... fans were just as critical of losses as they are now, but were more realistic as to how much influence they had over the situation. Fire the coach is an old, tried and true response, but only happens in pro football when it suits the owner.
With the advent of social media, fantasy football and video games (e.g., Madden), delusion has more deceptive outlets to grow. Evidence of it is in the ubiquitous usage of the first person plural personal pronoun.
The information age has inundated the dedicated fan with vastly more information than was once conceivable. Sadly, information alone doesn't make one more knowlegeable or bestow expertise, it just makes one more informed. Unfortunately, being more informed is deceptive and seductive enough to lead to the delusion that one is a participant and not just an observer."
I saw this on the Broncos website. Very astute and very true. True of ALL fans. The poster was named sampernell.
Edited by jaege, 14 January 2013 - 09:16 AM.