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Old 10-08-2006, 08:37 PM
 
Location: ♥State of the heart♥
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Default Philly in NC + football

We know people from PA who now live in Cary because of job transfers, or accepting new jobs (and love it BTW). However, I'm not noticing the same numbers of PA to NC posts on this forum as NJ / NY to NC. There is so much here about folks from NJ and NY moving to NC!
Do you North Carolina residents meet many people from PA in NC?

A second question: now that it is football season, we all see people flying their football team's flags, or decorate their cars, or wear their teams jerseys on game day. Since we're in NJ, we see those items proudly displayed for both the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the NY Giants. Occasionally the random football team colors from other states too. When we visit my parents in FL, I notice the different team items displayed on cars or porch flags, from the Chicago Bears, to the NY Giants, to Green Bay Packers, etc.
Do you see diverse football team colors displayed in NC these days? Does it look like the NFL version of the United Nations?
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:41 AM
 
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1. I do know people from PA, just not as many as from NY or NJ. Mainly they are from the Philly, Levitown area. Thats a generalization though.

2. United Nations of Football. Thats too funny! Great way of puting that. For the most part it's probably 50/50. 50% Panthers and 50% other.
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:32 AM
 
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I know a few people from PA, a couple of friends and a couple of co-workers in Raleigh. As for football teams, obviously most of the NC natives (myself included!) root for the Panthers, but there are a few hold outs that still root for the Redskins. I'm still a 'Skins fan too.... as long as they aren't playing the Panthers! Now and then I see a Steelers or Cowboys sticker or license plate ring on a car, but they have fans all across the US.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Wilson
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Oh yeah, we fly our team flags like crazy. You should see the Carolina Hurricane flags around Raleigh! Then on college football days you see the NC state, UNC, Duke, Wake, and ECU flags all over the place.

I hardly ever see Panther flags around Raleigh though. You have to be in the Charlotte area to see much of that.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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My new father-in-law is from Philly. You should have been at the wedding. The dividing line was funny. All I could think of was the civil war. As the night progressed the Philly fans started with the famous chant E-A-G-L-E-S!!!

Being polite southerners we reminded them of the NFC Championship game a few years back and even in nature there is no way a bird can beat a cat!!

I am glad however that the eagles beat the cowboys last weekend.

Note: this was all done in good fun and I for one really appreciate the "Northern" humor!
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I don't know anyone from Pennsylvania, but there probably are some around here.

As for NFL teams. I mostly see Panthers stickers and flags, but there are also a lot of Redskins and some Cowboys stuff. I never notice any other teams represented.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:50 PM
 
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The Giants and Green Bay have a big following too from what I've noticed.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Don't forget The Cowboys,Redskins,Falcons, and the Saints.....

The only teams that do not have a big following seem to be from the west coast!
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I would have to say, in the triangle, you are going to see most of the college teams (unc-chapel, otherwise referred to as carolina), nc state (referred to as state) and Duke (referred to in my house as something I cannot post on this board!) and the hurricanes. To be honest with you, although there are some life long residents here who like the canes, we really really really care about our college teams.

I have many friends not from here who just don't get it. This is what I hear most often:'
Oh you are a tarheel fan
Yes, I am
Did you go to school there?
Uh, no
Then why are you a fan?
Well, when you grow up walking on franklin street almost every day of your childhood, you pretty much become a fan

It is a BIG thing around here. The carolina fans hate duke, the duke fans hate everyone, the state fans hate carolina...........it goes round and round.

Leigh
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Yes Duke are the bottom of the barrel!
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