Blinky McSquinty wrote:
And of course there are the loud and vocal Hamilton fans who perpetually state that Hamilton will "crush" or "destroy", or "eviscerate" anyone who competes against their hero. So they are making exactly the same noise against Rosberg that they did with Button, and as history has shown, Button more than held his ground.
People will compare Rosberg to Hamilton for the next year, and if Rosberg does manage to best him, legions of loyal and loud Hamilton fans will swamp forums with every excuse and conspiracy theory to prove that it wasn't Rosberg that bested Hamilton, but rather one of a long list of excuses from team principle bias to Twitter malfunction to alien abduction.
Because the ravings of a few fanboys (who exist for any driver) is obviously representative of a whole fanbase...
Of course not. I'm very aware that for any driver, there are different levels of vocal commitment. I know and respect some very fine people who are devout Hamilton fans, and I am aware of others who are at the other end of the spectrum. If you bother to actually read my post, I refer to a certain segment, nowhere did I state, "all Hamilton fans".
I hold to the theory that be it politics, religion or even being a fan of a team or individual in sport, there are fans who wear their pride in dignity and moderate activity (the quiet majority), and those who are, as I believe, "the loud minority".