Why are we here?

Update [2007-9-14 18:15:20 by BigBlueShoe]: cynyc is much better at articulating why it is important to talk about Belicheat than I am. Read below, and thanks ctnyc.

Let me apologize in advance if this post seems a little strident; I've been on a 3-day debate with 6th Round and Tommasse over at Pats Pulpit. You can probably imagine how many excuses and baseless accusations I've endured.

Anyway, I want to respond to something that I'm a little bothered by. I've seen several times now (from reputable posters and not-so-reputable posters -- I'm talking to you Archie) that we focus too much on news about other teams or the NFL in general. I disagree, but I want to know others' opinions.

My argument is basically this: yes, this is a Colts website, but the Colts do not exist in a vacuum. Are we really so compartmentalized that we can only talk specifically about the Colts? What happens on other teams and in the league in general affects the Colts. Therefore it is appropriate to discuss. For example, the Patriots are our biggest rivals. An enormous national story about their cheating is absolutely fair game on this site. Or take the case of Tennessee: they're probably our biggest division rival (a Titans-fan friend of mine recently told me that the Colts are certainly perceived in Tennessee as the Titans' biggest rival). Therefore, posts about the crazy antics of Vince Young -- the face of their franchise -- are certainly valid discussion material.

As with anything else, all of this can go too far for some. But those people certainly have the option of stopping reading when they've had enough. There always has been, and I'm sure always will be, plenty of Colts-only material on this site.

So my question is: what are all of your thoughts on this? Why are we here? Should this site be for Colts and only Colts information? Or should we pay attention to the context in which the Colts exist? I obviously have strong opinions about the subject, but am interested to hear what others want/expect from the site.

And if you don't care either way, that's fine too. Thanks for indulging me.  

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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