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chisoxfanatic
10-19-2008, 11:15 PM
Putting your predictions aside, who are you rooting for in this year's World Series?

chisoxmike
10-19-2008, 11:16 PM
Where's the neither option?

BadBobbyJenks
10-19-2008, 11:17 PM
I enjoy the suffering of those bastard fans from Philadelphia. I will never root for that city.

JB98
10-19-2008, 11:18 PM
Rays.

I hope they prove the American League is the best league, and I hope they prove the White Sox only lost in the first round because they happened to draw the best team in baseball.

doublem23
10-19-2008, 11:19 PM
Where's the neither option?

Exactly. I can't quite pull myself to root for the Senior Circuit, nor can I stand to watch a bunch of Florida fairweathers clang their cowbells in their dome on their astroturf. Plus, Philly fans deserve it. Tampa fans do not.

:dunno:

I really don't care. Maybe I'll just throw some money on one of these teams so I at least have some sort of rooting interest in this series.

DSpivack
10-19-2008, 11:19 PM
I have no strong feelings for either side, but really look forward to this matchup.

sox1970
10-19-2008, 11:20 PM
I can't root for a dome team. I just hope it's an entertaining World Series.

Mohoney
10-19-2008, 11:21 PM
Rays, because that means nobody else beat them, either.

It's a little easier to swallow defeat if you lost to the best.

chisoxmike
10-19-2008, 11:21 PM
Exactly. I can't quite pull myself to root for the Senior Circuit, nor can I stand to watch a bunch of Florida fairweathers clang their cowbells in their dome on their astroturf.

:dunno:

I really don't care. Maybe I'll just throw some money on one of these teams so I at least have some sort of rooting interest in this series.

I can't "root" for another team besides the Sox.

I'd be happy for the Rays in they win. I'd be happy for the Phillies if they win.

I'll be glad to watch a World Series where I don't want a team to lose, like in 06 and 07.

chisoxfanatic
10-19-2008, 11:22 PM
Plus, Philly fans deserve it.
Yes, they do. I guess part of the reason why I'm rooting for the Phillies is that they're from the same city as my 2nd favorite football team.

Sox4ever77
10-19-2008, 11:23 PM
I like a few players in the Phillies. Howard, Rollins.

But I hate fans from Philly. Maybe the second worst fans, next to fans of ******* Nation.

So I'm rooting for the Rays.

RadioheadRocks
10-19-2008, 11:25 PM
Tampa Bay all the way!

EMachine10
10-19-2008, 11:28 PM
My cousin has a place down in Florida, and I've always enjoyed watching the Rays. The MLB Draft at its finest.

DSpivack
10-19-2008, 11:29 PM
I can't "root" for another team besides the Sox.

I'd be happy for the Rays in they win. I'd be happy for the Phillies if they win.

I'll be glad to watch a World Series where I don't want a team to lose, like in 06 and 07.

Come to think of it, this is the first World Series I can remember where I wasn't rooting against one side or another since 1993. 1995 and 1997 I was rooting against the Indians; 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003 against the Yankees; 2002 against Barry Bonds; 2004 and 2007 against the Sawx, 2005 is obvious; and 2006 against Detroit and for St. Louis.

Then again, maybe I just hate a lot of teams.

chisoxmike
10-19-2008, 11:32 PM
Then again, maybe I just hate a lot of teams.

I have lots of hate, as well. But I don't want to see one of these two teams lose. So, I'm just hoping its a good Series.

Whitesoxfan23
10-19-2008, 11:33 PM
Phillies hands down. At least their fans know what is going on.

chisoxmike
10-19-2008, 11:34 PM
Although, I am starting to get tired of the Rays love fest on here...

BadBobbyJenks
10-19-2008, 11:37 PM
Phillies hands down. At least their fans know what is going on.

Ah yes they are so knowledgeable about which battery flies farther!

BleacherBandit
10-19-2008, 11:38 PM
Phillies. I love it when a real baseball town gets a title. They deserve it, the halls of baseball history wont have a bunch of people 100 years walking down it and going, "Huh?" when they see the Rays won the World Series in 2008.

GoGoCrede
10-19-2008, 11:38 PM
Voted for Philly but I'm not that invested in either one. I rooted for the Rays only to take Boston out. I like Philly with the exception of Myers, who is despicable. I'll enjoy watching this one because I don't hate either team.

