Page 5 of 14 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 136

Thread: My year of sports fandom!

  1. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    3,376
    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    If it is not attending the games, rooting for the team, watching the games with friends & family, wearing the regalia, and learning about the teams...then what does a fan make?
    IMHE, living vicariously through others, while getting drunk, and then having meaningless conversations about sports, around everywhere. (at work, delaying those who are waiting to get out of there, etc. etc. etc)
    Not much different then those who bury their head in cell phones (and sometimes the combine).
    And from other members of the family, who watch tv, interrupting normal programming for a waste of air space, and instead of putting the show on one of their other subchannels (example, 4.1 to 4.2), screwing up the season. I get this, as I used to watch more.

  2. #42
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    8,506
    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    IMHE, living vicariously through others, while getting drunk, and then having meaningless conversations about sports, around everywhere. (at work, delaying those who are waiting to get out of there, etc. etc. etc)
    Not much different then those who bury their head in cell phones (and sometimes the combine).
    And from other members of the family, who watch tv, interrupting normal programming for a waste of air space, and instead of putting the show on one of their other subchannels (example, 4.1 to 4.2), screwing up the season. I get this, as I used to watch more.
    Uh... what?
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  3. #43
    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,896
    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Uh... what?
    I think the issue of sports fans pushes a button for TmS for some reason. Fandom certainly is possible without getting drunk. *raises hand* And I'm a fan of the local NHL hockey team but not a cable subscriber; I can tell you the team doesn't wreck the broadcasting schedule of any broadcast station in this area...
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

  4. #44
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    8,506
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    I think the issue of sports fans pushes a button for TmS for some reason. Fandom certainly is possible without getting drunk. *raises hand* And I'm a fan of the local NHL hockey team but not a cable subscriber; I can tell you the team doesn't wreck the broadcasting schedule of any broadcast station in this area...
    I am a lifelong teetotaler.
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  5. #45
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    8,506
    Okay, I am scheduled to attend a Columbus Clippers minor league baseball game April 14th with a gal I know.

    Then on April 28th I am scheduled to attend a Columbus Crew major league soccer game with a good friend of mine who happens to be a big fan of this soccer club.

    Moving right along...
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  6. #46
    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,896
    So, Ul, are you auditioning these teams for the year or are you going to follow a bunch of them?
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

  7. #47
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    12,766
    I remember the year my mother followed the Drake University Womens’ Basketball team. We kids refer to that as her Lesbian year.

    Some years prior to that she and my dad attended Nascar events and she has a big thing for
    Doug Wolfgang. god,I still remember that driver’s name and that mudt have been 30+ years ago. We sometimes refer to that period as the White Trash period of our parent’s life.We are kinda mean.

    anyway, I never understood my mother’s rah rah adoption of random sports events. Oh I forgot, she became a big Baseball Cardinals fan when she took up with boyfriend #2 who came to St. Louis fairly often to attend games.

    My own interests seem to be baked into my genetics: cats and dogs with pushed in faces, flowers, old buildings. Those interests never waver, they just manifest in different forms. Sports has never been a lifelong interest, but I did follow Ice Skating for a few years.

  8. #48
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    8,506
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    So, Ul, are you auditioning these teams for the year or are you going to follow a bunch of them?
    I am following these teams for the year:

    -Baltimore Orioles (after a great opening day against The Twins things rapidly went downhill for the second two games of the series).
    -OSU Buckeyes (I work for OSU and live in Columbus).
    -Columbus Blue Jackets (local team, easy to attend games).

    I am considering supporting an NFL team, but I think that might be overdoing it.
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  9. #49
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    8,506
    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I remember the year my mother followed the Drake University Womens’ Basketball team. We kids refer to that as her Lesbian year.

    Some years prior to that she and my dad attended Nascar events and she has a big thing for
    Doug Wolfgang. god,I still remember that driver’s name and that mudt have been 30+ years ago. We sometimes refer to that period as the White Trash period of our parent’s life.We are kinda mean.

    anyway, I never understood my mother’s rah rah adoption of random sports events. Oh I forgot, she became a big Baseball Cardinals fan when she took up with boyfriend #2 who came to St. Louis fairly often to attend games.

    My own interests seem to be baked into my genetics: cats and dogs with pushed in faces, flowers, old buildings. Those interests never waver, they just manifest in different forms. Sports has never been a lifelong interest, but I did follow Ice Skating for a few years.
    You might be mean, but it is still kinda funny. haha

    At this point, this is just a year long experiment. I am open to feeling differently about it by the end of the year. So who knows? That is the point of an experiment. You don't know what will happen.
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  10. #50
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    4,309
    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I remember the year my mother followed the Drake University Womens’ Basketball team. We kids refer to that as her Lesbian year.

    Some years prior to that she and my dad attended Nascar events and she has a big thing for
    Doug Wolfgang. god,I still remember that driver’s name and that mudt have been 30+ years ago. We sometimes refer to that period as the White Trash period of our parent’s life.We are kinda mean.

    anyway, I never understood my mother’s rah rah adoption of random sports events. Oh I forgot, she became a big Baseball Cardinals fan when she took up with boyfriend #2 who came to St. Louis fairly often to attend games.

    My own interests seem to be baked into my genetics: cats and dogs with pushed in faces, flowers, old buildings. Those interests never waver, they just manifest in different forms. Sports has never been a lifelong interest, but I did follow Ice Skating for a few years.
    When my great aunt died, there were three pictures hung in her room at the nursing home: Pope Paul IV, JFK and Mike Ditka.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •