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User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

What is with America's addiction to sports? Maybe other countries have the same problem - but I have really noticed it a lot in the US.

I was waiting for my flight to ATL from PIT the other day, sitting at gate D80, across from the T.G.I. Fridays sports bar. The Pittsburgh Steelers were playing some other football team (please, don't enlighten me. I don't care who it was), and the bar was packed full, with people filling the hallway of the terminal. Every time the Steelers made a score, the whole crowd erupted in an ear-peircing shout/yell, celebrating "their" score. "We scored! We scored! I love how our [insert player name] is so good". Or "OHMYGOSH that was incredible! He's awesome!". The 5 or 10 people cheering for the other team let out a volley of "BOO!!!!!"'s for every cheer of the opposing team.

Things died down for a little bit, and I was talking to an Irish guy who I had met the previous night, who happened to be on the same flight back to ATL as I was on. He had a 2 hour layover in ATL, before flying on to DUB. We were talking about the previous night's concert (which he was in, I was watching), when suddenly a guy dropped the F-bomb when the "my team made a mistake". Shortly after, the crowd errupted in a roar that caused all conversation within 100 feet of the bar to stop - because we couldn't communicate unless yelling. People sleeping gate area woke up, some quite startled, probably wondering what the hell was going on.

Finally, boarding started, and the enterance to the jetway was right across from the bar. People clogged the door trying to get one last glimpse of the game before "being secluded in a hell-hole where you can't get score updates". They had to delay pushback because some idiots wouldn't put away their phones before they could shut the door, because they were so engrossed in the game.

During the flight, the captain kept making announcements about the current game score, predictions, and the current quarter, time, etc. To make things worse, the two guys behind me kept talking about the game. What really got me was the following conversation (not exact quotes, because I can't remember all the details. However, it followed pretty closely to what is written below):

Guy 1: I can't believe that touchdown they made!
Guy 2: Me neither! I'm so glad we made it - probably saved the game
Guy 1: Yeah, its better than the last few games we've played
Guy 2: My friend [friends name] said he's going to tear us up next game
Guy 1: I don't think so. We have been holding pretty strong.
Guy 2: True
Guy 1: Man... I still can't believe that touchdown we made!

Note the "we". Why the heck say "we"!? You, Mr. Fan, did nothing at all. You were staring at the TV, cheering like a mad man for pixels moving around on a plasma screen. You, sir, were sitting on your lazy butt, shouting your lungs out inbetween bites of pizza, for some guy you never met, and never will meet. You are exactly that - a fan. One of the millions of others just like you. Some self-proclaimed expert of the team you have seen, at best, from 300 yards away, after paying good money to go shout and scream at. My neighbors dog gives better responses to being shouted at. Some team that you swear you will never miss a game of on TV. Something you have bonded so close to, you think it is part of you - you say "we" and "us". You have a love/hate relationship with the team that you think only you can understand. Yet you seem to forget that the millions of others out there just like you, think just like you, act just like you, and appear just like you to all the intelligent humans in the world. Somebody the team you proclaim to be your idol will never meet, never know about, and never care about as a single person. They only care about you, because you fit in with the other millions that shower "your" team with time and money. You, Mister, are nothing but a fan - nothing more.

What in the world is wrong with so many people? If you like watching people beat the crap out of each other, go watch "Bumfights" on YouTube. Funny thing is, since when did Dr. Phil dismiss a football player off his show for being sick, twisted, and disgusting? Never.

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
Note the "we". Why the heck say "we"!? You, Mr. Fan, did nothing at all. You were staring at the TV, cheering like a mad man for pixels moving around on a plasma screen. You, sir, were sitting on your lazy butt, shouting your lungs out inbetween bites of pizza, for some guy you never met, and never will meet. You are exactly that - a fan. One of the millions of others just like you. Some self-proclaimed expert of the team you have seen, at best, from 300 yards away, after paying good money to go shout and scream at. My neighbors dog gives better responses to being shouted at. Some team that you swear you will never miss a game of on TV. Something you have bonded so close to, you think it is part of you - you say "we" and "us". You have a love/hate relationship with the team that you think only you can understand. Yet you seem to forget that the millions of others out there just like you, think just like you, act just like you, and appear just like you to all the intelligent humans in the world. Somebody the team you proclaim to be your idol will never meet, never know about, and never care about as a single person. They only care about you, because you fit in with the other millions that shower "your" team with time and money. You, Mister, are nothing but a fan - nothing more.