Whitesoxfan23
10-19-2008, 11:58 PM
Ah yes they are so knowledgeable about which battery flies farther!

Ha. I rather Phillies fans enjoy a championship, than an idiotic cow bell mohawk wearing fanbase, that won't even care about their team next season. Phillies fans deserve this way more. It really is no contest.

RadioheadRocks
10-20-2008, 12:02 AM
Ha. I rather Phillies fans enjoy a championship, than an idiotic cow bell mohawk wearing fanbase, that won't even care about their team next season. Phillies fans deserve this way more. It really is no contest.


Less Filling!!!


Tastes Great!!!

JermaineDye05
10-20-2008, 12:03 AM
The Rays are a great story, but I'm simply tired of their bandwagon it's ridiculous.

Michstate45
10-20-2008, 12:04 AM
I'm just rooting for an entertaining series and some good baseball, I could care less who wins.

doublem23
10-20-2008, 12:08 AM
Then again, maybe I just hate a lot of teams.

I think that's my problem, too. I think I have some kind of beef with every team in the league... Let's see...

Entire National League... **** the National League.
Yankees, Red Sox, Indians, TwiCracns, Tigers... For obvious reasons
Blue Jays... 1993 ALCS still burns deep, plus your jerseys are disgusting.
Rays... Fairweather fans, crappy dome, from Florida; yes they pass mustard
Orioles... Peter Angelos is a big douche and Camden Yards ruined the Cell
Royals... Hate them for sucking so much and completely delegitamizing the Central for the better part of a decade now.
Angels... Rally monkey and Thunder Stix
Mariners... 2000 ALDS
Rangers... Texans. Nuff said
A's... Canseco/McGwire good enough but also that House of Horrors they try to pass as a baseball stadium really seals the deal.

Wow, I need professional help.

Rockabilly
10-20-2008, 12:08 AM
I always root for the AL team.. Unless it's Minnesota

Whitesoxfan23
10-20-2008, 12:13 AM
The Rays are a great story, but I'm simply tired of their bandwagon it's ridiculous.

Amen.

GoGoCrede
10-20-2008, 12:16 AM
I think that's my problem, too. Honestly, right now the only teams I think I don't have some kind of beef with are the Pirates and Reds. Everyone else can suck it to a varying degree.

I'm honestly curious, what kind of beefs do you have with other teams? Yankees, Boston, Cubs, I can see, but what about some of the others? Nats, Diamondbacks, Rockies, etc?

EDIT: Never mind, you answered my question above. :redneck

doublem23
10-20-2008, 12:19 AM
I'm honestly curious, what kind of beefs do you have with other teams? Yankees, Boston, Cubs, I can see, but what about some of the others? Nats, Diamondbacks, Rockies, etc?

EDIT: Never mind, you answered my question above. :redneck

Yes, I had to redact my original statement because after thinking about it while brushing my teeth, I came to my senses and I just don't like the N.L. Obviously, there are some special cases which go above and beyond petty league rivalry (I'm looking at you, Cubs, Cardinals, and Brewers :angry:), but by in large, the N.L. blows.

BleacherBandit
10-20-2008, 12:20 AM
I think that's my problem, too. I think I have some kind of beef with every team in the league... Let's see...

Entire National League... **** the National League.
Yankees, Red Sox, Indians, TwiCracns, Tigers... For obvious reasons
Blue Jays... 1993 ALCS still burns deep, plus your jerseys are disgusting.
Rays... Fairweather fans, crappy dome, from Florida; yes they pass mustard
Orioles... Peter Angelos is a big douche and Camden Yards ruined the Cell
Royals... Hate them for sucking so much and completely delegitamizing the Central for the better part of a decade now.
Angels... Rally monkey and Thunder Stix
Mariners... 2000 ALDS
Rangers... Texans. Nuff said
A's... Canseco/McGwire good enough but also that House of Horrors they try to pass as a baseball stadium really seals the deal.

Wow, I need professional help.

Why does it matter what the critics say? The Cell is perfectly OK for baseball. Plus, it only matters if you can fill the seats. :cool:

Delegitamitizing? If you like to see it that way, sure. But they give us some wins, and they have a nice park. Also, we all know what they did to help us out at the end of this season.


The only teams I hate are:

Yankees (because of their management), Boston (because of their fans), Twins (because of both), Cubs (because of their fans).

