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(ESPN)   "They call themselves Red Sox Nation, the same arrogant way the Cowboys call themselves America's Team. And the whole thing is getting a little old"   (sports.espn.go.com) divider line
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2007-08-31 10:47:35 AM  
lilplatinum: Nothing like a split household to keep it entertaining.. My brother was especially pissed when I Dressed my newborn nephew up in baby yankees hat and jeter jersey.

Oh you bastard!
 
2007-08-31 10:48:28 AM  
lilplatinum: Nothing like a split household to keep it entertaining.

My wife is a Mets fan. We used to fight over the TV when both games were on at the same time. Now we have a widescreen that allows you to split the screen in half so we can watch both games.

Now we only fight about which team gets the sound.

/I only fight on principle-- I can't stand the Yankees announcers
 
2007-08-31 10:48:32 AM  
This needs to go to the main page. All out brawl Friday.
 
2007-08-31 10:49:32 AM  
Tat'dGreaser: This needs to go to the main page. All out brawl Friday.

Yeah, I get a submission through for once and I'm gonna be off work before it clears.
 
2007-08-31 10:51:02 AM  
Dead for Tax Reasons: Wise_Guy
It was more of an exaggeration to point out yankee fans' sense of self-importance.


Ok, but you were specifically addressing me as a "typical douchebag Yankees fan."

Most yankee fans I know seem to think that if their team doesn't win it all every year, they were robbed or cheated, and every other team sucks.

I can only speak for myself, and I don't feel that way at all.
 
2007-08-31 10:56:07 AM  
SupplySideJesus: need only count the brand spanking new red jerseys

FTFY
 
2007-08-31 10:56:43 AM  
Wise_Guy: Dead for Tax Reasons: Wise_Guy
It was more of an exaggeration to point out yankee fans' sense of self-importance.

Ok, but you were specifically addressing me as a "typical douchebag Yankees fan."


I don't know you, but you seem to be espousing the opinions of a "typical douchebag yankees fan" whenever i see you post
 
2007-08-31 11:03:52 AM  
lilplatinum:

Nothing like a split household to keep it entertaining..


Don't even go there. I'm a product of a mixed marriage that was somewhat taboo in its time, a White Sox fan and a Cubs fan. Two weekends a year that house becomes inhospitable to human life.

Of course, what do I do? I end up with a farking Red Sox fan for a boyfriend. So two weekends a year, someone ends up on the couch.

Now I just want the Red Sox to get their asses kicked so that I can have peace in my home this October. :P

/I still hope it comes out that Varitek touches little boys. :P
 
2007-08-31 11:06:54 AM  
What's even more annoying about the Red Sox fans is when they play the ethnicity card. "My grandmother's 3rd cousin's former roommate is from Ireland!" Somehow people who have some sort of imagined connection to Ireland are more entitled to root for the Red Sox. Same rules apply to Notre Dame.

All Red Sox fans I know are nice enough people, but they make me want to like the Yankees, which gives me douche chills of the highest order.
 
2007-08-31 11:07:03 AM  
soze: Don't even go there. I'm a product of a mixed marriage that was somewhat taboo in its time, a White Sox fan and a Cubs fan. Two weekends a year that house becomes inhospitable to human life.

That's interesting, my folks are like that too. Dad grew up in the southside, mom in the westside.

/My dad also looks like every one of those guys in the "Da Bears" sketch on SNL
//EXACTLY
 
2007-08-31 11:08:12 AM  
Tat'dGreaser: /My dad also looks like every one of those guys in the "Da Bears" sketch on SNL
//EXACTLY


Ditka vs. God... Gods got a good defense, Ditka 7.. god 3
 
2007-08-31 11:08:46 AM  
lilplatinum: Tat'dGreaser: /My dad also looks like every one of those guys in the "Da Bears" sketch on SNL
//EXACTLY

Ditka vs. God... Gods got a good defense, Ditka 7.. god 3


That's a trick question, Ditka is God.
 
