I understand the reasoning behind the misinformation however there are some cons to that approach which have been made evident through the Gordon injuries. Had there been more transparency with his injuries, I think more people would be understanding instead of some people assuming he's dogging it and doesn't want to be here. The fact that a good number of the fanbase believes Gordon is not playing because he is faking it and wants out is not good for business.
Have you really prevented any facts or diagnosis on Davis or Gordon? No just hypothesis. Also, are you the only person here with medical expertise? No
I remember hearing about a stress reaction which is one thing, but a stress fracture is something else. If it is a stress fracture, then he will be out for awhile. A long while.
Alot of this is also on Davis not being physically developed yet.
I still keep up with the team because I like the team. It's my home team. I have already made up in my mind that we probably won't see a real lineup till probably after All Star break. Now actually attending the games? I hardly attend them as it is (for financial reasons). And for as long as the organization lies, I will be even more conservative with my money. Losing seasons, injuries, having no ownership, etc. Hornets fans have been through a lot. All we ask is for some honesty, some clarity, something. Instead, they feel it is best to treat us like a kid whose parent has cancer. "Oh your dad is just a little sick, Baby." The Davis situation is not that bad because they at least told us what was wrong with him. But the whole Gordon situation was horrible. That's why when I read that tweet about them shrugging about Davis missing the whole season, I immediately thought about this turning into a Gordon situation. Can't rule out anything with this organization's history.
I'm sensing a lot of angry and frustrating tones here. :hihi: Chances are, if you're angry or frustrated, it's probably because you care about the team and are not pleased with certain situations. The team that isn't doing very well right now for whatever reasons. IMO too though, if you're on a team's message board or blog, taking the time to log in to voice your opinions, to agree or disagree, you ARE following the situations. You might not want to admit it or might not want to feel like you are, but, you are.
Either you care about the team or you just come here because some of the best people in the world are here. ;)
If it's a stress fracture, it'll be alot longer than 8-16 weeks.
And AD, I'm just quoting. I don't hear anyone disputing this range for a stress reaction in the ankle. I'd love to be enlightened by another.
Attendance doesn't like either . . . about what it is it is measuring, which is, for this team, wins last year and, to an extent, wins this year. It being down doesn't mean the `world' agrees with anything negative that can be posited about the team.
And yes, I present data (the same data we all have access to) and an analysis of it, something leading to some hypothesis which can be tested when more information comes up. There is nothing wrong with that and that's all I ever do unless I explicitly state otherwise.
That's inferior to what? Knowing everything about the team and spilling the beans? Well, even if I did, I wouldn't disclose other people's business. So what? What should I be doing instead?
Or maybe we can just compare the situation to that of a train wreck in that we just can't seem to look away. :hihi:
I understand both sides of the discussion.
As a die hard fan the last thing you want to feel like is that you're being jerked around. Lying to keep people interested is a dangerous tactic. You don't want your fanbase to start tuning out your announcements.
Oh, and by the way, I think it's hilarious that you just admitted to being a troll, yet you call Da Throne "Da Troll." :rolleyes:
I don't bash this team. I'm just honest. People don't like it because they're too emotionally attached. I'm a die hard fan, but I'm not a homer and i never will be.
Alright guys. Let's not start calling each other homers and challenging each others fanhood just because you don't agree. Just because one doesn't agree doesn't make them homers or 'unrealistic'. People see things differently and have differences of opinion.
But to my point the whole attacking name calling thing is way over done for the smallest of reasons. If you are posting on this board with regularity you're clearly a fan. How you choose to be a fan or how you grade the team should be your prerogative.
If somebody can make a million threads about the same person and It's ok for everybody to make similiar if not the same the type comments why is it a problem when I do the same?
Even now you want to assume that I'm positive only to avoid coming across negative. Which is a very silly disposition. I'm the only one usually approaching any discussion with any kind of open mindedness and/or maturity.