Is it time for a new team?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by OhioStomper, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. OhioStomper

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    Don't even say it. Everyone always says the same thing... "go on, you aren't a real fan. Don't let the door hit ya" yeah, whatever. I rarely post here, but I check this site a few times a day usually.
    I have been a fan of this franchise longer than most I would say. I've been with them since I learned what football was. Rooted for everyone from Moon to Eddie to CJ. I have ALWAYS been an Oiler and Titan fan. I am from Ohio. Everyone around here loved the Bengals, Browns or Steelers and I went with the oddball in the old AFC Central. I moved to Nashville with my team. I love the Titans.
    But do the Titans love me? I am so sick of watching my team drag along and just existing. There isn't a person on this team that I care about. Is it that I am older and the thought of being so excited by other dudes playing a game just doesn't matter as much anymore? I doubt that, because even though the season didnt mean as much as usual, I still cheered for my Buckeyes with as much or more enthusiasm as ever.
    I think that I am just realizing that pro football is really all just about the money. With lockouts and holdouts arguing about how many millions this guy should make, perhaps it has turned me off to the sport? Am I missing someone on our team that is enthusiastic about being a Titan? Is there someone who wants to win for us, the fans? The coaches don't appear to care. The players don't seem to care. The owner talks like he cares, but nothing happens.
    Even the hometown Bengals have excitement. The freaking Bengals have back to back playoff births and we can't even break .500.
    I'm not excited about my team. I am not happy to be a Titans fan and that has never happened to me. Not even in the 2-14 year. I feel like everyone on my team is there to collect the check and go home. The product they give us isn't even a concern. The organization has treated their players and their fans poorly for a long time now. It is a franchise. This is business. In any other business if the product isnt good, you stop supporting the business. If your favorite restaurant serves you crappy food for years, you would stop going. Why do I feel compelled to stick around for the Titans if I don't feel like they want to fix the product?
    I don't know folks. I dont know why I brought this here when I am not a regular poster. I guess I am just out of place here in Ohio and I can't really vent to my friends. I am totally frustrated and needed to let it out. I'm not turning in my fan card yet, but I am so ready to jump ship. I never in a million years would have bet on that. For now... Go Titans.
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  2. Alzarius

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    The coaches care, the players care. Your problem in believing that is the crying posters after every game who cant quite understand that sucking isnt the same as not trying. Most of the people in the organization want to win for us, as well as themselves, but like every other business, sometimes you have bad employees that try hard, but cant do it.

    As for a fan card? Go ahead, turn it in if you want. I actually envy you. I want to like another team other than the Titans, but I cant.

    You mention the bengals. 3 out of 4 of the past years they have been to the playoffs. Before that, one appearance in the playoffs in 18 years. In that time, 13 of those seasons were below .500, the other 5 were .500 seasons.


    P.S. My guess is 90% of the fans are not happy with what they are seeing.
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  3. OhioStomper

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    Thank you for a real post Alzarius. I only use the Bengals because they are my "home team". I see the misery they have brought people around here for decades. The Titans have never been the team that is dominant year after year, but they were never the bottom feeders the way they are now. Being edged is one thing. We are getting the snot kicked out of us almost weekly. Maybe the players and coaches to care, but I don't see it. Maybe its because living in Ohio I get very little Titan coverage. I just know that I don't see the intensity I saw in Eddie, or Bulluck, or Kearse. Even Fisher jumped up and down and screamed. All I see is blank stares from our guys. It sucks. I love this team. I just want them to care, or at least appear to care.
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  4. steverife

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    I get tired of people equating lack of success with not caring.

    Heck, I've got Kearse a notch below VY when I think quitters for the Titans. I feel like Bulluck quit when things weren't going his way, quite a bit, too.

    As far as liking a new team, I have no control over who I like. I could quit watching entirely, but I can't just pick a team and start to like them.
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  5. Alzarius

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    NP Ohio, I understand what you mean. Its hard to like this team right now.
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  6. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Can't give up on your team... ever.

    Suffering through miserable years is part of it. It's half the payoff and it makes winning it all that much sweeter. Teams like the Pats, Steelers, and Colts have been extremely blessed over the last decade or so. It's not common for teams to be good year in and year out. The Steelers are done... they're about to go through a painful rebuilding stage and it'll be hilarious. The Pats will experience the fall from grace once Brady retires too. Terrible seasons happen to ALL franchises.

    We were spoiled to have a Super Bowl caliber team fall into our laps right away that we forgot that it's normal to suck every now and then. We're gonna get this thing right one day. It only takes one player on each side of the ball to start contending. Starts this year with Te'o if he's there.

    I just get the feeling that we'll win it all the year after I die.
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  7. Scarecrow

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    Agreed

    GB got lucky with Rogers and the Ravens are almost a mirror image of what Pitt is going through. I understand this season has been harder than normal, but you gotta stick around. No one likes a band wagon fan.
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  8. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Yea... Gotta show Steelers fans what being a real fan is all about. Stick with your team always. Most of those douchebags don't know how to do that. You'll be seeing a lot less yellow towels waving around in opposing team's stadiums over the next several years.

    Suck it, Steelers. Our garbage ass team beat you guys on national TV this season. That's pathetic. And they lost to the Raiders.
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  9. Laserjock

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    We better not get swept by he Jags this year. If the coaches and players cannot find the motivation to beat them Sunday then I refuse to believe they really care. We gave the Dolts half their wins last year when they sucked (those days did not last long) and now we are on the verge of giving the Jags 2 of their 3 wins this year...at home. To a team every commentator calls as abysmal as they come at the moment.

    Henne is just good enough to light us up again.

    I think a loss this Sunday could do tremendous damage to Bud's product. May take it to a low it has not seen since we sat down in the seats for the first time in 99. This year has already seen more opposing fans in the seats, at least in our area, than I have ever seen. Remember the Chicago game...that was a sign.

    Sunday will be the game that determines who stays and who goes I think...top to bottom.
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  10. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    Fire Reinfeldt and Webster. They are responsible for guiding this chit-pile of a team nowhere.

    Fire Munchak and his ENTIRE staff. Maybe Watterson stays- that is it.
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