I've been perplexed by something I've noticed the last few weeks and I wonder if anyone else has noticed this and has a solid explanation.
Why do the fans that seem the angriest also seem the most ill informed?
My initial instinct would tell me that the angriest people would be the coaches and the players. Then the former players who have a stake in the program, then it would be the fans that follow the team 24/7 looking for any piece of information. This has nothing to do with this board as there are plenty of good arguments on both sides of the fence and bad ones as well, it's just interacting with people on a daily basis.
I have banned myself from any media other than Mgoblog, WTKA and national ESPN or Dr. Saturday stories the last few weeks. This caller to Sam which then made me immediately turn off the podcast summed up my dealings with my neighbors, people at the gym and work the last 2 weeks.
"Hey Sam I just don't see where we are going. The offense doesn't work against good teams and the defense is just terrible and outside of Mike Martin there is no one on the defense who looks to have any potential. Are we recruiting anybody on the defensive side of the ball that can help out this defense. I think these guys need to go."
This was tame compared to some other people, but it illustrates my point. I had a guy rail on Michigan for a couple minutes at the gym and then let it slip he never even watched the game because he can't watch that shit. Didn't watch the game? It seems the angriest guys don't follow recruiting daily or transfers or know about the depth chart or the schedule or injuries or schemes. Usualy there only source of any info is from Valenti or the newspapers.
Now I'm not saying it is wrong to not follow the silly whims of 17yr old kids or waste time like I do pouring over depth charts in May like I do, I'm just surprised with such little time invested they get so angry and are so vocal about it. You would think the angriest people would be guys that follow this thing 24/7 like many of the people on the blog. I get that anger, you devote all that time and effort into something and you get nothing back it is frustrating.
I'd like to know your thoughts.