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When your team is out of the equation; do you root for or against your NFC West Rivals?
Root for them
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Root against them
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SFaithful97


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: NFC Rivals: Friend or Foe? Reply with quote

When your team is out of playoff contention (meaning the playoffs are underway, and your team is eliminated or didn't qualify), do you root for or against your division rivals? I have always had more hatred for the Cowboys and the Falcons than I have for say the Cardinals. More than that, I take the term "representing the NFC west" in its literal meaning. I feel that anything that gets some recognition for a team not in NY, Dallas, etc is a good thing. I rooted for the Hawks (my most hated division rival) against the Steelers as well as the Cards against the Steelers a few years later.

I equate it to my own experience in sports. I tried out for the olympics some years back, but ended up the alternate (never made the team). Even though the guys who I competed with to make the tournament beat me, I still rooted for them to do well so as to make my status as their runner up feel like less of a failure. Also I guess if they won, I knew for sure I wouldn't have been able to do better myself.

I suppose I am just curious how the fans of the NFC West feel about this question. Fire away.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys aren't the cardinals though, you're the 49ers. I even had trouble rooting for the cardinals against the hated steelers. I'm definitely rooting against you guys
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

depends how things are going, i was definently rooting for you against the falcons. but im rooting for ray ray this time around
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to be clear, this was not about the upcoming SB. Lets rephrase. If you hypothetically had no pre-existing rooting interest for a player on either side how would you side? In a bubble, for the NFC West or against your teams division rival?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always root against my rivals in any sport i am a fan of.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SFaithful97 wrote:
Just to be clear, this was not about the upcoming SB. Lets rephrase. If you hypothetically had no pre-existing rooting interest for a player on either side how would you side? In a bubble, for the NFC West or against your teams division rival?
Easily the other team than.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SFaithful97 wrote:
Just to be clear, this was not about the upcoming SB. Lets rephrase. If you hypothetically had no pre-existing rooting interest for a player on either side how would you side? In a bubble, for the NFC West or against your teams division rival?



It's this simple here's two lists:

Team(s) I'm a fan of: Seahawks

Teams I'm not a fan of:

49ers
Rams
Cardinals
Cowboys
Eagles
Redskins
Giants
Falcons
Saints
Panthers
Buc's
Packers
Bears
Lions
Vikings
Patriots
Jets
Bills
Dolphins
Chargers
Raiders
Chiefs
Broncos
Ravens
Steelers
Browns
Bengals
Colts
Texans
Jags
Titans



I think I made my point Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobob123 wrote:
SFaithful97 wrote:
Just to be clear, this was not about the upcoming SB. Lets rephrase. If you hypothetically had no pre-existing rooting interest for a player on either side how would you side? In a bubble, for the NFC West or against your teams division rival?



It's this simple here's two lists:

Team(s) I'm a fan of: Seahawks

Teams I'm not a fan of:

49ers
Rams
Cardinals
Cowboys
Eagles
Redskins
Giants
Falcons
Saints
Panthers
Buc's
Packers
Bears
Lions
Vikings
Patriots
Jets
Bills
Dolphins
Chargers
Raiders
Chiefs
Broncos
Ravens
Steelers
Browns
Bengals
Colts
Texans
Jags
Titans



I think I made my point Very Happy


haha i got my Hawks held HIGH, untouchable then







panthers(stuck in the carolinas so they grew on me a little)
bucs
ravens

everyone else

then the ****ing steelers cowboys
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In order:
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fan of: Seahawks, Vikings, Ravens

root against: Steelers, 49ers

No preference: everybody else
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate the 9ers and Steelers (surprise, surprise)

I actually like/respect the Ravens, Jags and Falcons to varying extents

I would say that your analogy doesn't apply here. Both teams represent themselves, not a single country.

I will support the 9ers to make a SB, only to lose it though (can't have our divisional rival winning the SB after all)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately always hope for all NFCW teams to go 2-14 and Seattle go 16-0. So no. If my team isn't representing the NFCW, I want all other divisions to win instead of other NFCW teams.

Unless it's Dallas. I'd root for SF over Dallas. because of the absolute blow up in the media if the Cowboy's won it all. Luckily that will never happen as long as Jerry is in charge there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I passionately root for you to lose.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Hawks over all other teams.

That being said I love the NFL and can normally enjoy any game.

Though I hate the Cowboys, Steelers, 49'er, Broncos were on there in the Elway years, now I have little or no hate for them. Never really liked the Raiders or Rams either.

Other teams I like on some level.

Bears
Ravens
Falcons
Panthers
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll never catch me rooting for the 49ers, ever.

Unless playoff positioning is involved.
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