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#1 TWC

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

Tigers? Or Giants?

Black and orange? Or black and orange?

Team I don't really give a shit about? Or local team with insufferable fans, especially my neighbors and coworkers?

Yeah....

*sigh*

Go Bears.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

Giants. Gotta go with the NL. That's my take, anyway.

I'm mostly ambivalent.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

Been a little torn about who to root for as well. Ultimately, I just really didn't want to see the World Series end up being Yankees vs. Cardinals. I think, in an unprecedented move, I would have had to root for the Yankees in that case. Oddly enough, I almost wish just one of them had made it so that I would be able to just root for the other team. The Giants showed huge resilience against both the Reds and the Cardinals (which makes it mean all the more), but I think I have to go with the Tigers for a variety of reasons...

- Miguel Cabrera winning Triple Crown this year

- Justin Verlander never won World Series before

- Jim Leyland's potential last chance to win one more World Series

- Tigers haven't won World Series since 1984, Giants won in 2010

- Giants had 2 players suspended during season for PED use, with one being Melky Cabrera who undoubtedly helped fuel the Giants winning up until his suspension. At the time, he had a major league-leading 159 hits and was second in the NL with a .346 batting average.

That being said, I relished in watching the Giants slowly dismantle the Cardinals down 3-1 in the series. Gonna be a good one!!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

Tigers. A close friend is a big Tigers fan, (and he's not a douche baseball fan who will talk shit about winning the series), sooo.....Tigers.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Man, these fair-weather fucking Giants fans are THE WORST. My fucking office manager was giving me shit yesterday ("Woo-hoo! Giants! So exciting! How'd the Cubs do this year, Tom? ::sneer::"). I'll bet she couldn't name three starters on the team -- I'll bet she couldn't even tell you what batting average is -- but suddenly she's not only the biggest Giants fan in the world, but she feels entitled to give me grief about the Cubs. So fucking weird.

I'm so, so very happy that I don't live in Chicago anymore, because when the Cubs do win the Series in a couple years, all those similar fair-weather Cubs fan assholes are gonna be completely and utterly insufferable.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:10 AM

All the more reason to rub your Cub-fandom in their faces now...

I am torn as well:

Giants Pros:
1. Shove it in the Dodgers face
2. I loved Cain's reaction to Bochey pulling him in game 7
3. Tidrow
4. Dawson

Giants Cons:
1. Theriot
2. I can't stand Brian Wilson
3. Recent WS champion
4. Cardinals fans will then claim their defeat wasn't as bad because they lost to the WS champs
5. Californians are dumbasses
6. Since the Mets stole one of their colors I feel like it is partially rooting for a NY team.

Tigers Pros:
1. I love me some Verlander
2. Haven't won in a while
3. It's freekin Detroit - they need some good news

Tigers Cons:
1. They signed Fatty McFielder
2. AL Team
3. White Sox fans will say they didn't make the playoffs to the eventual WS Champ
4. All of the Lions fans they won over the last couple of years will suddenly become Tigers fans as well - claiming they knew Jordan Verlunder would be able to do it!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

Giants Cons:
5. Californians are dumbasses

I'm not a native Californian, but did you just call my son a dumbass?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

Giants Cons: 5. Californians are dumbasses

I'm not a native Californian, but did you just call my son a dumbass?


What if I did...wanna fight about it?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

TWC - not sure why I pick on you specifically so much, but I appreciate you being a good sport about it most of the time.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

Giants Cons: 5. Californians are dumbasses

I'm not a native Californian, but did you just call my son a dumbass?

What if I did...wanna fight about it?

Larf. Joe, you're allright.

A more serious question: why was "4. Dawson" lumped in with the Giants pros? I can't for the life of me figure that out.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

I grew up right in-between Chicago and Detroit on I-94 and if my parents didn't raise me a Cubs fan I'd be a Tigers fan so I'm rooting for them... also they're not too far removed from the AL loss record

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

also Verlander's so far been the best pitcher of the "clean era" of baseball

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

Giants Cons:
5. Californians are dumbasses


Hey man I am a California native and I was smart enough to become a Cubs fan. Plus the giants fans are the west coast versions of cardinals fans. Huge douche bags. Go tigers

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

Giants Cons: 5. Californians are dumbasses

I'm not a native Californian, but did you just call my son a dumbass?

What if I did...wanna fight about it?

Larf. Joe, you're allright. A more serious question: why was "4. Dawson" lumped in with the Giants pros? I can't for the life of me figure that out.


Dunston, Dawson, Dawson's Creek - you know what I mean...

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

Slight edge to tigers. Love their unis. Miggy triple crown and he's Hispanic. Overland wears my favorite number so yea




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