2007-08-31 11:09:36 AM  
Dead for Tax Reasons: I don't know you, but you seem to be espousing the opinions of a "typical douchebag yankees fan" whenever i see you post

I wrote this in a thread yesterday:

"I think the ump was right to toss Joba in this situation. I didn't feel that way at the time, but as I look at it now, there were two possibilities to explain the fastballs: A) he wanted to hit him, or B) they got away from him. Either way, the umpire has a responsibility to protect the batter in that situation. How would the ump explain himself if the next pitched hit Youkilis in the head and he was seriously injured? After the first pitch no warning was given because it could have been a one time wild pitch. After the second pitch, you have to take the first one into account and get the pitcher out of there. You can't warn then and wait to see what happens on the third pitch."

I'm sure this is the opinion of douchebag Yankees fans everywhere.

I think you're just trolling me now.
 
2007-08-31 11:09:49 AM  
filth: Even when reality sucks, it's still reality.

You have an interesting view of this "reality"--tell me more.
 
2007-08-31 11:18:56 AM  
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2007-08-31 11:20:24 AM  
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2007-08-31 11:25:51 AM  
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2007-08-31 11:28:34 AM  
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2007-08-31 11:29:57 AM  
Tat'dGreaser: /My dad also looks like every one of those guys in the "Da Bears" sketch on SNL

Hah, fortunately my dad's got Irish and Austrian genes, nothing Polish or else Park Ribs would have killed him years ago.

Our most recent family portrait is in my profile, FWIW. I got frostbite that night in December waiting to see that damn trophy. Totally worth it.
 
2007-08-31 11:34:53 AM  
icallhimgamblor: What's even more annoying about the Red Sox fans is when they play the ethnicity card. "My grandmother's 3rd cousin's former roommate is from Ireland!" Somehow people who have some sort of imagined connection to Ireland are more entitled to root for the Red Sox. Same rules apply to Notre Dame.

I've never noticed this in regards to the Sox, but I will admit that Southie and Dorchester are pretty much all Irish, and a more steadfast and emotional stronghold of Red Sox sentiment you will not find in this life or the next.
 
2007-08-31 11:35:19 AM  
Ya know though.. for as much shiat as I give Yankees fans.. and vice versa, at least us two groups of fans know our teams, teams history, and can talk baseball. Other fans.. not so much (imho).
 
2007-08-31 11:36:02 AM  
soze: Hah, fortunately my dad's got Irish and Austrian genes, nothing Polish or else Park Ribs would have killed him years ago.

Our most recent family portrait is in my profile, FWIW. I got frostbite that night in December waiting to see that damn trophy. Totally worth it.


That's the odd thing, he is Irish German.
 
2007-08-31 11:37:43 AM  
I forgot to ask, what's the trophy for? My computer screen at work sucks so I can't see well. Oh, and you like WaxTrax records?? Awesome.
 
2007-08-31 11:40:37 AM  
Dr.Knockboots: Ya know though.. for as much shiat as I give Yankees fans.. and vice versa, at least us two groups of fans know our teams, teams history, and can talk baseball.

Tat'dGreaser: I forgot to ask, what's the trophy for?

..you were saying..?

Seriously though, I agree with that statement.
 
2007-08-31 11:43:48 AM  
Wise_Guy: ..you were saying..?

Seriously though, I agree with that statement.


Hahaha hey! I said my screen at work sucks!
 
2007-08-31 11:45:54 AM  
Tat'dGreaser: Hahaha hey! I said my screen at work sucks!

I know, I know.

The timing was too perfect to not take advantage of that one.
 
2007-08-31 11:46:18 AM  
Wise_Guy: I know, I know.

The timing was too perfect to not take advantage of that one.


True, can't blame ya on that one. I'd probably do the same.
 
2007-08-31 11:46:27 AM  
submitter: They call themselves Red Sox Nation, the same arrogant way the Cowboys call themselves America's Team.

e.g. Gator Nation
 
2007-08-31 12:07:17 PM  
The rest of America calls the Cowboys America's team. Cowboys' fans from TX do not.
 
2007-08-31 12:08:06 PM  
In times like these, I can't help but hope for al-Qaeda to nuke a Yankees-Junior Yankees game.
 
2007-08-31 12:12:26 PM  
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2007-08-31 12:12:35 PM  
Bucky Effing Dent.
Aaron Effing Boone.
someday, somehow, i will earn an Effing middle name!

Cowboys' fans from TX do not.

QFT.
 
