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BCWWF
02-16-2004, 03:24 AM
I didn't think so. I mean, growing up in Minnesota, when I was a kid I went to Twins, Vikings, Gophers, Wolves, and Wild games and our local news covered Twins, Vikings, Gophers, Wolves, Wild, and Packers. It wouldn't really make sense for me to be big fans of other teams, would it?

Well for some reason people just can't get over that I thought Doug Mientkiewicz and Corey Koskie were better fielders than John Olerud and Eric Chavez. I still stand by my opinion there, and anyone who strongly thinks otherwise hasn't seen the two play enough to have a legitimate opinion.

I thought I cleared this up a while ago, but I still get shit in the most random posts from the most random people about it. The people who give me the most shit are the people who are the most biased for their teams themselves. Yash, The Miz, Loose Cannon, CNM, and some other guy who made a comment followed by [\yash, wadding, etc] How desperate can you get?

Since the initial incident, I havent acted like a "mark," and on numerous occasions have pointed out weaknesses in my favorite teams and pointed out teams that are better. I have never said that the Twins are a better team than the Yankees or the Red Sox, but people talk shit to me like I have.

I stand strong that at least one of those guys should have won a Gold Glove, that Kevin Garnett should win MVP this year, and that the T-Wolves have a very good chance at winning the whole NBA. I do not think the Twins are going to win 100 games this season, I do not think the Wild are going to make it to the Stanley Cup semi-finals again, I do not think that Latrell Sprewell should have been an all-star. Not only that, if you looked in a recent thread asking what teams we were fans of, I said that I was a Miami Dolphins, Ottawa Senators, and New York Mets fan, along with being fans of most of my hometown teams.

I just find it hypocritical that guys who are bandwagon fans of winning teams 1,000 miles from their houses are talking shit to me. I now speak totally rationally about my teams and don't insult other people for having passionate opinions about their teams.

So in conclusion, I would appreciate it if you posters who find it neccessary to stereotype me would actually read into my posts and understand my opinions before taking old and boring cheapshots at me for liking the teams I grew up with. Thank you.

road doggy dogg
02-16-2004, 03:27 AM
Holy shit, didn't you make a thread crying about this like a month ago? Jesus Christ.

BCWWF
02-16-2004, 03:32 AM
no

CNM
02-16-2004, 03:50 AM
2003 AL Gold Glove winners: (My opinion)

C- A.J. Pierzynski
1B- Doug Mientkiewicz
2B- Luis Rivas
SS- Cristian Guzman
3B- Corey Koskie
LF- Shannon Stewart
CF- Torii Hunter
RF- Jacque Jones
P- Johan Santana

DaveWadding
02-16-2004, 03:57 AM
http://www.azcardinals.com/images/news/poolelevitrain.gif

BabyHugger
02-16-2004, 04:00 AM
Why are you so gay?

BCWWF
02-16-2004, 05:16 AM
Lol, always next year Wadding, always next year

The Destroyer
02-16-2004, 06:31 AM
I find it more weird than anything else when people support teams they have zero connection with over local teams. But hey, free world after all. And it's hard to support crappy local teams. :shifty:

Excellance of Execution
02-16-2004, 09:31 AM
I've liked the Yanks since the 80's. I was a huge fan of Donnie Baseball, which obviously makes you root for that team. I live in CT, so it's not like i'm 1000 miles away. And besides, the Yankees sucked from the early 80's till 93, so nobody can say i jumped on the bandwagon. I suffered through ridicule when the Yanks sucked, and now i get to brag. I deserve it to brag now. :shifty: :D

Gertner
02-16-2004, 10:43 AM
http://www.azcardinals.com/images/news/poolelevitrain.gif
OWNED

Gertner
02-16-2004, 10:47 AM
i live in canada but, i live 30 minutes from detroit. i hate all detroit teams, but i'm loyal to some tToronto teams. I'm hardcore Leafs and Blue Jays. I'm a pats fan. I started liking them when i first got Techmo bowl and they were the worst team in the game, so i started liking them. I'm a Utah Jazz fan because I've always loved Karl Malone The raptors came into the league after I became a Jazz fan.

Yashamaga
02-16-2004, 11:46 AM
Next years champions IMHO:

Superbowl: Vikings
World Series: Twins
Stanley Cup : Wild
whatever the NBA championship is called: T'Wolves

The Icon of Elisim
02-16-2004, 12:23 PM
I still stand by my opinion there, and anyone who strongly thinks otherwise hasn't seen the two play enough to have a legitimate opinion.

