iseeguins wrote:The use of EXTREME SARCASM has become commonplace on this messageboard and on "the other" Penguins board. This meme is especially predictable after unexpected losses .. and seems to be a "group-think" defensive/denial reaction .. an attempt to short-circuit, discredit, and "pre-empt" any legitimate expressions of concern or criticism by fans of the team. It's a masking-over of insecurity.
I find this to be very annoying and disappointing. It's a group-psychological cop-out. It's a ploy to avoid and to deny the reality and possible (or probable) significance of an unexpected loss. It's also a form of censorship and an Orwellian demand for lock-step "group-think" denial.
i was trying to figure out how to counter the prevailing 'extreme sarcasm' without being labeled an 'over-reactionary,' but you beat me to the punch with this year's new meme, "the professor's point."