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Fark-o-vision
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Sports fans?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:35 am

First post here, and not overly familiar with the etiquette, but I thought I'd just go right in, head forward. I'm interested in both Pitt and Temple, but a little worried about the sports culture in Pennsylvania. See, I'm a member of that nomadic tribe of football fans here in Southern California without local representation (the Chargers, for whatever reason, don't count. Ask anyone.) and when my dart landed on the football map it landed on Dallas.

Is it going to be brutal in that area? Am I never going to be able to enjoy a game out at a bar again? I'm all for a little jawing, but from what I've heard Pennsylvania takes their ball clubs pretty seriously. It might seem like a stupid question. In fact, I know it would be a stupid question if someone were, say, a Boston Celtics fan and was asking this about Los Angeles. The fact is, though, that Pennsylvania seems like another country compared to the attitude SoCal takes to sports (an attitude, by and large, defined by the excuse to drink). I'm a fan, not a freak about it, but I like breaking out my gear and getting a little loud with the other nonathletic noisemakers on Sunday. Still, I'd rather not lose a tooth every time a local team takes one in the mouth.

Thoughts?

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:36 am

Displaced Niner fan without a car in Durham. Be strong.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby DoctorNick189 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:40 am

You're not in for a pleasant experience.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby dewrober » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:42 am

Pittsburgh and Philly are pretty blue collar towns. They won't take kindly to a pretty boy SoCal kid being too vocal against their beloved eagles/steelers.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:45 am

Everyone around here hates the Cowboys. Seriously. Not to mention they are in the same division as the Giants and Eagles.

As long as you aren't some kind of New Englander you should be okay though. We hate them the most.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby Kretzy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:46 am

dewrober wrote:Pittsburgh and Philly are pretty blue collar towns. They won't take kindly to a pretty boy SoCal kid being too vocal against their beloved eagles/steelers.


You're obviously not from around here. Western PA-born Steelers fan here, actually in the city right now. We love seeing the Cowboys lose, almost as much as the Ravens/Browns, but you'll be fine. People wear their opposing teams' gear to games at Heinz Field all the time, it's actually been ranked as one of the most "family-friendly" stadiums to take kids too. We love our team, we'll mock you, but unless you say you're going to go bone Hines Ward's mother, you'll be fine.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:48 am

Yeah, it's the fact that they're in the same division, and seem to be playing each other for a spot in the playoffs every year, that has me worried. At least on the east coast I can fake Jets love. No where else, rightly or wrongly, makes me feel like sports will be an issue.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:53 am

Fark-o-vision wrote:Yeah, it's the fact that they're in the same division, and seem to be playing each other for a spot in the playoffs every year, that has me worried. At least on the east coast I can fake Jets love. No where else, rightly or wrongly, makes me feel like sports will be an issue.


Just remember, Philly fans aren't angry at you, they're angry at the Eagles.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:33 am

Kinda makes me glad I'm a Chiefs fan (I don't get a chance to say that often). Unless I am in Oakland or Denver people will pretty much just laugh and pity me.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby taw856 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:36 am

jayzon wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:
Fark-o-vision wrote:Yeah, it's the fact that they're in the same division, and seem to be playing each other for a spot in the playoffs every year, that has me worried. At least on the east coast I can fake Jets love. No where else, rightly or wrongly, makes me feel like sports will be an issue.


Just remember, Philly fans aren't angry at you, they're angry at the Eagles. And God. And Santa.


FTFY


FTFY

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby Aloha4 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:36 pm

I don't think anything has made me more upset over the last 4 years than reading this post. You are a Cowboys fan that live in SOCAL? I mean really? This is just typical of all Cowboys fans, front runners.

I won't be too mean to you (your team will probably let you down anyways given that it is December), but you won't be in for a pleasant experience if you come to Philadelphia, nor should you deserve to be. You probably won't be subject to any physical abuse, but certainly a lot of verbal abuse if you are ok with that. That being said though, you should not base your decision on that. Philadelphia is an excellent city and there is a lot to do here. Temple is a very good school and we have other good schools like Villanova or Penn. There is a lot to do in Philadelphia, and if you ever do get bored, NYC and DC are in very close proximity. There are some excellent job opportunities in our area if you decide you want to work here.

