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Old 01-16-2003, 10:20 AM
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Question WAY OT: Why do sports fans sa "WE" when referring to their favorite team?

This is something I NEVER understood! There is no WE unless you play for the team or work for them in some other capacity. Sure it is great that you get behind them and buy their apparel or tickets etc., bu why do people insist on saying we won, we lost, we this we that? Seems pretty stupid if you ask me. Oh, well, slow day at work and I am bored...
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"We" understand what your trying to say-slow day at work here too!
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Thanks Robert. I am glad I am not alone. Those voices in head...
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Since "WE" support the team with our money, then "WE" feel like we "own" the team, too!
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Clay that sounds right. If WE wernt spending our money and WE wernt watching them giveing them ratings, well..... there would be no them... or we as some say.
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Since "WE" support the team with our money, then "WE" feel like we "own" the team, too!
So since you drive (for illustrative purposes) a chevy for example, did "YOU" design or come out with a great new product or did chevy?
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"We" pay thier salaries by watching TV, purchasing merchandise and being bombarded with commercials from beer companies ....... and drinking beer, therefor, we sponsor the team, hence: "We"
It really is a slow day at work.....
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"WE" pay their salaries (indirectly), WE inflate their egos, WE build their stadiums with our tax dollars. Therefore, without the WE, THEY are mere mortals playing a game. Finally, for US frustrated post high school/college athletes, WE makes us feel as if WE could do their job too!
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lol slow day here as well, that is annoying but listening to NASCAR fans talk about dale , or who ever like they are on a first name basis really is irratating.
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We Bengals Fans are sad puppies - at least we got a new coach, now we need a new owner.

I am glad fans consider it a we and like when my crew guys use words like we and team. Anything that goes around this office is "Our Company" even though they may not be an owner.
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