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max venable
02-06-2006, 03:33 PM
I know we're all Reds fans here, but one of the other threads got me interested in finding out where everyone's allegiance is when it comes to other sports.

I'm always interested to find out who your teams are and how they became your favorites (btw, I'm defining this by what teams are you passionate about. If you just kinda like other teams, that doesn't count...I'm talking about the teams you follow very closely).

Here are mine:

MLB: Reds. Obviously. Grew up in Cincinnati (Western Hills) during the BRM era.
NFL: Bengals. Again, I'm a Cincy boy, who else am I going to root for.
NBA: Don't care. I live close to Cleveland now so I do have a tiny bit of interest in the Cavs, but I'm far from passionate about them.
NHL: Lived in Columbus when the Blue Jackets started. I like 'em but I don't follow them closely. Other than the CBJ, I don't pay the NHL much attention.
College Football: Buckeyes. Even though I grew up in Cincy (which is not an OSU town per se--like Cleveland is) I have always loved the Bucks. They're the state school.
College Basketball: Buckeyes. Same reason as football. Became a die hard OSU B-ball fan during the Jimmy Jackson era.

I have no others...at all. I'm a one-team guy for all sports. And I've never really understood how anyone could root for multiple teams in the same sport. Anyway...who are the teams you are passionate about?

redsfan30
02-06-2006, 03:38 PM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals

NCAA: Ohio State Buckeyes

NHL: I don't like hockey, but I like to see Columbus do well b/c they're local.

NBA: Don't really follow one particular team, but I like to see the 76ers do well.

rdiersin
02-06-2006, 03:44 PM
MLB: Reds
NFL: Bengals
NCAA FB: Purdue
NCAA BB: Purdue and to a bit lesser extent UC. I use to follow UC religously, but being away from the Cincinnati area hurts that one.
NHL: Penguins and Red Wings.

max venable
02-06-2006, 03:50 PM
NHL: Penguins and Red Wings.

See, that's what I don't get...how can you be passionate about the Pens and the Red Wings?

Like, when they play each other, who do root for? how do you have enough time to follow both of them closely?

Puffy
02-06-2006, 03:51 PM
MLB - - Reds
NFL - - The NY Football Giants
NBA - - Knicks (although this is getting really hard to admit to)
NCAA football - - Notre Dame
NCAA basketball - - North Carolina

max venable
02-06-2006, 03:52 PM
MLB - - Reds
NFL - - The NY Football Giants
NBA - - Knicks (although this is getting really hard to admit to)
NCAA football - - Notre Dame
NCAA basketball - - North Carolina
That's got to be the most diverse portfolio we'll see on this thread. How does a mishmash like that evolve?

deltachi8
02-06-2006, 03:53 PM
I find my like for teams can be traced to a player that I looked up to as a kid...

MLB: Reds (Johnny Bench - I was a catcher and he was the best)

NFL: Steelers (Jack Lambert - Darth Vader in Cleats just loved wathcing him play)

NBA: I dont follow anymore, when I did, Celtics, originally for Dave Cowens and Larry Bird, eventually for Dennis Johnson)

NHL: Sabres - Not player in particular, weekend visits to my uncle's place where he watched the Sabres got me interested. I got hooked in collge with Pat LaFontaine.

NCAA: Syracuse - Roosevelt Bowie. He grew up about 10 minutes from where I did, so as a kid, everyone talked about him and his work at Syracuse. Then Pearl Washington and Don McPherson in the 80s roped mein all the way.

KronoRed
02-06-2006, 03:54 PM
MLB: The Reds
NFL: The Jaguars
NBA/NHL: Don't care
College Football and Basketball: Florida

max venable
02-06-2006, 03:56 PM
MLB: The Reds
NFL: The Jaguars
NBA/NHL: Don't care
College Football and Basketball: Florida
you're from Northern KY and you're a Jags fan? How? Why? Why not the hometown team? The Jags are too new to have any fans in the Cincy area.

deltachi8
02-06-2006, 03:59 PM
you're from Northern KY and you're a Jags fan? How? Why? Why not the hometown team? The Jags are too new to have any fans in the Cincy area.

Some dont blindly follow the hometown team.

cumberlandreds
02-06-2006, 04:00 PM
MLB: Reds
NFL: Cowboys
College Sports: Kentucky
NBA,no one anymore but when I was young I followed the old Kentucky Colonels of the ABA. When they weren't absorbed into the NBA I slowly have lost interest in the NBA.

Puffy
02-06-2006, 04:03 PM
That's got to be the most diverse portfolio we'll see on this thread. How does a mishmash like that evolve?

Well, I am a New Yorker - so that should explain the Giants and the Knicks.

My uncle was a HUGE ballbuster and when I was really young and just getting into baseball he would tease me that I was a Mets fan. So I would tell him that I wasn't over and over. Finally I was sitting watching TV and the Mets were playing the Reds and I decided that the Reds were going to be my favorite team, so whenever he would tease me I had a team to say. Joe Morgan was on first and he stole second and so he became my favorite player. The rest is history.

North Carolina was because of Perkins and Worthy and, of course, the great Dean Smith.

And ND because they won me money and the whole Catholic thing.

KronoRed
02-06-2006, 04:06 PM
you're from Northern KY and you're a Jags fan? How? Why? Why not the hometown team? The Jags are too new to have any fans in the Cincy area.
I lived in Florida till I was 17

And I loath WHO DEY
;)

max venable
02-06-2006, 04:08 PM
Some dont blindly follow the hometown team.
For me there's always been a sense of civic or hometown pride attached. I could never root for a team from another state or city. Just never made sense...but that's just me. Being from Cincinnati, I want Cincinnati teams to win! That's my hometown, man! It's about pride. I could never root for, say, the Cowboys, just because they were good or I like a particular player. I have no attachment...no reason from a pride angle to pull for them. To root for them would be, for me, like rooting for someone else's hometown and that just never jived with me. But, like I said, that's just me.

captainmorgan07
02-06-2006, 04:10 PM
MLB-Reds
NFL-Dallas Cowboys (America's team)
NBA-Bulls
NHL-Penguins
NCAA Football-THE Ohio State University
NCAA Basketball-Univeristy of North Carolina/Ohio State

Falls City Beer
02-06-2006, 04:11 PM
Cincinnati Reds
Louisville Cardinals

As T.S. Eliot said: "there is no third."

All other sports are for turdburglars and honkies.

rdiersin
02-06-2006, 04:11 PM
See, that's what I don't get...how can you be passionate about the Pens and the Red Wings?

Like, when they play each other, who do root for? how do you have enough time to follow both of them closely?

I guess I would start by saying I follow them and they are my favorites, but maybe they don't meet your definition of being passionate about. I think it is different when you live or grew up in a place that doesn't have an NHL team. You're allowed to pick and choose a bit more, or something happens that makes you like that team. In my case I followed these two teams pretty closely for a good while. That has waned a little bit, since I don't have cable and am not able to watch hockey near as much as I would like.

Red Leader
02-06-2006, 04:22 PM
MLB - Reds (duh)
NFL- Bengals
NBA- Bulls
NHL - Avalanche
NCAA Football - Michigan
NCAA Basketball - North Carolina
PGA- Tiger Woods
NASCAR- hate it
PBA- Don't know anyone on tour

RedsFan75
02-06-2006, 04:27 PM
MLB: Reds - Grew up in SE KY and got hooked in 68. Hook was set solid when the BRM was being broadcast through the region. Been hooked ever since.
NFL: Bengals - Started following them in 70. Figured I was following the Reds, Bengals was only a natural transition.
NBA: Don't care. Never have.
NHL: Either the St. Louis Blues, or the Dallas Stars - St. Louis was a regional thing, and they had great teams made it easy to follow them. For the Stars, Was living in Iowa when they were the Minnesota North Stars, and were doing very well and I was following them a bit, Company moved us to Texas and the following year the Stars moved to Dallas and went on to win the Cup. Got caught up in the fever and followed them after that. Passion for Hockey has cooled a lot lately
College Basketball: UK, Hey I'm from SE Kentucky. What did you expect me to say! :D
College Football: If UK had a team worth getting passionate about.

reds1869
02-06-2006, 05:03 PM
MLB: Reds
NFL: Bengals
CFL: Toronto Argonauts.
NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs and to a lesser extent the CBJ.
NCAA: Marshall and Xavier.
Soccer: Arsenal.

kbrake
02-06-2006, 05:10 PM
MLB: Reds
NFL: Bucs
NCAA: Bucks
NBA : LeBron, couldnt care less about the team just like LeBron.

vaticanplum
02-06-2006, 05:11 PM
My uncle was a HUGE ballbuster and when I was really young and just getting into baseball he would tease me that I was a Mets fan. So I would tell him that I wasn't over and over. Finally I was sitting watching TV and the Mets were playing the Reds and I decided that the Reds were going to be my favorite team, so whenever he would tease me I had a team to say. Joe Morgan was on first and he stole second and so he became my favorite player. The rest is history.

That is awesome. I love stories like that.

Mine are:
MLB: Reds/Yankees
NFL: Bengals, but I also can't help liking the Eagles and all their perpetual drama
NBA/college basketball: I abhor anything and everything having to do with basketball
NHL: Rangers
College football: Ohio State
Soccer: Juventus

I'm a really flighty fan with everything but baseball though.

remdog
02-06-2006, 05:37 PM
MLB: The Reds, of course. In the AL I root for the Indians (I grew up in Cleveland). Still hope for an All-Ohio WS although I'd be pulling for the Reds.

