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How does one identify with a team that they have absolutely no vested interest in?

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  1. 2Manboobs

    2Manboobs New Member Shot Dead

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    You're not a part owner...You don't personally know anyone on the team....There are no prizes handed out to the fans of the winner... Your being a fan of a "winner" doesn't entitle you to anything tangible, or otherwise....

    As a person who grew up playing Little League Baseball (regular and Summer league) & High School Football, I get the fun & emotion associated with playing sports... But I absolutely don't get the rabid fandom one carries for a team that they have absolutely no vested interest in...The giant flags waving from the bed of your truck...The silly flag you fly from your front porch.....The tattoos...... What causes one to be loyal to a certain team?...and, what does one gain by trash-talking an opponent of "your team", when their success or failure has absolutely no impact of any kind on your life?

    Help me to understand. . . .


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  3. Chriza

    Chriza You look like a tree! VIP

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    I had a Southwestern omelette yesterday
     
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    It came with hashbrowns and toast
     
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    I had a bacon and spinach souffle today. Now I'm going to a restaurant that makes hamburgers with half ground beef and half ground bacon.
     
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    I honestly can't explain it. I just fell in lurve with mah team when we moved here :love:

    more fool me :c
     
  7. Chriza

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    That sounds CUH-RAZY
     
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    I love those but the fucking peppers keep repeating on me all day. I guess that's not a bad thing right? You pay for the omelette once and get to taste again the rest of the day.
     
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    Goddamn right

    It had an assload of onions and peppers and it was vegetarian
     
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    Think a lot of it is generational. Goes back nearly to the founding of this country, 1922.
     
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    Ground bacon? That is GENIUS! I love bacon cheeseburgers!
     
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    It probably has something to do with testosterone, the feeling of solidarity, team mentality, gang mentality, I don't know. Representing your home team. It could be more the sport itself, athleticism. Winning, losing. I dunno, I'm a chick. :p
     
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    :wub: You're so cute.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Because losers want to be part of something bigger than themselves, even if they can't be on a pro sports team themselves.
     
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    Don't really care. If it's a blowout either way I'll bail. If it's a decent game I'll stick with it.
     
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    Because I can't deny the greatness of Flacgod
     
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    You intentionally moved to the city where your favorite team is??
     
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    Man, your Pop's must have done a number on you. :c
     
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    Your logic is becoming more bizarre by the day
     
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    I doubt that you ever played baseball.
     

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