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MikeThierry
01-19-2011, 02:33 AM
I really didn't know how to title this thread because what I am asking is kind of hard to explain. Does anyone have a passion for a professional or college team in which they would trade in future championships of a team that you like if that means the team you are crazy for wins one or two in the process? For example, is there a team that you root for in which you would trade in future Reds championships if that means the team you are fanatic about wins a championship.

For me, I would sacrifice 2 future St. Louis Cardinals World Championships if that means my St. Louis Blues would win Lord Stanley's Cup. The St. Louis Blues are one of the oldest teams in the NHL with its first season being in 1967. The first three years of our existence, we made it to the Stanley Cup Finals with Scotty Bowman coaching the Blues. We didn't win the cup in those three years and after he left, the Blues haven't been back to the Stanley Cup since. That is even on the 1995-96 team that had Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Al McInnis, Chris Pronger, and Grant Fuhr (5 current and future HOFers). This is locally known as the Curse of Scotty Bowman. The Blues set a North American record for the only professional sports team to make it 25 straight years to the playoffs yet not win a title. Not a record to be proud of but it is what it is.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Cardinals but I have a passion for hockey. I would love for the Blues to some day lift and drink from Lord Stanley's Cup. Until then, they will always remain the Cubs of hockey.

I don't know if my question made any sense. Its late.

Mario-Rijo
01-19-2011, 04:25 AM
I get what you are saying. The Bengals are my only team that hasn't won it all in my conscious lifetime. I am a rather fortunate fan I suppose, I am a Reds fan ('90), a Bulls fan (the Jordan Years) and a Buckeyes fan (2002). So I have witnessed all these teams reach the pinnacle of their sport. Like the Buckeyes basketball team as well but I have to admit I am more a semi-casual fan of college basketball in general. March is more about fun than fandom for me. Err on 2nd thought more 60/40 fandom, I still like to see the Buckeyes win.

But would I trade in a Reds championship for a Bengals one? No, I love my Reds too much. Maybe the Buckeyes I would consider it, could go either way. But definitely would trade in a Bulls for a Bengals I've seen 6 and the Bulls aren't as dear to me as the Bengals (being my only non Ohio team).

But we agree on one thing we would both trade in a future St. Louis Cards championship!

reds1869
01-19-2011, 07:38 AM
I would trade in as many Bengals championships as needed to secure a World Series for the Reds, a National Championship for Xavier basketball or a BCS title for Marshall Football. Though I think I'd probably have to actually sacrifice the Bengals for that last one!

webbbj
01-19-2011, 05:49 PM
I would trade a bengals SB for a reds WS or a Bearcats basketball championship. Or a bearcats football championship.

Razor Shines
01-19-2011, 07:06 PM
I would trade all of Univ of Kentucky's past and future NCAA championships for some Reds' WS, Colts Super Bowls and IU basketball championships....check that an IU Big Ten Title.

MikeThierry
01-19-2011, 10:59 PM
The Cardinals have won 10 WS so I guess I'm a bit spoiled that I can give away championships, lol. However, I would trade in the 2006 Cardinals World Series Championship to go back in time and somehow stop the Patriots from cheating their way into beating the Rams in 2001. It was sad to see one of the most dominating teams in NFL history go down to a team that we found out later cheated.


By the way, the Rams from 99-01 was the most exciting football team I have ever seen. It was like I was watching Madden Football in real life.

MWM
01-20-2011, 12:25 AM
There's almost nothing I wouldn't sacrifice to see the Brown family sell the Bengals.

Hoosier Red
01-20-2011, 02:01 PM
I'd sacrifice a championship from any of the pro teams I follow to see IU win the Rose Bowl.

They don't even have to win the National Championship. Just win the Rose Bowl and I'd be happy.

gonelong
01-20-2011, 02:22 PM
I'd sacrafice a Bengals championship for a High School state basketball championship. Very small school, a few close but no cigar chances.

The Bengals would just go 4-12 the next season anyhow.

