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Old 03-16-2023, 11:32 AM
 
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Of course but there's no need to be mean spirited about doing that.

Sportsmanship is a nice thing to embody.
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Old 03-16-2023, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I'll root for other teams, but generally will not root for others in my same conference.
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Old 03-16-2023, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I hope that more colleges will become places of actual higher learning and eliminate the sports programs altogether. Such a waste of time.
I agree partially. Colleges are certainly places of higher learning and not minor league teams for the pros. Student/Athletes have become Athletes/Students in many cases. It might not be long before they're not even required to enroll in classes in order to play sports.

NIL, and the abuses thereof, is the worst thing that's ever happened to college sports. Players should not be paid and be given recruitment bonuses. They already get free tuition, room, board, books (if needed) and some sort of stipend.

I'd like to see college sports go back to being a tension relief for students instead of an obsession for alumni and sidewalk fans, many of whom have never seen the inside of a college classroom. Go back to something closer to what the Ivy League schools have kept.
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Old 03-16-2023, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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When my College (UC) is in the fight, I root for them, They are in the NIT (Not in Tournament,) whoohoo!


If not in tournament, I root for the underdogs. I love upsets that blow out brackets
You should be pleased then - had at least two big upsets in the opening round (the biggest being 15 Princeton over 2 Arizona).
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Old 03-16-2023, 07:15 PM
 
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i root for my bracket.
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Old 03-16-2023, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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When my team isn't in the tournament (very rare; but this is one of those years)....I root for the underdogs and anybody-but-duke....and of course I also want my bracket to do well....

The Virginia and Arizona upsets were thrilling so I like that (especially because I really find UVA annoying) ...but those upsets did utterly destroy my bracket.
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Old 03-20-2023, 08:58 AM
 
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I root for whoever is playing against Alabama, any sport.
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Old 03-20-2023, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I root for whoever is playing against Alabama, any sport.
Says the Auburn fan.
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Old 03-20-2023, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Flawduh
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I went to USF in Tampa. Never gave a rat's ass about their sports teams. I do have some polo shirts and a hat, but that's more as a representation of where I went than a support of any sort of team.
I generally like pro sports (mainly hockey and soccer) but college sports never really did much for me, especially basketball and football.
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Old 03-25-2023, 07:22 AM
 
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I watched my 15 seed college team get demolished last week. That’s my yearly NCAA basketball watching. I’m in New England. College sports is pretty much invisible. I can’t remember my last NCAA football game. I can’t remember who won the Beanpot in hockey.

I pay slight attention to UConn basketball. I know both teams play today but I don’t plan to watch. With the women, I know their best player is out for the season but can’t remember her name. Their best guard is Fudd but her first name isn’t Elmer. I can’t name the men’s coach or any of the players.
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