Where is the middle ground on this site?

I posted this towards the end of a deep fanpost, and felt like making it it's own fanpost.  I'll will say straight up, this is a bit of a rant.


Take this as you will, this is just a rant I have about mainly this site and the people (and Cubs fans in general)

Why does the middle ground of the sane and rational seem to be hard to find? Don’t get me wrong, there are those of you here that are realistic and rational, but most of the people seem to fall in to one of two categories.

1, Sunshine and Puppies!
2, Everyone Sucks!, wharrgarbl!

Frankly, both sides annoy me about the same. Those who try to defend every bad thing and who are convinced that everything is perfect and well are freaking insane.

“But MrNFL, the Cubs are going to get hot and make the playoffs! You just have to believe!”

Um, I’m sorry. The odds of this team getting hot and making the playoffs are hardly existent. I’m not against optimism, but blind optimism is going to lead you off a cliff. I could BELIEVE that $1 million dollars is going to magically appear in my lap, but is it going to because I believe it is?  No.  

CAN the Cubs make the playoffs?  Sure, if they win just about every game from here out, and 3 or 4 teams in front of them decide to fall apart.  Those of you who are convinced this team is going to the postseason anyway are just in denial.

And then you have the other people, “DFA Soriano, he’s a worthless bum! Milton Bradley sucks! Piniella Sucks!  Hendry Sucks!  Everyone Sucks!”

We get it, you don’t like (insert name here)  You don't need to have every post you say be slamming the team.. We are ALL unhappy about how the season has gone, remember this team was supposed to be improved from a solid season last year.   But every post being so incredibly negative makes me feel like I’m reading a rival teams’ opinions on us.

We get it, you are angry.  Yelling the same thing over and over again and then taking shots at members on this site who don't hate everything that exists makes you look insane.

And the worst, everything turns into a freaking war between these two sides of people.  And all it ever seems to turn into is not rational debate of a subject, but childish yelling and insults.  I think that reflects badly on us Cubs fans as a whole.


Realistically, this post probably will get me bashed by both sides of these people. But I don’t care. I’ve been on a lot of sports fan sites (Including other SB Nation sites) and this site has by far the biggest problem with this type of thing. There are members of this site I do respect and enjoy seeing their thoughts, because they are sane and rational.  But it seems like too many are one of these two categories of schmucks.

I like this site, I like reading Al's articles, I feel this is the best place to find a solid conversation about the Cubs.  But I almost don't want to come here any more with all these people yelling at each other.

Remember everyone, we all want the same ultimate thing here.  With that said, Go Cubs.


/end rant

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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