GL

RedsBaron
01-21-2011, 08:01 AM
As far as pro teams go I would sacrifice championships by other teams in other sports for World Series championships for the Reds. I'd give up ten Super Bowls wins for ten World Series wins.
However, I'd give up World Championships for the Reds if in return my 18 year old son's senior high school baseball team at Wayne High (WV) could win the state championship this season, and I would give up some championships in other sports for other teams if his junior year high school football team could have won its Class AA state championship game.

The Operator
01-21-2011, 08:29 AM
There's almost nothing I wouldn't sacrifice to see the Brown family sell the Bengals.+1

bucksfan2
01-21-2011, 09:21 AM
I have seen a Buckeye Championship more recent and suffered through 3 devastating title losses (2 football, 1 basketball).

I have seen a Red World Series but I was in second grade and don't really remember much of the season.

I saw one Bengals Super Bowl loss but again was too young to remember much from that season.

I love the NFL commercials that show fans watching the Gaints Pats Super Bowl game and seeing them react when Tyree makes the catch. The sheer joy accompanies that big game can be topped by nothing else. When OSU won their BCS title game against Miami there were people in my living room praying and crying during the overtime. When game ended we all ended up on the floor in celebration.

The think a Reds championship would be the most fun, but also the longest and nail biting. It would take 11 playoff victories, all to be savored. But I think I would go with either a Buckeye BCS title or a Bengals Super Bowl. I really don't care who the owner is or what the owner does. They are my team and I want to see them win.

RichRed
01-21-2011, 10:22 AM
I think I would sacrifice a Reds World Series or a Redskins Super Bowl to have a national championship in basketball for my alma mater, James Madison, because it's so beyond unlikely that it would be a huge national story. Plus we would forever have bragging rights over conference mates George Mason.

Of course, we first have to make it to the NCAA tournament...for the first time since 1994.

BRM
01-21-2011, 10:58 AM
I would trade all of Univ of Kentucky's past and future NCAA championships for some Reds' WS, Colts Super Bowls and IU basketball championships....check that an IU Big Ten Title.

I'm down with that. It would be tough but I think I could make that sacrifice.

Homer Bailey
01-21-2011, 11:09 AM
I would sacrifice all of the Cardinals WS rings for the Reds to win another :cool:

919191
01-21-2011, 11:10 AM
I would give up all future claims to a Reds world championship for just one victory by my Washington Generals over the dreaded Harlem Globetrotters.:)

George Anderson
01-21-2011, 12:31 PM
I would give up all future claims to a Reds world championship for just one victory by my Washington Generals over the dreaded Harlem Globetrotters.:)

I saw the Generals beat the Trotters back in the early 80's.

MikeThierry
01-21-2011, 09:16 PM
I would sacrifice all of the Cardinals WS rings for the Reds to win another :cool:

lol :)

The Operator
01-22-2011, 01:21 AM
I would give up all future claims to a Reds world championship for just one victory by my Washington Generals over the dreaded Harlem Globetrotters.:)Reminds me of a great Simpsons episode:

Krusty The Clown's accountant: "You bet AGAINST The Harlem Globetrotters?!?"

Krusty: "Ah, I thought The Generals were due! He's spinning the ball on his finger... just take it!"

Danny Serafini
01-22-2011, 03:16 AM
That game was fixed! They were using a freakin' ladder, for God's sake!

Kingspoint
01-23-2011, 06:32 PM
I would sacrifice Mike Brown of the Bengals for another REDS' Championship.

wlf WV
01-26-2011, 05:35 PM
I would trade in as many Bengals championships as needed to secure a World Series for the Reds, a National Championship for Xavier basketball or a BCS title for Marshall Football. Though I think I'd probably have to actually sacrifice the Bengals for that last one!

I don't have anything to trade. The Reds are about the only team and sport I watch,except Marshall basketball.I don't think sacrificing Marshall basketball would help.

will5979
01-27-2011, 03:22 PM
The Reds are my only favorite team that has a World Championship.

The Bengals have lost 2 SBs.

The WV Mountaineers have lost 2 National title Games.

