I've been posting here for a while now, and I've certainly enjoyed my time here. We've laughed at cheeseheads, we've argued, we've deliberated and predicted with freedom and inclusion.
So I guess that's why I'm wondering when this changed to replies like this (and yes, if I'm mentioning your name, I am calling you out):
If that's the way that you feel about Pep, then you might wanna find yourself another team to root for...because Pep is gonna be here for awhile...this is his team now, not Moss's...so get with the program!
Or get lost!
That's just one particular example, although I'd say the poster in question is certainly a repeat offender. Since when are we telling people to 'get lost' because they disagree with our tired, rehashed opinion?
Since when can we not differ? Because I can say from personal experience that I've made many controversial statements here. It seems to me if we do not follow the path of zealotry, the blind 'Vikings-can-do-no-wrong-everything-happens-for-the-best" mentality here, all of a sudden it's considered to be grounds for attack. It's as if this site has become one of party politics - those who dare to question
the Randy Moss trade, and the Viking zealots who believe that we can do no wrong. Anyone who questions any motivations that are not being POPULARLY questioned at the time is dealt a dose of Del Rio's childish sarcasm about "Moss lovers" being homosexual, cajunvike's immaturity or maybe, if they're really persistent, a nice STFU from ultra ( :sunny: ). Just a tip: ending your post with fifty thousand exclamation points !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! probably means it was a nice exercise in robotic drivel. You're not any more intelligent, or enlightened, or knowledgeable than any of us - none of us are better than others, so why do we pretend? And why are senior members not acting as WELCOMING EXAMPLES to the newer purple priders? Is that not our mandate?
I'm not making this post to offend or to be a hypocrite and exclude in my own right, but this board has in my opinion taken a sharp turn. We've gone from free speech and free questioning and a mutual love of the Vikings in spite of themselves to this sort of facist mentality that forces a love of popular ideals. Perhaps I'm wrong, but this doesn't seem to be what purple pride represents.