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Old 02-05-2008, 02:42 PM   #496
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My favorite moment was when Michael Strahan got up to the podium. His speech was awesome!
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- it's all about NYC.
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I'm trading in my Lions jersey for a Giants one next season.

No bandwagon (ok, maybe a teeny bit) here. I'll continue to root for all my other home teams, but picking another NFL team to root for was easy - it's all about NYC.

...aaaaaand the little fact that the Lions were never, are not, and never will be anything more than a thorn in the side of any Detroit sports fan
The fact that your home town team happens to suck right now does not permit you to ever, EVER, EVER "switch teams", if you live within a 25-mile radius of its home arena.

You ALWAYS root for the hometown team. Even if you move to another city with a better franchise, you still root for your home team. This is the Golden Rule of Sports.

I expected better from you than "frontrunner"-itis.

ETA: And to scare you off further from becoming a frontrunner (I know you're better than that, April ), just be aware that this is the type of fanbase you're thinking of joining:
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The fact that your home town team happens to suck right now does not permit you to ever, EVER, EVER "switch teams", if you live within a 25-mile radius of its home arena.

You ALWAYS root for the hometown team. Even if you move to another city with a better franchise, you still root for your home team. This is the Golden Rule of Sports.

I expected better from you than "frontrunner"-itis.

ETA: And to scare you off further from becoming a frontrunner (I know you're better than that, April ), just be aware that this is the type of fanbase you're thinking of joining:
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just be aware that this is the type of fanbase you're thinking of joining:
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I'm trading in my Lions jersey for a Giants one next season.

No bandwagon (ok, maybe a teeny bit) here. I'll continue to root for all my other home teams, but picking another NFL team to root for was easy - it's all about NYC. :love


...aaaaaand the little fact that the Lions were never, are not, and never will be anything more than a thorn in the side of any Detroit sports fan
Whatever you choose to do, you might want to keep it a secret. Take it from me.
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Whatever you choose to do, you might want to keep it a secret. Take it from me.
Rooting for two home teams in a city you live in is one thing. Loopy and ridiculous, but there's a (very) slight amount of reasoning to it.

Declaring a team that is halfway across the country "your favorite" because they just won the Super Bowl is the worst fan behavior in all of sports. I know seven year olds who look down on that type of thing.

This is precisely why I absolutely despise the Patriots "fanbase" in Halifax.

I know the Lions suck right now, but I root for Philadelphia teams. I know the feeling.
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I'm impressed with your diplomacy. I do kind of agree with you. The Giants have had plenty of seasons where they sucked, but I stuck with them. You never know, Detroit could turn it around in the next few years.
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Declaring a team that is halfway across the country "your favorite" because they just won the Super Bowl is the worst fan behavior in all of sports. I know seven year olds who look down on that type of thing.

This is precisely why I absolutely despise the Patriots "fanbase" in Halifax.
I agree with the rooting for the team halfway across the country and that just won the super bowl is suspect, but disagree a little with you're dislike of your Halifax brethren. They don't have a home team to root for and technically, the Pats would be the closest team. Are the Pats the team you get the broadcasts of every weekend? I'm sure there are a fair amount of bandwagoners up there, but there may be some legit Pats fans up in those parts too.
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Rooting for two home teams in a city you live in is one thing. Loopy and ridiculous, but there's a (very) slight amount of reasoning to it.

Declaring a team that is halfway across the country "your favorite" because they just won the Super Bowl is the worst fan behavior in all of sports. I know seven year olds who look down on that type of thing.

This is precisely why I absolutely despise the Patriots "fanbase" in Halifax.

I know the Lions suck right now, but I root for Philadelphia teams. I know the feeling.

Agreed. No matter how bad things get for the 49ers I am still a diehard and have been so for two decades. My loyalty has never wavered since.
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Rooting for two home teams in a city you live in is one thing. Loopy and ridiculous, but there's a (very) slight amount of reasoning to it.

Declaring a team that is halfway across the country "your favorite" because they just won the Super Bowl is the worst fan behavior in all of sports. I know seven year olds who look down on that type of thing.

This is precisely why I absolutely despise the Patriots "fanbase" in Halifax.