You, mister, just don't get it. Which is ok, because there are millions of others out there just like you.  

Also forgot to mention: it's not just the US that has an addiction to sports.

-Mir

[Edited 2007-11-12 12:20:25]


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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Believe me-it's not just the US. All you need is two guys, two beers, and a TV and you'll obtain the same results in any place on Earth.

All the better for the handful of us who hate sports - guess who we're entertaining while their husbands are all busy cheering at a boring game on a screen. Big grin

Thanks for posting an anti-sports rant - I would have done it myself but I wasn't prepared to face the inevitable flames of macho fury.  bigthumbsup   flamed 


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
You, mister, just don't get it. Which is ok, because there are millions more like you.

And I'd prefer to stay this way.  Wink




Oh, I forgot to add an "/rant" to the bottom of my post. Oh well. I think most people will understand that it is.. well.. understood.


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Jeez, remind me never to go drinking with Bagpiper  Smile


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
You, mister, just don't get it. Which is ok, because there are millions more like you.



In soccer, it's called being the 12th man. Try going to Old Trafford or Anfield or Highbury (okay, "Emirates Stadium) or City Ground or Insert-Successful-Soccer-Team-Here and telling the crowd that they haven't been a part of a team's success.

Even managers and players will acknowledge the 12th man effect; getting a good crowd behind you and lifting the atmosphere can change the way players play.

[Edited 2007-11-12 12:22:16]

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
Note the "we". Why the heck say "we"!? You, Mr. Fan, did nothing at all. You were staring at the TV, cheering like a mad man for pixels moving around on a plasma screen. You, sir, were sitting on your lazy butt, shouting your lungs out inbetween bites of pizza, for some guy you never met, and never will meet. You are exactly that - a fan. One of the millions of others just like you. Some self-proclaimed expert of the team you have seen, at best, from 300 yards away, after paying good money to go shout and scream at. My neighbors dog gives better responses to being shouted at. Some team that you swear you will never miss a game of on TV. Something you have bonded so close to, you think it is part of you - you say "we" and "us". You have a love/hate relationship with the team that you think only you can understand. Yet you seem to forget that the millions of others out there just like you, think just like you, act just like you, and appear just like you to all the intelligent humans in the world. Somebody the team you proclaim to be your idol will never meet, never know about, and never care about as a single person. They only care about you, because you fit in with the other millions that shower "your" team with time and money. You, Mister, are nothing but a fan - nothing more

 checkmark  AMEN! I have said this alot in the NCAA threads...ALOT! And I got flamed for it pretty badly. I dont understand why the fans always say 'we' when they didn't even play in the game at all.

Common sense would say "They won, you just watched."



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

And as you were watching planes take off and land while judging others, the folks watching the game might have been thinking "what kind of dork watches planes take off and land when a good football game is on? Thousands of planes take off and land every day - what is the big deal?"

But more likely, they were minding their own business and allowing people to enjoy whatever they want without prejudice.

[Edited 2007-11-12 12:24:35]

User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):
Even managers and players will acknowledge the 12th man effect; getting a good crowd behind you and lifting the atmosphere can change the way players play.

over TV? I believe IFE stands for "In flight entertainment". If you are a Master at it, I'd hope you'd know TV's don't relay information such as that.

Sure, I'll buy that if they are live, in the stands. I enjoy a few games every now and then while in a stadium. But watching it on a frickin TV!?


[note - no personal attack on you, IFEMaster. I hold you in great respect as one of the greatest members of the board]

[Edited 2007-11-12 12:32:12]

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 8):
over TV? I believe IFE stands for "In flight entertainment". If you are a Master at it, I'd hope you'd know TV's don't relay information such as that.

