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post #136 of 209
in american sports, if a team represents your city, you root for them. right? yankees fans prefer the yankees to the mets, but if the mets are still in it and the yankees are out, i think they'll root for the mets, as new yorkers.

in soccer, big cities have multiple teams which represent different sectors of society or different neighborhoods. fans of one team will hate the other team, but i don't think that happens here.

so now that the lakers are out, everyone wants the clippers to win. i don't know any laker fans that hate the clippers.
post #137 of 209
The one circumstance in which I would definitely root for the Mets would be an 1986 WS rematch. The different hoods and societies thing does occur here, too. The North Side-South Side Sox-Cubs dynamic for example. I agree that it's not as pronounced as clubs in Euorpe. That'd be an interesting topic for further study.
post #138 of 209
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
yankees fans prefer the yankees to the mets, but if the mets are still in it and the yankees are out, i think they'll root for the mets, as new yorkers.
Dude... no! Or at least, it will never ever go the OTHER way. Maybe a few Yankees fans will pretend they were Mets fans all along if the Yankees are out and the Mets are still in it, but it would never, ever go the other way. Never. Seriously, people have been literally beaten in the stands before for wearing Mets caps at Yankee stadium and vice versa. No kidding. I have an otherwise kind and gentle friend--a Mets fan--who would seriously consider accosting anyone wearing a Yankees cap if he met them in a dark alley. I've never been that rabid a fan of any team in any sport, but there are definitely those out there who are.
post #139 of 209
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
in american sports, if a team represents your city, you root for them. right? yankees fans prefer the yankees to the mets, but if the mets are still in it and the yankees are out, i think they'll root for the mets, as new yorkers.

in soccer, big cities have multiple teams which represent different sectors of society or different neighborhoods. fans of one team will hate the other team, but i don't think that happens here.

so now that the lakers are out, everyone wants the clippers to win. i don't know any laker fans that hate the clippers.

As a Mets fan, I don't root for the Yankees at any point. But, I can kind of see what you are saying. I mean, I suppose I would rather have the Yankees win than the Red Sox or something like that. But, I would never consider myself a Yankee fan. Look at Chicago, I'm pretty sure that White Sox fans and Cubs fans "hate" each other (I wouldn't say hate in the way that European soccer fans hate the opposition, it's not like there are Cubs hooligans beating up Sox fans).

EDIT: By the way, as a Nets fan, I hate the Knicks (and the 76ers) and I hope they continue losing forever. If the Knicks never win another basketball game for the rest of time I wouldn't feel the least bit bad for them. When the Nets move to Brooklyn, I will probably still keep my allegience to them, unless New Jersey brings in another pro team, which is a possibility.
post #140 of 209
Is the best-dressed coach in the NBA.

Now if he could just grow himself some hair.
post #141 of 209
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You like it the pinstripes?

I am psyched for Game 7. I am counting on the Clips to make it a real game. LA has a second chance.
post #142 of 209
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
lakers fans and clippers fans are the same people. we love the lakers because they are winners. we love the clippers because they are losers. there's no rivalry here.

No wonder you guys don't have a football team.

koji
post #143 of 209
Do you guys think the Pistons can win this series? No team in the league can beat them 4 games straight. I think they can still pull it out. They were in the same situation against Miami last year and they were a much better team than the Cavs. We shall see tonight.
post #144 of 209
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Originally Posted by mrpologuy
Do you guys think the Pistons can win this series? No team in the league can beat them 4 games straight. I think they can still pull it out. They were in the same situation against Miami last year and they were a much better team than the Cavs. We shall see tonight.


If the Cavs do manage to pull this thing out, they should steal the MVP trophy from Nash's case.

koji
post #145 of 209
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag
If the Cavs do manage to pull this thing out, they should steal the MVP trophy from Nash's case.

My God, yes. If the Cavs take the Pistons down, Nash should hand James the trophy himself.
post #146 of 209
Spurms Rock!
post #147 of 209
mp: I don't hate the Clips. But, now that the Lakers are out, I've lost interest. Now, I look at the individuals that I like, e.g. LBJ.
post #148 of 209
I admit to having been a Lebron doubter when he first came into the league, but that kid is the real deal. I'm most impressed by his sense of team play, so lacking in the modern NBA.

I am unable to root for the pistons as Ben Wallace gets wayyy to many calls (or should I say non-calls?).
post #149 of 209
cdm: I have disliked the Pistons since the L******r days. Best group of football players to get on a basketball court.
post #150 of 209
Pistons in 7 games. The Palace will be rocking and the Cavs have never played a game like this before. I doubted Lebron at first, but he is the real deal. This guy is super talented and will have several rings and records by the time he is done.
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