2007-08-31 12:15:58 PM  
GoDawgs!: The same arrogant way the Braves call(ed) themselves America's Team?

When was this? I thought we were America's Team that always beat up on the NL East, but then would suck it up in the playoffs and do nothing else. But now we just suck.
 
2007-08-31 12:16:40 PM  
The Cowboys did not come up with America's Team, NFL Films did.

Get it rigth subby
 
2007-08-31 12:17:37 PM  
Breaking News: Some Sports Fans Hate Other Sports Fans In Different Cities.
 
2007-08-31 12:18:10 PM  
lerxst2112: GoDawgs!: The same arrogant way the Braves call(ed) themselves America's Team?

When was this? I thought we were America's Team that always beat up on the NL East, but then would suck it up in the playoffs and do nothing else. But now we just suck.


I think TBS actually started that during the 80's since the Braves were seen virtually nationwide, despite the fact that they were basically god-awful.
 
2007-08-31 12:21:54 PM  
As for the whole "Red Sox Nation" thing, it doesn't really bother me all that much. For the most part, loyal Red Sox fans are wonderful to talk baseball with.

It's the college-aged and younger fans who are the most obnoxious, which can basically be said for every team in the world, except the Eagles, who have fans of every age who are despicable and need to be isolated from the rest of society.
 
2007-08-31 12:22:51 PM  
Yanks_RSJ

I think TBS actually started that during the 80's since the Braves were seen virtually nationwide, despite the fact that they were basically god-awful.

Shhhh...don't tell Red Sox fans this but because I freaking hated TBS so much the team I really hate the most is...the Braves. It almost never comes up, since they're NL, except for the "natural rivalry" interleague games, but I have (and Red Sox fans might kill me for this) rooted for the Yanks in the WS, when they've faced the Braves.
 
2007-08-31 12:25:03 PM  
The Bengal Nation rejoices.
 
2007-08-31 12:25:31 PM  
Wise guy, what a stupid, ignorant, arrogant, baseless statement. First of all, you based your judgement on a hypothetical situation that will never happen (red Sox yankees being in dif divisions). Second, the Sox currently own the best road attendance in the league. Third we are one of the most if not the most rapid fan base in our own market in any sport in this country. So, to entertain your retarded comment, the Sox would be just fine without the yankees. If anything 2 other teams would get the rub from the Sox not being in the yankees division. Those teams being whomever their new rivals were.
 
2007-08-31 12:29:20 PM  
It's comical that a fan base that so loved to scream, chant and make signs idolizing 1918 has their collective panties in a bunch from Sox fans saying 2004.

filth
I am dead farkin' sick of hearing Johnny-come-lately Red Sox fans (and critics too) make any kind of comparison to Dallas's use of "America's Team." STFU.

"America's Team" is not arrogant. It was a brilliant marketing move by Cowboys management way back in the day. They figured out that there was a huge market for NFL football that was not aligned with any particular team, and they crafted an image of the Cowboys as representative of the values of that market, not dissimilar to a good-guy persona in wrestling. That's pretty funny now considering what we know about the lifestyles of those players, but the point is that the marketing had nothing to do with arrogance; it was a classic statement of shared values, which incidentally, still works in America's exploding Hispanic population. Resign yourselves to the Cowboys being America's Team for the foreseeable future.

And ignorant Red Sox (and Pats) fans can suck it.


Awww, someone ate a big batch of grumble cakes this morning. The Cowboys haven't been in the top tier of the NFL in almost 10 years. They've won a single playoff game since 1996...that's the kind of results America can really get behind!

Listen Paco, if people want to refer to the Patriots or the Red Sox as "America's Team" that's their business. I'm sure you'll get over it. Otherwise the line to lick my grundle starts to the left, thanks.
 
2007-08-31 12:30:55 PM  
That's why we should send troops and financial aid to the Duchy of Devil Ray.
 
2007-08-31 12:33:36 PM  
Patronick313: Awww, someone ate a big batch of grumble cakes this morning. The Cowboys haven't been in the top tier of the NFL in almost 10 years. They've won a single playoff game since 1996...that's the kind of results America can really get behind!

Listen Paco, if people want to refer to the Patriots or the Red Sox as "America's Team" that's their business. I'm sure you'll get over it. Otherwise the line to lick my grundle starts to the left, thanks.


