Re: Why do people use "we" and "us" referring to sports teams?
that's a pet peeve of mine. when i see people doing that, respect automatically goes down. they feel like since they've invested so much time being a fan, they're part of the team. they're not actually on the team though, you'll never find your name on the roster, even if you're the dude at the jets game chanting j-e-t-s. now for the person like that, saying we is acceptable(though i still smirk), since his leading the cheer might actually help inspire the team(doubtful), but for anyone else who isn't a season ticket holder cheering like a buffoon on every play, u can't say we.