NFL: The Bengals. Really, really, really disliked Art Modell when he fired Paul Brown. Loved it when PB started the Bengals, visited PB's home in Cincinnati and met him and his wife several times, class act, both of them.

NBA: Don't follow it much anymore but still wish the Cavs well. Was at their first home game, owned stock in the team and Bill Fitch, their first Coach was my colleges' coach my senior year. Not to mention that they were a customer of mine at the time plus I had gone to college with several of the front office people.

College Sports: Root for my alma momma, Bowling Green but, since they don't get the pub of the big schools, it's a little had to follow sometimes.

The rest of the sport picture has grown hazy because, it seems to me, as you get older, sports simply don't have as much importance to you as they did when you were young. :dunno:

Rem

westofyou
02-06-2006, 05:39 PM
Reds
Red Wings
Wolverines
USA Soccer

Everything else is just entertainment

remdog
02-06-2006, 05:41 PM
Reds
Red Wings
Wolverines
USA Soccer

Everything else is just entertainment

You're right WOY. Soccer isn't even entertaing. :evil:



























OK, OK. I appologize in advance. It was too easy a line to pass up.
































Even if it is true. ;)

Rem

SanDiegoRed
02-06-2006, 05:47 PM
MLB- Reds
NFL-Chargers
NBA- Not a sport
NHL- Not a real sport
College Basketball - Syracuse
College Football - San Diego State

I now live in Virginia so go figure....

IslandRed
02-06-2006, 05:53 PM
MLB: Reds. I grew up in Kentucky and the BRM was getting going just as I was old enough to like baseball.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars. Lived there when they got the team. I was a 49ers fan and didn't intend to be a Jaguars fan, but it was fun watching a team being built from the ground up and it just happened. Conversely, I live around Nashville now and don't care a whit for the Titans.

NBA: None. No Colonels, no attachment.

NHL: I keep up with how the Predators are doing but it's definitely a casual-fan situation.

College: Florida State first, Kentucky second.

BRM
02-06-2006, 05:58 PM
MLB - Reds
NFL - Colts
NBA - Pacers
NHL - Red Wings
College Basketball - Indiana and Texas Tech
College Football - Notre Dame

David Cubbedge
02-06-2006, 06:44 PM
MLB: Reds
NHL: Saints
NBA: Nuggets
NHL: Sharks
NCAA Baseball: Long Beach State
NCAA Football: Virginia Tech
NCAA Basketball: Illinois
Soccer: DC United
Tennis: ARod
Poker: Mike "The Mouth" Matusow

Caveat Emperor
02-06-2006, 07:03 PM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds: My first professional baseball games were trips to old Riverfront Stadium, watching guys like Eric Davis, Kal Daniels, Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, and the Nasty Boys. I'll follow them no matter how many Tony Womacks they sign.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: I was born in Tampa, lived there until I was 6. I've always followed the Bucs, through some absolutely horrid years, and through some great ones.

NBA: Detroit Pistons: I've recently started following the NBA a little more closely, and being so close to Detroit as given me a great chance to watch them these past few years.

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins: I have a lot of family in Pittsburgh, and who wouldn't love watching Super Mario growing up?

NCAA: Tulane University Green Wave: My alma mater. Need I say more?

Patrick Bateman
02-06-2006, 08:37 PM
MLB: Reds
NFL: Bengals or Colts
NBA: Not a sport
NHL: Blackhawks
NLL: Calgary Roughnecks

RFS62
02-06-2006, 08:45 PM
MLB: The Reds

NFL: Browns

NBA: Cincinnati Royals. Big O is the man.

NCAA: WVU

PGA: Too many to list.

Nascar: Fireball Roberts

cinredsfan2000
02-06-2006, 08:59 PM
MLB- Reds
NFL-Indianapolis Colts
NBA- Used to be a pistons fan now i dont follow the N.B.A. at all
NHL- Montreal Canadiens up to when they traded patrick Roy Now a Colorado Avalanche fan.
College Basketball - no intrest
College Football - Miami Hurricanes

Reds Fanatic
02-06-2006, 09:03 PM
MLB - Reds I have been a Reds fan all my life and will always be a fan. This year is the 30th year I have been attending Reds games.
NFL - Bengals - I am also a lifelong Bengals fan. I have been going to Bengals games for almost 20 years and this year got season tickets for the 1st time.
NBA - Used to be a 76ers fan back in the days of Dr. J when I was a kid but really have not cared about the NBA for over a decade.
NHL - Not a big fan but the Flyers are my favorite team.
College Football - Ohio State. Been a big fan of the Buckeyes since I was a kid.
College Basketball - Ohio State. Also root for the local teams Dayton, Cincinnati, Xavier.

