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Old 03-24-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, NC
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Terrible. Purely Terrible.

I hope you don't follow basketball because you need to get ready for disapointment in the NCAA and the NBA
He does follow basketball but I haven't seen him around since Duke choked this weekend. Where are you bleeding_duke_blue? I thought about you on Saturday

 
Old 04-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Status: "It's Hockey time!" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Okay, I'll go ahead and answer this.
NFL: New England, Buffalo
NHL: Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, whoever is playing the 'Canes
NBA: Whoever is playing the Mavs
MLB: N/A
NCAA: UNC

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Old 04-14-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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The Islanders.
Rep points for that little gem...LETS GO RANGERS!!
 
Old 04-20-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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I do not like the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the New York Jets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, or the Philadelphia Flyers.
 
Old 04-20-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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My favorite:

MLB: Atlanta Braves
NFL: Atlanta Falcons
NBA: Atlanta Hawks
NHL: Atlanta Thrashers
NCAA Basketball: Duke Blue Devils
NCAA Football: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Arena Football: Georgia Force
 
Old 04-20-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: TX
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I do not like the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the New York Jets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, or the Philadelphia Flyers.
Basically, you don't like any of the popular teams.
 
Old 04-21-2008, 08:26 AM
AT9
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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LA Lakers
Pheonix Suns
Denver Nuggets
Cleveland Cavs
LSU
U of Georgia
USC
U of Michigan
U of Texas
Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers (Except for Brett Favre)

That's about it!
 
Old 04-21-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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Basically, you don't like any of the popular teams.
Yeah, I think that's normal. The more popular a team gets, the more there's going to be a backlash, from people who are just plain sick of hearing all the time about the Yankees, Red Sox, Patsies . . . team of your choice from various eras (Cowboys and Braves in the '90's, etc.).

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Old 04-21-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: TX
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Yeah, I think that's normal. The more popular a team gets, the more there's going to be a backlash, from people who are just plain sick of hearing all the time about the Yankees, Red Sox, Patsies . . . team of your choice from various eras (Cowboys and Braves in the '90's, etc.).
I agree ... winning teams cause them to have a polarizing effect on fans.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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I agree ... winning teams cause them to have a polarizing effect on fans.
True. Many get onto the bandwagon of the latest dynasty, and many others get sick of seeing the same team get all the coverage. It's interesting to see how quickly the sentiments can shift. In '04 the Red Sox were the colorful, lovable Idiots, with many people pulling for them to finally win the World Series, so their fans could get the big payoff after all their years of patient suffering. Just three years later, they won the Series just one more time, and now they're one of the latest Evil Empires. Of course in that case, I'd guess some of the sentiment against them had to do with the fact that their WS opponent was a Cinderella story. On the other hand, the Braves in the '90's went through a similar shift in national sentiment. At first people pulled for them, and for Atlanta to win its first sports championship at the major-league level, but then in just a few years people got tired of seeing them. And in the later years of their success, the Braves had WS opponents like the Yankees and that juggernaut the Indians had in the mid '90's, not a Rockies-like Cinderella story. Still, in just a few years people got fed up with hearing about the Braves all the time.

It's also interesting that some teams don't become the objects of this turnaround in sentiment. It seemed as if the '49ers and the Bulls had quite a bit of support all through their championship eras, or at least did not have many people pulling strongly against them. I wonder why many teams get this turnaround in sentiment but occasionally some do not. Who knows.
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