Originally Posted by weird-O
this doesn't seem like a good comparison because it's one team from start to finish and they didn't leave NY. a better example would be to ask if Mets fans tie their histoy to the Giants and Dodgers. do Philly fans tie the A's history to the Phillies, or does St Louis tie the Cardinals history to the Rams. I doubt any of these fan bases do that. as an O's fan, I don't attach the Birds to the StL Browns.
rest assured, no one is forgetting the Baltimore Colts. look at the discussions about putting up statues for the Colt HOFers. they are part of our collective conscious. but the Colts won't mean as much to younger fans, as they do to you and those who saw them play./QUOTE]
I wasn't trying to "compare" because we are unique, it was just an example of appreciating your past, nothing more.
Also, just because the other cities do something doesn't make it a rule!
I would never let Brooklyn, philly, st louis dictate what we do, how we feel about our legacy. Just because they don't do something doesn't mean we have to follow their lead.
[QUOTE}the Colts won't mean as much to younger fans, as they do to you and those who saw them play./QUOTE]
You missed my Point as that was precisely what I was addressing and the example I used was for precisely that, even though they never saw them play it's ok to embrace it. I certainly don't expect them to embrace it as I do but there's no reason to "ignore" it as some want to. I've consistantly been out in front on that.
"those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it"
The rabid fan base is nothing new here hence the phrase "The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum", the great owner however is refreshingly new. Any drop in attendance for the old team was directly due to his constantly (over a period of 10 years) sticking his thumb in the collective eyes of a rabid and supportive fan base who didn't give up on the team but were pushed away by the owner and his lack of respect for and his dismantling of a once proud franchise.
Never say never.
Things "could" (probably won't but we know better, they "could"...) change. We most likely should never face it again....BUT, if we did, who here would want Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis to be treated as we are treating Lenny Moore and Jim Parker?