More importantly, living in Philadelphia will give you a chance to reexamine what a terrible decision you made by becoming a Dallas fan. You'll be in an envirnoment that is extremely passionate about sports even though we have been given a black eye by the media. You'll be given a chance to support a real team instead of a team that represents evil at its utmost. Think about it. :lol:

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:43 pm

Aloha4 wrote:More importantly, living in Philadelphia will give you a chance to reexamine what a terrible decision you made by becoming a Dallas fan.


How many rings does Philly have?

Yeah, thought so.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby md;jdwannabe » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:51 pm

Don't you love it when the Cardinal beats the University of Spoiled Children...and AS IF Toby was going to win the big trophy? But the rest of the country doesn't care, especially if your brother's daughter is also your cousin; BTW, remember ESPN stands for EASTERN sports network.

Loving life on the left side of the Mississippi!
Good Luck to you

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DannyJames
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Re: Sports fans?

Postby DannyJames » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:11 pm

just say you're a "lions fan" and you will be beloved by all...

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby Aloha4 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:31 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:More importantly, living in Philadelphia will give you a chance to reexamine what a terrible decision you made by becoming a Dallas fan.


How many rings does Philly have?

Yeah, thought so.



44-6

0 playoff wns in the last 14 years

Tony Romo is your QB

December...

I can go on forever. Enjoy missing the playoffs again this year.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:20 pm

Go Steelers!!!

Being from Pittsburgh, I can tell you there are a ton of steeler fans, but most are not "over the top". I think people don't hassle fans of other teams because all other teams are inferior.

But really, one thing this city is known for is its female sports fans, which I think is pretty awesome.

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Mr. Matlock
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Re: Sports fans?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:26 pm

3 words for you:

DIRECTV NFL Ticket

thekid001
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Re: Sports fans?

Postby thekid001 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:16 pm

This happened last week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2isksLw0jW8

I once went to an eagles/vikings game wearing a Randy Moss jersey and somebody cursed me out then threw a cheesesteak at me. I was 8.

If your a 20 something loudly rooting for the cowboys in a bar, there is a strong chance you get beat up. I'm serious. Atleast in Philly.

Don't make your law school decision based on this. It really isn't that important, and youll have alot of friendly banter being a cowboys fan.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby pcvchristine » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:02 pm

Philly fans are notoriously, well, fanatical. We were, after all, the first city to put a court room in a major sports venue for on-the-spot trials. But hey, maybe that could be your practice area!

Jagg3003
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Re: Sports fans?

Postby Jagg3003 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:02 pm

Good thing you're not looking to come to NY...

Dallas gear in a NY bar = definite ass kicking... especially now.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:08 pm

wearing a jersey? not going to make people too mad. being an asshole about it? probably will get on peoples nerves. not even from texas and yet you are still a bandwagonneer? well. talking shit when you don't even like sports, you just use them as an excuse to drink?



yeah. hopefully you will get beaten a few times and then stay out of bars on gameday.

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vanwinkle
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Re: Sports fans?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:41 pm

Aloha4 wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:More importantly, living in Philadelphia will give you a chance to reexamine what a terrible decision you made by becoming a Dallas fan.


How many rings does Philly have?

Yeah, thought so.



44-6

0 playoff wns in the last 14 years

Tony Romo is your QB

December...

I can go on forever. Enjoy missing the playoffs again this year.


Haha, epic fail.

Also... Playoff appearances or wins don't make your team great, Super Bowl wins do.

How many rings does Philly have?

Yeah, thought so.

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby DannyJames » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:06 pm

i know this off topic for NFL, but i just went to a Red Wings/Predators game in Nashville, and people were cursing my dad and I out. a lady in a power cart yelled at us through a megaphone, and a young girl (looked to be about 12 or 13) threatened my father, saying he better watch where he goes wearing a Red Wing jersey. i don't remember having more fun at a game in recent history!

oh yeah, and the wings won 3-2 in OT, the best of all :mrgreen:

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:31 pm

DannyJames wrote:oh yeah, and the wings won 3-2 in OT, the best of all :mrgreen:



Oh yeah... Go Pens too.... Pittsburgh is a great town to be a sports fan....

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Re: Sports fans?

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:02 pm

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1926687

I'm from philly, and I hate our fans.




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