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I was skeptical of which team to focus on this week. There are many fine choices at 2-2, even a couple one doesn’t expect to find at this stage.
But I wanted to find where hope was among the masses. Which 2-2 team’s fan base has a positive outlook on their record, and can see the blue sky amongst the clouds?
I thought I had made my choice, and then this happened,
Screw decorum – let’s find some rage!
Now, the Titans have the best home page I’ve visited so far
It’s clean, concise, and doesn’t make the reader have to hunt for a story. They even play with the logo a bit, not cramming the blue flame into the format pattern of the page. It’s a simple page, because it doesn’t have to be much more than an avenue for fans to find stories that interest them.
Like the Seahawks, the Titans don’t allow comments on their website articles. Instead, as I’m discovering, they are following the standard and publishing the same story across their social media platforms and “encouraging” fans to voice their opinions.
Take the case of Master Weeden up there.
Now, Facebook has opinions,
and Twitter’s full of them
but I was impressed at how reasonable most of them were:
- recognition of an injury-prone QB;
- acknowledgement that they need some additional help; and, surprisingly
- analyzing why Colin Kaepernick is not a viable solution without dragging PATRIOTISM! into the equation.
YOU FUCKING PEOPLE!
Where is the anger I came looking for? Am I destined to wallow in my own?
Maybe it’s in the Mike Mularkey press conference:
Or, in a discussion about the benefits of Matt Cassel?
Where is the bile? The blind, illiterate disgust not just for your team, but your fellow man? I must have ad hominem value judgement!
And then, when I’d nearly lost all hope, a beacon appeared in the darkness:
(but not actual darkness, because this guy’s kinda racist.)
Had I found my unicorn? I scoured more pages to see if it was true:
So far, pretty standard. Let’s see what else is available, football-wise:
I see. What else you got?
Hoo-boy. I think I’m finding a trend…
Now, let’s check out the home page:
That’s gold, Jerry. GOLD! Dude’s so ignorant I’m torn between he doesn’t know or care that it’s a fake account.
Damen und Herren, your Tennessee Titans social media. A fair number of quite-reasonable people, offset by the racist uncle who only visits once a year.