Oh my.



User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 8):
ure, I'll buy that if they are live, in the stands. I enjoy a few games every now and then while in a stadium. But watching it on a frickin TV!?

So it's ok to say 'We won' if your in the stadium but the next week you can't go to a game and watch it on TV you have to say 'They won' even though you support the team. Also people feel they are part of the team they support because that's what they do 'support'. I buy match tickets, the new jerseys, shout and cheer when they win and feel down when we lose, I say 'we won' or 'we lost' becasue I as a fan is as much a part of the team as anyone else involved in the club. If you don't get it that's fine but why whine about it or lecture us on how we should support our teams?

[Edited 2007-11-12 12:32:34]


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 8):
I believe IFE stands for "In flight entertainment". If you are a Master at it, I'd hope you'd know TV's don't relay information such as that.

Oh, the sarcasm and irony drip from your posts. Funny guy.

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 8):
over TV?

TV has nothing to do with behaviour. The fact is that I am as much in to a game when I'm sitting in the stands as I am when I'm sitting in front of my TV. I yell at the ref. I scream at the linesmen. I hurl abuse at David Beckham. Essentially, my behavior doesn't change all that much between the two venues. I support the team emphatically, and let's face it...without my season ticket money, and the money of all the other ticket holders, plus the money spent on merchandise and beer and pies, there wouldn't be much of a team. So "we" are as much a part of the success as those on the grass.

Quote:
[note - no personal attack on you, IFEMaster. I hold you in great respect as one of the greatest members of the board]

No personal attack recognized, but thanks for clarifying...geez, for a.net, that wasn't anywhere near an attack...just a mere friendly pat on the back  biggrin .

[Edited 2007-11-12 12:38:35]

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
America's Addiction To Sports

"We're too young for sex.....we gotta have something to do!"

Signed,
94% of US sports lovin' a.net users



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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
Note the "we". Why the heck say "we"!? You, Mr. Fan, did nothing at all. You were staring at the TV, cheering like a mad man for pixels moving around on a plasma screen

Jesus, chill out.


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

I think you misunderstood me. Sorry. What I meant:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):
getting a good crowd behind you and lifting the atmosphere can change the way players play.

For all they know, there could be 50 million watching on TV, or 0 watching. They don't know. The cameras may give that effect, but the actual viewers don't, at least directly.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 8):
Sure, I'll buy that if they are live, in the stands. I enjoy a few games every now and then while in a stadium. But watching it on a frickin TV!?

Again, you don't get it. Even on TV you can still feel connected to the team.

I can't criticize you for not being a sports fan, but by the same token I don't think you should really be critical of how people feel about their teams. It's different preferences, that's all.

Unless you want to hear my opinion on bagpipes.  mischievous 

-Mir



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User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 15):

Unless you want to hear my opinion on bagpipes.

go ahead

:-P

Quoting Mir (Reply 15):

I can't criticize you for not being a sports fan, but by the same token I don't think you should really be critical of how people feel about their teams. It's different preferences, that's all.

Most of this forum is criticizing.  Wink


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 16):
go ahead

Actually, I don't mind them at all (I do think they've become a bit cliche), but I know some people that hate them virulently. The point is that we all have our passions in life, and we shouldn't judge the passions of others lest we be judged on our own.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Thank you for that first post .Two of my college roommates are like that, screaming at it. "We messed up, etc." They also have the TV so loud that i feel I am in the stadium.

Drives me absolutely nuts. The player can't hear you screaming at them. They don't care. Stop screaming, sit down adn shut up.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
Note the "we". Why the heck say "we"!?



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 6):
"They won, you just watched."

Well said, gentlemen. I have this argument every time the sodding World Cup of is on, disrupting the TV schedule and causing random citizens to drive round the square outside my flat hooting their stupid Renault Twingo horns and shouting like lunatics. It's a fucking game !! The universe will not divert from its course one micrometre as a result. SA Czech Airlines">OK I was glad SA won the Rugby, but I didn't watch the actual game. Just tell me the result, I'll let you know if I care.


User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

you my friend...need to get out of the house more often if your making a post about how arrogant people are for having a passion with sports.


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User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 20):
you my friend...need to get out of the house more often if your making a post about how arrogant people are for having a passion with sports.

lol.

I've been told to get out of the house more quite a bit. Funny thing is, I've done more "out of the house" stuff than most kids my age, who, I might mention, are quite addicted to sports.


User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

I always thought we were addicted to simply different sports.

The Europeans love their football/soccer fanatically by the way, the Brits love their rugby and stuff.

Us Americans like Basketball, and American Football, and suprizingly a lot of people like baseball which I fail to grasp... strikes me as boring.


Andrea Kent


User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
Note the "we". Why the heck say "we"!? You, Mr. Fan, did nothing at all.

I have to agree with you here. I always smirk when I see guys in the stands giving each other high fives as if they actually DID something other than spend money, sit on their ass, drink, jump up, and shout.

I don't even say 'we won' in curling when the team from my club wins the nationals. "Larway won" or "Clark won" or whoever, but not 'we'. I didn't have anything to do with their success directly. Sure, I pay my membership dues that maintain the club and I volunteer tons of hours at the club, all of which contribute to their winning, because without dues or volunteers the club wouldn't exist. And I cheer them on and watch their game scores on the Internet and shake their hands when they return to the club. But *I* didn't go out there and curl or coach them. They did it themselves.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):

Because "Life happens 10 yards at a time" and there's no other way to put it. You don't get it and that's fine. Everyone has their clicks. But to think America is any different is just ignorant to history. Sports have long been an important part of history, from the Ancient Greeks and Romans to the Indians in North America. It's just now with tv and the internet, people can be sports fanatics at places other than the stadium.

I live for sports. However, I can't afford to go to all the games. Plus, living in other parts of the country then where my teams play, that makes it kind of difficult as well. Not to mention stadiums only hold so many people. So following it on the tv, or on the internet when it's not on tv, is the next best option. Yay for technology. I even time manage to get my homework done during the early parts of the week and weekend so I can enjoy NFL Football on Sunday.

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 14):
For all they know, there could be 50 million watching on TV, or 0 watching. They don't know. The cameras may give that effect, but the actual viewers don't, at least directly.

If that's the case why air anything over tv (or even radio)? The people broadcasting don't know if there's 50 million people listening or 0 listening to their news broadcast or their concert or their talk show. So what't the point of tv period?

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
You, sir, were sitting on your lazy butt, shouting your lungs out inbetween bites of pizza, for some guy you never met, and never will meet.

Um, I've met professional athletes before.

Quoting WellHung (Reply 7):
And as you were watching planes take off and land while judging others, the folks watching the game might have been thinking "what kind of dork watches planes take off and land when a good football game is on? Thousands of planes take off and land every day - what is the big deal?"

 checkmark  That sounds about right.
I hope our friend Bagpiper didn't bother to watch any footage of the first A380 flights or the retiring of the Concorde or the rollout of the Boeing 787.
See his comment below:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 8):
Sure, I'll buy that if they are live, in the stands. I enjoy a few games every now and then while in a stadium. But watching it on a frickin TV!?



Quoting Toast (Reply 2):
All the better for the handful of us who hate sports - guess who we're entertaining while their husbands are all busy cheering at a boring game on a screen.

