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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:49 PM
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Poll question: What kind of sports fan are you?
I'd say I'm devoted because I've learned to live with the Philly teams after all this time. Plus, Bush unfortunately is in office - that's more important.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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illini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:52 PM
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1. To much imphasis is place on sports in this country!
NT
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:53 PM
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2. Die-Hard Red Sox Fan
This may be the year....
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SoFlaJets Donating Member (556 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:02 PM
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6. I had to laugh........
me and my wife were watching HBO's"Curse of the Bambino" and I said hey that's us we're Jets fans-we can relate.Don't it suck?(Yankees fans too so-there ya go ya take the good with the bad)
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Braden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:39 AM
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32. If the Patriots can win a super bowl
then the Jets shouldn't give up hope.

I thought that curse of the Bambino special was a joke. Racist owner Tom Yawkey is why we didn't win for over a span of his 70 year ownership.

I mean the man turned down Willie Mays based on his skin color. I dont think there should be a public street in Boston named for him.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:16 AM
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16. The Red Sox Would Have Cured Me Of Being A Sports Fan If I Was One
I don't think ANYONE is still alive that saw them win a Series.
(Last time, they found one geezer who must have been a toddler back then).

Everybody knows that team is cursed and will never win another series, ever.
Choke, choke, always choke.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:55 AM
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35. I'm with you on this, Rose
I got a little nervous last night but they came through again. :)

I really really feel it this year.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:55 PM
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3. Buck Up, Little Camper!
At least Philadelphia doesn't have the Red Sox.

I mean, talk about heartbreak! Being a baseball fan in Boston is kind of like an archetypal combination-tryptich of Sisyphus, Prometheus chained, and Jonathan Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.

I hear that's where Will Pitt got his morbid side :-)

--bkl
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:56 PM
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4. Yeah, but Boston has had a championship at last
With the Patriots. Philly fans have been waiting since 1983 with the pro teams. :-)
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TBO Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:07 PM
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7. For the Red Sox Fans
Being a baseball fan in Boston is kind of like an archetypal combination-tryptich of Sisyphus, Prometheus chained, and Jonathan Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.


Just for old times sake, a quote for you:

"It bounced and bounced and then it didn't" - Bill Buckner

The surrounding details need not be mentioned.
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SoFlaJets Donating Member (556 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:34 PM
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10. Buckner tried to kill himself
after that play and jumped in front of a bus..guess what happened?Courtesy of Tim from Cape Cad(sic)

it went thru his legs........
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:45 AM
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22. grrraaaahhhhhhhh...haven't heard that one on in 15 years
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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VermontDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:43 AM
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25. They shouldn't of blew a three run lead
in game 7 of the world series. It seems to me that most of the fans say that game lost them the series, no, it was game 7. A team must win 4 games to be crowned champions, not 3.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:53 AM
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27. Game 7 was a fait accompli
after Game 6. Didn't even watch it. Didn't have to.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:00 PM
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5. I used to be a die-hard Vikings, T-Wolves and Wpg. Jets fan...
...but I've toned down my fanaticism in recent years. I'm still a devoted fan, and I watch EVERY game they play, of course (except for the Jets, in which I BAWLED my eyes out when they moved). I will always love the Vikings and Wolves, but the extreme fanaticism isn't there anymore. I'm still a casual viewer of the Wild, cause I still haven't got used to them yet. But I think I'll develop a bond with them over time.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:10 PM
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8. Former Red Sox believer
from 1986 to about 1990, I was totally smitten, waiting for their year. Before then, I was barely even a casual fan. But I got hooked on the Sox early in the 1986 season, which everyone in New England will remember as their last shot at the big ring. They had some close calls in the next few seasons then sank into mediocrity. I moved to NY, caught a tiny bit of Yankees fever--RS fans will be shocked to hear--in the early 1990s. You have to remember, though, New Englanders, that Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens came to town, so it wasn't that much of a stretch. And I'll tell you something else, guys...they actually won a whole bunch of series. That feels really good. You have no idea. Please don't hate me, though. I've lost Yankees fever, too, right around the time I began to notice a new lump-in-the-throat story each year they were creaming everybody else, as though they needed some humanizing something to disguise their cold-bloodedness.

I fall in love with teams I get to know, like the Sox of the 1980s and the Yankees of the 1990s. The Celtics of the early 1980s. The Knicks of the early 1990s.

But I'm not really all that much of a sports fan. These days.
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WINEWOMAN7 Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:29 PM
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9. Sport's Fan
Diehard Seattle Seahawks fan. Over 20 years, it's been a tough haul but have hung in there and they look good this year, 3-0. All my kids are rabid fans, get depressed when they lose.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:43 PM
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11. Up to and including getting physically ill when the Packers lose..like
yesterday. Serious need of intervention here.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:20 AM
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17. Yep. Typical irrational Packers fan.
Why don't you do what us Vikings fans do, and instead of getting uptight and anxious, get BONE-SOAKING DRUNK??? :-)
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:47 PM
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12. I'd rather play the sport than watch some overpaid jock
dance for the audience because he caught a ball or sacked the quarterback or made a basket. 10-million dollars to play...No I am not a rabid fan...it is only a fucking G-A-M-E!
Where people get paid way too much to play and our cops/firefighters and teachers don't get shit.