GAC
02-06-2006, 09:13 PM
MLB: The Reds

NFL: Browns

NBA: Cincinnati Royals. Big O is the man.

You scare the heck out of me sometimes. ;)

My list is the same. I loved Oscar, and it was probably the last I followed the NBA.



Nascar: Fireball Roberts

I followed Nascar 30-40 years ago. I was a big Petty and David Pearson fan.

I remember a story on a situation in a race once between Fireball Roberts and Fred Lorenzo. It was 1965-66. Lorenzo had been "drafting" Roberts and riding his tail all race, and it was peeing him off. There had been bumping and such going on the whole time. As they were coming down the final stretch, and with Lorenzo on his butt, Roberts, still mad as all get out, slammed on his brakes and Lorenzo's car ran into, and up and under FB's car. Both cars obviously crashed and were taken out of the race. It was obviously not a great way to get one's point across when one thinks about it. But it was funny. ;)

alex trevino
02-06-2006, 09:17 PM
MLB - Reds
secondary team - Indians
NFL Bengals
secondary team - colts
NBA - Pacers
NHL - never followed it
College basketball - U.C.
College football - watch it but no real rooting interest

MrCinatit
02-06-2006, 09:18 PM
MLB: hmmmmm...let me thing...The Reds
NFL: The Bengals
NHL: they are still on strike...right?
NBA: pass
college: the Bowling Green State University Falcons

SunDeck
02-06-2006, 09:22 PM
MLB: Reds. Duh.
NFL: Bengals
NCAA BB: Bearcats, Muskies, Hoosiers, in that order.
NCAA FB: ND (growing up Catholic does that, I guess. Can't be any other reason.)
And a new one-
NCAA Hockey: Hoosiers...I really don't know squat about hockey, but they play right up the street and I take my kid. It's great fun.

BoydsOfSummer
02-06-2006, 09:36 PM
MLB: I was born a Reds fan. Since my earliest recollection I've loved them.

NFL: I was raised a Browns fan and still am.

NHL: Red Wings

College Football: Buckeyes and Volunteers (I was raised in Tennessee for 10 years)

College Basketball: The reigning Champion Tarheels!

NBA: blech

College Baseball: Volunteers and Miami Redhawks

IowaRed
02-06-2006, 10:10 PM
MLB-Reds. Jumped on their bandwagon when I was a kid in the early 70's
NBA-Spurs (been a fan since they joined the NBA-not just lately :) ) Loved the Iceman and James Silas
NFL-Dolphins. see Reds above

Yachtzee
02-06-2006, 10:48 PM
MLB - Reds
NFL - Bengals

I got into the Reds and Bengals in the '70s living in Lima. My dad was a huge fan and couldn't get the games on the radio in the house, so he'd pack me up in the car and we would go on 2 hour drives around the county, listening to the games. By the time we moved to Northeast Ohio when I was 8, I was already hooked.

NBA - Don't really follow it, but I really enjoyed watching the Cavs of World B. Free when I was a kid. The Richfield Coliseum rocked!

NHL - Team USA. Didn't really grow up with Hockey on TV, so the only time I got to see it was during the Olympics.

College FB - Ohio State, MAC Teams
College Basketball - MAC Teams

I'm currently attending my third MAC school (Kent - undergrad, BGSU - Grad, Akron - Law). Kent is my favorite, but I always root the Ohio-based MAC schools to do well.

Soccer - Followed Casino (now Red Bull) Salzburg when I lived there in the '90s and hated AC Milan. I liked Bayern Munich as well.

Fil3232
02-06-2006, 11:01 PM
MLB: Reds
NFL: Bengals
NHL: Detroit Red Wings (Dad is a big fan, trickled down)
NCAA: Miami University (Hate the question, "Yeah, but what about in the big games?")
NBA: Boston as of two weeks ago (Anybody Wally Z is playing for)

TeamSelig
02-07-2006, 12:53 PM
MLB: Reds... I live in Indiana, but somewhat close to Cincy
NFL: Bengals... ditto... Colts are my #2 team though
NHL: Worst. Sport. Ever.
NBA: Indiana Pacers... hometown team I guess
NCAA Basketball: Kentucky Wildcats, not sure how I started liking them really, but I always have. And I hate IU.
NCAA Football: West Virginia Mountaineers... I don't watch college football a whole lot, so I'm not that passionate about it, but I like their team.

westofyou
02-07-2006, 01:04 PM
NHL: Worst. Sport. Ever.
Yet played by more people in more countries than baseball... go figure.

