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Old 07-21-2006, 11:40 AM   #31
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That's a really good point. Although even during playoff baseball, you just don't see that absolutely rabidness in the fans eyes that you see on any given week in the NFL. I guess it's just hard to compare. You can't really behave at a baseball game the way you behave at a football game. If I went to a Mets game and started yelling as loud and jumping up and down as much as I do at PSU games, people would 1. Think I was retarded, or 2. Call security to have me escorted out of the stadium (or maybe both).
The only exception to lack of rabid, obnoxious fans at a baseball game would be the Cubs bleacher section.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:41 AM   #32
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True that. But is that beer induced, or fanaticism induced? Maybe both.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:44 AM   #33
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True that. But is that beer induced, or fanaticism induced? Maybe both.
96.314159% - beer induced.
2% - office workers just pissed off about their job
1.58% - diehard Cubs fan
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:45 AM   #34
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Wow, now that's precision. Nice work 724
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:06 PM   #35
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the part about 81 homes games a season compared to 8 hits it right on the head. no one could carry on the way rabid nfl fans do for that many home games without going insane or simply realizing by july 4th that their team is out of the pennant race already
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:06 PM   #36
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The only exception to lack of rabid, obnoxious fans at a baseball game would be the Cubs bleacher section.
Sat in the Wrigley bleacher section last summer for a July 3rd game against the Nationals. It's a day game on a Sunday the day before the 4th of July holiday and it's about 110 degrees in the direct sun in the bleachers so I figure the crowd is going to be flat nasty once the beers start flowing. To top it off, my wife and I are in full Nats gear.

The Nats ended up winning after a 12 inning marathon, and all I heard the entire game was a couple of under the breath comments about "those damn nats fans." No one even sent a harsh word directly our way...I was completely amazed. Cubbies fans were tame. I've seen worse at minor league hockey games.

The most rabid intimidation I have ever seen is at college basketball games...paricularly interconference ACC or SEC games. Kentucky fans are certifiably insane. I went to an Arkansas at Kentucky game with my friend who went to UA once. I thought the bus we were on was going to get tipped over and burned...that is how nutz they are out there over UK B-ball. Same at the last Duke v Maryland game I was at...there is some fanatacizm on display there.
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:22 PM   #37
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96.314159% - beer induced.
2% - office workers just pissed off about their job
1.58% - diehard Cubs fan
You have no idea how accurate that is. As a northsider, who isnt a Cub fan, the jokes of this nature are rampant around here.

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Old 07-21-2006, 02:27 PM   #38
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You have no idea how accurate that is. As a northsider, who isnt a Cub fan, the jokes of this nature are rampant around here.

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Yeah, I went to a Cubs versus Tigers game this year on Father's Day. Mark Prior was making his first start off the DL. I expected the fans to be really into it but there appeared to be more Tigers fans at the game judging by the amount of cheers I heard whenever a Tiger's player hit a homerun that day. There was a lot of cheering since the Tigers hit 8 homeruns.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:41 PM   #39
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I hope we don't become like the Red Sox Nation.

They're even worse than Yankees fans (my wife from NY is one, ha).

I've never met fans as jerky as BoSox fans.

Redskins fans have class.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:44 PM   #40
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I hope we don't become like the Red Sox Nation.

They're even worse than Yankees fans (my wife from NY is one, ha).

I've never met fans as jerky as BoSox fans.

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cant call it redskin nation because there is not a majorly definitive redskin crowd in DC as in other places, such as steeler nation in the pittsburgh area where 95% of the evening news, in and out of season, revolves around the steelers, the fact is that there are so many people born and raised from different parts of the country that go to work around dc whether it be govt. jobs or just the good job market in the surrounding area that half the time youll walk into a bar on sundays and maybe more than half the people there will be sporting athletic wear from other teams, it sucks that we dont have the huge hometown type feeling like most other teams, for instance having to defend my skins to half my peers that are non-skins fans due to where they were born or because they jumped on a bandwagon of a good team in the mid 90's, but we definitley have a very large fanbase disperesed throughout the country
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:27 PM   #41
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All this talk about Redskins fans all over the country, but you forgot that there are many Redskin fans north of the 49th. I have lived in Calgary Alberta all my life and I even drove to Seattle a few years back to watch the Skins play the Seahawks. I am planning a trip to DC this year to watch the Skins-Falcons game.

People who like the Skins have to be true fans as we have had troubles in the past, so we did not jump on the bandwagon, cause no one would do that to themselves. I have been bugged from everyone about the Heath Shuler experiment, to snyder trying to buy a championship with Brice Smith and Dieon to even this year.

I love the skins and have since 1983 when I was 7 years old.

So I just wanted to make sure you did not forget the Skins are loved outside the USA as well.

Oh and Red Sox and Yankee (Yankmee) fans suck. So tired of having the Skins being compared to those two teams cause everyone thinks we buy our teams.
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:01 PM   #42
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I do not think i would consider Canada a foreign country. We are pretty much like the US, except we have health care.

There has never been a NFL team up here, even though Toronto has tried for many years t get one. I would die to have a team in Calgary, but if that ever happened I would never change my colors. Actually, it can be hard to find Redskins stuff up here as most of the time they carry Seattle (cause it is close), Cowboys, Denver, Atlanta, Miami and Indy stuff cause those are the teams they think are the most popular. But I have been trying to explain to anyone who will listen, that there is the Burgandy and Gold then 31 other teams that want to be like the Skins.
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