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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Feb 3, 2011.
^^ game 2 postponed and Mags out for the season....if you didn't know already.
Leyland says: "We're a real resilient team. We'll figure something out."
I hope he is right. Boesch, then Guillen, then Young, and finally, Maggs!
I feel confident with Max on the mound. He is a blue collar, meat an potatoes pitcher.
I'm glad the game is postponed; give Max another day to get ready.
The excitement/tension of the Tigers, Lions, and Wolverines is almost too much to bear. The Red Wings, for now, are off the radar.
Exciting game. Great start to the series for the Brewers!
I loved Greinke's comment yesterday about Carpenter having a "phony attitude!"
There are no words....
Good luck to the Cards the rest of the way.
Both teams annoy me. Cards with their whiny fans and the Brewers with the retarded "Beast Mode". Just play baseball, morons.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I grew up in Wisconsin, so I'm a longtime Brewers fan. If I weren't already a big fan, I'd probably be annoyed by their antics too.
On the other hand, I currently live in St. Louis and agree wholeheartedly about the Cards and their fans!
This reminds me of when the Red Sox started their whole "bunch of idiots" junk a few years ago.
As good as he is, I can't stand Ryan Braun.
What's worst is when the local fans start to take on the personality of the team. It's pathetic to watch some guy who's a mid-level regional sales representative for the local corn seed company living vicariously through the Brew Crew, going into BEAST MODE! and talking trash when his team gets a win.
^^damn talk about being a killjoy. So what if some mid level regional sales rep is super happy his team won a playoff series (first in like 30 years) in an extra inning walk off win?! That was exciting shit!
I watch yankee redsox games in yankee stadium and hate the yankees, but honestly I don't hate the yankee fans because I understand why they love their team. I even understand and am amused on how they rag on Arod like he's Jan, and Jeter is Marsha.
Let the sports fan be enthusiastic. Even people watching wimbeldon tennis will cheer wildly.
then again regional fan bases being annoyed with each other is a great thing. It shows they care. I've always lived in regions with rabid fan bases (boston, NYC, southern CA (for Laker fans at least), and even the Bay Area CA) and it always struck me weird that people wouldn't be huge fans - especially if their teams are successful.
its sad when you see teams like Tampa Bay fan bases only show up for playoff games. i'm sure there are lots of rays fans, but you wouldn't know it from the TV coverage.
as for the annoyance about the 2004 redsox being idiots? um did you look at the team (manny ramirez, johnny damon, derrick lowe) those guys are clearly low on the IQ range (maybe idiot savants but still idiots all the same). Kevin Millar is a pretend idiot though (he knows how to work a crowd and speak coherently).
bringing the uber positive energy as always!
Believe me, I am ecstatic that the Brewers are playing this well. There's a difference, though, between being happy and acting like a boorish, trash-talking idiot. That kind of attitude is not what I'm accustomed to from having grown up in Wisconsin, and it's disappointing to see it showing up now. (In fact, Wisconsinites have always taken some pride in not acting that way.) If the Brewers players themselves get really exuberant, I understand that because they're out there accomplishing great things.
+1 to this, with a caveat. The Rays' stadium is awful and something like a 90 minute drive ONE WAY from the city to get there. No one goes because no one can get there.
Also, have none of you ever played sports? There is usually antics, stupidity and a "theme" or an act for successful teams. FFS.
wait a second... so Green Bay Packer Fans can be crazy and obnoxious but Brewer fans can't go hog wild?
I can see the good in a fan base with great decorum (especially when winning), but the way I see it Nyjer is one of those certifiable crazy types (think dennis rodman, Brian wilson, ron artest) where he's actually just being himself, and people (especially buttoned up polite midwesterner types) see him going all "NYJER!!!" and it touches a nerve - in a good way. Its like looking at great art (or in this case performance art) and getting all welled up with emotion and finally channelling it out.
I think you're right about a lot of that. My perspective on this particular issue, I think, is shaped by the fact that I'm a Brewers fan who's living in St. Louis, and who really loves the city of St. Louis even though I don't cheer for the local teams. What I'm seeing is a lot of mean-spiritedness that I'm not accustomed to--Wisconsin friends on facebook going on about St. Losers, etc. I think exuberance is great; I just wish that didn't have to be expressed as nastiness toward others. That's not the Wisconsin I grew up in.
But again, I don't want to give the impression that my dominant feeling about what's going on is annoyance or disappointment. I'm in seventh heaven about what the Brewers are accomplishing this year.
you know we're in the same boat (except my Sawx fucking collapsed in the most delating/embarrassing way). I was born in Boston and grew up in new england and now live and work in NYC. I love brooklyn, manhattan and all the boroughs (even Staten Island!). And I've even seen the redsox play more in yankee stadium than in Fenway. The weird thing about hating the yankees is that I'll be sitting next to the most boorish of yankee fans in yankee stadium, but more often than naught we'll be friendly and told a bunch of stories to eachother by the end of the game.
If anything I think yankee fans hate mets fans and are more inclined to actual acts of violence against mets fans compared to Red Sox fans or fellow yankee fans (my favorite thing about watching yankee games in yankee stadium is the Yankee Fan on Yankee Fan crime).
honestly? I think yankee fans and redsox fans are the very definition of frienemies.
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