Danny Serafini
02-07-2006, 01:26 PM
MLB: Reds - Pete Rose was the first baseball player I knew as a kid, and Pete Rose=Cincinnati Reds

NFL: Bengals - Partly because they were the Ohio team in Super Bowl XVI, partly because of those oh-so-cool helmets

NBA: Hawks - Dominique Wilkins was the man!

NHL: Flyers - Just happened to win the first NHL game I saw on TV, so I went with it

NCAA: Ohio St./Syracuse/Toledo - Every good Ohio boy is a Buckeye fan! I honestly have no idea how I became a Syracuse fan as a kid, I just did. And I've lived in the Toledo area my whole life and graduated from UT, so that one makes sense.

Question for some people, how did you become a fan of one college in one sport but a different college in another? That just seems strange to me.

bucksfan
02-07-2006, 01:53 PM
MLB = Reds

Minor League Baseball = Mud Hens

The unexpected by-product of living in the Toledo area and following the Mud Hens has been a growing affection for the Detroit TiIgers also. So far neither the Reds or Tigers are really much of a threat to each other so my interests are not conflicting to this point, but my loyalty will always be with the Reds should such a decision have to be made at some point.

NCAA Football and basketball = Ohio State, I'm an Ohio boy and an alum to boot. Actually a bigger hoops fan than football even. Kept the shot chart for Gary Williams for 2 years when I was in school. I also root for the local MAC teams (Bowling Green and Toledo), and appreciate good college basketball in general. Started following Maryland even more closely when Williams went there from tOSU.

NFL - used to be the Browns, and I knew the roster as well as any team I ever followed. Then the move (of the team), I got married , had daughter and house etc and no time left to follow and no NFL passion left to drive me. So this is just for entertainment purposes only -though I like to follow ex-Buckeyes...

NBA - no real passionate favorites, but am following the Bucks closer than anyone else due to Michael Redd (also like TJ Ford and Bogut). May develop a stronger following eventually if the roster remains a bit static.

Fil3232
02-07-2006, 03:25 PM
Question:

Why is it that every good Ohio boy is a Buckeye? I understand the people who end up going to OSU, but why the others?

I was born and raised in Ohio but absolutely despise the Buckeyes. I don't understand why Ohio boys (and girls) don't have more rooting interest in their alma mater.

I go to Miami Univ. (MAC) and am constantly reminded how much more the average fan 'cheers' for OSU than Miami even here in Oxford. For example, Miami opened against OSU this past football season and a lot of Miami students said they were rooting for OSU. It killed me. Why cheer for an institution that you have no vested interest in, and more importantly, has no vested interest in you? I guess it's the same big market/small market stigma that gives us all those wonderful bandwagon Yankee fans in baseball.

max venable
02-07-2006, 05:59 PM
Question:

Why is it that every good Ohio boy is a Buckeye? I understand the people who end up going to OSU, but why the others?

I was born and raised in Ohio but absolutely despise the Buckeyes. I don't understand why Ohio boys (and girls) don't have more rooting interest in their alma mater.

I go to Miami Univ. (MAC) and am constantly reminded how much more the average fan 'cheers' for OSU than Miami even here in Oxford. For example, Miami opened against OSU this past football season and a lot of Miami students said they were rooting for OSU. It killed me. Why cheer for an institution that you have no vested interest in, and more importantly, has no vested interest in you? I guess it's the same big market/small market stigma that gives us all those wonderful bandwagon Yankee fans in baseball.

Because they grew up cheering for the state school--OSU. It doesn't really matter that they go to a different college. I'm sure when MU plays anybody BUT Ohio State, they cheer for MU. But how do you just drop your favorite team because you don't go to that college? I went to a different college, too, but I was always a huge Buckeye fan. It has more to do with OSU representing our state.

Also, when MU and OSU play each other, there is only one school (OSU) who's playing for anything significant. If MU ever had a chance to win a national championship (which they never will), then MU students might root for them.

westofyou
02-07-2006, 06:04 PM
If MU ever had a chance to win a national championship (which they never will)

Ummm yeah ok.... if 1997 doesn't count in Football or 1989 in Basketball.. or 98 in Hockey.. but aside from those they'll probably never win anything again. ;)

BTW this Buckeye born boy loves to hate on the Buckeyes... but then again I spent years 2-13 in the state up north.

max venable
02-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Ummm yeah ok.... if 1997 doesn't count in Football or 1989 in Basketball.. or 98 in Hockey.. but aside from those they'll probably never win anything again. ;)

BTW this Buckeye born boy loves to hate on the Buckeyes... but then again I spent years 2-13 in the state up north.
woy...MU is for Miami University (Ohio)....U of M would be Michigan. Sorry to confuse you.

westofyou
02-07-2006, 06:44 PM
woy...MU is for Miami University (Ohio)....U of M would be Michigan. Sorry to confuse you.
Cha... I got dsyslexic there.... MU is currently #2 in the Nation in Hockey... this could be their year.

They'll all celebrate with slices of Bruno's pizza.

guttle11
02-07-2006, 06:56 PM
NFL: Bengals

NBA: Cavs, I guess

MLB: Reds

NHL- what?

College FB: THE Ohio State University

College BB: Dayton Flyers. Get to know Brian Roberts.Fast.

Blimpie
02-07-2006, 08:40 PM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds (By virtue of living 80% of my life in Central KY, I consider myself a lifelong fan...although I had a brief Mets infatuation from 1984-1987 when I was in college in Florida)

NFL: Miami Dolphins (I was attending high school in West Palm Beach when Dan Marino was a rookie--have been a Fish fan ever since)

NBA: Miami Heat (Living in South Florida when the team was formed. Survived the Rony Seikaly years...made me a stronger person)

NHL: Edmonton Oilers (Learned the sport watching Messier and The Great One wins all those Cups..never changed my loyalty after they broke up the team)

NCAA: University of Kentucky (Family has been football season ticket holders for the last 30 years; avid fan of the basketball team since birth) and University of Florida (Where I graduated from--been a fan ever since mid 80's)

westofyou
02-07-2006, 08:43 PM
NHL: Edmonton Oilers

There is a team that needs a goalie.

Hockey Goalie has to be the closest thing to a pitcher in all of sports, they both are alone out there controling the defense and both are so fraught with the ability to go bad if their technique goes awry. And both can can carry a team on their back alone.

RFS62
02-07-2006, 09:27 PM
There is a team that needs a goalie.

Hockey Goalie has to be the closest thing to a pitcher in all of sports, they both are alone out there controling the defense and both are so fraught with the ability to go bad if their technique goes awry. And both can can carry a team on their back alone.


Interesting. That describes the mental side in a way I'd never considered.

Physically, it seems a lot like return of serve in tennis.

max venable
02-07-2006, 10:16 PM
Interesting. That describes the mental side in a way I'd never considered.

Physically, it seems a lot like return of serve in tennis.
I've always wondered why NHL teams don't just go out and find the biggest, fattest dude they can, plop him in front of the net and let him eat doughnuts while pucks bounce off of him.

OldRightHander
02-07-2006, 10:46 PM
MLB: Reds
NFL: Bengals
NHL: St. Louis Blues. I went to a lot of Stingers games when I was small and when they folded Mike Liut, the goalie, ended up in St. Louis. I started following them then because they had someone I saw play here. Why I didn't gravitate toward any of the other teams that had former Cincinnati Stingers players, I'll never know.
NBA: I don't really care.
NCAA football: Buckeyes
NCAA basketball: Xavier
Soccer: The EPL gets honorable mention but I really don't have a favorite team over there. I just like watching that league.

Betterread
02-07-2006, 11:00 PM
HS (for all sports): Cretin Derham Hall
MLB: Reds
NFL: Vikings
NBA: T'Wolves
MLS: MetroStars
EPL: Liverpool
Serie A: Fiorentina/AC Milan
La Liga: Real Betis
AllSvenskan (sweden): Djurgarden
Bundesliga (germany): Stuttgart
Eredivisie (netherlands): AZ Alkmaar
Ligue 1 : Bordeaux
Bundesliga (austria): Rapid Vienna
HNL (Croatia): Dinamo Zagreb
Super Ligaen (Denmark): Copenhagen

Blimpie
02-08-2006, 11:19 AM
There is a team that needs a goalie.

Hockey Goalie has to be the closest thing to a pitcher in all of sports, they both are alone out there controling the defense and both are so fraught with the ability to go bad if their technique goes awry. And both can can carry a team on their back alone.I agree. I actually got to meet Grant Fuhr at a celebrity golf tourney a years or so ago. He still looked to be in great shape for a comeback...:D He is a great guy, by the way.

westofyou
02-08-2006, 11:21 AM
I agree. I actually got to meet Grant Fuhr at a celebrity golf tourney a years or so ago. He still looked to be in great shape for a comeback...:D He is a great guy, by the way.

The Avalanche took it to them last night, they have looked particularly bad on the back end of 2 games in a row, their defense seems to break down when Pronger isn't on the ice.

westofyou
02-08-2006, 11:26 AM
Interesting. That describes the mental side in a way I'd never considered.

Physically, it seems a lot like return of serve in tennis.
Another thing about the similarity is they both have their own coach and are somewhat revered by fellow players but also looked at differently because the nature of their job and the seperation it creates between them.

Also a similarity can be found in the recent approach to finding both pitchers and goalies with shorter players being eschewed and thus falling farther down in the draft, causing a great deal of bargains to pop up.