So my sacrifice would be I would trade the expansion of the Bengals moving to another city and changing names for another chance to experience a Reds World Series title. With WVU I would sacrifice losses to Pitt if it meant another Reds World Series Title (I would have to be gauranteed a 4 game sweep for this). The Reds mean THAT much to me!

freestyle55
01-31-2011, 10:28 AM
Come on now everyone, you can't sacrifice Bengals' Super Bowl wins because we all know that Mike Brown just doesn't want to go to Super Bowls (they're too expensive), so that's like saying I'll sacrifice future Cincinnati Royals' NBA Championships...

reds1869
01-31-2011, 10:42 AM
Come on now everyone, you can't sacrifice Bengals' Super Bowl wins because we all know that Mike Brown just doesn't want to go to Super Bowls (they're too expensive), so that's like saying I'll sacrifice future Cincinnati Royals' NBA Championships...


YouTube - Mike Brown and Art Rooney II, EP1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybQi4H7E0xk)

The Voice of IH
02-01-2011, 08:58 PM
This is weird, I am a huge reds fan, but I also am a Bengals fan. I would rather see the Reds win the world series, but I think it would be cooler for the Bengals to win a super bowl. does that make any sense?

will5979
02-02-2011, 10:14 AM
This is weird, I am a huge reds fan, but I also am a Bengals fan. I would rather see the Reds win the world series, but I think it would be cooler for the Bengals to win a super bowl. does that make any sense?

Not really, I'm a Bengals fan myself, but in all honesty would probably be jealous if the Bengals won a ring and the Reds didn't, I was actually secretly glad that the Bengals sucked this year to prove that the real pride of Cincinnati sports is the Reds. People pissed me off so bad last year, the Reds were doing great and all Cincinnatians wanted to talk about was when the damn Bengals season started.

The Voice of IH
02-02-2011, 11:32 PM
Not really, I'm a Bengals fan myself, but in all honesty would probably be jealous if the Bengals won a ring and the Reds didn't, I was actually secretly glad that the Bengals sucked this year to prove that the real pride of Cincinnati sports is the Reds. People pissed me off so bad last year, the Reds were doing great and all Cincinnatians wanted to talk about was when the damn Bengals season started.

That's true, but it was a great time last year because both teams were/were suppose to do good. boy I miss that lol.

I just think the Superbowl is so much bigger then the world series, and seeing my team in it would be great. But like I said, I would rather see the Reds win the World Series if I had to choose.

will5979
02-03-2011, 09:10 AM
That's true, but it was a great time last year because both teams were/were suppose to do good. boy I miss that lol.

I just think the Superbowl is so much bigger then the world series, and seeing my team in it would be great. But like I said, I would rather see the Reds win the World Series if I had to choose.

Well even if the Super Bowl is bigger in the eyes of the media and all the little ADHD Generation Yers I still believe the World Series is better and more dramatic...think about it, the SuperBowl is one game, lose and its over, in the World Series you can lose 1, 2, or even 3 games and STILL be Worlds Champions. Also for Cincinnati a World Series is ten times bigger than a Super Bowl. You get at least 2 home games, the Super Bowl is usually in Miami or something. Plus Cincinnati is and always will be a baseball town!

dabvu2498
02-03-2011, 12:10 PM
I would honestly trade any material possession, other than my home, or any memory outside of the family stuff, for Vanderbilt to win an SEC football title.

I think I'll get to keep all my stuff and my memories.

reds1869
02-03-2011, 12:26 PM
I would honestly trade any material possession, other than my home, or any memory outside of the family stuff, for Vanderbilt to win an SEC football title.

I think I'll get to keep all my stuff and my memories.

That would be a fun season. I think most of America would pull for them.

Mario-Rijo
02-04-2011, 10:53 AM
This is weird, I am a huge reds fan, but I also am a Bengals fan. I would rather see the Reds win the world series, but I think it would be cooler for the Bengals to win a super bowl. does that make any sense?

Yeah it sorta does in some complex bizzaro sort of way. More people I know like football over baseball and where college ball is concerned most of the folks I know like the same team as I do Ohio State. However I am one of the few of my friends and family who still root for the Bengals, so I'd have some serious bragging rights for awhile, pretty cool.