“For many people, being a fan becomes a part of their identity.”

That would be the asshole part, I guess.

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16 responses to ““For many people, being a fan becomes a part of their identity.”

  1. W Cobb Dawg

    Any bets on which team is going to be stupid enough to draft winston?

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  2. Cojones

    That would be the dick part, Senator. Assholes have become asshats.

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  3. 3rdandGrantham

    For some reason, this clip immediately came to mind (very NSFW)….

    I think we all know which category FSU fans fit into. Same applies to the NCAA. And Vandy.

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  4. Cojones

    A most scary scenario the writer paints. Personally, I’ve found the full mixture of fan types in the FSU fans that I have ben around. Would think it applies everywhere, but the most vociferous I’ve experienced is an FSU fan. In the same breath that he characterizes Winston as a lowlife, he degrades the girl as well and not in any uncertain terms. But Jimbo is God. FSU has the largest bunch of rednecks assembled that never matriculated there – plus the largest number that have. More often you can’t separate them as to a degree. My friend who played there is no longer my friend although he was as big on UGA as he was FSU. Health reasons have separated us on the golf course while Pruitt has separated his UGA-reasoning we shared. We haven’t had bad words, but he let me know he was miffed about Pruitt. ‘Course my replies to his religious fervor sometimes ends with a “I’ll smoke to that!” which could have caused problems since he’s never seen me with a cigarette in my mouth.

    What used to be fun repartee among friends from FU and FSU has deteriorated for no good reason. We used to laugh about the insults that have now become edgy. I blame Mark Richt for most of it due to his upstanding manner of dealing with black and white issues that have become grey with both those institutions. A fun drink together has become a “How are you feeling?” and “How is your significant other?”. I turn down invitations for drinks on a regular basis now because the fun pizazz is gone. In short, they have become asshats while becoming unappreciative of my gregarious musings and wonderful nature that all of you are familiar with as witnessed by the uptick in e-mails to Bluto that bear my name.

    It’s all driving me to drink. For health reasons, I’ll have a browny instead.

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  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    Just because this did not happen at Georgia, we seem to find it funny, which is understandable. But, to me anyway, there is nothing funny about what happened to this reporter and his family because he was doing exactly what he is both paid and expected to do.

    Having lived through various bits of turmoil around the Georgia program as both a fan and as a journalist, it is not an easy row to hoe.

    Ultimately Winston may skate, but for a good-sized segment of the public, this is just another incident that stains college football.

    I don’t find it funny, I find it sad.

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  6. Debby Balcer

    College football team fans are a good example of mob mentality at times. Journalism is neither understood or appreciated in our culture. The fact that TMZ broke the story underscores that. Civil discussion among even intelligent people with differing viewpoints has denigrated to name calling and worse, even on this blog which used to a respite from it. I am not surprised at all by what he went through and that fact saddens me. When are we going to realize that our lack of civility is destroying our country. I have friends who are intelligent but they can not discuss politics without it turning into stereotypical insults. I owner if the genie can be put back into the bottle.

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    • Just Chuck (The Other One)

      +1

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Debby I just make an effort not to engage folks who are looking for a fight, looking to prove their own self-worth, not engage in a meaningful discussion.

        It is not always easy, even here, not to respond, but I have, I hope, learned my lesson with those folks. We shall see.

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    • Bazooka Joe

      Well “journalism” went out the window years ago – there is no more true journalism, its all a copy of National Enquirer. I never believe a word of anything I see or read in the media until proven from other sources.

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