727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7230 posts, RR: 20 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2811 times:
Have you ever been in this situation:
Your favorite pro sports team has traveled to rival team's city. And you went to that game to cheer your team. Of the hundreds of thousands in the stands, you are in the minority. How did the other people treat you? Pour beer on you? Spit on you? Harass you? God help you if you were in New York!
I remember last January, no one here in Tampa wanted to fly up to Philadelphia to cheer the Bucs, cause they had seen the Eagles fans the 2 previous years behave awful towards them.
I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13316 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2795 times:
While not pro, when I lived in Seattle, I went to a few Thunderbirds hockey games. I was rooting for the Winterhawks or the Americans. Other fans were annoyed but they refrained from throwing their lattes on me. When I go to the bars to watch the NHL playoffs, everyone gets annoyed with me since I am the only Canucks fan there.
I have this delimma coming on Thursday. The Americans are coming here to play the Winterhawks. I live in the Portland area and love to root for the home team but I grew up with the Americans. I don't know how many will be there since they are playing at the Rose Garden and not the Coliseum.
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2780 times:
It's quite common in Football over here and in mainland Europe too. My team has a big away following and it's normal to have 2 - 3000 fans traveling. We once took 10000 fans to the final game of the season. Admittedly it was only 70 miles away but a good turnout never the less. With that amount of fans you don't feel so isolated and the comerardery (sp?) is much higher. An away trip is usually a good day out
ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2766 times:
There were many fans at Detroit Tigers home games at Comic-Era Park this past summer who, admit it or not, were rooting for the visiting team. Why?? They wanted to see their pathetic home team set the record for most losses in a season. I was one of them, and I'll admit it. The Tigers, of course, just missed setting the record.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2757 times:
I've cheered for the Toronto Blue Jays at several Seattle Mariners games. One kid tried to outshout me, but there were 17 rows of Canadians at that game, so he couldn't outshout all of us! I got to go one time with some high-ups from my company, and cheered for Toronto then. Nobody seemed to care.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5535 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
Oh yeah, anytime one of the Pittsburgh teams (Pirates, Steelers, Penguins) is in Atlanta, Charlotte, or Raleigh-Durham and I'm going to be around I try to go see them beat the Braves, Falcons, Thrashers, Panthers, or Hurricanes. Generally, unless it's the Steelers playing, people tend to pity me for my support of teams that aren't on anyone's radars. Then if we win, I tend to be rather despised, but wins are so rare from any of the teams this season that doesn't happen too often
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2744 times:
God help you if you were in New York!
In 2000, I traveled to a Braves vs Mets game at Shea Stadium wearing a John Rocker jersey. I wore a bullet-proof vest under my jersey and had an NYPD officer shadowing me all night long, but I still got threatened and had a gun pulled on me when I rode the #7 Train.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2739 times:
Back in high school, my school had shared its' football stadium with our biggest rival for many years (they had not built their own stadium yet) and every other year our school was the away team. So that's the closest I've come to that.
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2724 times:
Back in the days of the old Mile High in Denver, my brother and I went to the Phins-Broncos game in which Elway had his number retired. We were sitting in the south stands, and we were cheering for the phins, numerous dirty looks were given to us.
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2723 times:
I make road trips to Atlanta and Houston at least once during every MLB season to see the Cubs play (and hopefully win). I figure I might as well put my Ryne Sandberg jersey that I bought at Wrigley in '97 to good use.
I used to hate the Saints when I was a kid, so when my dad brought me to a game in the Dome, I always cheered for the opposing team, much to the dismay of the local die hards. I have since learned my lesson.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
I wore a Donovan McNabb jersey to the Steelers-Bucs MNF game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa last year (yes I know McNabb isnt on the Steelers of course but the Bucs hate the Eagles and vice versa)...needless to say one of the people who got me the tickets gave me the silent treatment for the night, but I was never harassed by a Bucs fan which frankly shocked me...
Also when I was about 9 or 10 I brought a Braves foam tomahawk into the Vet for a Braves-Phillies game just to be rebellious...the ticket-taker cracked a line about it but I dont remember any other reaction...
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Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2699 times:
All the time.
I would go see every inter-league Atlanta-Yankees game at Turner Field. Wear all my Yankees stuff. Its not like it mattered though, all the fans at Turner Field were Yankees fans anyway.
Islanders-Thrashers every time the Isles came to town. Didn't matter--its not like anyone gives a rats ass. A few isolated incidents, nothing serious at all. Like one redneck woman who told me to 'sit down and shut up' in a southern drawl. My response to her was: 'Check the scoreboard and go back to your trailer.' She was not amused.
I've only been to three out of nine Yankee-Ranger games since I've lived in Dallas. Again, a lot of Yankee fans.
Isles haven't come to Dallas yet, but I was rooting for the Ducks during their 5OT win in Dallas last season. Nothing happened.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
Yes, and recently. Went to the Bowling Green at Ohio State football game in Columbus in September. Although I love the Buckeyes, I couldn't root against my alma mater, BG. They lost to the Bucks in a pretty good game.
I didn't do enough rooting for BG last night, however.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2688 times:
Went to Milwaukee to watch the Cubs play the Brewers last September. Miller Park rarely sells out, but it did for that series as half the stadium was Cub fans. I sat in the bleachers, which was a sea of blue. It was almost like being at Wrigley. The fan support must have helped some since the Cubbies swept that series. Next year I'm planning on following them to Milwaukee and St. Louis and maybe even Cincy or Pittsburgh.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2687 times:
I've seen my Los Angeles Kings play the Dallas Stars twice in Dallas, once at Reunion Arena, then last year at the American Airlines Center.
At Reunion, I wore my Gretzky-era jersey. Didn't really get jeered at, did get a few comments. Someone said that a guy was at the same game wearing an old forum blue and gold Jay Wells jersey. Of course, after the Kings lost 4-2, I got some crap.
At AAC, I wore normal street clothes. Kings still lost, I think it was 7-4. At the time, it was the most goals scored in a game at the AAC.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina