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Which one of his favorite, die-hard teams does Bill Swerski root for ?

 

 

By the way, I still don't think you can be a die-hard fan of two teams. It is simply impossible....... :D

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I can't do it...not a die hard fan at least.

The 49ers are still the one team I follow despite not living in their area.

San Diego is a team I've started following because they are the only football team in So Cal and that's who all the local papers will report on. I root for them and am considering buying season tickets but my rooting interest pales compared to when I'm watching the 49ers.

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By the way, I still don't think you can be a die-hard fan of two teams. It is simply impossible....... :D

 

 

Got to agree even if one of the teams is college and the other professional. Talking die-hard fan.

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Got to agree even if one of the teams is college and the other professional. Talking die-hard fan.

 

 

Disagree with that. You can be a die-hard team of a Pro and college team. Their interests will never mix.

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Disagree with that. You can be a die-hard team of a Pro and college team. Their interests will never mix.

 

 

 

I agree. But being a die-hard fan of 2 NFL teams?

thats almost like cheating :D

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I thought the question was going to be: How large a margin are the Colts going to win by?

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Bill's going to have morning wood in the afternoon, let's leave it at that.

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Disagree with that. You can be a die-hard team of a Pro and college team. Their interests will never mix.

 

 

I disagree with your disagreeance. I know people that are huge fans of a pro/college, and diehard of the other - but I honestly don't know anyone that's truly diehard of both. Part of it simply is the concept - every ounce of your fandom put to one team - the "next" team on your list is "2nd". Then, it's the time concept - can you really go all out on Saturday then again Sunday equally.

 

Every diehard college team fan I know may have a favorite pro team, but it's just that - go nuts on Sat, then watch the game on Sunday. Vice versa as well.

 

Goes to the point in the Home Depot commercials - time to pain the room, which colors you using?

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Got to agree even if one of the teams is college and the other professional. Talking die-hard fan.

 

 

 

C'mon. I know the NFC sucks, but calling the Bears a college team is just uncalled for.

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I disagree with your disagreeance. I know people that are huge fans of a pro/college, and diehard of the other - but I honestly don't know anyone that's truly diehard of both. Part of it simply is the concept - every ounce of your fandom put to one team - the "next" team on your list is "2nd". Then, it's the time concept - can you really go all out on Saturday then again Sunday equally.

 

Every diehard college team fan I know may have a favorite pro team, but it's just that - go nuts on Sat, then watch the game on Sunday. Vice versa as well.

 

Goes to the point in the Home Depot commercials - time to pain the room, which colors you using?

 

 

Yeah, you are probably right. I consider myself a HUGH Penn State fan, but, when it comes down to it, the Steelers always win in a fandom faceoff. That and my basement is a Steelers shrine speckled with some Penn State stuff thorughout. You might have a point here...... :D

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I'm a Packers fan #1 and a Raiders fan #1a. Thankfully I wasn't alive for SB I. I've been to a couple of Packers/Raiders games and rooted for GB, but if GB was out of the playoffs and Oakland needed to beat them to get home field advantage, I'm rooting for Oakland.

 

Swerski can hope for a tie...

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Well, I thought that this day would never come. Or, at least, The Huddle would no longer be in existence when it did.

 

I grew up in suburban Chicago in the '80s so, naturally, I was a Bears fan. I began following them in '83 or '84 (can't remember which). Walter Payton and Mike Singletary (who I was fortunate enough to meet about five years ago) were my heroes. All was going great up until early 1993, when Ditka was fired. I can still remember reading the Trib article at breakfast. That really hurt. Still, I continued to root for Da Bears.

 

I moved to Indiana in '97 and, in an attempt to take my mind off of the agony of graduate school, I began to get into football even more than before (partly because of my introduction to FF). Despite having a few standout seasons, the Colts were pretty much a joke back then. Then the drafting of Manning and his very promising rookie year generated a buzz. After the uncertainly of the Faulk trade and the then-questionable passing of Ricky Williams in the draft, they took off the next year. Unlike the Bears, tickets for Colts games were actually available to the general public at a reasonable price. (This was hugh, as I have several great memories of incredible games and fun tailgating with friends.) I became hooked - they were now my "second team." Living near Indianapolis and getting away from the Chicago culture, along with my wife being a Colts fan, further solidified my support for the Colts. And this interest was certainly aided by the incompetence of Mike McCaskey, the arrogance of Jerry Angelo, the Bears' stunning inability to develop a QB, and the avant-garde, Euro-trash "renovation" of a once-great Soldier Field. The Cub-like willingness of Bears fans to accept mediocrity and the non-stop hype from the Chicago media machine were also turn-offs.

