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 Post subject: Why are you a fan?
PostPosted: Thu September 27, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Is it a vicarious experience for you? Simply proximity? A magical player from a team turned you on? What, why then?

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i like golf

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i like golf
Why? Is it the feeling of the wind in your hair?


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tree_ wrote:
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
i like golf
Why? Is it the feeling of the wind in your hair?

it makes me hard

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I'm a fan of the Cowboys because the little league team I played for were the Cowboys so I naturally moved on to the pro team.

I'm a fan of the Suns because I was watching the All-Star game in 1992 and Dan Majerle was playing and was just draining some threes. I found out what team he played for and that was it.

The college team I'm a fan of is the most basic reason of all: tribalism. I'm from the state, therefore I'm a fan of the team. I'm just glad the state is small enough that there's nothing like what's out here with two state schools. OU vs. OSU, WSU vs. UW...I only have to pick one.

Though I have to say that between OU and OSU I pick OSU every time - Their fans are much less annoying.

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I'm a New York Giants fan because my dad was a fan and they happened to win their first Super Bowl right when I started getting interested in the sport.
I'm a Boston Celtics fan because all their games are on TV in my area and my cousin and I used to like to watch the games as kids and laugh at Tommy Heinsohn.
I'm a Uconn Huskies fan cause I went here.
Baseball is fun to play but boring to watch so I don't have a team. I guess I'd choose the Red Sox in a pinch.
Don't really have Hockey team. Bruins or Rangers if forced to choose.
EPL I like Crystal Palace I'm not entirely sure why. I guess I didn't want to choose a juggernaut team and for some reason I liked some of the players.


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Brewers because I'm from WI. Briefly flirted with the Rockies in junior high because trendyness.

Bucks because WI. Pacers and ZombieSonics because I idolized Reggie Miller, Payton and Kemp.

Lions because the Packers were shit my first year paying attention to football and Barry Sanders was the man. Had no idea the world of hurt I was signing up for.

Badgers because WI but I don't really feel any emotional attachment to them or college sports in general.


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Oh yeah, forgot about baseball. One of my friends in high school was a big Mets fan so I decided to follow the Yankees. That same year is when the league expanded and one of my other friends decided to follow the Rockies so I picked the Marlins for my NL team.

Imagine my confusion in 2003.

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you a fan?
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When I was younger and the Astros still played in the Astrodome, I would approach entry into that behemoth structure as if I were a human being boarding a flying saucer. When seated, often in the orange/red/yellow patterned upper deck bleachers, I would imagine the saucer would take off just as the National Anthem played and I would float through space during the duration of the game. Martian-shaped mascots and strange patterns on the massive, bulbed scoreboard in center field no doubt aided the imaginative flights of these childhood daydreams during an otherwise boring ballgame. When the game ended, I would imagine the saucer returning to earth, and I would emerge changed but unchanged after three hours of space travel.

That, in a nutshell, is why I've always cheered for this mostly awful and currently stellar baseball team.


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I dont know anymore


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I dont know anymore

Also this. I haven't watched any team play on purpose other than the superb owl. Not the World Series, not the NBA finals. I just wake up the next day, look at the scores, and say huh.

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washing machine wrote:
When I was younger and the Astros still played in the Astrodome, I would approach entry into that behemoth structure as if I were a human being boarding a flying saucer. When seated, often in the orange/red/yellow patterned upper deck bleachers, I would imagine the saucer would take off just as the National Anthem played and I would float through space during the duration of the game. Martian-shaped mascots and strange patterns on the massive, bulbed scoreboard in center field no doubt aided the imaginative flights of these childhood daydreams during an otherwise boring ballgame. When the game ended, I would imagine the saucer returning to earth, and I would emerge changed but unchanged after three hours of space travel.

That, in a nutshell, is why I've always cheered for this mostly awful and currently stellar baseball team.


Sports fandom in general there.


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 Post subject: Re: Why are you a fan?
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washing machine wrote:
When I was younger and the Astros still played in the Astrodome, I would approach entry into that behemoth structure as if I were a human being boarding a flying saucer. When seated, often in the orange/red/yellow patterned upper deck bleachers, I would imagine the saucer would take off just as the National Anthem played and I would float through space during the duration of the game. Martian-shaped mascots and strange patterns on the massive, bulbed scoreboard in center field no doubt aided the imaginative flights of these childhood daydreams during an otherwise boring ballgame. When the game ended, I would imagine the saucer returning to earth, and I would emerge changed but unchanged after three hours of space travel.

That, in a nutshell, is why I've always cheered for this mostly awful and currently stellar baseball team.

*Brewers

*County Stadium

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I remember a big part of getting into pro sports for me was the STATS.


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 Post subject: Re: Why are you a fan?
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washing machine wrote:
When I was younger and the Astros still played in the Astrodome, I would approach entry into that behemoth structure as if I were a human being boarding a flying saucer. When seated, often in the orange/red/yellow patterned upper deck bleachers, I would imagine the saucer would take off just as the National Anthem played and I would float through space during the duration of the game. Martian-shaped mascots and strange patterns on the massive, bulbed scoreboard in center field no doubt aided the imaginative flights of these childhood daydreams during an otherwise boring ballgame. When the game ended, I would imagine the saucer returning to earth, and I would emerge changed but unchanged after three hours of space travel.

That, in a nutshell, is why I've always cheered for this mostly awful and currently stellar baseball team.

*Brewers

*County Stadium

*federal penitentiary

:haha:


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 Post subject: Re: Why are you a fan?
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This isn't why I'm a fan, but my God do I love it anyways.


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 Post subject: Re: Why are you a fan?
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I find NFL football fascinating for a number of reasons, and just can't stop watching it.


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