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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #400 on: May 25, 2021, 10:07:09 PM »

Thought of another one today - Americans who root for Canadian hockey teams to do well because they Canadian and they're "original". Have some pride. I always root for American teams to beat Canadian teams. Their national team always beats ours anyways.
What if you live in North Dakota? Or Northern Vermont?

At least in my experience, US vs. Canada rivalries (both in sports and outside of sports) are stronger closer to the border. I'm sure there are some legitimate fans of Canadian teams in the US near the border, but probably not as many as you'd think. North Dakota in particular is probably Minnesota Wild territory.

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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #401 on: May 25, 2021, 10:12:39 PM »

North Dakota in particular is probably Minnesota Wild territory.

Not as much as it is Univ. of North Dakota territory. They have the pull of a pro team up there, much like Alabama and Auburn football.

Thought of another one today - Americans who root for Canadian hockey teams to do well because they Canadian and they're "original". Have some pride. I always root for American teams to beat Canadian teams. Their national team always beats ours anyways.

It makes no sense to root one way or the other in the NHL, because most players on American teams are Canadians anyway.
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #402 on: May 25, 2021, 10:16:57 PM »

North Dakota in particular is probably Minnesota Wild territory.

Not as much as it is Univ. of North Dakota territory. They have the pull of a pro team up there, much like Alabama and Auburn football.

Very fair (shows how much I know about hockey), but I was thinking more as opposed to the Canadian team, which would be the Jets in this case.

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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #403 on: May 25, 2021, 10:53:04 PM »

I'm a Bruins fan but I don't really root for American or Canadian teams outside of that, I just pull for who I like. I was rooting for the Raptors during the 2019 NBA finals.

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« Reply #404 on: May 26, 2021, 01:58:45 AM »

Forgive me if we covered this before but people who say "we" for the local team they didn't play for.  :P

Similarly, people who get on a high horse about this when someone says "we" as a fan. ;)

However, "we" fans should be consistent - I remember a comedy bit once joking that a lot of fans will talk gushingly about how "we" won the game, but then bitch about how "they" lost the game the next time out.

I am a Cowboys fan but since they don't win I also like the Bucs.  What if I watch a game between two other teams and side with one?  Where does "we" end?  I went to the University of Minnesota but never played on the team and don't ever feel comfortable saying "we" for the Gophers.

I don't think this is an issue - I have never referred to any team in a game where both teams were teams I was neutral/felt hatred toward as "we".
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #405 on: May 26, 2021, 09:16:41 AM »

All pro hockey teams are a mix of Canadian, American, Russian, and eastern European players.

One of the stupidest articles I ever read was some guy saying Canada really needed Vancouver to make the finals, because more Canadians would watch.  So, some guy in New Brunswick feels more affinity for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 3500 miles away in British Columbia than for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 500 miles away in Massachusetts? 
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #406 on: May 26, 2021, 09:47:48 AM »

All pro hockey teams are a mix of Canadian, American, Russian, and eastern European players.

One of the stupidest articles I ever read was some guy saying Canada really needed Vancouver to make the finals, because more Canadians would watch.  So, some guy in New Brunswick feels more affinity for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 3500 miles away in British Columbia than for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 500 miles away in Massachusetts? 

Yes, much in the same way that most fans of any other sport have affinities for teams based on where the team is located and not where the players are from. The NHL is unique in having a sizable number of teams in two countries, and there is most certainly national pride involved, especially given the recent lack of Canadian teams reaching the finals.
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #407 on: May 26, 2021, 09:49:52 AM »

All pro hockey teams are a mix of Canadian, American, Russian, and eastern European players.

One of the stupidest articles I ever read was some guy saying Canada really needed Vancouver to make the finals, because more Canadians would watch.  So, some guy in New Brunswick feels more affinity for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 3500 miles away in British Columbia than for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 500 miles away in Massachusetts? 

Yes, much in the same way that most fans of any other sport have affinities for teams based on where the team is located and not where the players are from. The NHL is unique in having a sizable number of teams in two countries, and there is most certainly national pride involved, especially given the recent lack of Canadian teams reaching the finals.

I think what SP Cook was saying is that Boston is closer to the majority of Canada's population than Vancouver. (New Brunswick isn't that populated, but Quebec and Ontario are.)

Not that that really matters; in any sport, your rival is often the second closest team to you.
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #408 on: May 26, 2021, 09:57:52 AM »

All pro hockey teams are a mix of Canadian, American, Russian, and eastern European players.

One of the stupidest articles I ever read was some guy saying Canada really needed Vancouver to make the finals, because more Canadians would watch.  So, some guy in New Brunswick feels more affinity for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 3500 miles away in British Columbia than for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 500 miles away in Massachusetts? 

Yes, much in the same way that most fans of any other sport have affinities for teams based on where the team is located and not where the players are from. The NHL is unique in having a sizable number of teams in two countries, and there is most certainly national pride involved, especially given the recent lack of Canadian teams reaching the finals.

I think what SP Cook was saying is that Boston is closer to the majority of Canada's population than Vancouver. (New Brunswick isn't that populated, but Quebec and Ontario are.)

Not that that really matters; in any sport, your rival is often the second closest team to you.

I understand what he's saying, but national pride beats out proximity. There has been a long drought for Canadian teams and one in the finals would be a huge deal.

If you read through this poster's posts in various threads, there seems to be a lot of mention of "where people are from"
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #409 on: May 26, 2021, 11:56:04 AM »

Using the New Brunswick example, if you asked 100 New Brunswick hockey fans if they would rather have Vancouver or Boston win the cup, I bet 90 of them would say Vancouver, mostly because they’re probably fans of Montreal or Toronto, and therefore don’t like Boston.
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #410 on: May 26, 2021, 01:04:27 PM »

All pro hockey teams are a mix of Canadian, American, Russian, and eastern European players.

One of the stupidest articles I ever read was some guy saying Canada really needed Vancouver to make the finals, because more Canadians would watch.  So, some guy in New Brunswick feels more affinity for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 3500 miles away in British Columbia than for a team of Canadians, Americans, Russians, and eastern Europeans, based 500 miles away in Massachusetts? 


Yes, much in the same way that most fans of any other sport have affinities for teams based on where the team is located and not where the players are from. The NHL is unique in having a sizable number of teams in two countries, and there is most certainly national pride involved, especially given the recent lack of Canadian teams reaching the finals.

I think what SP Cook was saying is that Boston is closer to the majority of Canada's population than Vancouver. (New Brunswick isn't that populated, but Quebec and Ontario are.)

Not that that really matters; in any sport, your rival is often the second closest team to you.

I understand what he's saying, but national pride beats out proximity. There has been a long drought for Canadian teams and one in the finals would be a huge deal.

If you read through this poster's posts in various threads, there seems to be a lot of mention of "where people are from"
A lot of people also root for hometown players, like Nova Scotians rooting for the Penguins because of Crosby.
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #411 on: May 26, 2021, 09:12:27 PM »

you can at least contribute something, instead of reposting what somebody else just said.  :spin:
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« Reply #412 on: May 26, 2021, 09:12:58 PM »

you can at least contribute something, instead of reposting what somebody else just said.  :spin:
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« Reply #413 on: May 26, 2021, 09:16:54 PM »

It was a nested quote malfunction, not just a repost. The sentence about the Penguins is his.
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Re: Minor things that annoy you-sports edition
« Reply #414 on: May 26, 2021, 09:24:04 PM »

It was a nested quote malfunction, not just a repost. The sentence about the Penguins is his.
How did that happen?
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« Reply #415 on: May 26, 2021, 09:25:39 PM »

It was a nested quote malfunction, not just a repost. The sentence about the Penguins is his.
How did that happen?
I wrote my quote in the wrong place.

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« Reply #416 on: July 25, 2021, 10:10:39 PM »

When people refer to the Big 10 Conference as "B1G". It's not, it's the Big 10. "B1G" is how their logo is designed, because it's in a block font so the "G" kind of looks like a "0". In most fonts, the G doesn't look like a 0, most people don't change the colors to highlight the "10" like in the logo so it looks like you're a leetspeaking teenager who's really excited about saying "big", and nobody (hopefully) says "bee-one-gee" (shitty A1A alternate route?), so why not actually call it what it's called?

If you're going to call things by what their logo looks like it's saying, you need to start writing "Disnep" for consistency.

I don't actually care about college football conferences but that's the only thing anyone around here wants to talk about.
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« Reply #417 on: July 25, 2021, 10:25:24 PM »

If you're going to call things by what their logo looks like it's saying, you need to start writing "Disnep" for consistency.

I don't think it's the "y" that's weird in the Disney wordmark, but rather that horrific "D," which throughout my childhood I perceived as a backwards "G":



I object mostly because that is how I make my "y"s, a deliberate change I made in high school since I often confused my "x"s and "y"s in math, especially when writing fast.
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« Reply #418 on: July 25, 2021, 10:28:11 PM »

Michigan goodbyes, where you were just about to walk out the door (and as a kid, the parents told you "put the toys and games away, we're going right now!") and someone brings up an entirely new topic of conversation that didn't occur to them during the hours previous.

Also, people who can't tell Michigan and Minnesota apart :-)
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« Reply #419 on: July 26, 2021, 09:44:45 AM »

Michigan goodbyes, where you were just about to walk out the door (and as a kid, the parents told you "put the toys and games away, we're going right now!") and someone brings up an entirely new topic of conversation that didn't occur to them during the hours previous.

Also, people who can't tell Michigan and Minnesota apart :-)

That's not just a Michigan thing, it's a Midwest thing. We do that here in Wisconsin too. Sometimes the goodbye is longer than the actual visit!
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« Reply #420 on: July 26, 2021, 01:46:18 PM »

... and people posting to the wrong "minor things" thread, like me. Sorry.
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« Reply #421 on: July 26, 2021, 01:53:55 PM »

Michigan goodbyes, where you were just about to walk out the door (and as a kid, the parents told you "put the toys and games away, we're going right now!") and someone brings up an entirely new topic of conversation that didn't occur to them during the hours previous.

I thought that was universal everywhere.
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