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  1. Rivington is offline
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    It's certainly more difficult to root for an individual athlete than it is for a sports team over the course of, say, a generation.

    At least I hope it is. Let Couture retire before 65!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    It's certainly more difficult to root for an individual athlete than it is for a sports team over the course of, say, a generation.

    At least I hope it is. Let Couture retire before 65!
    True, perhaps we need MMA teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    It's certainly more difficult to root for an individual athlete than it is for a sports team over the course of, say, a generation.
    I know this makes me a bit of a freak, but I honestly don’t understand the concept of “rooting for a team”, when one has no personal connection to anyone on it—let alone in sports with which one has no personal experience. It all looks like granfalloons to me.
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    I would imagine the major point is the fact that MMA consistently proves its effectiveness in front of a massive worldwide audience
  5. battlefields is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petter View Post
    I know this makes me a bit of a freak, but I honestly don’t understand the concept of “rooting for a team”.
    Because... FUCKING PARRAMATTA EELS FUCKING RULE, YEAHHHHHHH, PARRA 'TIL I DIE BITCHEZ!!!!

    I admit that there is an air of illogicality to it, as the closest I've ever lived to Parramatta was North Parramatta, but following any other team is stupid because **** those guys.


    Sley, hasn't that already been done and failed? Repeatedly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petter View Post
    I know this makes me a bit of a freak, but I honestly don’t understand the concept of “rooting for a team”, when one has no personal connection to anyone on it—let alone in sports with which one has no personal experience. It all looks like granfalloons to me.
    A major sport's franchise that has been around as long as say, an NFL team that hasn't been moved in a long time, is often an interconnected with the culture and in many cases the economic well-being of the region around it. The stadium provides jobs, a good season will bring up tourism, and games become a cultural hub, part of the experience of living in that place.

    At times when the town is in the shitter but the team is doing well, it becomes a symbol to rally behind. When the team hasn't won a Superbowl since 1967, it turns into a symbol of loyalty to where you came from. It really is a different experience anywhere in the country, but it's important everywhere except Detroit.
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    One reason: Money.
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    both of the "reasons" listed in the OP were kind of the same, no?
    Seems like they could have just written "PEOPLE LIKE IT" and saved themselves a lot of effort.
    or added a couple more reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petter View Post
    I know this makes me a bit of a freak, but I honestly don’t understand the concept of “rooting for a team”, when one has no personal connection to anyone on it—let alone in sports with which one has no personal experience. It all looks like granfalloons to me.
    It's the same little bits of brain that make people proud of their heritage, feel impressed by the story of how their parents' romance, cry when they see the flag of their home country, or decide that Harry Potter really should have ended up with Hermione.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    It's the same little bits of brain that make people proud of their heritage, feel impressed by the story of how their parents' romance, cry when they see the flag of their home country, or decide that Harry Potter really should have ended up with Hermione.
    No, he should've ended up with Draco like in my fanfictions.
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