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Vaark
01-29-2009, 01:09 PM
My suggestion is to create a new section in the "Talk Football and Other Sports" called something like "Former Fins" or "Fins Alumni" for updates and discussions on the current status of players, coaches and FOs working elsewhere, whom we've come to miss or despise.

IMO, presently the SOP of placing or moving those threads into the "General NFL" category doesn't do these stories and updates justice since in many cases there exists a considerably stronger emotional attachment, whether positive or negative, to these folks who at one time were Aqua Orange standard bearers, and in many instances discussed and debated ad nauseum.

I got to thinking about this after reading a Rotoworld link about Detroit's new OC, Scott Linehan and his receptivity toward Culpepper as the probable 09 starting QB. Since both were Fins, one conjuring up relatively favorable memories and the other evoking mass negativism (myself included), I believe most of us have more than a passing interest in the "afterlife" of our alumni which transcends having this kind of information buried within the bowels of a general NFL category. While I agree that these people are past-tense and as such, should be moved out of the main section, I also think in many cases there exists a residual emotional investment or at least an interest in the exploits or downfalls of alumni whom we might have let slip through our hands or feel a vindication or regret for saying "good riddance" to. Just a thought.

Clipse
01-29-2009, 04:11 PM
My suggestion is to create a new section in the "Talk Football and Other Sports" called something like "Former Fins" or "Fins Alumni" for updates and discussions on the current status of players, coaches and FOs working elsewhere, whom we've come to miss or despise.

IMO, presently the SOP of placing or moving those threads into the "General NFL" category doesn't do these stories and updates justice since in many cases there exists a considerably stronger emotional attachment, whether positive or negative, to these folks who at one time were Aqua Orange standard bearers, and in many instances discussed and debated ad nauseum.

I got to thinking about this after reading a Rotoworld link about Detroit's new OC, Scott Linehan and his receptivity toward Culpepper as the probable 09 starting QB. Since both were Fins, one conjuring up relatively favorable memories and the other evoking mass negativism (myself included), I believe most of us have more than a passing interest in the "afterlife" of our alumni which transcends having this kind of information buried within the bowels of a general NFL category. While I agree that these people are past-tense and as such, should be moved out of the main section, I also think in many cases there exists a residual emotional investment or at least an interest in the exploits or downfalls of alumni whom we might have let slip through our hands or feel a vindication or regret for saying "good riddance" to. Just a thought.
I agree Vaark. That sounds like a great idea.

Vaark
03-01-2009, 10:50 AM
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cause especially in this active period of trades and FA signings, this becomes all-the-more a pragmatic way to isolate and keep track of those residually-interesting players in whom we've formerly had an emotional investment.

JimToss
03-22-2009, 10:39 AM
My suggestion is to create a new section in the "Talk Football and Other Sports" called something like "Former Fins" or "Fins Alumni" for updates and discussions on the current status of players, coaches and FOs working elsewhere, whom we've come to miss or despise.

IMO, presently the SOP of placing or moving those threads into the "General NFL" category doesn't do these stories and updates justice since in many cases there exists a considerably stronger emotional attachment, whether positive or negative, to these folks who at one time were Aqua Orange standard bearers, and in many instances discussed and debated ad nauseum.

I got to thinking about this after reading a Rotoworld link about Detroit's new OC, Scott Linehan and his receptivity toward Culpepper as the probable 09 starting QB. Since both were Fins, one conjuring up relatively favorable memories and the other evoking mass negativism (myself included), I believe most of us have more than a passing interest in the "afterlife" of our alumni which transcends having this kind of information buried within the bowels of a general NFL category. While I agree that these people are past-tense and as such, should be moved out of the main section, I also think in many cases there exists a residual emotional investment or at least an interest in the exploits or downfalls of alumni whom we might have let slip through our hands or feel a vindication or regret for saying "good riddance" to. Just a thought.


I'm with you here too Vaark.

Vaark
09-02-2009, 09:04 AM
I'll bump this again cause I still believe a section devoted to former Fin players strikes a responsive chord.

What reminded me of this were the recent blurbs I read in passing on PFT about Zach, and the releases of Jamar Fletcher and Damon Huard - 2 Fin players who, for different reasons, evoked a hell of a lot of discussion.

To reiterate my point, everyone loves ZT, and at one time, for more than a few Fins fans, debate raged over whether we should have given Huard the starting job and if so, how differently things might have played out. Fletcher will go down as one of the most boneheaded 1st picks in our spotty drafting history, especially considering some of the alternatives that year. I believe that there's more than a small minority of active Fins fans who are particularly interested in the afterlife victories, trials and tribulations of players who at one point might have been the objects of our high hopes, merciless criticism and the catalysts of pages of heated Fin forum analysis, debate or derision... more so than being buried into an "other" category section.
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PS to Nublar: how about an "I've got an idea" flashing light bulb addition to the smiley section?