Hopeful Fans True greatness is measured by the ability to get up when you been knocked down, the ability to overcome failure. In the words of Rocky Balboa, "It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" People call Sparano a "*****," or "weak" for not quitting? Are you kidding me? I was excited about change, but I commend Sparano for standing in there with a team he believes in. Quitting is the easy thing to do, but standing in there after this debacle and staying on as head coach shows strength not weakness. This is how you gain respect, not lose it. When this team takes the field next season, the players will know Tony stood in there to coach them, while the owner may have lost faith, and the GM may have lost faith, Tony didn't quit, he didn't run, he stayed dedicated to do the job he was hired to do. It's a sad day when we disrespect a person for not quitting. I hope Tony can use this as motivation, and I am rooting for him to succeed. Some of you will diss this thread, and this post, but I won't quit on the team I have rooted for since 1983. It may not be the best time to be a fan, but being a loyal fan is sticking in through the worst of times.