I dont hold grudges for teams beating us. I get pissed off at annoying people, like players, owners and fans. Still, I do hate a bunch of teams too, so why am I complaining...

RadioheadRocks
10-20-2008, 12:22 AM
I think that's my problem, too. I think I have some kind of beef with every team in the league... Let's see...
...
Orioles... Peter Angelos is a big douche and Camden Yards ruined the Cell
...

Add 1983 to that. I had to put up with a sibling who was an Orioles fan and never heard the end of it that year.

FedEx227
10-20-2008, 12:27 AM
Rays.

2nd favorite team (and have been, don't give me any bandwagon stuff, I still have my 2003 Heart and Hustle poster) after the Sox, with the Brewers rounding out the 3.

And yes bandwagon fans.

Those idiots DIDN'T EVEN COME OUT to watch their 10-year in a row, last place, 90-loss team in a ****ty stadium. SCREW THOSE FANS. I really love how White Sox fans are calling out other teams as bandwagon fans, when we clearly have one of the biggest "bandwagon" fanbases in baseball. We have a bad year, two years removed from a World Series and we have trouble filling the place, yet we're going to call out fans from an expansion team that was last place every single year of their existence until this year. What other fans can they be besides bandwagon? Honestly? Do you have any 3rd-generation Rays fans? How about the ones that grew up on the Rays, if you aren't 15, that really won't apply?

TDog
10-20-2008, 12:41 AM
I have no strong rooting interest. I usually get behind the American League if the Yankees aren't playing. Or the Indians. Or the Tigers. (In 1984 I was a Padres fan. In 2006I just hated the Tigers.) This year I couldn't see myself cheering for the Red Sox. I wouldn't mind if the Rays won. But I wouldn't mind if the Phillies won.

DSpivack
10-20-2008, 01:08 AM
Yes, I had to redact my original statement because after thinking about it while brushing my teeth, I came to my senses and I just don't like the N.L. Obviously, there are some special cases which go above and beyond petty league rivalry (I'm looking at you, Cubs, Cardinals, and Brewers :angry:), but by in large, the N.L. blows.

Yeah, I think you hate even more teams than I do. For me, it's Cubs, Red Sox, Twins, Yankees, and Indians. I won't root for the Tigers or Royals under any circumstances [except when it helps the Sox], but don't hate them. Outside of that, the Cardinals have always been my 2nd favorite team [not because of the rival of the Cubs thing, although that helps, but because my dad took me to a few Cards games every summer growing up]. Other than the Sox and the Cardinals and the teams listed that I can't stand, I don't really feel strongly one way or the other about any remaining teams.

WSox597
10-20-2008, 05:51 AM
I'll root for the AL team, too. Except for NY and Boston. I don't care for their teams in ANY sport.

I'm not too fond of Detroit, either, in any sport, but won't waste time rooting against them.

I voted Rays. Although I won't sniffle if the Phillies win. I just want a watchable series.

And the fact that two smaller market teams got in is okay with me.

Hitmen77
10-20-2008, 07:54 AM
Rays.

I hope they prove the American League is the best league, and I hope they prove the White Sox only lost in the first round because they happened to draw the best team in baseball.

Exactly. I generally root for the AL team. I'd love to see the AL get their 4th sweep in 5 years just to further expose the inferiority of the NL.

I wouldn't always root for an AL team. If the Red Sox, Yankees, or Indians were in it, I'd root for the NL team (unless the NL team was the Cubs). I'm not sure who I'd root for if Minnesota were in it.

Hitmen77
10-20-2008, 08:02 AM
I don't agree with all this "Tampa fans don't deserve it" talk. How soon we forget that people were saying this about our team 3 years ago. We were all infuriated when people suggested that the Sox past attendance woes and smaller fan base meant Sox fans didn't deserve to have our team win the WS. Did everyone forget all the crap we put up from Cub fans and the media saying "nobody cares that the Sox are in it"?

It sounds a bit hypocritical for us to now say the same B.S. about Tampa fans.

palehozenychicty
10-20-2008, 08:43 AM
I don't agree with all this "Tampa fans don't deserve it" talk. How soon we forget that people were saying this about our team 3 years ago. We were all infuriated when people suggested that the Sox past attendance woes and smaller fan base meant Sox fans didn't deserve to have our team win the WS. Did everyone forget all the crap we put up from Cub fans and the media saying "nobody cares that the Sox are in it"?

