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Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by fin-atic, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I am announcing a new FA aquisition this off season...me!

    Well, more or less. Let me explain.

    For the last couple of months and at times over the last year I have taken a lot of heat. I mean a LOT of heat! from many members here. Some deseerved but plenty not. Primarily because I am very active in positng my disagreement with many of the posts here that claim we are doing these great things that we are not doing. I call it like I see it. This has gone on and frankly it is gotten to the point to where I don't enjoy this forum half as much as I use to. The sad thing is that I have made some good friends here. Starting with AJ who I have had the pleasure of attending a game with, to Michelle, to Oliver and several more that I went to games with this past year. The thing is I am not a negative person. I am a fun loving, happy, Fin Finatic. I think these people who have actually met me can vouch for me.

    Anyway the main reason I appear to be SO negative is because I post frequently here, and there are SO many posts touting our achievements I found myself responding to all of them. Of course then this becomes a large volume of posts on the unpopular side.

    So I have decided to lay down my sword, and be a FA aquisition for the hopeful Miami fans. Now understand I do not feel differently about what we have done, and about what our problems still are or how I feel it will turn out. I am real and that will never change. However, I have decided to accept our path as the one we are on and to explore the areas of opportunity out there. I will not respond in the same fashion or frequency as before but will not lie or BS. If a thread is discussing an opinion on something I will state my honest position in a less threatning and be more brief.

    I have been a member here for quite some time. I feel I have written some good stuff for the site, and I have been an avid supporter. I am hoping that this will allow me to enjoy this all as much as I did and hopefully it will allow many of you to enjoy what I bring from a knowledge and passion standpoint. I am passionate about the team and that truly is the driving force behind my harsh criticism as I want more for them and for us. I see some realities that are just indisputable. But I will leave them where they are now...back in the 2003 season.

    So ladies and gentlemen, now starting for the finheaven.com team at the position of writer, friend. and hopefully better received premium member...FIN-ATIC!
     
  2. nyfinzfan

    nyfinzfan Seasoned Veteran

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    were offering the veteran minimum :)
     
  3. Baz

    Baz Ephemeral

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    Thats a shame. Although I find myself disagreeing with a large portion of your posts, I do enjoy reading them. It gets tiring reading the same stuff over and over again. You bring a different view to the table, which is appreciated more than you probably realize. I apologize on behalf of anyone who may have lashed out at you for your opinion. I hope you reconsider......
     
  4. Noodle Arm

    Noodle Arm FinHeaven VIP

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    Here's the big question...can you play RG?? :tongue:
     
  5. Dbergan

    Dbergan Premium Member Finheaven VIP

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    Hey...I agree w/ Baz37...I LIKE the ol' FIN-ATIC. Your posts are challenging, not negative. If you change now then it would be like losing JT to the jets or something....You are like the neutralizing force of 50 over optimistic fans (me included). This board needs you just the way you are. If you change then you will be just riding the pine and not in the game....:lol:
     
  6. Deus Ex Dolphin

    Deus Ex Dolphin Pro Bowler

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    That's great Fin-atic, but... YOU failed both the drug test and physical. Sorry. :(

    The deal is off. Go back to your dark place...








    ;)
     
  7. IceStorm

    IceStorm The High Tech Bong Monkey!

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    haha Someone put him back in the hole....
     
  8. Disnardo

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    Hey Fin-atic, don't change for the purpose of pleasing others...

    You have to please your self as well...

    We also need to balance our little optomism... :)

    You know that ole saying, "the good of the one outways the good of the many." ;)
     
  9. LIQUID24

    LIQUID24 hi

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    Fin-atic: There's a difference between being realistic and pessimistic. Personally, I think you're closer to pessimistic than realistic. However, I don't think you should change your writing style for the sake of being accepted. Just be yourself. Sometimes it's better to read your views than all these homers who think we're going 14-2 or 13-3 this year.
     
  10. MDFINFAN

    MDFINFAN Reach for the Stars Super Donator Donator

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    yes it's hard to differ on some of our guys veiw. I've been call condesending for some of my comments. But like you, some times when you call it as you see it..some people will automatically take personally, as an attack on their judgement and it's not that at all, just a different point of view. I like everyone here, love reading their posts, just don't agree with them all the time..I still think our OL suck, and will continue to think that until I see something to change my mind. As of right now, if you post our OL needs improvement, I will be on your bandwagon, as if we haven't had enough of them..LOL Bottom line, be true to yourself.
     
