Haha I think it brings back deep cross-generational scars from the hancock debacle. Most of us werent alive or old enough to see it happen, but its still baked into the conscience of residents here as we all have heard about it all our lives.
is it "silly"? sure, i suppose. caring deeply about football teams, bands, 'game of thrones', haute cuisine, fashion -- all, from some perspectives, are "silly" expenditures of time, energy, and thought. personally i think it's silly to troll and judge folks online, but hey - everyone needs a hobby.