Posted by hughesjr on 4/24/2013 8:29:00 PM (view original):
I am definitely not a newb ... and I can win. In fact, I have more wins and seasons than you. But since my opinion is different than yours colonels, it doesn't matter.
I am also not accusing anyone of overtly cheating, nor have I.
Why is it that your opinion matters and mine does not?
you are definitely one of the guys defending your position the right way, IMO, if thats worth anything anymore ;) i have nothing against anyone for disagreeing or stating viewpoints contrary to mine. in a post recently, someone said something like they often read my posts, and sometimes disagreed (not publicly, of course), but still found it very helpful, even though i might occasionally come off a bit arrogant. something like that. it kind of made me sad, i feel like passion for the game can so easily come off as arrogance or insistence on being right. and i guess sometimes i say things somewhat matter-of-factly, but the reality is that i love constructive debates, in general but especially about something i am passionate about, its really my favorite part of the game (that and when you help a coach and it really makes the game more fun for them). i really do enjoy engaging others about things we disagree on, although this topic is clearly not my favorite ;) i just hope i dont come off to people as being unapproachable from a disagreement standpoint. its just so hard to come off as you intended, all the time, via text based communication. i wish people would disagree with me more, to be honest, the best way to learn is through understanding the view points of those with different view points than you. ive learned an incredible amount that way, read basically every post for years to get every gem i could, and to this day i learn a great deal about HD that way.
anyway, i know you werent talking to me, but that whole (not publicly, of course) bit made me sad, and at least 5 people have dropped me a line via sitemail to say they werent trying to be a ***** in the multiple teams threads or anything like that, so i feel like its not an isolated incident, and just wanted to comment. and really, those were mostly the people i felt were sharing their opinions in the most respectful and respectable manner, just with a different viewpoint than mine - and i have no reason, in those cases, to be upset or offended in the slightest. ive posted it so many times i cant even count, how strongly i believe coaches should question everything, test everything - take ideas from everyone, but blindly follow the recommendations of no one. so it definitely made me sad that a bunch of people felt they couldnt or didnt want to disagree with me, like it would be a bad thing or something, i really think its crazy to simply believe a long time coach is right just because hes a long time coach, or has won a bunch of titles, or you shouldnt argue with him because hes helpful, or anything like that.