This one is a message to everyone posting on this forum as well as a caution to the mods herein: This forum, by its very nature, is going to contain a lot of smack.
What I mean by that statement is that this forum differs from every other forum (except, perhaps, the "politics" forum) in that there is no common ground; this forum is a free-for-all of sports talk. Unlike the 'Fins forum where, no matter the opinion, the overwhelming majority of the posters are there as fans of the Miami Dolphins, in this "Other Sports" forum, no such common ground exists.
In this forum when one person posts a thread about a particular basketball team you're going to get responses ranging from those of people who are fans of the particular team in question to people who hate basketball and just want to comment on how much basketball sucks. Ultimately, smack is going to be run, people are going to argue, and that will be the nature of things.
Also, unlike the 'Fins forum, there is nowhere else for the smack to go. There is no "General Smack" forum where people can just rag on each other's teams (it would never last anyway so there would be no point in starting it) outside of the NFL so topics will get somewhat heated in here.
Basically, what I'm saying here, is that some degree smack is going to have to be tolerated in this forum due to the fact that the very nature of this forum will invite disagreements, debates, and, yes, lots and lots of smack. The mods are going to have to decide to what degree they are willing to let things go and the posters (the rest of us) are going to have to understand the nature of this forum and have fun with it for what it is and not take things too personally.
Again, once we leave the 'Fins forum, any topic not NFL related is probably going to be met by a majority of posters who disagree since we all come from such disparate backgrounds and fan bases. Also, once again, my suggestion is to have fun, take things in here for what they are, and let what happens in the "Other Sports" forum stay in the "Other Sports" forum.