 

I've been able to keep up this dual-fandom situation for years but, like a married New Jersey governor having a homosexual affair with an Israeli state employee, I can no longer hide my true feelings: I want the Colts to win, even at the expense of the Bears. I can't call myself a "fan" of either team when I'm put in a position to root against one of them. Because of that, I'm officially "divorcing" the Bears. We can still be friends and share joint custody of my autographed Mike Singletary football card, but I'll have no more than a casual interest in the Bears from this point onward. I'll quietly root for them if the Colts are out of contention, but will donate my remaining Bears gear to Goodwill. And I won't consider myself a "hardcore" fan of the Colts - that would be an insult to people like Captain Hook, who have been following them since the move to Indy. I'll need a good decade of strict devotion to the Colts before I'm able to do so. This is going to be a difficult transition (especially if the Bears beat them in the SB), but it's a necessary one.

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Well, I thought that this day would never come. Or, at least, The Huddle would no longer be in existence when it did.

 

I grew up in suburban Chicago in the '80s so, naturally, I was a Bears fan. I began following them in '83 or '84 (can't remember which). Walter Payton and Mike Singletary (who I was fortunate enough to meet about five years ago) were my heroes. All was going great up until early 1993, when Ditka was fired. I can still remember reading the Trib article at breakfast. That really hurt. Still, I continued to root for Da Bears.

 

I moved to Indiana in '97 and, in an attempt to take my mind off of the agony of graduate school, I began to get into football even more than before (partly because of my introduction to FF). Despite having a few standout seasons, the Colts were pretty much a joke back then. Then the drafting of Manning and his very promising rookie year generated a buzz. After the uncertainly of the Faulk trade and the then-questionable passing of Ricky Williams in the draft, they took off the next year. Unlike the Bears, tickets for Colts games were actually available to the general public at a reasonable price. (This was hugh, as I have several great memories of incredible games and fun tailgating with friends.) I became hooked - they were now my "second team." Living near Indianapolis and getting away from the Chicago culture, along with my wife being a Colts fan, further solidified my support for the Colts. And this interest was certainly aided by the incompetence of Mike McCaskey, the arrogance of Jerry Angelo, the Bears' stunning inability to develop a QB, and the avant-garde, Euro-trash "renovation" of a once-great Soldier Field. The Cub-like willingness of Bears fans to accept mediocrity and the non-stop hype from the Chicago media machine were also turn-offs.

 

I've been able to keep up this dual-fandom situation for years but, like a married New Jersey governor having a homosexual affair with an Israeli state employee, I can no longer hide my true feelings: I want the Colts to win, even at the expense of the Bears. I can't call myself a "fan" of either team when I'm put in a position to root against one of them. Because of that, I'm officially "divorcing" the Bears. We can still be friends and share joint custody of my autographed Mike Singletary football card, but I'll have no more than a casual interest in the Bears from this point onward. I'll quietly root for them if the Colts are out of contention, but will donate my remaining Bears gear to Goodwill. And I won't consider myself a "hardcore" fan of the Colts - that would be an insult to people like Captain Hook, who have been following them since the move to Indy. I'll need a good decade of strict devotion to the Colts before I'm able to do so. This is going to be a difficult transition (especially if the Bears beat them in the SB), but it's a necessary one.

 

 

:D

Classy post right here ladies and gentleman. :D

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Well, I thought that this day would never come. Or, at least, The Huddle would no longer be in existence when it did.

 

I grew up in suburban Chicago in the '80s so, naturally, I was a Bears fan. I began following them in '83 or '84 (can't remember which). Walter Payton and Mike Singletary (who I was fortunate enough to meet about five years ago) were my heroes. All was going great up until early 1993, when Ditka was fired. I can still remember reading the Trib article at breakfast. That really hurt. Still, I continued to root for Da Bears.