Nice usage of "grundle." That's an old favorite of mine, used beautifully.

The Cowboys were America's team when Roger Staubach was the QB and Tom Landry was the coach. Now that they've got that clown Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, everybody hates them.
 
2007-08-31 12:37:47 PM  
Also, what is so wrong with the term red Sox nation? You are talking about a team whose fan base is not only broad but also enjoys traveling to road games. Myself and my friends see a couple new stadiums every year as do many other fans in Boston proper. It is also easier and cheaper to get tickets to road games. So, what term would you like to describe this phenom? I don't consider the Sox Americas team, nor do I think any Sox fan would appreciate that description. We aren't exactly none for our kindness to other fans of our team who aren't educated in baseball.
 
2007-08-31 12:38:07 PM  
the_cnidarian: The rest of America calls the Cowboys America's team. Cowboys' fans from TX do not.

I haven't heard anyone except the most idiotic of sportscasters call the Cowboys "America's Team" in years, thank the maker.

Anyway, in Kansas City, the difference between the Sox and Yankees fans in town is pretty clear. The Red Sox have enough fans to be vocal, but not as many as the Royals fans. They cheer and boo as normal. The Yankees fans are usually in the majority, and take winning as a given. They boo more than they cheer, because they don't expect to do badly against the lowly Royals.

The annoying thing this year was that they've usually been right. Why the Royals can win series with Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston but NOT New York... that I'll never understand.

I will say this for Yankees fans - they do tend to be older. They seem more likely to be long-time fans. I tend to see Sox gear on college age folks.
 
2007-08-31 12:38:15 PM  
Wait, why does anyone care? "Red Sox Nation" doesn't even presume as much as "America's Team" did. We outnumber home fans in road games. That's a nation. The Yankees have an Empire, we have a Nation.

Don't like it? Well then maybe you should get a fanbase as loyal and dedicated as either of those two teams have got. biatching about it just reminds the Sox and Yanks fans that they have more in common with each other than the rest of you sad sacks, and that's an awkward moment to say the least.
 
2007-08-31 12:38:43 PM  
GimpyNip: Wise guy, what a stupid, ignorant, arrogant, baseless statement.

Oh good. Glad to see the regulars have finally made it to this thread ;)

First of all, you based your judgement on a hypothetical situation that will never happen (red Sox yankees being in dif divisions).

No, part of the last sentence had a hypothetical situation in it. That's all.

Second, the Sox currently own the best road attendance in the league.

Meaning what? How does this disprove anything I've said?

Third we are one of the most if not the most rapid fan base in our own market in any sport in this country.

I think you mean 'rabid'. Come to think of it, I don't understand the rest of that sentence either. "in our own market in any sport in this country.'? WTF does that mean?

So, to entertain your retarded comment, the Sox would be just fine without the yankees. If anything 2 other teams would get the rub from the Sox not being in the yankees division. Those teams being whomever their new rivals were.

So my statement that the Sox benfit because they are in the same division as the Yankees is retarded, but if my hypothetical did happen, some other team would benefit from the Sox being in their division?
 
2007-08-31 12:39:09 PM  
I agree with the headline/quote. That is all.
 
2007-08-31 12:42:01 PM  
A point not made yet: One thing that ruined the whole "Red Sox Nation" meme was the Sox/NESN adopting it. To illustrate, a story from a few years ago:

My daughter had a friend over, and she was lucky enough to be going to a game. I asked her if she was a member of RSN, meaning, is she a true fan. Her reply was, "How do I join?" I laughed, and said if she had to ask, then she wasn't a member. The point of course, is that true fans are fans whether the team is winning or losing, and don't need to carry a membership card to prove it.

Of course, the joke was on me. Now NESN would like us all to believe we need to join (pay money) to be part of RSN. Remy is running for president of RSN. They've ruined the whole thing.
 
2007-08-31 12:44:28 PM  
PiperArrow:

Ugh, yes. If I hear anything else about the stupid election, there might have to be an assassination. I try not to get too worked up about the efforts to raise money outside of ticket sales since Fenway is small and they put the money back on the field, but... really, guys. The "official" RSN bit is almost as annoying as Sox Appeal. Let it go.
 
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