It sounds a bit hypocritical for us to now say the same B.S. about Tampa fans.


That's why I don't even get involved with that argument.

Anyhow, I'm pulling for the Phillies. I think that Tampa will win, though. Unless Maddon puts Dan Wheeler in every game, which could happen. :o:

oeo
10-20-2008, 09:07 AM
I have no strong feelings for either side, but really look forward to this matchup.

Yeah, it's the first time in I don't know how long where I don't care who wins.

knocko94
10-20-2008, 09:18 AM
I lived in Philly before I moved here in 4th grade.

If the Phillies win I may finally forgive Mitch Williams

viagracat
10-20-2008, 09:57 AM
The two teams I wanted to make the WS (after the LCS's were determined) did. :smile: This matchup is the media's worst nightmare. :smile::bandance:

No strong favorite, but I'll go with the Rays. They're a great story this year. The Little Engine That Could.

thomas35forever
10-20-2008, 09:59 AM
I would love to see the Rays do the ultimate 360. That's why I'm pulling for them.

ode to veeck
10-20-2008, 10:47 AM
I will generally root for the AL team, even though this years Phillies are also an interesting story.

great game in Tampa last night, outstanding starting pitching both sides

goofymsfan
10-20-2008, 11:37 AM
(I'm having trouble deciding which team to root for. There are some former Mariners on the Phillies that I like (Jamie Moyer and Greg Dobbs, who is also a former Tacoma Rainier), but I like the Rays too because of the good young talent they have. I'm looking forward to what I hope is a good series match-up.

Nellie_Fox
10-20-2008, 11:43 AM
Even though it's late in the game, I added an "I don't care" option to the poll.

Some will watch the WS just for the baseball, and only want an exciting series without caring who wins. Some don't care because their team isn't in it. I suspect that "I don't care" would have gotten a lot of votes had it been available from the beginning.

MeteorsSox4367
10-20-2008, 12:39 PM
Like the Phillies, like the Rays. I'll root for Tampa because they are the AL team, plus it would be pretty cool for Dave Wills to get a WS ring. Having met Dave and worked with him once, he's a helluva good guy.

Foulke You
10-20-2008, 01:19 PM
I've always rooted for the AL since I was young. I've just always hated the NL. I also enjoy seeing the NL exposed for what it is right now and that is the AAAA league. The Rays will likely beat the Phillies quite soundly. I'm thinking 5 games or so.

#1swisher
10-20-2008, 01:22 PM
American League

Eddo144
10-20-2008, 02:30 PM
I'm rooting for the Phillies. I rooted for them in 1993 as well, though for different reasons.

This year I'll be rooting for them because my cousin's husband, who has ALS, is a huge Phillies fan.

Though I do like the Rays, so I wouldn't be upset if they won.

Vestigio
10-20-2008, 02:36 PM
I'm with the Phillies, which are my third favorite team.

I just dont like any AL teams, aside from Sox.

Whitesoxfan23
10-20-2008, 04:31 PM
I'm with the Phillies, which are my third favorite team.

I just dont like any AL teams, aside from Sox.


Same here. I don't give a crap about any other AL team besides the Sox. Suck it Rays and rest of AL besides Sox . Go Phillies.

LITTLE NELL
10-20-2008, 06:15 PM
SW Florida White Sox fan pulling for the Rays.

october23sp
10-20-2008, 09:12 PM
Go Phil's

wassagstdu
10-20-2008, 09:36 PM
7 games, extra innings in the 7th, Rays' winning run scoring (or tying run not scoring) with two out on close play at the plate, perfect throw, perfect slide.

SoxandtheCityTee
10-20-2008, 09:46 PM
Having rooted for the Rays to win the pennant for my own nefarious reasons -- beating Boston, which unexpectedly veered from humiliating them at Fenway into preventing another putrid Inspirational Comeback for the Ages, both of which were pretty cool -- I now abandon Tampa Bay to root for the Phillies.

turners56
10-20-2008, 09:46 PM
Rays.

I hope they prove the American League is the best league, and I hope they prove the White Sox only lost in the first round because they happened to draw the best team in baseball.

I agree 100%.

house215
10-20-2008, 09:47 PM
I hate the argument of which team deserves it more. How often do we hear Cub fans say their team deserves a championship more than any other team? No team deserves it more than another. You earn a championship.

