Thread: Football Expectations and Alex Smith
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:36 PM   #148
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Originally Posted by splatbass View Post
Yes, I think some here would. They have invested so much emotionally in Geno, and are so afraid of being proven wrong about Alex Smith, that I do believe several of them would be unhappy. Many are using the "if he does well we will be stuck with him for years" argument (as if being stuck with a successful QB is a bad thing). Logic is rare on this forum.
I think you underestimate the power of winning.

This forum (well no forum) has never really existed in a time where the team was consistently successful. 2002-2003 would be the closest.

The rest of the time, this team's been crap. When we were all on the star board in '99 and '00 bitching about Gunther and Grbac, it was crap. When Vermeil came in 2001 it was still crap. In 2002 and 2003 it was great on offense, but complete crap on defense. And was crap thereafter until this day, basically.

They haven't won a playoff game since the 1993 season. Think about that.

Has there ever been any sizable online environment where the Chiefs were good?

That has to color everything in some way or another. Imagine four years from now, in this fantasy world where Alex Smith is Joe Montana reborn, we're winning playoff games and making superbowls.

Do you *really* think that wouldn't have an impact on the fanbase? On this forum? That people wouldn't enjoy that more than bitching and moaning? Or even being "right" in this anonymous online world?

I think that's probably why there's so much bitching and moaning. Because people want to win so badly.
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