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Ever Been At A Game, Rooting For The Visiting Team  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1877 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! Big grin

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.


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineCanyonBlue From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

The last time the Saints played the Bills in BUF, I was rooting for my Saints. (The Saints won 24-6) I left the game smelling like Genesse beer.

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

I often will follow the Phillies to an away city to cheer them on, probably 3 or so times a year. It's also a really good excuse to fly somewhere.  Smile


I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks-(I was going to meet Shaq that night so I had to root for him)

Dallas Cowboys vs. NY Giants- I go to that game every year, I always cheer for the Giants, there are a lot of Giants fans, because many people moved from NY to Dallas



Go big or go home
User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2240 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Rooted for the Spurs when they played the Rockets at the old Summit. Rockets fans couldn't care less, there were other Spurs fans there...


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

because many people moved from NY to Dallas
As well as a major airline! Big grin



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11134 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1861 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.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1846 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 Big grin

User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1832 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.....
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1823 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.


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5327 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1812 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  Sad


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1810 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.

Full story and trip report at http://www.airwhiners.net/trip_report/tr0021.htm


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1805 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.

User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1790 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.

User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6416 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1789 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.


Steve in New Orleans



Next trip: MSY-SEA-GEG-SEA-LWS-BOI-PDX-SEA-LAS on AS
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1784 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...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

I was never harassed by a Bucs fan which frankly shocked me...

Why would it shock you? After all, we ARE civilized down here. Big grin



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Let me elaborate,

Tampa's stadium doesn't NEED a judge that sends people staight to jail.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1765 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.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1763 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.  Sad


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1754 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.




User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1753 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
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

All the time. Last year, rooted for MSU at LSU, Alabama, and Ole Miss. This year we've been to Tulane and Auburn so far, and I'm going to Tennessee next week, and Arkansas the week after that.

There's no better way to tour SEC stadiums than to be in an SEC band.


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Tampa's stadium doesn't NEED a judge that sends people staight to jail.

And the judge in question just got elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  Insane



I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Judge McCaffery is the man!!!!

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
25 Post contains images Garnetpalmetto : Ah, shame you couldn't have come to Williams-Brice this year, MD-90. We need a win Hopefully we'll beat up on ANOTHER SEC West team though...see if we
26 FlyCMH : Back when Cleveland Indians tickets were near impossible to get, my family bought tickets for a game versus the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. It was an i
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