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World Series 2014
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 21, 2014 07:21PM
Basically, whatever team I root for loses. Go Giants!
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: October 21, 2014 07:31PM
Current ESPN poll shows a 81-19 split on "who do you want to win the WS" in favor of the Royals. Every state in The Union is pulling for KC.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 21, 2014 07:36PM
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Current ESPN poll shows a 81-19 split on "who do you want to win the WS" in favor of the Royals. Every state in The Union is pulling for KC.

Yeah, being a Dodgers fan in the Bay Area is a real test sometimes. They hate the Dodgers way more than we hate the Giants. Though I like the citizens to feel happy.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: October 21, 2014 07:44PM
Yeah, it's funny. I have a Giants fan on my FB friends list that is of that mindset. It is funny how upset they get in comparison to fans down here toward them. I kind of like that they're in the WS again since the Dodgers aren't. I like having a team to root against if there are no teams I really want to win.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 21, 2014 08:29PM
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Yeah, it's funny. I have a Giants fan on my FB friends list that is of that mindset. It is funny how upset they get in comparison to fans down here toward them. I kind of like that they're in the WS again since the Dodgers aren't. I like having a team to root against if there are no teams I really want to win.

They really don't cut us any slack. My best moment was when they first opened the new stadium I watched the Dodgers spoil the debut game. It's a great place to watch a game btw.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: davester
Date: October 21, 2014 09:37PM
Let's Go, Giants!



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 21, 2014 09:47PM
Don't Panik, Panda's here...!
Go Giants!
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 21, 2014 10:47PM
Madison Bumgarner is turning out to be the real Clayton Kershaw.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: October 21, 2014 10:49PM
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Yeah, it's funny. I have a Giants fan on my FB friends list that is of that mindset. It is funny how upset they get in comparison to fans down here toward them. I kind of like that they're in the WS again since the Dodgers aren't. I like having a team to root against if there are no teams I really want to win.

They really don't cut us any slack. My best moment was when they first opened the new stadium I watched the Dodgers spoil the debut game. It's a great place to watch a game btw.

I've been to a few games up there. Beautiful stadium, I like the setting. It's a shame they had to ruin it somewhat by adding the wonky coke bottle and glove. Would have been fine without either. Had great seats one time down 1B when Barry was playing. Sat beside a mom and her kid. Asked him his fave... Bonds. Dodgers won the game, kid cried because the lost and Bonds didn't do much. Part of me felt bad. Part of me snickered inside winking smiley

The fans have always been ok when I've been there outside of general razzing which is cool by me.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: SteveO
Date: October 21, 2014 11:48PM
As a KC resident and along with my dear old dad having attended the final game of the last time we were in the Series, oh, nearly three decades ago...GO ROYALS!!!
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: October 22, 2014 03:00AM
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Yeah, it's funny. I have a Giants fan on my FB friends list that is of that mindset. It is funny how upset they get in comparison to fans down here toward them. I kind of like that they're in the WS again since the Dodgers aren't. I like having a team to root against if there are no teams I really want to win.

No surprise that KC is seen as the favored underdog. The Giants are following the same path that the Red Sox did; a lot of success in an short period, and loyal fans on their way to becoming insufferable, at least to anyone who isn't one.

The California rivalry is very one-sided. For whatever reason, perhaps a little insecurity mixed in with their arrogance, the North is much more into it. Those in the South generally don't care.

Both places have their charms, and their not-so-charming traits.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: October 22, 2014 07:23AM
I'm rooting for the Giants. I got a little tired of KC's chest thumping and braggadocio during the ALCS, which turned quite a bit on luck--two broken bat doubles in a row? and some uncharacteristic nerves in the back end of the Orioles' bullpen.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: Billybob
Date: October 22, 2014 03:15PM
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The California rivalry is very one-sided. For whatever reason, perhaps a little insecurity mixed in with their arrogance, the North is much more into it. Those in the South generally don't care.

