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09-14-2012, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Philadelphia Collins View Post
People that separate "hardcore fans" from "casual fans" are elitist, and it's embarrassing to read.

Both groups want the same thing: for the owners and players to stop being stubborn, greedy dick heads and continue playing hockey.
Farting in public is embarrassing. Having a friend of yours / your community do something stupid or negative is embarrassing. Categorizing fans based on the amount of time they devote to a sports franchise is not. Do you know what the word "fan" means? It was created in the 1850's as an abbreviation for the word "fanatic". According to the dictionary, fanatic means:
a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal
So I'm not sure what you are arguing. Today, because of the development of language, the word "fan" encompasses both "fanatic" and supporter, so in order to differentiate between the two, we place the adjectives "hardcore" and "casual" with the noun - fan. How is this "elitist" or embarrassing?

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