Johnny Footstool
02-08-2006, 11:27 AM
Hockey Goalie has to be the closest thing to a pitcher in all of sports, they both are alone out there controling the defense and both are so fraught with the ability to go bad if their technique goes awry. And both can can carry a team on their back alone.

Jim Craig
Lake Placid, NY
1980

Sean_CaseyRules
02-09-2006, 12:43 PM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds
NFL: Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals
NBA: Cleveland Cavs
NHL: Gotta love the Jackets!!!!!!
College Football:THE Ohio State Buckeyes
College Basketball: THE Ohio State Buckeyes

Joseph
02-09-2006, 01:01 PM
MLB: Reds. I didn't much pay attention to sports until the mid-80s. My dad and uncle were big Reds fans and they got excited when Pete came back to town, so I did too. Haven't stopped since.
NFL: Bengals. Again the 80's thing. Boomer and Ick and Fulcher and Munoz, didn't stop despite the 90's.
NBA: Bulls. Michael Jordan was everything you could want in a basketball star in the 90's. I don't know how many times I've seen 'Come Fly With Me.'
NHL: Blackhawks. I've got a thing for tradition and they were one of the first.
College Football: Basically sucks. I don't like CFB much at all. I'll watch the occasional quarter here and there. I'll look and see how my alma mater is doing too, or UK.
College Basketball: UK, Murray State, again I don't much like collegiate sports though.

TheHugeUnit
02-09-2006, 02:22 PM
MLB: AL Yankees and NL Reds
NBA: Cavs
Football: Packers
College football: Ohio State
College Basketball: I guess ill say Duke cuz i have been following Redick hoping he will be on the cavs next year

max venable
02-09-2006, 02:28 PM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds
NFL: Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals
NBA: Cleveland Cavs
NHL: Gotta love the Jackets!!!!!!
College Football:THE Ohio State Buckeyes
College Basketball: THE Ohio State Buckeyes
This is is a GREAT list (with the exception of the Dolphins) :)

BenHayes
02-09-2006, 05:32 PM
MLB-Reds
NFL-Colts
NBA-I don't watch but kind of keep up with former Duke players.
NCAA Basketball- Duke
NCAA Football- Duke
NHL- I don't watch hockey all that often.

KronoRed
02-09-2006, 07:08 PM
NCAA Football- Duke

You like suffering huh?

;)

max venable
02-09-2006, 07:09 PM
You like suffering huh?

;)
I didn't know there was such a thing as a Duke football fan.

Wait...does Duke even have a football program? :evil:

westofyou
02-09-2006, 07:14 PM
Wait...does Duke even have a football program? :evil:

It's as good as the University of Chicago's

Falls City Beer
02-09-2006, 08:00 PM
It's as good as the University of Chicago's

Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?! :angry:

Maroons KILL!!!

Matt700wlw
02-09-2006, 08:02 PM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals
NBA: Don't care
NHL: Never got into it...
NCAA Football: ND with Ohio State a very very close second
NCAA Basketball: UC Bearcats

BenHayes
02-09-2006, 10:35 PM
I don't believe in pulling for more than one college team I like all of Duke's teams win or lose. I would feel like a traitor if I pulled for someone else. The same goes for my other teams I pull for them and pull against everyone else. Except when teams play the tar heels, steelers, and cubs. Then I pull for who ever that is.

James B.
02-09-2006, 10:45 PM
MLB: the reds is my all time favorite team
NFL: Tennessee Titans
NHL: Nashville Predators
NBA: Memphis Grizzles
NCAA: Tennessee Vols

RedRoser
02-09-2006, 10:58 PM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds
NCAA Basketball: KY Wildcats (though it was much better during the pre- Tubby Smith days)
NCAA Football: KY Wildcats; Ohio State Buckeyes; West VA Mountaineers
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals
NBA: Miami Heat; all other teams with former UK players!

RedsBaron
02-11-2006, 10:20 AM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds. No other team comes close. If the Reds are out of contention, I tend to then root for whatever team has some players I like. The Red Sox have usually wound up being my number two team.
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders. When I first began following pro football, Cincinnati didn't have a pro team. I loved the Raiders offense and I've been a fan of both teams for more than 30 years. Except for a brief period in the mid 1970s and again in the early 1980s, the two teams have never been good at the same time, so a conflict in allegiance rarely has occurred. I will admit to pulling for the Raiders over the Bengals when they met in the 1975 AFC playoffs. I was a huge fan of the Stabler-Biletnikoff-Upshaw-Hendricks-Blanda-Shell-Madden Raiders teams. I also like the Green Bay Packers.
NBA: Nobody. I was a fan of the Lakers in the early 1970s when they had Wilt and West, but I haven't cared all that much since.
NHL: Nobody.
College football: 1. Marshall; 2. Alabama; 3. Penn State
College basketball: 1. Marshall; 2. Duke (my udergraduate and law school respectively)
Auto racing: I tend to root for whoever drives for Team Penske in open wheel racing solely because I was a fan of Rick Mears.

reds1869
02-11-2006, 11:16 AM
College basketball: 1. Marshall; 2. Duke (my udergraduate and law school respectively)


Are you going to the Memphis game at the Cam today? I wish I could be there but my 102 degree fever had somethign to say about driving to Huntington. Oh well, I'll catch the game on CSTV. Go Herd!