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Is it insecurity or is more that it's simply hard to raise the pulse of Los Angelenos for anything other than the price of Lattes and whether their weekend tans last the entire week! angel smiley

S.F. has true, passionate fans who can be somewhat to extremely obnoxious. They enjoy the rivalry and wish that it would be reciprocated. After all who doesn't enjoy the Red sox-Yankees rivalry or Michigan-Ohio St. rivalry (when Michigan fielded decent teams)? It would be great to have something like those duplicated on the West Coast.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 22, 2014 04:19PM
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The California rivalry is very one-sided. For whatever reason, perhaps a little insecurity mixed in with their arrogance, the North is much more into it. Those in the South generally don't care.
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Is it insecurity or is more that it's simply hard to raise the pulse of Los Angelenos for anything other than the price of Lattes and whether their weekend tans last the entire week! angel smiley

S.F. has true, passionate fans who can be somewhat to extremely obnoxious. They enjoy the rivalry and wish that it would be reciprocated. After all who doesn't enjoy the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry or Michigan-Ohio St. rivalry (when Michigan fielded decent teams)? It would be great to have something like those duplicated on the West Coast.

The "rivalry", at least baseball-wise, started when the Giants and Dodgers were both in New York, and Cal/Stanford or UCLA/USC can both stand on their own native Californian rivalry-wise, as well as the Kings/Ducks/Sharks three-way puckfest. The Lakers/Clippers battle is however taking a long, long time to develop into a meaningful bout. Unfortunately, the Dodgers have gone corporate, and average fans can't afford to go to the games, or this year even watch them on television thanks to TWC holding them hostage. Magic and the rest of his Guggenheim Gang need to make the Dodgers more accessible... and I'm a die hard Giants fan, that actually also likes the Dodgers. 2ยข
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 22, 2014 10:33PM
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 22, 2014 11:57PM
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: October 23, 2014 04:42AM
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Billybob
Is it insecurity or is more that it's simply hard to raise the pulse of Los Angelenos for anything other than the price of Lattes and whether their weekend tans last the entire week! angel smiley

S.F. has true, passionate fans who can be somewhat to extremely obnoxious. They enjoy the rivalry and wish that it would be reciprocated. After all who doesn't enjoy the Red sox-Yankees rivalry or Michigan-Ohio St. rivalry (when Michigan fielded decent teams)? It would be great to have something like those duplicated on the West Coast.

My comment wasn't just about sports, but in general. It might be a little more prevalent in the sports rivalries, particularly baseball. In college, it only flares up when the teams are both on up cycles. No NFL teams in LA yet, so that has been dormant.

Perhaps it's because Northern Californians tend to be more provincial, while Southern Californians are more laid back. But it's definitely more one-sided.
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Re: World Series 2014
Posted by: Billybob
Date: October 27, 2014 11:30AM
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Bimwad
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Billybob
Is it insecurity or is more that it's simply hard to raise the pulse of Los Angelenos for anything other than the price of Lattes and whether their weekend tans last the entire week! angel smiley

S.F. has true, passionate fans who can be somewhat to extremely obnoxious. They enjoy the rivalry and wish that it would be reciprocated. After all who doesn't enjoy the Red sox-Yankees rivalry or Michigan-Ohio St. rivalry (when Michigan fielded decent teams)? It would be great to have something like those duplicated on the West Coast.

My comment wasn't just about sports, but in general. It might be a little more prevalent in the sports rivalries, particularly baseball. In college, it only flares up when the teams are both on up cycles. No NFL teams in LA yet, so that has been dormant.

Perhaps it's because Northern Californians tend to be more provincial, while Southern Californians are more laid back. But it's definitely more one-sided.

No doubt. When I was at Stanford, we hated seeing the pompous Trojans come to Stanford stadium with their band's obnoxious cavalcade. It didn't help that USC was so much better than Stanford (even with John Elway!). Of course it was less than 20 years later that my twin daughters shunned Stanford and opted instead to attend Southern Cal. One of them compounded the affront by marrying into a strong USC family!
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