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    Score Early, Score Often gonelong's Avatar
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    State of your fandom

    What is your 5 year trend as a fan of sports?

    - Less?
    + More?
    = No Change

    = MLB Fan
    - Reds Fan

    + tOSU Fan
    + College Football (Phenomenal growth area for me as a fan)

    - Bengals Fan
    - NFL Football

    - Bearcats Fan
    = College Basketball

    Marginal Fan of NASCAR, NBA, PGA, & Tennis.

    Don't care in the least NBA, NHL, Soccer.

    GL

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    Re: State of your fandom

    =MLB fan
    + Reds fan (covering the minors much more closely last few years)

    -NFL (hasn't done much for me)
    -Titans (haven't watched many of their games even though they are doing awesome)

    =NCAA Football
    =Louisville football

    =NCAA Basketball
    =/+ Louisville basketball
    = Arizona basketball

    =NBA (still despise it)
    + Tennis
    =/+ IRL/F1/NASCAR
    = PGA (still don't watch)
    = NHL (still don't watch)

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    Re: State of your fandom

    +MLB
    +Reds

    +tOSU
    +College football

    -NFL
    -Bengals

    +tOSU
    +College basketball

    -NBA

    I'm 18 years old so this probably is not a very realistic exercise...
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    Re: State of your fandom

    -MLB
    -Reds

    +College Hoops

    Don't watch or follow anything else.

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    Re: State of your fandom

    =MLB
    =Reds

    =NFL
    =Colts

    +College basketball
    +Indiana

    +College Football
    -Indiana
    =Notre Dame

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    Re: State of your fandom

    I watch all MLB, NHL or ELP games Have the MLB and NHL package, don't watch anything else sports wise.

    Hasn't changed in the last 5 years up nor down

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    Re: State of your fandom

    =MLB
    +Reds (largely thanks to RedsZone)

    -College basketball (mostly because my school has been dreadful)
    -James Madison b-ball (hopes are high with a new coach though)

    +College football
    +JMU football (consistent top-5 in I-AA these days)

    =NFL
    =Redskins

    -NBA
    -Wizards (pretty much since they changed their name from the Bullets)
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

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    Re: State of your fandom

    - MLB fan
    -- Reds

    ++ Soccer fan
    + Real Madrid
    + New England Revolution
    + Blackburn Rovers

    = NHL fan
    + New York Rangers

    = college hockey
    = Boston University

    = Fighting sports (boxing, UFC)

    + X Games (summer and winter)

    I'll watch big events in bike racing and tennis.

    I pay next to no attention to the NFL, college football, NBA, college basketball.

    I pay absolutely no attention to golf and NASCAR.

    Rich, I ran into some folks from the JMU football team at Logan Airport after the recent game against Northeastern. They were optimistic about the basketball program going through a renaissance.
    Last edited by M2; 11-14-2008 at 04:31 PM.
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    Re: State of your fandom

    +Reds
    -MLB

    +Bengals
    -NFL

    +IU
    =- NCAA anything

    +Pacers
    -NBA

    +US National Soccer

    Basically I'm a homer. I have stopped watching sports where I don't have a rooting interest, and I rarely get myself worked up enough to have a rooting interest.

    Some schools I used to support like UC, I'll still watch but basically it's my team or nothing.
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    Re: State of your fandom

    I'm pretty much down on all sports lately. Not sure what has happened but I've found myself with waning interest. I still check box scores and catch a game when I can, but my fanhood is nowhere near what it was even a year ago. I've had a lot on my plate lately though, and some interests have shifted around accordingly. Just seems off considering how big a role sports have played in my life thus far.

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    Re: State of your fandom

    +MLB
    +Cincinnati Reds
    =Chicago White Sox (I have maxed out my fanhood and could not possibly care any more about this team and my faith is unwavering)
    +NFL
    =Chicago Bears (Same reasoning as above)

    +NBA
    = Chicago Bulls (Same reasoning as above)

    --College Football (athletes are being treated too much like pros and it is ruining the only reason why IMO the NCAA could be considered better than the NFL and they need a playoff system)
    + Big Ten
    + Purdue, tOSU

    Don't follow any other sports and don't care about them really
    Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it's beginning to seem that way. We're reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick. ~Thomas Boswell

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    Re: State of your fandom

    Less overall.

    Less Reds fan
    Less Bengals fan

    More UK football (and college football overall)
    Same UK Basketball (probably slightly less for college basketball overall)

    More PGA (Tiger Woods is the sole reason, as I've never played golf)

    Less - NASCAR - races seem awfully long, but there's still some excitement

    Slightly Less NBA (I don't have cable, so I see few games, but still like it somewhat)

    I can't think of any others that warrant mention right now

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    Re: State of your fandom

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Rich, I ran into some folks from the JMU football team at Logan Airport after the recent game against Northeastern. They were optimistic about the basketball program going through a renaissance.
    Didn't play NU this year - maybe it was Maine? Either way, glad to hear it! I'll believe it when I see it though. We had never had even two consecutive losing seasons until former JMU Academic All-American Sherman Dillard came along and drove the program straight off a cliff. New coach is Matt Brady who came from Marist; he's got his work cut out for him.

    Nowadays, if people know us at all, it's because we happen to play in the same conference as George Mason.
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    Re: State of your fandom

    In general, I am losing interest in major sports because I am turned off by the expense and the exclusivity. Everything is moving towards subscription only viewing and I think that's just wrong.

    I've see Off Road Championship Racing only about five times. I could watch that stuff all day long.
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    Re: State of your fandom

    +++ Reds fan.

    - overall baseball. i used to watch all kinds of games but now i mostly just follow the Reds.

    Baseball is the only sport I follow. Years ago I followed the NBA, college basketball, the Bengals, the NHL Pittsburgh Penquins. Over time I lost interest. Not sure why.
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