  11. Predaphin

    Predaphin Predator in the Water

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    lol!


    i wonder if we can get any draft picks by trading you.


    :lol:
     
  12. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I appreciate the positive input from you guys. I will see how the response goes to this post. My preference is to be myslef and lay it on the line. But man I have had some blind sided rather ugly attacks about it. I agree with the comment that most of them don't realize I am not angry when I disagree nor is it anything personal. I am just giving good old fashioned debate. But I have been labeled as a whiner and pessimist and I am afraid that my points are missing because too many are readily dismissing them as more negativity.

    I know that when I do post, it usually gets a lot of action which means people are tuning in which is good for the board. But the overly optimistics really have taken it to a personal level.

    I will see how the feedback is and I will re-evaluate it. I do want to enjoy making posts without some geek jumping me to tell me off every other day.

    Go Fins!
     
  13. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Trade me to Detroit for Woody!!! Or to Washington for Brunell!

    Anywhere but to the Jets or Bills!!!!
     
  14. GetReal

    GetReal Paranoid?

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    Well, first off, I'm glad you didnt say,"BREAKING NEWS-NEW FREE AGENT"
    Just keep posting. We can all learn to bend a bit.
     
  15. dolfanreal69

    dolfanreal69 Well-Known Member

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    I am too new to have even had an argument. Atleast i do not think so. Any how, there is nothing wrong with constuctive talk about the team. I tend to lean toward the optimistic side even though i know we still have that guy named Wanny as our coach. Dolfanreal69
     
  16. denn34

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    sorry to hear that Fin-atic.you usually say the kind of things i would post,"if' I coould ever learn to type!it took1/2 hour to type this!!
     
  17. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    You reap what you sow.

    You give off the impression of hating everything the Dolphins do....On a Dolphins fansite, that is going to make people react negatively towards you.

    If you didn't like the conflict you wouldn't constantly stick you neck out for it....

    You're smart enough to know what you're doing, just like you were smart enough to come up with this unique sympathy thread...

    Be yourself and accept who you are.
     
  18. phunwin

    phunwin The name's Bond...James Bond.

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    Team Phunwin will offer you a 3 year deal at $1.5 million per year. Of course, all money will be deferred to the year 2150 and payable in Confederate currency. Have your people call my people.

    Seriously though, fin-atic, I think you're overreacting. You've got good things to say, and there's no need to become a cheerleader if you don't want to be one. Yes, I think you tend to be a bit pessimistic, but you support your points well and make them in a reasonable fashion without showing disrespect to other fans.
     
  19. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    I was with you until that last line....This is the guy that calls eveybody "Fiedler huggers" and "homers" and spits as much venom as ANYBODY....

    This thread is BS and it shouldn't even be in this forum....
     
  20. phunwin

    phunwin The name's Bond...James Bond.

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    I don't know, I've seen worse. Or maybe I'm just thick-skinned. (Or thick-headed...)
     
  21. LarryFinFan

    LarryFinFan Left So Fla, never the Fins...

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    Fin-atic....Darn...the press conference has already been called and now we find out you didn't pass the physical ????


    Hey, I will admit that you get defensive real quick with posters, sometimes, if you would just not let it get personal, it would be fine...I'll admit I'm a member of the "glass half full crowd" and see things more optimistic than maybe I should, but that is how I choose to be...you be the way you choose, don't make it personal, and Cest La Vie to everyone...

    Of course, if it is making you dislike being here, it is worth it to adjust how you put things for yourself, not for us though...
     
  22. 72phin

    72phin Active Member

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    I'm new to this board, but I've enjoyed reading your posts. If everyone thought the same, there wouldn't be much discussion going on. You have to keep calling them like you see them. Honesty and objectivity is always more interesting to read.
     
  23. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Okay time to put this to bed. I think you can tell from Infinsible post a hint of the negativity toward me I spoke about. Needless to say this was not a "sympathy thread" it was an attempt to smooth out the waters for what has become a less then enjoyable experience. I resent your insinuation that this thread is less than sincere.

    I think the answer is that I will be the same old Fin-atic but maybe dialed down a notch in volume and a little more aware of the frequency of my posts.

    I really do appreciate the endorsement from many of you and thank you for not trading me!!!

    I look forward to posting, discussing, and even debating with you guys in 2004.

    Go Miami!
     
