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I hate the bye week

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by LongTimeFan Originally Posted by exiled It somehow feels wrong to pull for your rivals’ opponent. I try hard not to do it, but it would be disingenuous to say I don’t smile when Charlotte or the ATL ...

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Old 10-21-2006, 08:42 PM   #11
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Re: RE: Re: RE: I hate the bye week

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It somehow feels wrong to pull for your rivals’ opponent.

I try hard not to do it, but it would be disingenuous to say I don’t smile when Charlotte or the ATL loose or any other rival looses – or when teams outside our division that we beat win. - or any other scenario that might help the Saints.

But I try to do all “routingâ⠂¬? for the black and gold – even on bye week.
"It somehow feels wrong to pull for your rivals’ opponent. "

I look at our rivals as the enemy, I look at it this way, every time someone in our division loses the Saints gain , I NEVER pull for the Falcons, Panthers or the Bucs, NEVER..
Exactly! I also root for what ever scenario helps the Saints. So I ALWAYS root for the AFC to beat the NFC when it's not the Saints I hope the rest of the NFC South loses every game. And when them play each other, I hope for 0-0 ties . No, but seriously, so long as we're taking care of business, like we are this year (for a change), I'm not too concerned with the rest of the league, but the division is too tight right now. This would be a good weekend to get some breathing room.
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:46 PM   #12
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Re: RE: Re: RE: I hate the bye week

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It somehow feels wrong to pull for your rivals’ opponent.

I try hard not to do it, but it would be disingenuous to say I don’t smile when Charlotte or the ATL loose or any other rival looses – or when teams outside our division that we beat win. - or any other scenario that might help the Saints.

But I try to do all “routingâ⠂¬? for the black and gold – even on bye week.
"It somehow feels wrong to pull for your rivals’ opponent. "

I look at our rivals as the enemy, I look at it this way, every time someone in our division loses the Saints gain , I NEVER pull for the Falcons, Panthers or the Bucs, NEVER..
Exactly! I also root for what ever scenario helps the Saints. So I ALWAYS root for the AFC to beat the NFC when it's not the Saints I hope the rest of the NFC South loses every game. And when them play each other, I hope for 0-0 ties . No, but seriously, so long as we're taking care of business, like we are this year (for a change), I'm not too concerned with the rest of the league, but the division is too tight right now. This would be a good weekend to get some breathing room.
I also root for AFC teams to beat NFC teams, you never know how much help you'll need at the end of the regular season.

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Old 10-22-2006, 12:43 AM   #13
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It somehow feels wrong to pull for your rivals’ opponent
You are Un-American!
You are here-by exiled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Um, I mean, Crap Cheney, What do I say?
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:16 AM   #14
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rooting for the division rivals to lose, shouldnt be a surprise.......hell division-wise, they dont factor against us anymore, but the 49ers beat up on us for so long i still hope they get creamed on a weekly basis.
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If Pitt. and Cinn. both win, we will be sitting pretty
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:56 AM   #16
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This would be a good day to have that special DirecTV thing where you can watch 8 games at once. You could just turn to whatever game something is going on. Guess I'll just watch the panthers and bungles.
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:15 PM   #17
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Re: RE: I hate the bye week

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You've given me reason to pull for the Steelers and the Bengals this week LTF.
I know man its the only excitement i can get without any Saints to watch. This sucks
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:26 PM   #18
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what can I say - I try to be a nice guy and it feels wrong to rout for a team I don't care about to beat a team just because they are our rival.

which really means I am routing for someone to loose.

so if i were honset i would slam my Abita down on the table as I watch da burgh and the ATL play on TV and I would shout “Lose Lose.�
"die die"
feels awfully negative.

you are right - I am
Positive Optimistic Hate to cheer for the negative – kinda reverse cheering.
I don’t like to boo
Perhaps that does make me - what was it - un-American.

"it is from the lost, your culture has always been found." - chandler (9th ward new orleans #2)
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:33 PM   #19
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I would say I will pull specifically for Willie Parker, Rudi Johnson, and the Steeler's Def.

thank god for Fantasy Football!
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:54 PM   #20
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