In the end though, I could care less who wins. I just hope for a good series because I know when December rolls around I am going to be missing baseball.

GlassSox
10-20-2008, 09:50 PM
Lived in Bradenton/Sarasota while working at the Tropicana juice plant and was there for the inaugural season and hate Tropicana field. Grew up in South Jersey so go Phils.

ChiSoxFan81
10-21-2008, 09:50 AM
I hate the argument of which team deserves it more. How often do we hear Cub fans say their team deserves a championship more than any other team? No team deserves it more than another. You earn a championship.

In the end though, I could care less who wins. I just hope for a good series because I know when December rolls around I am going to be missing baseball.

Well, at least from my perspective, when I talk about deserving a championship, I'm talking about the fans. Cubs fans do not deserve a championship because of their incessant whining and putting of the cart before the horse, and because of the marketing machine, rather than baseball team, that draws them together. I know the Philly fans have a rep for being jerks, but at least they show up, and they let you know if you are good or bad. Tampa? They didn't even show up all year, unless there was a concert after the game. And they'd rather go to the football game than game 7. They deserve nothing. I'm not sure they even need a baseball team there. Again, this has nothing to do with the team.

whitesox901
10-21-2008, 11:34 AM
Where's the neither option?

What he said

Chisox353014
10-21-2008, 11:41 AM
I still hold a grudge against Tampa for trying to steal our Sox back in 1988. This is a permanent, non-negotiable grudge, even if it was Reinsdorf and Einhorn who were behind the whole thing.
Plus I hate everything about their current team: stadium, cowbells, Florida, mohawks :rolleyes:, ultimate bandwagon fans....

**** Tampa

voodoochile
10-21-2008, 11:57 AM
Although, I am starting to get tired of the Rays love fest on here...

Go AL...

You're one picky bandwagon hopper aren't you?

Any time a team starts to draw support, you start complaining. NBD, just sayin'...

voodoochile
10-21-2008, 11:58 AM
I will generally root for the AL team, even though this years Phillies are also an interesting story.

great game in Tampa last night, outstanding starting pitching both sides

I wonder how this poll would be skewed if the Phillies still had Rowand...:tongue:

soxpride724
10-21-2008, 12:47 PM
Well as long as Boston didn't make it I really didn't care, but ******* Cub fan at work is running his mouth that the Phillies will take it in 4, so I'm pulling for a Rays American League ass whooping of the N.L winners.

chisoxmike
10-21-2008, 12:58 PM
Go AL...

You're one picky bandwagon hopper aren't you?

Any time a team starts to draw support, you start complaining. NBD, just sayin'...

:scratch:

What bandwagon do I hop on?

Just because I'm not "rooting" for a team doesn't mean I don't care about the World Series. I watch it every year. Usually wanting a team to lose. This year, I could care less if either team wins.

tstrike2000
10-21-2008, 01:02 PM
Although, I am starting to get tired of the Rays love fest on here...

Understandable. I'm in the camp that is hoping the Rays win not out of lovefest for them, but they're not Boston or New York and I've never liked the Phillies.

voodoochile
10-21-2008, 01:56 PM
:scratch:

What bandwagon do I hop on?

Just because I'm not "rooting" for a team doesn't mean I don't care about the World Series. I watch it every year. Usually wanting a team to lose. This year, I could care less if either team wins.

No, bad wording sorry... It's more that the minute other people start hopping on a bandwagon, you start ragging on the team...:tongue:

chisoxmike
10-21-2008, 01:57 PM
No, bad wording sorry... It's more that the minute other people start hopping on a bandwagon, you start ragging on the team...:tongue:

Oh. Haha.

I may. :redface:

nccwsfan
10-21-2008, 02:36 PM
I'm perfectly fine with either team winning. We're not talking the Yankees and the Cardinals here- 1 WS trophy in 120+ years for the Phillies and 0 WS for the Rays. One fan base will get to experience what we enjoyed in '05- good for them.

FWIW I believe the Rays will win this one.

mccoydp
10-21-2008, 02:46 PM
The Rays, most definitely. They have a fantastic team. They get my support just for knocking out the Blow Sawx!

LongLiveFisk
10-21-2008, 09:17 PM
I'm pulling for Philly, but if the Rays win that's fine too....I don't hate either team.

Hendu
10-22-2008, 10:27 PM
Phillies. I just can't root for a dome team in the World Series, unless they're playing against a team I hate.