RedsBaron
02-11-2006, 01:19 PM
Are you going to the Memphis game at the Cam today? I wish I could be there but my 102 degree fever had somethign to say about driving to Huntington. Oh well, I'll catch the game on CSTV. Go Herd!
Nope. My wife and I are going to a birthday party for one of my partners, who turns 80 tomorrow, and his son, who is 50 today.
By the way, today's newspaper reported that former Marshall basketball coach Rick Huckabay is gravely ill with cancer and his wife has requested prayers.

StillFunkyB
02-11-2006, 07:38 PM
MLB: Reds. I grew up a Tribe fan, but after moving away from the Cleveland area, and living in Cincinnati, I became a Reds fan.

NFL: Bengals. I also grew up a Browns fan, but like many others I was scorned by Art Modell. Even though the Browns exsist, it doesn't feel right. It's kinda like when you were a kid, and your dog died so your parents went out and purchased an identical animal to try and fool you.

NBA: Cavs. I don't follow them that closely. NBA just doesn't intrest me that much these days.

NHL: Never got into this sport. Have a few friends who love it.

NCAA: THE Ohio State University.

Redlegs23
02-11-2006, 08:27 PM
MLB: Reds, obviously.
NFL: Colts fan since I got an autographed football in the third grade.
NCAA Hoops: Bearcats. Nancy Zimpher has sent me into depression.
NCAA football: Bearcats again. Even though there isn't much cheer for. I blame Nancy again. ;)
NBA: No real preference. I want the Pistons to win it this year so that Maxiell can get a ring though. If they don't win I can probably find a way to blame Nancy Zimpher.
PGA: Love watching all the guys. But you gotta love watching John Daly win with his style. Watch out Nancy!! Four!!!

Phil in BG
02-12-2006, 09:36 AM
MLB- Reds, started following the Reds in 1969 or 1970.
AAA-Louisville, Mud Hens
NFL-Bengals from their inception.
College Hockey-BGSU
College Football- BGSU, Buckeyes...it's tough when they play each other..it's a big hit though if the Buckeyes lose and not so bad for the Falcons if they play close
College Basketball-BGSU, Buckeyes
College Baseball-BGSU

fourrunhomer
02-12-2006, 11:12 AM
MLB: Reds I have loved them since I was about 4 years old.
NFL: Cowboys It's just the team I've always liked. I also liked their cheerleaders as a kid.
NBA: I used to watch the Chicago Jordans but couldn't care less otherwise.
Anything NCAA: The real MU- Marshall Universtiy- WE ARE MARSHALL
Racing: Couldn't care less who wins but I've always liked the Cheerios car.
Little League: The teams that my two children are on.

Jaycint
02-12-2006, 11:39 AM
MLB - Reds.
NFL - Bengals.
NCAA Basketball - UC.
NCAA Football - THE Ohio State University.
NBA - Could care less, will watch a game if a former UC player is involved as long a something more interesting like a Bob Vila infomercial isn't on.
NHL - Red Wings, but I'm definitely not a diehard hockey guy.

djsauter
02-12-2006, 03:20 PM
MLB- Reds, Red Sox
NBA- Bulls
NFL- 49ers
College- University of Rhode Island

snowstorm
02-12-2006, 04:12 PM
MLB-- Reds
NFL-- Bengals
NBA-- New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
NCAA Basketball-- Xavier men's and women's basketball
NCAA Football-- none really
NHL-- none

VI_RedsFan
02-12-2006, 06:12 PM
MLB: Cincinnati Reds

NBA: Boston Celtics

NFL: Washington Redskins (I like the Bengals as well but they aren't my fav)

NHL: Don't care. I don't like hockey at all, but if I had to pick a favorite team, then I guess I'd pick the Boston Bruins.

NCAA Basketball: Duke (My fav was UNC until a couple years ago)

NCAA FB: Miami

NCAA Baseball: Miami/Duke

Golf: Tiger Woods

Tennis: Andy Roddick/Andre Agassi tie

Soccer: Like hockey, don't care. But I'll say D.C. United.