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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; My pick is the Ravens. How can you not fall in love with their defense?! Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Chris McAllister, Rolle, Suggs, etc... If you like to watch defensive stars, you really can't go wrong here. If Boller continues ...

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Old 05-21-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
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Who do you root for besides the Saints?

My pick is the Ravens. How can you not fall in love with their defense?! Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Chris McAllister, Rolle, Suggs, etc... If you like to watch defensive stars, you really can't go wrong here. If Boller continues to develop, this is definately a team to watch out for. The Patriots (LSU North) can win as many Superbowls as they want, but I still have the Ravens before them.

In order... Saints, Ravens, and then the Patriots are my favorite teams. Coming in 4th is probably the Panthers (I love defense)... and then probably the Falcons. I love the NFC South
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:32 AM   #2
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RE: Who do you root for besides the Saints?

OK first of all I hate the Falcons, Panthers, and Bucs more than any other teams in football because they are our RIVALS. I guess I just don't understand how anybody can like a team that tries to beat your favorite team every chance they get, especially if they are in the same division. I mean come on, I'm pretty sure anybody would agree that a Red Sox fan would be completely ostracized from their Sox community if they said they loved the Yankees because they play in the AL East. They are rivals, they hate each other. That's how it works, and that's how I feel about the Falcons, Panthers, and Bucs. I despise those teams. Maybe it's just me, but I can't root for a rival team. I'm a one-team kinda guy, not a rooting-slut (not saying you are papz). The Saints get my all, any other team in the NFL is just city and name.

Anyways, I do have to hear a lot about the Cowboys considering I live in Dallas, so I guess I'm pretty familiar with them, but I definitely don't root for them.
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Old 05-21-2005, 03:03 AM   #3
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RE: Who do you root for besides the Saints?

Gotta agree Deuce. I really could care less about any other team in the NFL. I don't follow any other team except the ones we are going to play that week or who we need to lose so we can get into the playoffs. The Saints get my 100% at all times. I too absolutely despise the Panthers, Falcons and Bucs more so than any other teams in the NFL. It's hard to have this perspective on football because, lets face it, the Saints usually don't live up to expectations. Basically my entire mood for the week depends on how the Saints played. If they lose, I'm pissed all day Sunday and Monday and start hoping the next game will be different. If they win, I'm happy as hell and on cloud 9. It's actually kind of psychotic if you think about it.....but then again, so are most Saints fans.
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Old 05-21-2005, 03:06 AM   #4
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RE: Who do you root for besides the Saints?

No offense Papz.
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:18 AM   #5
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RE: Who do you root for besides the Saints?

I guess, papz, I root for the Packers on occasion (gotta love Favre - Ints and all); also, living here in cheese country makes it pretty hard to avoid. I used to root for the Broncos (family in Colorado).

More or less, I only root for the Saints these days.

There was a study done not all that long ago that correlated "spousal abuse injuries" (more or less reported injuries that look like they were done by another human and not some accident) to the losses of the local major sports franchises. Pretty depressing, no? For awhile, I took this to be a good reason to root for the local team, this way none of your female friends were likely to get beaten. However, it seems to me that it is actually a good reason to root for the team with the larges fan base - which I find not too pleasing for other reasons.

I can't remember why I'm sharing this, but since I've typed it, I guess I'll let it stand.

Anymore, if I happen to be watching a game that isn't a Saints game, I root for good plays (regardless of which team is making them). I just continue to root for that team until the other team makes an equally or more impressive play.

Just me, I suppose.

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If not the Saints, no one, I'd be done.
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Old 05-21-2005, 11:56 AM   #7
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I'm just a all-around sports fan. I may have been born and raised here, doesn't mean they should be the only team I root for. I'm surprised most of you don't root/cheer for other squads. It's like having a favorite player... I'm pretty sure not all your favorite players are on the Saints. Come on now :P In baseball I root for the Rangers and Braves... in basketball I root for the Bulls and the Heat. Why can't I have my chocolate ice cream with vanilla too?! Why can't I have a boiled crab with my crawfish!?

Oh I forgot... I probably root for so many teams because I'm a sports gambling junkie... and fantasy football addict... I think that explains it.
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Old 05-21-2005, 11:59 AM   #8
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Oh yes one more thing... come on now you guys don't root for either the Cowboys or the Redskins on Thanksgiving day every year? Those classic rivalry games are the best... in any sport. So let's just say your favorite team is the Braves for baseball and the RedSox and Yankees are playing... tell me you aren't rooting the the Sox to win!!?!?!?
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:02 PM   #9
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I have family in Michigan and lived there for a while so I tend to root for the Lions. I don't realy follow them very closely, though.
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Saintuary, I'm with you, I have lived in alot of major cities with NFL teams and could never be a fan of any other team.

If no SAINTS, then no NFL for me!
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