 

I moved to Indiana in '97 and, in an attempt to take my mind off of the agony of graduate school, I began to get into football even more than before (partly because of my introduction to FF). Despite having a few standout seasons, the Colts were pretty much a joke back then. Then the drafting of Manning and his very promising rookie year generated a buzz. After the uncertainly of the Faulk trade and the then-questionable passing of Ricky Williams in the draft, they took off the next year. Unlike the Bears, tickets for Colts games were actually available to the general public at a reasonable price. (This was hugh, as I have several great memories of incredible games and fun tailgating with friends.) I became hooked - they were now my "second team." Living near Indianapolis and getting away from the Chicago culture, along with my wife being a Colts fan, further solidified my support for the Colts. And this interest was certainly aided by the incompetence of Mike McCaskey, the arrogance of Jerry Angelo, the Bears' stunning inability to develop a QB, and the avant-garde, Euro-trash "renovation" of a once-great Soldier Field. The Cub-like willingness of Bears fans to accept mediocrity and the non-stop hype from the Chicago media machine were also turn-offs.

 

I've been able to keep up this dual-fandom situation for years but, like a married New Jersey governor having a homosexual affair with an Israeli state employee, I can no longer hide my true feelings: I want the Colts to win, even at the expense of the Bears. I can't call myself a "fan" of either team when I'm put in a position to root against one of them. Because of that, I'm officially "divorcing" the Bears. We can still be friends and share joint custody of my autographed Mike Singletary football card, but I'll have no more than a casual interest in the Bears from this point onward. I'll quietly root for them if the Colts are out of contention, but will donate my remaining Bears gear to Goodwill. And I won't consider myself a "hardcore" fan of the Colts - that would be an insult to people like Captain Hook, who have been following them since the move to Indy. I'll need a good decade of strict devotion to the Colts before I'm able to do so. This is going to be a difficult transition (especially if the Bears beat them in the SB), but it's a necessary one.

 

 

whuh!!!:violentlypuking: and I thought I was just going to be cheering on for my squares.

 

:DLet's Go Bears!!!

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:D

Classy post right here ladies and gentleman. :bash:

 

 

 

Ya, he's a regular LT :D

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whuh!!!:violentlypuking: and I thought I was just going to be cheering on for my squares.

 

:DLet's Go Bears!!!

 

 

46-10 :D

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Well, I thought that this day would never come. Or, at least, The Huddle would no longer be in existence when it did.

 

I grew up in suburban Chicago in the '80s so, naturally, I was a Bears fan. I began following them in '83 or '84 (can't remember which). Walter Payton and Mike Singletary (who I was fortunate enough to meet about five years ago) were my heroes. All was going great up until early 1993, when Ditka was fired. I can still remember reading the Trib article at breakfast. That really hurt. Still, I continued to root for Da Bears.

 

I moved to Indiana in '97 and, in an attempt to take my mind off of the agony of graduate school, I began to get into football even more than before (partly because of my introduction to FF). Despite having a few standout seasons, the Colts were pretty much a joke back then. Then the drafting of Manning and his very promising rookie year generated a buzz. After the uncertainly of the Faulk trade and the then-questionable passing of Ricky Williams in the draft, they took off the next year. Unlike the Bears, tickets for Colts games were actually available to the general public at a reasonable price. (This was hugh, as I have several great memories of incredible games and fun tailgating with friends.) I became hooked - they were now my "second team." Living near Indianapolis and getting away from the Chicago culture, along with my wife being a Colts fan, further solidified my support for the Colts. And this interest was certainly aided by the incompetence of Mike McCaskey, the arrogance of Jerry Angelo, the Bears' stunning inability to develop a QB, and the avant-garde, Euro-trash "renovation" of a once-great Soldier Field. The Cub-like willingness of Bears fans to accept mediocrity and the non-stop hype from the Chicago media machine were also turn-offs.

 

I've been able to keep up this dual-fandom situation for years but, like a married New Jersey governor having a homosexual affair with an Israeli state employee, I can no longer hide my true feelings: I want the Colts to win, even at the expense of the Bears. I can't call myself a "fan" of either team when I'm put in a position to root against one of them. Because of that, I'm officially "divorcing" the Bears. We can still be friends and share joint custody of my autographed Mike Singletary football card, but I'll have no more than a casual interest in the Bears from this point onward. I'll quietly root for them if the Colts are out of contention, but will donate my remaining Bears gear to Goodwill. And I won't consider myself a "hardcore" fan of the Colts - that would be an insult to people like Captain Hook, who have been following them since the move to Indy. I'll need a good decade of strict devotion to the Colts before I'm able to do so. This is going to be a difficult transition (especially if the Bears beat them in the SB), but it's a necessary one.

 

 

so he "picks" the one that's a TD favorite. :D

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Well, I thought that this day would never come. Or, at least, The Huddle would no longer be in existence when it did.

