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Autumn of our Discontent: A Rejoinder to Blauds

[Ed. note -- Front Page'd]

Retribution is second only to sarcasm in Boston. Live in this town long enough and you could fill Fenway Park with enough people you've unwittingly offended over the years at your local country club, dive bar, trading floor or prison facility. So when Blaud's called out one of our own in his indictment, I was prepared to bestow me mental wrath on him. But why?

"Who the fudge is this hack Blauds? And is there a level of sensible truth to what he's saying?", I pondered.

Then it dawned on me. Blauds can't possibly fathom the depths of our collective misery because he isn't one of us. I don't fault him for this because BC isn't for everyone and someone like Blauds could appreciate the good things BC does on and off the field without ever taking a course at the Heights.

However, what he can't seem to grapple with is the natural and logical reactions to failed expectations. Instead, he evaluates the toxic situation from a distance. He writes from a worm's eye view of the Heights. He makes the assumption and the leap that things would be worse if Spaz was escorted out by security today despite the fact that the team was just humiliated on national TV.

He doesn't "get" the pent up frustrations with Spaz and the Football Program because he isn't united in our special kinship as fans. He doesn't know what it feels like to fill up at McElroy before a pregame get together or celebrate with former classmates at post game soirees. He isn't one of us but you would think a career hack like Blauds would exert himself to uncover the source of the widespread anger.

Good Writers roll up their sleeves, dig for material and uncover ideas and sources for balanced, objective accounts of how things really are not how you want things to be. The record and performance of Spaz is easily verifiable. The team is in disarray. The Stadium is desolate on most games. Arm-chair dissent and emotional outbursts on the state of BC Football are littered all over the internet forums. Donations and ticket sales are down. There is no upside to keeping Spaz on the payroll. Rust can't be treated. It must be excised.

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