Well, I only got about half the responses to my second poll as I did to the first, but then it was not up on the home page as long. Something about a lot of fanposts that should have been fanshots. But I'm trying to keep my panties untwisted, so I will say no more about that.
I did get a significant change in the percentages. I think the sky is falling syndrome was in play, and the poll numbers matched the feeling I was getting from reading things. So one thing I am figuring out about the meaning of preseason: It can really affect the attitude of the fan base. But I don't think that is too much of a surprise
Just a quick recap of the 1st two polls, taken after the third and fourth preseason games, respectively.
|1st poll||2nd poll|
|12 or more wins||22%||16%|
|10 or 11 wins||75%||57%|
|8 or 9 wins||2%||25%|
|7 or fewer wins||1%||2%|
I am now interested to see how everyone reacts to the last preseason game. Of course, I hope this also gives a gauge of how you feel about the season in general, but we do know some things we didn't then.
We know that David Buehler looks to be a good answer to the placekicker question. As Jerry said, the last game could not have been scritped any better for him, and he could not have done much better. One was a little close to the upright, but other than that, he was perfect.
We know the final 53. No more arguing about who to keep (although the practice squad is not set, and Jerry was hinting that there may still be some moves). Personally, I think some of the voters will move up just on the fact that McQuistan was sent off to Miami.
And we saw a remarkably competent game from backups and hopefuls. It at least made the coaches look good, and I think at least a couple of players made the final roster with their play. That does tend to give credence to the theory that all the staff cared about was evaluating, and the poor performances by the starters does not really mean everything.
Anyway, how do you feel now? I am curious to stack the three weeks up. Heck, if they can do this for the elections, I can do it for the Cowboys!