 

I grew up in suburban Chicago in the '80s so, naturally, I was a Bears fan. I began following them in '83 or '84 (can't remember which). Walter Payton and Mike Singletary (who I was fortunate enough to meet about five years ago) were my heroes. All was going great up until early 1993, when Ditka was fired. I can still remember reading the Trib article at breakfast. That really hurt. Still, I continued to root for Da Bears.

 

I moved to Indiana in '97 and, in an attempt to take my mind off of the agony of graduate school, I began to get into football even more than before (partly because of my introduction to FF). Despite having a few standout seasons, the Colts were pretty much a joke back then. Then the drafting of Manning and his very promising rookie year generated a buzz. After the uncertainly of the Faulk trade and the then-questionable passing of Ricky Williams in the draft, they took off the next year. Unlike the Bears, tickets for Colts games were actually available to the general public at a reasonable price. (This was hugh, as I have several great memories of incredible games and fun tailgating with friends.) I became hooked - they were now my "second team." Living near Indianapolis and getting away from the Chicago culture, along with my wife being a Colts fan, further solidified my support for the Colts. And this interest was certainly aided by the incompetence of Mike McCaskey, the arrogance of Jerry Angelo, the Bears' stunning inability to develop a QB, and the avant-garde, Euro-trash "renovation" of a once-great Soldier Field. The Cub-like willingness of Bears fans to accept mediocrity and the non-stop hype from the Chicago media machine were also turn-offs.

 

I've been able to keep up this dual-fandom situation for years but, like a married New Jersey governor having a homosexual affair with an Israeli state employee, I can no longer hide my true feelings: I want the Colts to win, even at the expense of the Bears. I can't call myself a "fan" of either team when I'm put in a position to root against one of them. Because of that, I'm officially "divorcing" the Bears. We can still be friends and share joint custody of my autographed Mike Singletary football card, but I'll have no more than a casual interest in the Bears from this point onward. I'll quietly root for them if the Colts are out of contention, but will donate my remaining Bears gear to Goodwill. And I won't consider myself a "hardcore" fan of the Colts - that would be an insult to people like Captain Hook, who have been following them since the move to Indy. I'll need a good decade of strict devotion to the Colts before I'm able to do so. This is going to be a difficult transition (especially if the Bears beat them in the SB), but it's a necessary one.

 

 

Well done. :D

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I can no longer hide my true feelings: I want the Colts to win, even at the expense of the Bears. I can't call myself a "fan" of either team when I'm put in a position to root against one of them. Because of that, I'm officially "divorcing" the Bears. We can still be friends and share joint custody of my autographed Mike Singletary football card, but I'll have no more than a casual interest in the Bears from this point onward. I'll quietly root for them if the Colts are out of contention, but will donate my remaining Bears gear to Goodwill. And I won't consider myself a "hardcore" fan of the Colts - that would be an insult to people like Captain Hook, who have been following them since the move to Indy. I'll need a good decade of strict devotion to the Colts before I'm able to do so. This is going to be a difficult transition (especially if the Bears beat them in the SB), but it's a necessary one.

There is nothing wrong with rooting for 2 teams. Just say you are rooting for your favorite team to win and leave it at that. Even if you do decide to pick the better team (the Colts) and hope they win, that also doesn't mean you can't still cheer when the bears make a good play.

 

There is also plenty of seating available on the Colts fan wagon. Hardcore, softcore, it's all good to cheer.

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so he "picks" the one that's a TD favorite. :D

 

 

:D Exactly what I was thinking. :bash:

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C'mon. I know the NFC sucks, but calling the Bears a college team is just uncalled for.

 

I just love it when a Jets fan talks smack. :D

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I just love it when a Jets fan talks smack. :D

 

 

The Jets went 10 and 6, and were probably the most OVER-achieving franchise in the NFL this season. They have plenty of reason to talk smack.

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There is nothing wrong with rooting for 2 teams. Just say you are rooting for your favorite team to win and leave it at that. Even if you do decide to pick the better team (the Colts) and hope they win, that also doesn't mean you can't still cheer when the bears make a good play.

 

There is also plenty of seating available on the Colts fan wagon. Hardcore, softcore, it's all good to cheer.

 

 

Eh, it's difficult to root for two teams and damn-near impossible in a situation like this. I'll continue to root for the Bears in the same casual way that I root for the St. Louis Cardinals, but I'm not going to claim that the Bears are "my team" anymore.

 

:D Exactly what I was thinking. :bash:

 

 

:D

 

I think that the number of my pro-Colts vs. pro-Bears posts here over the past few years suggests otherwise.

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