LOL you call other people hypocrites despite making blatant hypocritical comments like that

Loose Cannon
02-16-2004, 12:46 PM
WTF, how am I biased? My posts are usually based on fact like I just said in the other thread. The only time I may sound biased is when I'm kidding around with those who like the Red Sox.

Ninti the Mad
02-16-2004, 01:16 PM
I go for the locals. I dont care if they suck. It means more to me.

For example: Spurs, Cowboys, Astros

Spurs are obviously my favorite. Cowboys come second even though they are far but they are in Texas.

I dont care much for baseball but I will just go for the Astros for the hell of it.

BCWWF
02-16-2004, 05:43 PM
LOL you call other people hypocrites despite making blatant hypocritical comments like that

I don't know how you deem that hypocritical. What I am saying is that if you strongly believe that Doug or Corey shouldn't have been in consideration for those gloves that you clearly dont have enough experience to be making a comment.

Loose Cannon, I used your name in false pretenses. I misinterpreted something you said, sorry.

The Miz
02-16-2004, 06:49 PM
LOL you are such a pussy.

of course i lvoe and root for my home teams, but i don't act like they're the greatest show on earth. i know the sonics blow. i don't care, i still love them.

there's a difference between being a die-hard fan and being biased. die-hard fan = watching and rooting on the vikings in every game. biased = claiming the vikings are the best team in the NFL, which they aren't.

also cry about it

The Outlaw
02-16-2004, 10:33 PM
LOL you are such a pussy.

of course i lvoe and root for my home teams, but i don't act like they're the greatest show on earth. i know the sonics blow. i don't care, i still love them.

there's a difference between being a die-hard fan and being biased. die-hard fan = watching and rooting on the vikings in every game. biased = claiming the vikings are the best team in the NFL, which they aren't.

also cry about it

:love:

Mike the Metal Ed
02-16-2004, 10:45 PM
I started supporting Leicester City in 1995 and never looked back...

























:nono:

Kane Knight
02-16-2004, 10:56 PM
I don't see what the big deal is.

Granted, I'm not an avid poster in this forum, and I don't treat sports like a religion. I pretty much only follow local teams, and don't get my panties in a knot when someone doesn't like my team.

Seyda
02-17-2004, 12:00 AM
I have and always will be an avid fan of the Packers. Disappointing as it may be at times, I'll always root for them. The rest of the sports group from around here, meh. I could care less.

Jesus Shuttlesworth
02-17-2004, 01:07 AM
haha yea I got so many people saying cry about it now :cool:

Ninti the Mad
02-17-2004, 10:31 AM
haha yea I got so many people saying cry about it now :cool:


I bet you feel like a big man now.

ON A MESSAGEBOARD

Cactus Sid
02-17-2004, 04:09 PM
I started supporting Liverpool when I was about 4, when they won the league, but I've supported them for the last 13 years, regardless. I started supporting Torquay when I really started to get into football, when I was about 9, and still support them now. Liking your hometown isn't mandatory, but I think you should get behind them as much as you can, especially when times are tough (in the example of lower league football clubs)

Dazz
02-17-2004, 04:23 PM
My mum used to live a mile away from the ground, and my dad supported Chelsea,
so thats why me and my two brothers support them. They are not local, its about an hours drive to the ground, but the reason my parents supported Chelsea were because they were local at the time.

I look out for my local teams footy results, any other sport I really couldn't give two squirts of piss what the team does.

Wengerland
02-17-2004, 04:36 PM
Nothing wrong with supporting local teams imo.

I've grown up in Leicester,about 20 mins away from the ground.My dad was a fan and knew a few players from the 70s and 80s(apparantly when Gary McAllister played for us he asked my dad to be his agent,not sure if i believe that though).

I don't see many matches because i don't really have anyone to go with,my dad normally just says that he wouldn't waste his money going to see the current team and most of my friends aren't as bothered about football or support other teams.When i can drive i'll go down more often though.

Jesus Shuttlesworth
02-17-2004, 07:54 PM
I bet you feel like a big man now.

ON A MESSAGEBOARDWhat do you mean "now?"

anyways..Liking your hometown thing isn't a bad thing, but basically what The Miz said is right.