Originally Posted by Uncle Rico
Thats the difference between a fickle fan and a loyal fan. If you want to continually recycle players and never build any kind of longstanding relationship then there will always be a disconnect between players and fans. Its this little thing called loyalty. Some people have it, some people dont. So if Brown comes back next year and is an All Pro AGAIN, please dont act like you knew he would, or that somehow you had his back.
Interesting take, I would say I am loyal to whoever wears the Jersey for as long as they wear the jersey and when they move on, oh well, on to supporting the next jersey wearer.
That is being a loyal fan to the team. There are plenty of fans, loyal to players who crap all over the team.
Players, generally aren't playing here out of loyalty, they are playing here for a paycheck and opportunity. The team is paying them out of loyalty, they are paying them because they believe they can help the organisation achieve its goals. When the mutual benefit expires, one side will move on.
Fans, are just people who commit to rooting for those business relationships to bring us entertainment.
I know there can be exceptions to that rule, AJ perhaps would be one, but really, a lot of us are rooting for laundry.