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Old 01-02-2013, 12:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why do people use "we" and "us" referring to sports teams?

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because i buy merchandise, and spend on my time on these teams.

thus, they are apart of me. never understood why it bothers people.


shutupchico, thats kinda illogical. who actually thinks they're apart of the team? that's a silly reason to be annoyed, tbh. i dont go onto espn.com and expect to see my name on the roster...come on man.
well when u say "we" that means we, as in, you're apart of it. sure, they know they're not literally on the team, but they're saying it like they're still trying to include themselves, as if they deserve some semblance of credit for the team winning. that is cool if u wanna support, i just don't see fans as we.
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But its trivial, chico. Why get annoyed?
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But its trivial, chico. Why get annoyed?
not ANNOYED, the "psh ok" or smirk stance is more what i take. i just don't like people taking credit for what they didn't do. like as fans what do we do? watch on tv, drive to the store, and buy some merch maybe, go to the game a few times a year. we're not making it happen.
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well technically if fans don't buy tickets or merchandise than the players are out of a job. so i don't know why people get so mad when i say "WE" when talking about the teams i support.

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And I hate when people do what you do. It's pointless nitpicking.

Fan likes sports team, fan supports sports team for a long time, fan feels connection with sports team and uses ''we'' and ''us'' when discussing sports team. It doesn't mean that they feel as though they're a player.
Pretty much this,I don't understand why anybody would get irritated by something this insignificant.
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Default Re: Why do people use "we" and "us" referring to sports teams?

As others have said, its merely a demonstration of how much your team means to you. You consider your support for them a part of your identity and therefore refer to them on a more personal level than you would a team you don't support.

Example. If I was chatting to someone I know is a Liverpool supporter. I'd expect the conversation to revolve around me talking about their form, and him replying 'we're bad, we need a change'. I wouldn't expect him to say 'Liverpool are bad, Liverpool need a change'. The latter reads like someone unconnected to the club making a passing remark about their form, whereas the former reads as a fan on a personal level talking about his own team's shortcomings.

When you truly support a team, they take precedence over anyone else. You're going to discuss their triumphs and tragedies as it affects you, so you're more likely to refer to them as 'us or we' because they're a part of you. You'd never catch a fan of Chelsea calling Man Utd anything other than 'Man Utd/Man U/Gloryhunters'. He's not going to say 'we're bad' because he's not a supporter and thus has no personal affiliation other than them being a direct rival club. The minute he speaks about Chelsea, who he follows religiously you're going to expect a more personal description of them as a club, especially if they've played such a tremendous part of his life for a considerable number of years.
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I understand why people do it and have been more tolerate of it in recent years but think it will always annoy me on some level
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Because sports fans like to think they are more important than they are. An importance which ends at bringing revenue to their teams through tickets and merchandise.
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Without revenue there is no team.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I think it's used just to demonstrate a sense of unity as fans of the team. It's the idea of it's us against them.
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