You see. That's why you get a girlfriend who's into sports as well.  Smile


25 Post contains images JGPH1A : Um, yes. The slaves were freed because Lincoln needed to boost college basketball. Columbus sailed west in search of the perfect golf swing. Hitler i
26 FlyDeltaJets87 : Comparing them on that scale is just ludicrous but to deny the importance of the Gladiator Games in the Coliseum or the Chariot Races at Circus Maxim
27 Post contains images LAXspotter : how the hell did we get to this Addiction to sports has nothing to do with Nationality. It's not only unique the US, if you go to India and Pakistan
28 Post contains links Halls120 : I can tell you must not read the international news very often. http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/11/11/football.shooting.ap/
29 JGPH1A : Their "importance" was to be the second half of panem et circenses - to keep the illiterate and unemployed non-slave masses amused for large portions
30 FlyDeltaJets87 : From my observation here that JGPH1A managed to really put a spin on, which is most certainly evident by quoting what I said the way he did (leaving
31 Steeler83 : Funny you bring up Pittsburgh and the Steelers. We are proud and devoted Steeler fans. We support our team like no other in the league. In fact, there
32 Braybuddy : It's not just the US. When I was a kid, football was a Saturday thing. Now it seems to be every day of the week. It's not the reason I don't have a TV
33 Tsaord : People say "we" in sports because that team may represent them. For example the Chicago Bears represent the city of Chicago, possibly the state of IL
34 Braybuddy : What cracks me up is the way Manchester United and Liverpool have a huge following here (go figure!) among certain sections of the male population, a
35 Post contains images FlyMIA : America's addiction? If I remember right in some South America Country a football (soccer) goalie was murdered because he made a self goal in an impor
36 Post contains images LAXspotter : I agree but there is a difference. Most other countries have a national following and root behind their national teams. From personal experience, if
37 Post contains images Bagpiper : Ok, settle down. I didn't mean to imply the US is the only country with avid sports fans - but I haven't been out of the country for several years (bu
38 Post contains images Falcon84 : I don't care if you don't want to be enlightened or not, because I will anyway: it was MY TEAM (yes, MY team), the Cleveland Browns. So there. You ca
39 LH423 : I think there's a difference between playing an infamous role in history and playing an integral role. While we can speculate all day, there's nothin
40 Falcon84 : Let's see. The ones I know I've met: Michael Jordan Muhammad Ali George Brett Bob Feller Albert Belle Bill Walton Fausto Carmona Kenny Lofton A ton o
41 Post contains images LAXspotter : damn I agree with you whole-heartedly
42 Steeler83 : I applaud you man! You are a very proud Cleveland fan and it shows, and you're a good one and not one of those sore fans that has to resort to name c
43 Post contains images Falcon84 : Get more sex? Hey, what IS wrong with us?
44 Steeler83 : I don't think there's anything wrong with us. Heck, our teams are doing pretty damned good this season and we don't want to miss any comments about o
45 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : You are correct. I couldn't think of the right word at the time (integral) so I went with what was in my mind at the time- "important". But my overal
46 Post contains images Bagpiper : hence why my TV is only on for movies Keeps the cable bill down... i.e. at $0.
47 Scottieprecord : That was such a freakin amazing game!! lol I like how Ben just tackled the guy next to him when the Brown's missed the field goal
48 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Ah, but some football games and other sports are broadcast on major networks, which you can pick-up with a set of antennas- ie, free. Also, you can g
49 DeltaGator : Based on a few things... 1 - Your age range being 16-20. 2 - You don't like sports. 3 - You leave your TV on movie channels. I must ask if those movi
50 Steeler83 : Oh yeah, absolutely! I forgot about that commercial, even though it's only been on, for like what... a couple of weeks??? My favorite ones are of Cow
51 Post contains images Bagpiper : Nope. The thing is, there is no cable bill. I guess y'all missed that. Oh, and btw, part of the DSL bill is mine, before you ask You said some, not a
52 Post contains images AirframeAS : I am best friends with a professional athlete who I graduated high school with. You are so funny, Falcon, I am laughing at you. I am an avid sports f
53 Steeler83 : Why does that statement look familiar??? Sometimes I go balistic when I see my team do something stupid and completely without reason, such as let Cr
