I know how you feel Bumpus, I do too!
It's so frustrating to see us losing the way we do, because I love the bobcats....
I know how you feel Bumpus, I do too!
......Go Bobcats!!!!! (Hornets) ..
Originally Posted by ziggyThank god, some level-headed Bobcats FANS! Yes, this has been a frustrating season; yes, this has been an underachieving season; yes, we have many many issues bothering us right now; ulitmately though, the reason we come here to type and share our opinons is because we are Bobcats FANS!Originally Posted by Bumpus
From what I've surmised, me and ohara were the first to see where this ship was headed even before the Boston debacle. I made a list of 4 predictions back then (only 3 of which I remember now), and the basic point of those predictions was to prepare Bobcatsplanet-nation for a frustrating, disappointing, 25-30 win team (still hope I'm wrong about that, but it's looking pretty good right now). Obviously, that had no effect on you guys, because the bitterness and vitriol that has been posted on these boards has reached an unbelievable level. The reality has sunk in, and it's not pretty. But what is most alarming to me is, without naming any names, the number of you implying that you are tired of this team, and may grow so weary that you'll no longer follow this team if "something" (that great vague term that includes everything and nothing at the same time) isn't done. My message is this:
YOU AREN'T A FAN, AND YOU WEREN'T ONE TO BEGIN WITH. IF YOU WANT OFF THE BANDWAGON WE SIGNED UP FOR BEFORE THE SEASON, GET THE HELL OFF. AS FOR THE REST OF US, WE'RE GOING TO CIRCLE THE WAGONS AND PULL FOR THIS TEAM COME HELL OR HIGH WATER!
As trite as it sounds, it's nonetheless true: Winning is easy; losing is what builds character, and makes winning that much more enjoyable.
I don't know what's going to happen to this team over the course of the season (I have my guesses, though, obviously), and I don't know if they'll EVER make the playoffs (2010 or 2011 is my guess), but I'll be along for the journey however bumpy it gets, and I hope to see you there!!
"The Charlotte Hornets name has been a mainstay throughout the region for many years, and we are excited to announce our intention to re-establish this historic brand. We believe that its return will galvanize our fan base by unifying our loyal Bobcats fans with those who have strong memories of our city's NBA predecessor." MJ, 5-21-13
Heh...we're Bobcats fans. Coping with losing is what we've done for the past 3 seasons!!! We've went entire months without winning a game. Kind of stupid to be bailing now.
I'd much rather watch this team lose every freaking game instead of the alternative of not having a team to watch.
Hope Resurrected: "I think I can bring an attitude to a team as far as, ‘All right, no matter what, we are not losing this game'." - Kemba Walker
"Its okay to be bad; just so long as you're bad ass." - Keetch
"I don't care if he uses a sophisticated pulley and tackle system to get his shot off if the bitch goes in."-Mustachio
Is typing in all caps lock supposed to mean you are yelling through the computer?
You are right Beagle. I think every one of us have become upset with this team this season. And, we all tend to let it fly when we get on a rant. Some focus their anger at mgmnt, some at the Coach, and some at the players. It does not mean that one of us loves the Cats more than another. We just have different ways of venting. However, one cannot threaten to walk away in down times. You have to have your team's back when the times are hard and support them as a franchise. We can still argue about the decisions by mgmnt, or a Coach, or a player;s hustle and desire, trades we want and draft picks we like or dont like. But we cannot walk away from the team. Remember, a team walked out on us a few years ago and that was painful. Don't walk out on the team now, or we may very well drive this one away. That would mean we all lose. I would rather watch our team struggle and have me be ranting, but keep the hope alive that we can right the ship, rather than not have a tean for which to cheer. I bet you all would, too.
Exactly. Hey I hate watching this team underachieve like the rest of us, but giving up on them could only help out an owner's cause to move the team, God forbid that ever happened. I'd hate to lose another freaking franchise. I'd be willing to bet that we wouldn't get another NBA team ever. We might as well order us some Palestine Pirates jerseys are something, cause we will have to root for foreign teams.Originally Posted by ohara831
That being said, in a weird way we need so called "bandwagon" fans, in my opinion of course. If the team is getting bandwagon fans then the franchise must be doing something right. The more the merrier if you ask me. Just because a fan was loyal to the Bobs from day one, or has 8 million posts on BobcatsPlanet, doesn't make them more of a fan than Bobby Joe investment baker who decided to check em out this year. Hell, if that was the case then the arena would have (Zig sorry if I under/over estimate this) like 1,000 people in it. Then we'd really be in trouble!
Bottom line is that we are all fans of the same NBA franchise for one reason or another. So gosh darnit, let's back our guys! Remember....Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffa...oops.
I have to say that no matter how much we lose I'll still be a fan, going to some games, and probably buying some merchandise. I love the Bobs despite their flaws.
And think of it this way: If they ever make the playoffs and perhaps make some noise in them, it will be all the more sweeter for those of us that were here during the bad times.
Right on.Originally Posted by CMc$
hmm... I was gonna write more, but now I'm realizing that there's nothing more really to add. So, right on.
Oh, and Go Bobcats!
yeah it's not like i am pulling against us or anything... a bobcats win is like having bad sex at night (i would rather have good sex than a bobcats win)... it feels good and makes the next day seem a little more tolerable... go cats!