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Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

Old 11-02-08, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
But let's say you're a diehard North Carolina basketball fan and a rabid Ohio State football nut...that would be strange.
I guess I'm a strange person then since I root for Ohio State and Notre Dame in all sports and North Carolina in men's basketball. I've been a fan of UNC since MJ went there. I've been a fan of OSU and ND all of my life.
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Yes, you are.
Old 11-03-08, 10:32 AM
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I don't think I will ever understand how you can be a fan of a college or university you never personally attended.
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I don't think I will ever understand how you can be a fan of a college or university you never personally attended.

Why not? If you grow up in a state (particularly one w/o a pro team in a particular sport), how can you not understand rooting for the big state school (or the closest state school if there are multiple ones)?
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There are many factors for college rooting interests. You could have grown up in Michigan and attended school at Northwestern. Or you could be a Catholic and root for Notre Dame. Or you might not have went to college and merely root for the local squad.

I have a harder time understanding rooting for a pro team outside of your immediate viewing area. It's like rooting for the high school across town rather than your own.
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Im really fucked up... I grew up an FSU fan. Spent a year at U of Tennessee (walked on there), then finished up my undergrad at UCF, and finally went to UF for my Masters. So there you go.

I root for FSU above all esle, but I watch a lot of UF sports in other athletics (college basketball and gymnastics mainly) and don't totally hate them in football (unless they are playing FSU). I would like to see the UCF program grow more and do root for them but I don't think they will ever be at the level of the other schools here in FL (even USF).
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Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
I don't think I will ever understand how you can be a fan of a college or university you never personally attended.
I agree with you to a point.
Being from Louisiana, I can tell you that all the people whose lives fucking revolve around LSU sports even though they have never so much as stepped foot on the campus drives me up the wall. I constantly get those jerkoffs asking me "why don't you like LSU?", to which I reply "why should I, I did not go to school there".
But I didn't go to college at all, so unless I am going to be a sports fan with no team to root for (which would not make any sense) then I have to choose SOME school that I didn't attend. I just don't limit myself to winning colleges from the state I live in. And I stress winning because I find it amusing how many people live much closer to and have gone to school at Nicholls State and yet are LSU fans as opposed to the school they F'ing WENT TO.
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Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
It'll be interesting to see if anyone has different rooting interests...well, except for twikoff.


Ohio State football
Indiana (big) and Dayton (little) basketball
Johns Hopkins lacrosse
Old 11-04-08, 08:27 PM
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Florida State football (since the Charlie Ward days)
Maryland basketball (since I am a homer for the most part)
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post


Ohio State football
Indiana (big) and Dayton (little) basketball
Johns Hopkins lacrosse
Rationale:

Ohio State - It's a part of growing up in Ohio, football is king, and the Buckeyes are your team

Indiana/Dayton - Lived in Dayton 30 of my first 34 years on this planet, and I always rooted for the Hoosiers since Indiana was to basketball what Ohio was to football. Now that I live in Bloomington, IU hoops is a lock.

Hopkins - I did my graduate work at JHU, and Lacrosse is an easy game to love, particularly the way the Jays play it.
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One college (state) = all sports and contests of any kind (Pro teams, little league, Miss America, Idol contestant from there, whatever).
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

I root for Purdue in football and basketball. I don't pay attention to other college sports.

I never went there, but I started liking them because Rod Woodson came from there, and he was my favorite Steeler growing up. Now my uncle teaches there.

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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

Wisconsin for all sports.
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

Ohio St in football
Illinois in basketball
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

Multiple sports, multiple teams. Kind of helps when the Alma Mater doesn't really do sports.
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

Kansas, no matter what sport.
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

Go Gators!!!
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

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Go Gators!!!
Yes, Gators, please go. I have an ex-girlfriend who graduated from one of those interchangeable Florida schools.

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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

I follow a school or three - possibly across all sports.
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

I root for USF but only because my wife works there and goes to school there. If it weren't for her I would not root for any college teams.
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

I only care about college basketball, and I root for any team from Kentucky when it comes to college hoops. I know there's a big Kentucky/Louisville rivalry, but I don't live in the state anymore and I've chosen to ignore it.

I hate college football, but because of my job, not following it isn't really an option.
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

Hating college football means you have no soul. Sorry to tell you this.
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

Originally Posted by twikoff View Post
whoops
voted wrong

i read the question.. and went with No instead of Yes

but the poll question didnt match the thread title question.

1 team all sports
i did the same thing. complete poll fail. ask one question in the title, and then the opposite in the poll?


I root for Michigan State.

and whoever is playing Michigan
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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

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Texas football
Kansas basketball


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Re: Do you root for one college in one sport and another college in another sport?

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