54 Zak : i think there is a decently negative correlation between being a sports fan and doing sports yourself. thats how i would attempt to explain this.
55 Post contains images Seb146 : I love hockey. I have the Canucks second logo tattooed on my leg and I am getting their latest logo tattooed on my other leg. I am taking my nephew t
56 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Well, Fox and CBS each broadcast two games on Sunday for a total of four. Fox an NFC team and CBS an AFC team. One of those games is the local team,
57 ZKSUJ : Not just the US man. Here is pretty 'fanatic' with certain sports as well. To the point where the whole country was in a national state of depression
58 Steeler83 : Oh, my favorite NFL commercials were those Miller Lite commercials from 2004 with those referees!!! "We have a penalty on Edward for the posession of
59 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : I think the best were the Miller Lite Man Laws ads with Bert Reynolds and the gang. It's time to show a little love to the offense-'off-fence' "B-Loc
60 Post contains images LAXspotter : Oh, I had high expectations for "my team" once. When the Lakers won 2000, 2001, 2002 championships I thought they were goint to four-peat, but I was
61 Steeler83 : I have made strides in trying not to get so carried away. As far as the gambling bit is concerned, I do not gamble...
62 CasInterest : I kinda feel sorry for people that don't get emotionally wrapped up in sports. There is nothing like being in a Stadium of pure pandemonium, or relivi
63 Post contains images JGPH1A : Don't. Really, REALLY. Just don't. We have our smug superiority to keep us warm
64 ManuCH : I'm not a sports fan at all, and I don't care if someone gets involved to the point of calling the team "us", and cheering when they win. It's every s
65 Post contains images FRAspotter : You ever been to Green Bay, Wisconsin?
66 AirframeAS : Ooooo The PACKERS! Oh, yes. Those folks are die-hard Packers fans that bleed Green and Yellow (or is it gold? It looks yellow to me...) and those guy
67 ShannoninAMA : Yes, as their loyalty has been tested (understatement) for the last few years until now America's addiction to sports eh. well, their fun to watch, a
68 DeltaGator : But yet your exact words were "hence why my TV is only on for movies." You may not have the pay movie channels but you watch channels that have movie
69 Post contains images Mir : Dennis Green, I believe? No, that's just your blubber. -Mir
70 Post contains images Bagpiper : No, no channels, period. Its called a DVD. And usually, I just play it on my computer. I don't even know if my TV antenna picks up anything... and I
71 Steeler83 : Green Bay is certainly on the list, at I think a close second or third. The Browns were also high-ranking. If it does wind up being Bret Favre and cr
72 Post contains images JGPH1A : Insolence ! I sentence you to 3 months of watching womens' soccer. And may God have mercy on your soul.
73 UAL777 : Tell that to a Minnesota fan....like me *sobs*
74 Falcon84 : Case in point-being at Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals with my oldest son last spring, when the Cavs won the Conference Title for the first t
75 767Lover : Um, I distinctly remember being in Killarney, Ireland in 1998 and practically the whole town was crammed in a little pub watching some team on "the t
76 Post contains images Steeler83 : Sounds like any given sports bar in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Lancaster or Philly... I was at a Damons here in Lancaster when the Eagles were about to p
77 Bagpiper : I'm assuming thats a "why do you want to stay that way?"? Because really, in all the time I don't spend watching TV, I do some pretty productive thin
78 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : That's part of it, but I don't enjoy gambling much anyway, especially on things out of my control. But I cave once in a while. Maybe you should rerea
79 Post contains images FRAspotter : It is yellow. So you were correct. The Packers are one of the few teams in the NFL where the enthusiasm and loyalty from the fans IMO is greater than
80 Post contains images Falcon84 : In sports bars, people watch sports. Maybe Bagpiper needs to find a "Quite Bar".
81 Steeler83 : yeah, perhaps... I know I could really not live without sports. Otherwise, my dad and I would talk like 80% less than we currently do. My entire fami
82 AirframeAS : So it IS Yellow! I knew it because I had a debate with some people a few years back of the Packers colors. A few guys swore it was gold. It didn't ma
83 Post contains images Bagpiper : Well no kidding? I was sleeping in that gate, because I was counting on the boarding calls to wake me up
84 767Lover : That's great. Really. However, the incident that prompted your thread was about people in a sports bar in an airport terminal. It's not like they cou
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