I hope I answered your question.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:53 PM
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13. Personally, I love it for entertainment
And the thrill of great games. It also provides a connection to my area.

I do agree that many of the athletes aren't worth getting that upset about, and it IS a game. I get sad, disgusted, and happy, but I have limits. I won't have a bad month because of a team.
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VermontDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:47 AM
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26. You play 10 seasons through injuries
and then you came back and tell me they are overpaid.
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:55 PM
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14. Lost me as a "fan"
when the clubs priced me out of actually attending the game, and although I might catch a play or two on TV, I'm feeling pretty nasty toward the advertisers that have helped to cause the former situation not to mention the absurd salaries, for what, a game. Break your neck on the field or get slammed by a semi- on a 100-mile commute to the job for a whole lost less seems an equal risk to me. These "super-athletes" have not in recent memory provided healthy role models to our adolescents - are they so BORED with all that dough??? They also seem to be the target for other golddiggers and eyewinkers, and don't have enough sense to back away!
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:08 PM
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15. Totally a-sportual!
Try living only three blocks away from the local University's stadium!

Grrrrr. I HATE sports fans! I'm sure there are some perfectly sane, delightful DU'ers who have a favorite team; I expect you're not the folks tossing your garbage on my front lawn, or parking your monster SUVs in my drive-way.

And if you are, I have the local towing service on speed-dial :evilgrin:
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populistmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:34 AM
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18. Sports is something I've learned to put up with
First growing up in Nebraska and the annoyingness (is that a word?) of "Go Big Red" and other such Cornhusker sayings all the time (they live for football in that state- I don't).

Now I live in Connecticut, married to a lifelong Yankee fan who grew up in Masachusetts.

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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:35 AM
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19. Been a Bucs fan for as long as they've been a team.
From the start when they were considered a joke. My spectator sport is pro football. Don't care that much for college football. It's too much of a spectacle. Just play the damn game!
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:39 AM
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20. Die-hard Vikings fan here
Probably explains why I am losing my hair in my mid-30s!

Now Culpepper's out! And possibly Moss?!?!?!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
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VermontDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:53 AM
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28. Gus Ferrote(if that is how his last name is spelled)
look awesome filling in for Culpepper and so did their WR Campbell. Minnesota hosts San Francisco at home, I don't think Moss will be out but Ferrote and Campbell should do well to a team who lost a hearbreaking lost at home to San Francisco.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:35 AM
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30. One thing about the Vikings is...
...they are a system team. The parts seem interchangeable.

True, Culpepper and Frerotte have totally different styles. Pep is mroe physical (see him blocking Moe Williams?) and even runs the ball (which led to the injury). Frerotte, on the other hand, is more of a pocket passer. He just chucks the ball. He can be good, but it is a radical change.

Moss's absence is even bigger. He takes a lot of the heat off the other guys by being teamed by two or three guys, leaving even Jim Kleinsasser open for catches. Has actually had a good year (aside from stats) because he has gotten more physical. He even blocks now!

These guys seem to have quite a vast playbook, and so far they have been efficient. Let's see what they can do against a good team. I still think they'll win.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:44 AM
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21. Red Sox
'nuff said.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:55 AM
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23. If I cared, I'd support the ...
Boston Red Sox-baseball
New Orleans Saints-football

but I really, really, really don't
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sistersofmercy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:00 AM
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24. Pathetic cheering while I'm there don't have a clue how the season is...
going. Go Cardinals! So, other!
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VermontDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:59 AM
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29. I am a die/hard sports fan
College Football:Arizona State Sun Devils

NFL Football:Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos, I was born in Colorado and the Broncos were the first team I connected with, now that I have lived in Arizona for the longest time in my life, the Cardinals are also my favorite team.

The only other teams I am enthusiatic about but no emotionally connected is the Pacers/Diamondbacks

I could give a rats ass about the Coyotes, I don't like Hockey.
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Twillig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 10:02 AM
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41. Howdy, We have business this week.
Good luck, But not too much. :-)



Having been born in Minnesota, I'm Vikings fan unto death. Maybe before then a super bowl will come their way. Jeesh, the Twins actually got 2 WS!

But I've lived in Oregon the longest part of my life. You're either a Beaver or a Duck. People that can stand true suffering can understand what that used to mean for Beaver fans. Others cheer for the U of Nike...(45-24 btw duck fans).

I won't mention the formerly glorious Trail Blazers.

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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:39 AM
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31. sports are boring
I cant stand watching sports on the tv.. i been to soccer games in real and it was fun, and i enjoy playing it also.. but thats asfar as ill go
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elcondor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:53 AM
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33. Casual Red Sox and Dodgers fan
Can one be a casual Red Sox fan? ;-)

I had no idea the Dodgers were owned by Fox when I started following them, btw.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:57 AM
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34. I'm devoted to...
... the White Sox, the baseball Cardinals and "Da Bears". :P
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:58 AM
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36. Red Sox fan here
They're my boys! Win or lose.

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catpower2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:13 AM
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37. Die hard...
Especially with my Redskins. :)

Cat
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:14 AM
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38. Oh shit
We're gonna have words before the week's out. :)
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catpower2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:49 AM
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39. Heh.
Patsies, eh? Well, we shall see.

Cat
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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:54 AM
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40. Redskins fan all the way!
w00t.
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