...okay, not the world but the League.
As we absorb the NYGs and the League-wide sentiments about them, be it from Sports Media, Team/ Franchise or fan point-of-view; I have come away with a few thoughts.
1a) The Teams of the NFL, (NBA, MLB, NHL etc.), are not National Entities (Nations).
1b) Therefore unlike NATO or UN politics, we have NO allies.
1c) Therefore it's the NYG's versus 31 other teams
2) It's kind of weird for any of us to have a "2nd favorite team" because by definition, eventually our 2nd favorite team will eventually cause us to have to "choose sides."
That's not to say we can't have respect for other organizations, especially those that have been Historically classy and/or exhibit a Franchise mentality reminiscent of our own New York Football Giants. (to me, this is the Steelers, Packers, Lions for example)
So what's the point?
Maybe this is something of a rallying cry, but we should not allow ourselves to be rattled or bent out of shape because of League-wide disrespect perception. (Though, in truth the disrespect is beyond ridiculous and pisses me off, I also know that nothing less should be expected.)
But when it's all said and done, only 1 team can win a game, only 1 team can win the Lombardi.
As many of you hope, all we can ask of Big Blue is to represent us, the fans well, to play with Pride and to be All In. (again)
It's us against the League. And that's how it should be.