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 Post subject: My Team?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:46 pm 
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The thing that really erks me is when I hear someone say, "Yeah, my team really kicked butt last night" or "We are going to beat so & so this weekend!" I mean REALLY....I want to say something like, "I didn't know you owned so & so" or "I didn't know you played [insert sport here]."

I tried to relate that to drum corps and it just doesn't work. :?

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I can understand it with college teams if you went to that particular school. My dad, a San Diego State grad, always expresses frustration with "his" Aztecs. My fiancee graduated from USC, so she's always rooting on "her" Trojans.

But with PRO teams, yeah, it's pretty lame. I always refer to them as "The Chargers" and "The Padres", even though I've been rooting for each team for 25+ years.

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Off topic but...congrats to 'Your' (j/k :lol: ) Chargers for beating the Colts


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Imagine how much of a blowout it would've been if Drew Brees hadn't given the Colts those free scores. ;) Chargers could've won that game 40-7.

That's what's so frustrating about them. When they're on, they can punk anybody: Indy (in Indy), Pats (in NE), etc. When they're off... close losses that ruin the season. Seriously, have the Chargers lost any game by more than a touchdown in the past two seasons? I can't recall any...

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Too bad SHJ neither of us West Coasters picked them. :(


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Well, my Saints aren't doing too hot. Looks like we might lose them completely, OH MY GOD NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo. The're will be no one to play in the dome, dear heavens we my have to tear it down. What will we do with the millions of dollars in subsidies?.........Bill


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Well, my Saints aren't doing too hot. Looks like we might lose them completely, OH MY GOD NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo. The're will be no one to play in the dome, dear heavens we my have to tear it down. What will we do with the millions of dollars in subsidies?.........Bill


Last I heard the Saints were staying put in New Orleans.


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Yes, unfortunately, they are staying. I guess better luck next time...Bill


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That's what's so frustrating about the [Chargers]. When they're on, they can punk anybody: Indy (in Indy), Pats (in NE), etc. When they're off... close losses that ruin the season.


Indeed...

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Malibu wrote:
The thing that really erks me is when I hear someone say, "Yeah, my team really kicked butt last night" or "We are going to beat so & so this weekend!" I mean REALLY....I want to say something like, "I didn't know you owned so & so" or "I didn't know you played [insert sport here]."

I tried to relate that to drum corps and it just doesn't work. :?


I share your frustration. And what's worse, that sense of identity has real consequences. Billions of dollars that could be funnelled in better directions are instead channelled into the sports industry because so many people feel so passionately and identify so strongly with a group of businesspeople and athletes who don't give a flip about them. It's so annoyingly irrational and unfair.

I'd write more, but I have to catch the end of the game...

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I'd write more, but I have to catch the end of the game...


I don't mind college games.....it's the professional ones that grate my nerves. :crazy:

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 Post subject: I know what ya mean
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I was watching a game with "someone" last week and they kept saying "we" when referring to the team.

I said "who is we? you and that mouse in your pocket?"

Actually I didn't say "mouse" but I am not sure you can say "turd" on here. I guess I'll find out in a minute here. :lol:


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Terri1957 wrote:
I was watching a game with "someone" last week and they kept saying "we" when referring to the team.

I said "who is we? you and that mouse in your pocket?"

Actually I didn't say "mouse" but I am not sure you can say "turd" on here. I guess I'll find out in a minute here. :lol:


That's a good one Terrie957! :lol:

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Spring-Heeled Jack wrote:
I can understand it with college teams if you went to that particular school. My dad, a San Diego State grad, always expresses frustration with "his" Aztecs. My fiancee graduated from USC, so she's always rooting on "her" Trojans.

But with PRO teams, yeah, it's pretty lame. I always refer to them as "The Chargers" and "The Padres", even though I've been rooting for each team for 25+ years.


Actually, in the pro ranks, The Green Bay Packers are "owned" by stockholders. Basically, if I own stock, they are "my" Team.

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Just a few thoughts...

Even though they blew the opportunity to get the first pick in this year's NFL draft and only have one playoff victory in its history, my favorite team is still the New Orleans Saints. :twisted:

Is that a turd in your pocket or is your favorite team winning?

I enjoy watching college football, even though my alma mater, THE University of New Orleans, doesn't have a football team. :( ...Go Bucs!!!

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