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Old 08-27-2012, 10:22 PM   #34551
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Actually, this is the primary reason I dislike fantasy football and NCAA brackets. And yes, I get the value and prevalence of "casual fans" to major league sports, but that doesn't make them any less obnoxious when they desperately pretend like they give a **** about that sport just to have one more inane topic to discuss at the water cooler.
What the **** is this, that's a terrible attitude. Some people have different levels of caring about things, I'm the casualest of casual soccer fan but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy discussing it when something big is going on.

You're taking sports hipsterdom to the extreme.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:28 PM   #34552
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I hate when people root for the 2 seed over the 15 because it will ruin their bracket
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #34553
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Nah man, casual fan knowing more about the goings on of the league due to fantasy sports ruins my day.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #34554
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I hate when people root for the 2 seed over the 15 because it will ruin their bracket
I am 99% sure this doesnt ever happen. I was watching the Duke vs. Lehigh game this year and I dont think a single other person in the sports bar was rooting for Duke with me. I even had a bunch of them tell me that they didnt care if it ruined their bracket.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:37 PM   #34555
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Duke tho
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:37 PM   #34556
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I am 99% sure this doesnt ever happen. I was watching the Duke vs. Lehigh game this year and I dont think a single other person in the sports bar was rooting for Duke with me. I even had a bunch of them tell me that they didnt care if it ruined their bracket.
It most definitely happens
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #34557
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Yeah it definitely happens. March Madness is one of the few sporting events I prefer to watch with crowds and all the brackettards want their upsets to come in so they can brag about them.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:42 PM   #34558
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In Vegas people root for Duke vs. a massive dog, until it's obvious Duke can't cover, then they say eff it and root for the straight-up upset.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #34559
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Just booked a flight and 2 nights at PH for $60.XX

God bless America
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #34560
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What the **** is this, that's a terrible attitude. Some people have different levels of caring about things, I'm the casualest of casual soccer fan but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy discussing it when something big is going on.

You're taking sports hipsterdom to the extreme.
I'm talking about the relationship between knowledgeable, invested fans and the casual fans that creep in and pretend to care just because they happened to draft player X from Y team that year. Having to deal with those people is obnoxious and observing them is just pathetic.

My comment was within the context of fantasy sports. I'm not trying to trash the casual fans who tune in for the Super Bowl or the playoffs simply to enjoy the games, that's different imo.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:11 PM   #34561
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I'm talking about the relationship between knowledgeable, invested fans and the casual fans that creep in and pretend to care just because they happened to draft player X from Y team that year. Having to deal with those people is obnoxious and observing them is just pathetic.

My comment was within the context of fantasy sports. I'm not trying to trash the casual fans who tune in for the Super Bowl or the playoffs simply to enjoy the games, that's different imo.
Does anyone actually play fantasy sports without caring about the sport in the first place? Besides, I learned a ton about the players around the league the first year (and every subsequent year) I played fantasy football, so it seems like a net positive if we're talking about people learning things.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #34562
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Does anyone actually play fantasy sports without caring about the sport in the first place? Besides, I learned a ton about the players around the league the first year (and every subsequent year) I played fantasy football, so it seems like a net positive if we're talking about people learning things.
but if everyone knows as much as me then i cant feel superior to them with my higher football knowledge
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #34563
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not sure why someone made this but lol'd
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #34564
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Does anyone actually play fantasy sports without caring about the sport in the first place? Besides, I learned a ton about the players around the league the first year (and every subsequent year) I played fantasy football, so it seems like a net positive if we're talking about people learning things.
he is talking about casual fans - people who enjoy the sport, but who don't follow it particularly closely - who get invested in it because of their fantasy team, when it should be the other way around. i have to admit that i doubt many of these people exist, but i'm sure they're obnoxious.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #34565
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he is talking about casual fans - people who enjoy the sport, but who don't follow it particularly closely - who get invested in it because of their fantasy team, when it should be the other way around. i have to admit that i doubt many of these people exist, but i'm sure they're obnoxious.
women often do this and they are by far the most irritating with it

i had a girlfriend win our regular dude fantasy league one year by sheer luck (and the fact that i half-managed her team) and my gosh that was insufferable hell. of course all the bros just constantly attributed the win to me, which tilted her in return and made it a little better.

yeota can confirm this
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:24 PM   #34566
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women often do this and they are by far the most irritating with it

i had a girlfriend win our regular dude fantasy league one year by sheer luck (and the fact that i half-managed her team) and my gosh that was insufferable hell. of course all the bros just constantly attributed the win to me, which tilted her in return and made it a little better.

yeota can confirm this
Three humble brags in one post. Solid work.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:29 PM   #34567
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1) i had a girlfriend
2) all the bros (lots of friends)
3) yeota can confirm (i know yeota)

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #34568
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1) i had a girlfriend
2) all the bros (lots of friends)
3) yeota can confirm (i know yeota)

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Was going with:
1) GF
2) GF respects his FFB ability enough to allow him to run her team
3) Friends all can't wait to congratulate him on his well earned victories

but yours are fine too.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #34569
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guys it's hard keeping up with clarky

please stop holding me to that standard
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #34570
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1) i had a girlfriend
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3) yeota can confirm (i know yeota)
Beat?

Spoiler:
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #34571
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there's nothing more rewarding than watching ELIte manning play football in the irl presence of yeotajmu
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #34572
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This is true.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:48 PM   #34573
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In Vegas people root for Duke vs. a massive dog, until it's obvious Duke can't cover, then they say eff it and root for the straight-up upset.
Some of the most amazing degen sports cheering I've seen has been in LV sports books where people need #1 seeds to cover
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:31 AM   #34574
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1) yeota can confirm (i know yeota)
2) all the bros (lots of friends)
3) i had a girlfriend

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there's nothing more rewarding than watching ELIte manning play football in the irl presence of yeotajmu
i just cant stand watching luck prevail over skill
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:33 AM   #34575
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i just cant stand watching luck prevail over skill
I guess that's why you get so upset when watching the cowboys and romo
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