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    How do you choose a team to root for?

    The OSU versus UM thread got me thinking about this: How do you pick a team to root for? Is it always based on geography? What about when you have no geographic ties to either team? Are there factors that could cause you to root for a team from elsewhere playing against a team from your area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    The OSU versus UM thread got me thinking about this: How do you decide which sports team to root for, especially when two teams from places with which you have no affiliation are playing against each other?

    I just look at who has the hottest cheerleaders.

    Actually, for me, it is mostly geographic
    500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.


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    Shenaningans.
    And Shepards we shall be,
    for thee, My Lord, for thee,
    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
    That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
    In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.

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    I choose by their colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Shenaningans.
    500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.


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    I root for my teams
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    Well Jenna, as far as the UM-OSU rivalry - in my case it's geography. A lot of my family members and friends are UM alumni, and over the years I've spent a great deal of time in Ann Arbor.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    and over the years I've spent a great deal of time in Ann Arbor.

    Who's Ann Arbor and why do you spend alot of time in her
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    you don't choose a team....a team chooses you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Shenaningans.
    lol

    meow who among us has no clue what OSU and UM are?


    I agree with ender (yes, those words were permitted to pass my lips. Or fingers as the case may be), the team chooses you
    He who has the money, signs the cheques.
    He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
    He who makes the rules, has the power.
    He who has the power, has the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah87 View Post
    I choose by their colors.
    What colors do you like?

    I don't root for teams--it doesn't really matter to me which one wins, because they all look alike to me. I'm just wondering how people who do root for teams figure out which one to back, especially if it's not based on geography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What colors do you like?

    I don't root for teams--it doesn't really matter to me which one wins, because they all look alike to me. I'm just wondering how people who do root for teams figure out which one to back, especially if it's not based on geography.
    White, blue and gold (UAF Nanooks colors)
    He who has the money, signs the cheques.
    He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
    He who makes the rules, has the power.
    He who has the power, has the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What colors do you like?

    I don't root for teams--it doesn't really matter to me which one wins, because they all look alike to me. I'm just wondering how people who do root for teams figure out which one to back, especially if it's not based on geography.

    pink

    haha, i like white, red, blue, silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    over the years I've spent a great deal of time in Ann Arbor.
    .... at the Hash Bash



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal View Post
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    I thought I saw you there!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    Who's Ann Arbor and why do you spend alot of time in her

    Sometimes it really pains me to laugh at you.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Sometimes it really pains me to laugh at you.
    Pains you?..i thought I made you happy
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    I'm Minnesota born and raised, so I grew up rooting for the home teams. I am a glutton for punishment, so I continue to support all of the Minnesota teams until I die. Some of my friends have called me the biggest homer they've ever met.

    I also have a soft spot for the Cubs due to family living near Chicago.
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    For me, it's mostly geographic. Born and raised in Texas (most of that time in Dallas), so I pull for the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and Stars (kind of). However, I was once forced to pick a Texas college to pull for. I chose the U of Texas when I was in junior high (the college i went to, Abilene Christian University isn't exactly what you'd call an athletic powerhouse)...now living and working a stone's throw from the o.u. campus in Norman, OK has only solidified my love of the burnt orange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    you don't choose a team....a team chooses you.
    And how does it do that?

 

 
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