Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
That's interesting. Where you may view the Niners as a high school sweat heart, I liken them more to family. I guess it's a different way of seeing things, and probably why most fans have a hard time understanding how one could break up with their (sweetheart) family should a better (girl) family come around.
... but that would be suggesting that he/we are breaking away from our family.. and we are not.
Don't you root for certain players to do well or fail, Amp - regardless of which team they are on?
I don't know about root. I'm happy for good guys when they achieve success, and I am happy when douchebags fail, but I wouldn't say I actively root for either to happen. I root for the Niners and I'll be happy for Alex if he enjoys moderate success, but I can't say I'm rooting for him. The thing with football, is every single team will eventually be your enemy. This isn't a picnic where teams sit in a circle and sing kumbaya with one another. It's a fierce competition where only one team stands alone at the top, and in my world it makes no sense to "root" more than one team (of course I have teams that I like and dislike). That doesn't mean I'm right and others are wrong, it's just how I view sports. I respect others' differing views on being a fan and rooting for more than one team, but I don't agree with them.
Edit: Thinking about it, I guess I'll root for a team I like VS a team I don't like if I'm watching a game (If I were watching the Chiefs play the Raiders, I'd be rooting for the Chiefs all the way). Or I'll root for a team if it benefits the Niners if they win. That being said, that's just a game to game basis when it's in front of my face on TV and my brain wants to decide which team I'd rather win. So, yes, there are times when I root for teams other than the Niners, but I would say I support the Niners and the Niners only.
[ Edited by AmpLee on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM ]