As a first-season member of .NET, I wanted to say thanks eveyone! I had a lot of fun discussing our Seahawks, and it just lead to more anticipation leading up to each and every game. I'll definitely be back for the start of the next one! On my other sports teams boards, I was more of a lurker and on this one, I found myself getting more involved in the talks which was cool.
I do have to day one thing about this board, and I think it's from all the consecutive years of winning and playoffs are almost a shoe-in for this organization... that this fan-base is definitely the most negative fan-base I've ever been a part of. Maybe me included, but I guess we're just too spoiled? Just comparing with the boards of the other teams I cheer for, no one here even cares about the major achievemnets, I guess because to everyone it's not major anymore. Like making the playoffs, is usually a cause for some celebration, especially winning the division! That hasn't been dome in 4 years, and that's another permanent banner to be proud of in our magnificent stadium! Sure, it was a bummer of a playoff game, but I hope maybe this early exit will make everyone appreciate the wins and the journey back a little more next season.
I haven't been on the board, haven't read a single post or thread since about halfway through the game, when I just had to leave the game-day threads. I just couldn't handle the negativity anymore, and it was making the game so much worse than it already was. Every time a negative play happened, or a score from the Rams, there was another 10 or 20 "I told you we sucked" and "This team is done" threads. The negativity pandemic here is worse than the Corona pandemic out there in the world. I can handle people being negative about plays that have happened but all the negative posts and thoughts about things that haven't even happened yet were killing me. I just couldn't take any more and seeing the thread titles here in this section too, I'm not about to click any threads until the new season. Anyways, it was a great season and I'll see y'all next season and I hope everyone comes back refreshed, and with a more positive outlook!
PS - I probably won't even be clicking on this thread until I come back, because I'm too chicken to see the good bye and good riddens replies lol