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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Orontes » Tue May 31, 2016 2:20 pm

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Postby Zagam » Tue May 31, 2016 4:02 pm

Orontes wrote:1 down, 3 to go

Fuck yeah!
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Orrokk » Tue May 31, 2016 4:48 pm

There's so many Pittsburgh fans in here, disgusting.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Meaning » Tue May 31, 2016 4:57 pm

It really is the worst thing.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Melbu » Tue May 31, 2016 4:59 pm

no it could be much worse

they could be Philly fans
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Palin » Tue May 31, 2016 5:04 pm

Melbu wrote:no it could be much worse

they could be Philly fans


Don't be mean to Saitek!
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Orrokk » Tue May 31, 2016 5:11 pm

Melbu wrote:no it could be much worse

they could be Philly fans


Or Toronto, ewwww (Marko)
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Melbu » Tue May 31, 2016 6:13 pm

not a jab at Saitek

Philly has the worst sports fans for any sport, end of story. i mean FFS they booed santa
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Orrokk » Tue May 31, 2016 6:47 pm

Melbu wrote:not a jab at Saitek

Philly has the worst sports fans for any sport, end of story. i mean FFS they booed santa


To be fair, you'd be pissed too if you were getting coal years after years.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Marko » Tue May 31, 2016 8:34 pm

Melbu wrote:not a jab at Saitek

Philly has the worst sports fans for any sport, end of story. i mean FFS they booed santa


You can find shit examples of fans in every city.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Zagam » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:10 am

Want some shitty fan experiences? Go talk to Chicago Cubs fans right now. They think they shit Tywin Lannister-like gold and can do no wrong. Can't wait until Arrieta reverts back to his shit version.

Fuck Philadelphia. The only thing that feels good about that city is leaving it.

I honestly wouldn't mind if San Jose won the cup if they are the better team. I surely won't feel bad if we win it, but it's hard to really root against San Jose for any reason except they're playing against us.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Jules » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:46 am

Zagam wrote:I honestly wouldn't mind if San Jose won the cup if they are the better team. I surely won't feel bad if we win it, but it's hard to really root against San Jose for any reason except they're playing against us.


This.

People keep trying to heckle me with "Go Sharks" and I'm like, okay? I love the Sharks. Obviously I want the Pens to win, but it's hard to hate a good team, and if we lose it's because they deserved the Cup.

Plus Paul Martin.

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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Orrokk » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:15 pm

Stop taking the fun out of it whimz!
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Meaning » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:19 pm

I find that hard to believe. I would hate the sharks if they beat the Rangers. Maybe it's just me.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Jules » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:51 pm

Meaning wrote:I find that hard to believe. I would hate the sharks if they beat the Rangers. Maybe it's just me.


I would obviously be upset that the Pens didn't win, there would be tears and swearing and drinking. I'd be much more okay with the Sharks beating us than say, the Flyers or the Caps (or the Rangers.)
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Marko » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:33 pm

Just be fans of the game itself. Loyalty to a team barely matters when the entire team turns over twice a decade. Yeah, yeah, nobody else agrees, I know, but welcome to professional sports in the 21st century.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Zagam » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:54 pm

Yeah, the sentiment is that there are far worse teams to lose to.

The Steelers lost a Super Bowl to the Packers. Tough to hate Aaron Rodgers and the Packers organization, and we recognized that we got beat by a good team. Losing to the Patriots or Ravens, though? Fuck that shit. Letting the Browns think they have a chance? Ugh. There are some teams you LOATHE. Then there's the "well, I like them except when they're playing my team!"
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Marko » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:58 pm

Zagam wrote:Yeah, the sentiment is that there are far worse teams to lose to.

The Steelers lost a Super Bowl to the Packers. Tough to hate Aaron Rodgers and the Packers organization, and we recognized that we got beat by a good team. Losing to the Patriots or Ravens, though? Fuck that shit. Letting the Browns think they have a chance? Ugh. There are some teams you LOATHE. Then there's the "well, I like them except when they're playing my team!"

Why not just be a fan of the game itself and forget about all that extra garbage? Your fan / viewing experience will be far better than getting caught up in the tabloid bullshit that surrounds sports for no reason.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Melbu » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:21 pm

Zagam wrote:
Losing to the Patriots or Ravens, though? Fuck that shit. "



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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Zagam » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:18 pm

Marko wrote:Why not just be a fan of the game itself and forget about all that extra garbage? Your fan / viewing experience will be far better than getting caught up in the tabloid bullshit that surrounds sports for no reason.

Are you saying that the drama between teams and players and rivalries is "garbage?" I'm just not sure what that even means. I can enjoy a football game, but my enjoyment is increased by a factor of a thousand when it's MY team beating a RIVAL team. Watching any schmuck swing a baseball bat and hit a ball thrown by some other schmuck is neat, but that's not what being a fan is for me. I'm not a super crazy where my team losing makes me become an internet warrior where I suddenly think I know all the answers on how to fix my team or bash kids/adults for losing a game - but I am passionate about the teams I'm a fan of. It just makes it more fun to me.

And yes, Melb, Tom Brady can suck it. I respect him, but I can still hate him. Dude's a FB HOF'er, but he can ride the pine for 4 games this year (I still put him on my fantasy team).
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Marko » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:20 pm

Once I got away from all the "my team vs your team" (the garbage I'm talking about), I've enjoyed watching sports on TV far more than when I really gave a shit about who was playing. I know I'm the odd man out on this. Maybe my fucked up opinion is because I've been involved in hockey/basketball/football at very high levels so I have different understandings of the games. I dunno, but I do know not many people will ever see it my way haha
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Melbu » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:26 pm

your not the only old man

i only watch when the team i root for is playing, otherwise i cant be bothered
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Zagam » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:29 pm

Marko wrote:Once I got away from all the "my team vs your team" (the garbage I'm talking about), I've enjoyed watching sports on TV far more than when I really gave a shit about who was playing. I know I'm the odd man out on this. Maybe my fucked up opinion is because I've been involved in hockey/basketball/football at very high levels so I have different understandings of the games. I dunno, but I do know not many people will ever see it my way haha

It's honestly admirable to love the game in its purest form. I played baseball for 14 years, but my love for professional baseball is the lowest. I sadly got out of football in favor of track in middle school but have my highest passion for college and professional football. From a purely "can watch two teams go at it with no care for either team" I have to say college football has me on that. I can watch just about anyone play, but will never miss WVU playing (8 years straight, no missed home games). Basketball, I couldn't care less, but Steph vs LeBron has me excited just to watch.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Marko » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:32 pm

Except NCAA basketball. That shit is awful. Yeah they're good players, but fuck man, play with real fucking rules.
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Re: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Postby Melbu » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:47 pm

Marko wrote:Except NCAA basketball. That shit is awful. Yeah they're good players, but fuck man, play with real fucking rules.


same could be said for NCAA football

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