smzimbabwe

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  1. I had a bear cub drop out of a tree behind me, and trust me, I was scared. My uncle charged it screaming and waving a bb gun at the cub and it just walked off into the forest. I had no desire to pet it and be its friend, I wanted to get away as quick as possible.
  2. 2017 NFL Season

    Does Kaep have to have a football job? If nobody wants to hire him, maybe football isn't for him.
  3. Football and CTE

    My brother played high school football, and also was in track&field. Guess which one he had the catastrophic injury in that cost him a scholarship? Hint- it wasn't football.
  4. NHL 2017-18

    Do you refer to the University of Minnesota as the Gophers, or the Golden Gophers?
  5. Unpopular Opinions

    I feel a loyalty towards ARCO because they sponsored my soccer team in 5th grade. I don't go out of my way for one, but if I have a choice between ARCO and another gas station and the price isn't that big a difference, I'll hit the ARCO every time.
  6. Unpopular Opinions

    How many of the Bills are from Buffalo? You're not rooting for hometown players, you're rooting for a corporation. Maybe if hometown teams had hometown players, I'd be more inclined to root for them. Also, if you moved, say to Boston, would you keep your Buffalo allegiances or switch to Boston teams? I was fortunate to grow up in a city 2000 or so miles from any pro team. It let me come up with my own criteria on who to root for.
  7. Unpopular Opinions

    I said there were exceptions, people just getting into the sport were one of them. People who switch to their local team because it's local are disloyal to their original team, and I don't like that. When MLS was founded, I became a New England Revolution fan for a myriad of reasons. When Seattle got a team, I stayed with the Revolution, I showed no disloyalty or change of heart. My friend was a Chicago Blackhawks fan, when Anaheim got a team, he chose to root for them, even over Chicago, because his mom and some family lived there. I questioned this and we had several arguments about this.
  8. Unpopular Opinions

    1. I think playoffs in any sport are a flawed structure that rely on hype to convince people to watch them. 2. There should be no fans over 10 of the Vegas Golden Knights. If you changed to Vegas for whatever reason, I consider you disloyal and have no respect for you. There are always exceptions to this, but they are few and far between. 3. Just to make this uniform related - if I hate the team, I hate the uniform. No matter what the New York Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Wazzu Cougars, L.A. Dodgers or any other team I dislike, come out in, I will hate it. On the flip side, if a team I like wears something I am not happy with, I'll let them know I don't like it. (Washington Huskies and any black). Are those unpopular enough?
  9. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Not a favorite, but better than black...
  10. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    When I went to UW, night games were rare, and only for major non-conference opponents, like Nebraska. I don't like the games going late, I liked the standard 1:00 p.m. starts, but as time moves on, I'm used to changes. But Cal is no Nebraska, and it is getting late here. Game might be over by midnight local time. I just didn't care for Herbstriet's condescending attitude in his response.
  11. Does this include European clubs, where they play multiple sports and all the teams share the same name? For example, Grasshoppers Club Zurich has teams playing soccer, basketball, hockey, and a multitude of others, and they're all known as the Zurich Grasshoppers (or variations thereof).
  12. New Boston Pride Logo

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  13. Why root for the home team?

    Most of the players aren't local, they just happen to work in that town. Getting in an argument with another person on another board who says that I have no loyalty to the home team because I root for other non-local teams to win. College, I can understand, I root for the U of Washington because I went there, but before that, I had no interest in them, but living in Boise the last 20 years, I get a lot of "why aren't you a BSU fan?". I liked most Seattle teams while I lived there, they were a good #2 or #3 team, but most of my favorites are scattered around the country, and that's because I had no local team to follow while growing up, so picked favorites on a wide range of criteria. So what draws you to your "home" team even though they may not operate the way you like and if you moved, would your favorite teams change as well?
  14. I still wish they had renamed the team the Arizona Phoenix. It's just silly enough sounding that I like it. The Arizona Phoenix play in Phoenix, Arizona. Something about that just tickles my fancy.
  15. Los Angeles Chargers Brand Discussion

    I guess I'm in the minority of Chargers fans, then. I prefer the darker blue to the light blue throwbacks. Maybe it's because it's what I grew up with and am used to, but I like the dark color, especially from the Fouts era. Having said that, though, I don't hate the powder blues, they're a nice one-time jersey every year, I just like the dark jerseys better. The one hanging in my closet is dark blue (royal, navy, not sure, just know it's dark)...