recent success and no connections to PEDs of any kind, so it is just magical that they won.
2013-11-03 08:53:44 AM
1 votes:

Karma Chameleon: Confirmation bias is a biatch


Did subby even read the article? I have no clue how he was able to read "insufferable" and "douchebag" into it at all. It was a thoughtfully penned article about how a lifetime of experience affects the way you view the team's recent success. He sees this run as something to appreciate and enjoy for the moment, while his son sees it as just something that happens occasionally.

It's apparent how subby views it. Any mention of who won the World Series this year is equal to spiking the ball and rubbing Subby's nose in it. The baseball world should just shut up and let him pout.
2013-11-03 08:21:41 AM
1 votes:
They have their douchebagginess in common, so they'll work it out.
2013-11-03 08:07:53 AM
1 votes:
There seem to be way more people complaining about insufferable Sox fans than the actual number of insufferable Sox fans. Confirmation bias is a biatch.
 
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