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Old 06-01-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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my teams are the Red Sox, Raiders, Bruins and Syracuse in college Basketball.

I still hate the Yanks, the Montreal Canadians, Georgetown and the rest of the AFC west, but It's nowhere near the level it used to be.

I think the Red Sox winning it all in 2004 and the way they did it coming back from being down 0-3 to vs the Yanks and sweeping the Cards might have contributed.

But I think the #1 killer of sports hate is fantasy sports.

anyone agree?

2 seasons ago I rode Jamaal Charles deep in to the fantasy playoffs, last season I took a late flier on Matt Cassel, and he won me a lot of games, and I watched the KC/Baltimore playoff game and was actually rooting for KC.

ten years ago that never would have happened

I play a lot of fantasy baseball and Robby Cano last yr was amazing I had him on multiple leagues.

those are just a couple of examples, there are many others.

do you hate like you used to?
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I still hate the celtics, red sox, bruins, patriots, yankees, mets, giants, rangers, knicks, nets and jets or basically any other team from a city whose fans have moved to Southern California and root against my team when that team is in town.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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I still hate the celtics, red sox, bruins, patriots, yankees, mets, giants, rangers, knicks, nets and jets or basically any other team from a city whose fans have moved to Southern California and root against my team when that team is in town.
wow, that's a lot of teams to hate
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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wow, that's a lot of teams to hate
That's because there are so many people in Southern California who moved from east coast and midwest cities. You go to a Dodgers mets game at Dodger Stadium and half the place is rooting for the mets. Same with yankees or red sox at Angels.

I think about that every time I'm stuck in traffic behind some dude with an "I love NY" sticker on his car.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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I think about that every time I'm stuck in traffic behind some dude with an "I love NY" sticker on his car.
Yikes, thats for a whole different forum here.

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I think the Red Sox winning it all in 2004 and the way they did it coming back from being down 0-3 to vs the Yanks and sweeping the Cards might have contributed.

But I think the #1 killer of sports hate is fantasy sports.

anyone agree?

2 seasons ago I rode Jamaal Charles deep in to the fantasy playoffs, last season I took a late flier on Matt Cassel, and he won me a lot of games, and I watched the KC/Baltimore playoff game and was actually rooting for KC.
My most "hated" team was always the Cubs, but when the Sox won the WS in 05 that did indeed kind of die down. I almost started to pity them, and still kind of do.

With fantasy football, I still find a way to root against the team, like for the hated Vikings I can root for AP to break off a 80 yard run only to have <insert crappy QBs name> throw a pick in the red zone.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Just a thought but have you ever considered rooting for teams where you live (Panthers, Bobcats) versus other teams because you like their colors or the fact they win more often?
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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Just a thought but have you ever considered rooting for teams where you live (Panthers, Bobcats) versus other teams because you like their colors or the fact they win more often?

yeah because that's what I do.

the Syracuse Orange was the only team I wasn't rooting for prior to 1975 and that was because I didn't get into the sport until 1985.

I grew up in the Northeast and loved the Red Sox and Bruins.

as a kid I hated the Pats because of there helmet and because they didn't call themselves Boston.

The Raiders had skull and cross bones, that was an easy call.

Stop assuming you know other people Kyle it's a bad trait
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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In this day of revolving door rosters it's really difficult to sustain a negative feeling to other teams and their players that may have been with your team last year or maybe coming to yours next. No long term identity that is sustained and loathed. But thankfully, those fair-weather, Old-Mil-Swilling, Horse-Lovin' Sconnies remain constant and provide no such ambiguity and in the end, good vs. evil is all that matters.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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In this day of revolving door rosters it's really difficult to sustain a negative feeling to other teams and their players that may have been with your team last year or maybe coming to yours next. No long term identity that is sustained and loathed. But thankfully, those fair-weather, Old-Mil-Swilling, Horse-Lovin' Sconnies remain constant and provide no such ambiguity and in the end, good vs. evil is all that matters.
Hey! I was a "Sconny for a short while; very nice people who enjoyed a "beverage" or six every now and then....
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Southwest Arkansas
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Colin Cowherd likes= I hate
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