  24. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    If you're such an advocate of "calling it like you see it", then you should appreciate my candor. After all, that's exactly what I'm doing.

    I'm not blindly believing what I'm being told.

    If your serious about this, only time will tell.
     
  25. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Bon vivant

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    [​IMG]

    "Don't go changin' ..."

    I can't bear to think of life without our frequent sparring. Sometimes I think of you as Kornheiser to my Wilbon. Or is that Wilbon to my Kornheiser?

    In any case, I don't doubt your love of the Fins. Sure, your posts can be negative, bombastic and self-important, but that's just your writing voice. If people don't like you personally, they can put you on ignore. If they disagree with your posts, they can bring it on. And if they fight back dirty, you can put them on ignore.
     
  26. DENVERDOLFAN

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    Infins - you are one of my favorite posters here and I'm not trying to take sides at all but ... although I've never met Fin-atic he did try to look me up when he was in Denver to go watch the game together so I know he is a true fin fan. He may get a little to negative from time to time, and it's hard to know how people really mean there comments to be taken when you can't see their expressions, but in my limited p.m.'s with him he seems like a pretty good guy. I don't think he would write this thread if he didn't care what you or I thought of him. Maybe give the guy a second (or third or whatever) chance.
     
  27. Justasportsfan

    Justasportsfan FinHeaven Elite Hammered

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    Don't worry, we don't want locker room cancers :lol:

    The only finfan poster who post like a rival fan has sold out just to be accepted by his peers. So sad.

    Look, theres a bunch of homers here that would think if the fins brought back Ryan Leaf from retirement to compete for the qb postion would be an excellent move. You even things out by being the cynic. You may complain a lot but at least you never quit being a finfan like some posters here did.
     
  28. ltfinfan

    ltfinfan Banned Hammered

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    Justasportsfan FinHeaven Elite Hammered

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    now that's one hell of a positive finfan :D
     
  30. ltfinfan

    ltfinfan Banned Hammered

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    just saying that if i ever get emotional over something someone said to me on a message board please shoot me:m83:
     
  31. juniorseau55

    juniorseau55 The Finheaven Intimidator

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    Everyone in here hates me or hates me half as much as before. I can't please anyone though.
     
  32. BLITZKRIEG

    BLITZKRIEG ~LACUNA LEGIONS~

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    Let's take a look at this FA shall we????

    I like you're posts Fin-Attic. I do think you've tended to be more pessimistic than optimistic this off-season however. That's just the way I see it. Your posts as a whole are always very well thought out, and respected by myself. You know how to do some smacking as well, which I feel is very essential. Very versitile, and can play both sides....

    You're a die hard fan, showing your deepest concerns for the Phinz IMO. It's all good. You shouldn't have to make excuses for the things you say about the Phinz. You genuinely care, and there's nothing wrong with voicing your concerns when you feel it necessary....

    You're signed.:D

    PS. I know you and I haven't always seen eye to eye. You and I have also been regulars over on Ganggreen together. It's always good to hear from you IMO, even when we disagree.

    I hope once TC starts, and the Phinz get into action, your negativity begins to receed some. I'm positive, being the fan you are, you'll give them every chance to do that...

    PHINZ RULE!!!:cpatch:
     
  33. Surferosa

    Surferosa Run to Daylight

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    Nice post, Finatic. I for one truly appreciated it. I know weve butt(ed) heads a few times over the past few seasons and disagreed on some issues, but I know our ultimately passion for the team is the same.

    I think the point here is - its completely ok to be critical of the Dolphins, and I for one am FOR critiquing the Teams moves; however, criticism that is incessant, extreme and continuous is often viewed as just plain negative. And noone enjoys a "negative" fan - not most of the other posters, and Im sure not you. And I know that youre perceptive enough to differenciate between the two.

