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10/10/10 1:02 AM
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StretchPlum
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when someone says a pitcher is lousy, batter has a shitty swing, President is no good, teacher's an idiot, fullback fumbles too easily, cornerback can't tackle, boxer is a bum, etc...no one yells "Hey have you ever been the President?" "Have you ever played major league baseball?"

Ever see anyone jump up at a sports bar and say "Shut the fuck up. You would throw even more interceptions than Favre!"

Why here do people say it and freak out over normal sports talk? Less intelligent fanbase? More touchy about the sport's acceptance as major league?
10/10/10 1:03 AM
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Armchair quarterback.
10/10/10 1:04 AM
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armchair quarterbacking?
10/10/10 1:05 AM
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True, but people don't get up in arms about it, and that's usually reserved for "I would have done this..."
i.e. second guessing
10/10/10 1:06 AM
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"Talking shit about a damn good fight just makes you a douche, imo. "

Agree. Of course you have to know one when you see one.
10/10/10 1:07 AM
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I think its more about dudes that get all aggressive about their man crushes on fighters. The guys that can't see another position so they start insulting you or saying they'd kill you on the streets if you ever meet up.
10/10/10 1:15 AM
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Jake, let it go. This is a different topic. It's subjective
what anyone likes. No one cares that I hated it and you liked it. Just expressing ourselves. No need to get personal.

"I think its more about dudes that get all aggressive about their man crushes on fighters. The guys that can't see another position so they start insulting you or saying they'd kill you on the streets if you ever meet up."

That sounds about right.
10/10/10 1:16 AM
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StretchPlum -  a pitcher is lousy, batter has a shitty swing, President is no good, teacher's an idiot, fullback fumbles too easily, cornerback can't tackle, boxer is a bum

All douchey things to say

You seem to be arguing that schmucks should be allowed to insult anyone they like, but that insulting the schmucks is somehow wrong.
10/10/10 1:22 AM
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"You are a real pussy if you let any of the ridiculous shit that most of the nerds here say bother you. There are fags here with 50,000+ posts and they consider that a good thing, for fuck's sake.Edit: Nevermind, I just noticed you are going on 17,000 posts."

Only 993 away. You're no Euclid. But you still could theoretically have been able to read. Who said anything about bother? I asked if anyone had ideas on why this syndrome exists with posters here.
10/10/10 1:28 AM
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"All douchey things to say. You seem to be arguing that schmucks should be allowed to insult anyone they like, but that insulting the schmucks is somehow wrong."

All I asked was why the response "Were you ever a fighter?" is used here, and no one ever says "Did you ever play quarterback in the NFL?" Nothing to do with right or wrong.
10/10/10 1:33 AM
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Actually you asked why the insult 'keyboard warrior' was used, and two people immediately posted that it's the MMA equivalent of 'armchair quarterback'.
10/10/10 1:36 AM
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And I explained why it wasn't the same.
10/10/10 1:55 AM
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I think it mostly is the same, but on consideration I take your point. The man crush factor does seem to play a part. And ironically these types of exchanges tend to be more heated and angry on the internet than in a bar.
10/10/10 2:59 AM
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 backseat poster, imo
10/11/10 3:42 AM
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"Bashing fighters is a low and takes real typing techniques to do..."

Same with poster bashing.
10/11/10 3:58 AM
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When some one shit talks the quarterback I don't think anyone in the room thinks the talker believes he could do a better job. Unlike fighting where many fans also train a little and a lot of keyboard warriors actually think they could do a better job.
10/11/10 9:21 PM
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That's a good point.
10/11/10 9:26 PM
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or in serra's example to laimon: "You are like a swim coach that has never been in the pool"
10/11/10 10:20 PM
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Armchair Flying Armbar, loser via Keyboard Typeout

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