I know the Lions suck right now, but I root for Philadelphia teams. I know the feeling.
Wow, make one innocent little statement and get jumped on... I feel like I really belong here now.

It's not just because they won the Super Bowl. I've been rooting for them from the end of the regular season, through the playoffs and up to the Super Bowl.

I just really got into football this year, you know that. Like, really really got into it. I have been a Wings, Tigers, and Pistons fan with varying degrees of fandom my entire life, and let me tell you, I never rooted for the Lions really even when I casually followed the NFL. Think about your "switch" from the Leafs to the Canucks. You couldn't put your heart into rooting for the Leafs and decided to switch alliances. Same goes here, and so what if the team I root for now just happened to have just won the Super Bowl? Like I already said, I have been for them since before the end of the regular season.

Believe me, when I first started following hockey, the Wings were known as the Dead Wings. When they won the cup in 1997 it was one of the most euphoric feelings I have ever experienced. Do I even need to talk about the Tigers?

MrPryck - this is the Lions. Not even Millen thinks they can turn it around. The one person who could actually you know, do something to try and turn things around won't even lift a finger. It's a joke in this city.
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I agree with the rooting for the team halfway across the country and that just won the super bowl is suspect, but disagree a little with you're dislike of your Halifax brethren. They don't have a home team to root for and technically, the Pats would be the closest team. Are the Pats the team you get the broadcasts of every weekend? I'm sure there are a fair amount of bandwagoners up there, but there may be some legit Pats fans up in those parts too.
It would be one thing if most of them chose to root for the Patriots when they were little, because it's true - 80% of the CBS games broadcast here are Pats games.

But I didn't know one single Pats fan in Halifax - not ONE - before '02. It was a crapshoot as to who any given football fan rooted for - you could find 49'ers fans, Giants fans, Packers, Cowboys, Steelers, Eagles, even a few Vikings fans...all in relatively even proportion. This was when I became a football fan. My dad never had a team, and I liked Randall Cunningham and the Eagles. But after XXXVIII, all of a sudden, there were thousands of Patriots fans. I'm sure the Patriots being the closest team had something to do with it, but surely all these fans weren't in hiding and then all decided to suddenly show their loyalty at once. I stuck with my team while three-quarters of my high school friends decided that all of a sudden the teams they grew up rooting for weren't good enough anymore. They bought Patriots jerseys and acted like they had a divine right to chirp the fans of every other team because they were winning. The boys all thought Tom Brady was the greatest QB who ever lived, and every single girl wouldn't shut up about how they "loooooooooooove" the Patriots because "Tom Brady is soooooooooo hot!!" It was frontrunner-itis en masse. And because the Patriots KEPT winning, they got more and more obnoxious, and I started to really get pissed off when someone who I KNEW barely knew who the New England Patriots even were before the 2001 season would get up in my face and yap about how "their" team was so amazing and the Eagles just couldn't get over the hump and make it into the Super Bowl, and how they were the Bills of the '00s. And when my team finally did make it to the Big Game and lost, those same people gave it to me like I've never been bitched at in my sports life before or since. And man, did it ever burn my ass that frontrunners were ripping me, who'd been a fan of one team since I can first remember asking my dad to tell me what the rules of football were. From that point I desperately yearned for the Patriots to lose, no matter who they were playing, just so that their "fans" would shut the fuck up for once. That, in a nutshell, is the genesis of my anti-Patriots feelings.

And that, in a nutshell, is why I hate frontrunner sports fans.

Rant over...deep breath. Okay, I'm calmed down now. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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The fact that your home town team happens to suck right now does not permit you to ever, EVER, EVER "switch teams", if you live within a 25-mile radius of its home arena.

You ALWAYS root for the hometown team. Even if you move to another city with a better franchise, you still root for your home team. This is the Golden Rule of Sports.

I expected better from you than "frontrunner"-itis.

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Unless you latched onto a team outside of the 25 mile radius as a little kid.
Yeah, that's the one exception to the rule. Once you're past the age of 8 and can watch sports for your own enjoyment and make up your own mind, you're stuck.
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It's not just because they won the Super Bowl. I've been rooting for them from the end of the regular season, through the playoffs and up to the Super Bowl.
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