    Anyway, I look forward to continuing to butt heads with you on various issues in the future :cool:
     
  34. DeDolfan

    DeDolfan A True Fan

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    F-A, if I may, to hell with trying to keep up with the Joneses. just be yourself and if you try to "change" your style, you'll likely not come across to anyone the way you intended it. Anywa, i feel ya and know what you go thru as i do quite often myself. I try to base my opinion/s on recent history and the current changes being made as to "if we're really better off now" than we were and also as to just how much better/worse, etc. I look at that as being quite realistic. Sure we all want us to win everygame and the SB, but setting unrealistic, unattainable goals is simply the "blind homerism". Even alot of those folks know deep inside that it really is unlikely to happen, but they preach it anyway, which really is fine with me. but one thing that pizzes me off in a heartbeat is when someone beats ya down for being wrong about som'n. Not that by itself cuz if you're proven wrong and realize it, you just admit to it, apologize and move on. but when you've been beat down about som'n and then prove to them that THEY were the one in error, they don't have balls enough to even acknowledge their mistake and just let it "blow on over". those kind of characters are the ones i have absolutely no repsect for. There's no shame in being wrong as long as you own up to it.
    hang in there buddy and just be your old self !! ;)
     
  35. PhinstiGator

    PhinstiGator Hungry For A Championship

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    The sword was never meant to be used against your own team. That requires a more reasonable approach... as a surgeon uses to heal a sick patient...not to put him out of his misery.

    The sword is meant for the Jets, Patsies, Bills...and the like. Pick that sword up and swing it in the right direction.
     
  36. DeDolfan

    DeDolfan A True Fan

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    BigFinFan The Only Fin Fan in SD Hammered

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    There are certain people (inFINSible, fin-atic, DrAstroZoom, Justasportsfan, Bazinet37, MDFINFAN, Muck, DeDolfan, BLITZKRIEG, CirclingWagons {RIP}, ckparrothead, dolphan39, dolfan06) that make this board what it is - the BEST MIAMI DOPLHINS BOARD on the internet.

    Although I often read threads and posts by everyone, there are only a handful of members that are consistent and always "Bring-It" to the Forum on a daily basis. Many times I will stop during a thread and ponder to myself - "What in the hell is (insert member name here) thinking, talking about or saying. Man he/she has really gone off on the deep-end this time". Then I remember that this is a Fin-Fan Based Forum, frequented by ALL NFL Teams. 95 Percent of what is expressed on this board is nothing more than opinions.

    If I don't like what you are writing- I will disregard the comments! If you don't like what I write - either ignore me or just skip over my post. If we were all in agreement on this board, there would be nothing to talk about, and it would be rather boring (my opinion).

    No one should conform to what everyone else wants - unless mandated by the TOS. Personally, I hate TOS #11 - I had to get rid of my sweet Avatar.

    We all need to remember this:

    Opinions are like butt holes. Everybody has one, and they all stink!

    Bring It!
     
  38. DeDolfan

    DeDolfan A True Fan

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    The props are appreciated, very much so. I think we all only try to express our views the best way we can/know how. Obviously, some are better writers than others and i don't think of myself as a particularly good one at that. one thing that is hard to dop is be able to put things in proper context on a keyboard. one cannot put that personal feeling into it as they can in personal conversations. I know that i sometimes really get ticked off by that and have to "make myself" try to remeber that. All these smilies help in that regard tho. But i realize that sometimes. hell, even alot of times for that matter, i may come off like a big ******** or som'n, but it is never intended. It's that for me, i know what i want to say and just can not express it properly into words. for that much, i must apologize but if there is one thing that i know i AM right about is meeting folks. What I mean by that is getting the chance to personally meet a board mate. In the past, I used to have certain reservations about meeting someone cuz he's just an ******* or whatever. But I'm telling everyone that it is quite rewarding. I've met several folks over time during my teks to Finland and have never regretted either one. Matter of fact, i look forward to it as often as I can. When you get the opportunity to do so, go for it. The real fun part comes when you always try to "peg" this person and once you meet them, is a whole other game then. But for me, Ive spent so much time on here lately cuz I'm sitting at home recuperating from achilles surgery but i hope to make it down to Finland next month for a couple weeks or so. Then again, of course for most of the home games in the fall. Thanks again!! :)
     
  39. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Bon vivant

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    You like me ... you really like me!!!! :sniff:

    This is a great board, and I give props to EVERYONE who speaks out on it -- and especially AJ for being Dolphin Web God.
     
  40. Phinzone

    Phinzone FinHeaven VIP

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    Listen Fin-atic, I enjoy your posts, and we've got in some spitting fights with other members, but if you flake on me now...

    Dude, it's not about being popular. I'm adiment about sticking up for Rivers if he's there, a VERY unpopular stance right now, as the board is obviously very taken with the Hogs in this draft, but I do it because that's what I think should be done. He'll we could write novels on the arguments that role through here, and more often than not, your one of the few that backs me up. I ain't changin, you shouldn't either.
     

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