are YOU a sports fan fraud?

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,842
    Wobbie said:
    It doesn't mention about following your favorite player?  I switched loyalty to the Angels when Reggie left, when he spent his last year with the A's I did not switch again though.

    I am a firm believer that you don't have to be a homer...
    By rule, that would make you a fraud, sorry to say!

    You're from NY right? How did you become a fan of the Angels?
    As stated above when Reggie left in 82 was it?  

    I would agree that I am a hometown fraud but a sports fan fraud?  Absolutely not.  I enjoy sports way too much and know more about things in general than the average homer.
    I don't make the rules!
    That's one persons holier than thou opus though which caters to the Homer attitude of things.  I agree with some of it like the yahoo whom wears a blue jays hat to a Yanks/mariners game...
    Well I'm just a firm believer of rooting for your home town team no matter what. 

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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 23,921

    Well I got a chuckle out of you at least.

    I'm thankful that I became a Lakers fan when I lived in Cali and not an insufferable and delusional Knicks fan...
    I'll bet.

    But I'll also bet that if and when the Knicks ever win a championship, that high that those long suffering fans will experience will be unlike anything you experienced after you became Lakers fan. 

    To me, that's what it's all about. Red Sox fans experienced that in '04...Cubs fans a few years ago...Cavs fans when Lebron came back... us Eagles fans a couple years ago. There is literally nothing like finally reaching the mountain top after sticking with your home town team through decades of futility. Absolutely nothing like euphoric feeling. It's the ultimate reward as a sports fan.

    I actually feel sorry that you won't ever experience it!



    2002 and 1998 I did.  After watching the Halos fall apart in 86 and 95, I got to see them win it all in 2002.

    After suffering through 3 Super Bowl Losses w the Broncos I got to see them win it in 98 and repeat in 99 so I do know that feeling.
    Wait you are a Broncos fan too?

    You're all over the place man!
    You have no idea...

    2 teams I root for locally are Yankees and Islanders, I go to any local sporting event I can, hell I've been to the pinstripe bowl!
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 36,954
    Wobbie said:
    Wobbie said:
    It doesn't mention about following your favorite player?  I switched loyalty to the Angels when Reggie left, when he spent his last year with the A's I did not switch again though.

    I am a firm believer that you don't have to be a homer...
    By rule, that would make you a fraud, sorry to say!

    You're from NY right? How did you become a fan of the Angels?
    As stated above when Reggie left in 82 was it?  

    I would agree that I am a hometown fraud but a sports fan fraud?  Absolutely not.  I enjoy sports way too much and know more about things in general than the average homer.
    I don't make the rules!
    That's one persons holier than thou opus though which caters to the Homer attitude of things.  I agree with some of it like the yahoo whom wears a blue jays hat to a Yanks/mariners game...
    Well I'm just a firm believer of rooting for your home town team no matter what. 

    lazy.
    civic pride

    “We got the dog killer! go birds!”
    This is America! We don't believe in second chances!
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,557
    And if you don't have a hometown team, but live equidistant to 3 major sports cities (Pittsburgh, Baltimore, DC) and don't like any of the them?
    This fraud list is about as valid as the PCU rule of not wearing the band's shirt to a concert.
    The Cubs are my team.  Bottom line.  They have been since I was a kid and always will be. I don't need some stupid list telling me I'm a fraud because I don't root for the Pirates.
    The not wearing a band's shirt to their concert thing is a hard and fast one that I follow as well.

    Where are you from and how did you become a Cubs fan?
    Grew up in neighboring towns between MD and WV.  Had WGN when I was a kid and my choices were the Cubs, the Braves on TBS, or limited Orioles games on WJZ-13. The Cubs were always on in the day (before the lights) when I came home from school and the rest is history.
    I guess this area would consider "the home team" to be the Orioles. There's a big Cubs presence because of the WGN thing, and a big Red Sox presence because of Lefty Grove (born in the town my high school was in).  There are some Pirates and Nats fans around, but not nearly as many as the O's.  There was a contingent of Phillies fans in the 90's, because John Kruk's hometown is one of those towns I grew up in. And of course there are random Yankee fans.

    It's crazy how many Cubs fans are spread out all over the country with no ties to Chicago because of the WGN thing back in the day.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 36,954
    And if you don't have a hometown team, but live equidistant to 3 major sports cities (Pittsburgh, Baltimore, DC) and don't like any of the them?
    This fraud list is about as valid as the PCU rule of not wearing the band's shirt to a concert.
    The Cubs are my team.  Bottom line.  They have been since I was a kid and always will be. I don't need some stupid list telling me I'm a fraud because I don't root for the Pirates.
    The not wearing a band's shirt to their concert thing is a hard and fast one that I follow as well.

    Where are you from and how did you become a Cubs fan?
    Grew up in neighboring towns between MD and WV.  Had WGN when I was a kid and my choices were the Cubs, the Braves on TBS, or limited Orioles games on WJZ-13. The Cubs were always on in the day (before the lights) when I came home from school and the rest is history.
    I guess this area would consider "the home team" to be the Orioles. There's a big Cubs presence because of the WGN thing, and a big Red Sox presence because of Lefty Grove (born in the town my high school was in).  There are some Pirates and Nats fans around, but not nearly as many as the O's.  There was a contingent of Phillies fans in the 90's, because John Kruk's hometown is one of those towns I grew up in. And of course there are random Yankee fans.

    It's crazy how many Cubs fans are spread out all over the country with no ties to Chicago because of the WGN thing back in the day.
    I used to love watching them after school back in the day.

    Mr Dyer does not appear to be in any kind of violation here. Sounds like he grew up in kind of a no mans land so I can sort of understand becoming a fan of the Cubs since they were on tv every day.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,741
    And if you don't have a hometown team, but live equidistant to 3 major sports cities (Pittsburgh, Baltimore, DC) and don't like any of the them?
    This fraud list is about as valid as the PCU rule of not wearing the band's shirt to a concert.
    The Cubs are my team.  Bottom line.  They have been since I was a kid and always will be. I don't need some stupid list telling me I'm a fraud because I don't root for the Pirates.
    The not wearing a band's shirt to their concert thing is a hard and fast one that I follow as well.

    Where are you from and how did you become a Cubs fan?
    Grew up in neighboring towns between MD and WV.  Had WGN when I was a kid and my choices were the Cubs, the Braves on TBS, or limited Orioles games on WJZ-13. The Cubs were always on in the day (before the lights) when I came home from school and the rest is history.
    I guess this area would consider "the home team" to be the Orioles. There's a big Cubs presence because of the WGN thing, and a big Red Sox presence because of Lefty Grove (born in the town my high school was in).  There are some Pirates and Nats fans around, but not nearly as many as the O's.  There was a contingent of Phillies fans in the 90's, because John Kruk's hometown is one of those towns I grew up in. And of course there are random Yankee fans.

    It's crazy how many Cubs fans are spread out all over the country with no ties to Chicago because of the WGN thing back in the day.
    I used to love watching them after school back in the day.

    Mr Dyer does not appear to be in any kind of violation here. Sounds like he grew up in kind of a no mans land so I can sort of understand becoming a fan of the Cubs since they were on tv every day.
    Yep. Harry Caray & Steve Stone were pretty much my afterschool chaperones.  They made sure I got my homework done while teaching me the ins & (mostly) outs of Cubs baseball.
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