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Chad504boy
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Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


Answer is clearly no but a little weird how NFL teams don't really root for the strength of their division like college schools do, i guess its a bit different feel to it.






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ctalati32
Georgia Tech Fan
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


Because the nfl playoff system exists. I doesn't depend on perception just win loss. In the nfl you want your division to suck so you get an easy playoff spot.
In college you need your division to be good so you will be ranked highly






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Suntiger
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


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weird how NFL teams don't really root for the strength of their division like college schools do


Playoffs (game driven) vs BCS (prestige driven)

And a lot of college teams don't cheer for their rivals. I'm sure Auburn fans will be all Notre Dame today. Same as when Texas played for the National Championship and aTm fans were cheering for USC. Same for tOSU & Michigan.


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Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL




NEVER!!!!






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BarbeTiger
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


In the NFL if you win your games you get in, unlike in college where it's all about strength of schedule and conference.





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Fearthehat0307
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


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Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL
i'd rather shove glass up my urethra






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Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


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In the NFL if you win your games you get in, unlike in college where it's all about strength of schedule and conference.


But the NFL does sometimes discuss the appearance of strength of divisions and sometimes its nice to hang your hang out the strength of one's division.






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Melvin
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


I don't cheer for other NFC South teams or other SEC teams. I spend the whole year hating them and now I'm supposed to support them? frick that





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jeff5891
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


Do I really want to look back after tonight and think bama has won 3 of the last 4 bcs championships. No I don't so I hope they lose





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LosLobos111
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


My answer: frick the entire NFC







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BarbeTiger
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


That's true but I'm also the kind of fan who doesn't cheer for other SEC teams.... Go Irish





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Fox Mulder
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


It's pretty stupid in college as well.





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LooseCannon22282
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since May 2008
13348 posts

re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


Remember when the Tampa Bay Bucs beat the hell out of the Raiders several years ago in the Super Bowl?

it was strange watching a team win it all when we had beat them twice that year.

I was rooting for them at first but by the time the game was over with, I had changed my tune.











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tgrbaitn08
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


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I don't cheer for other NFC South teams or other SEC teams. I spend the whole year hating them and now I'm supposed to support them? frick that



This!






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Brettesaurus Rex
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


Bc being In a "NFC stronger" doesn't help you whatsoever for postseason seeding.

And for the record, I hope Bama gets blown the frick out



This post was edited on 1/7 at 12:07 pm


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Mouth
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


The SEC winning the last 6 out of 7 NCs sounds just as good to me.


Go Irish!

And frick Atlanta!



This post was edited on 1/7 at 12:18 pm


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SouljaBreauxTellEm
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


Not the same at all.

The pro level doesn't have the same local connection as college. I'm saying overall.

At the college level and even below it is just natural to root for your closest brethren. Just like high school.. My team doesn't win and I'm in the south I still want the southern team to take the ship. Or if it's Louisiana vs Texas.. Give me Louisiana.. It's just a prideful mentality based mainly upon region.. and it's a mutual respect factor.

however in the Pros these guys are assembled from all over.. and there is absolutely no reason to respect anything about the failcons.






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stapuffmarshy
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Member since Apr 2010
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


IMHO


LSU fans got off that wagon with last years screw job, not that I myself ever rode it, hate that group think shit


fwiw, I don't switch teams. It's all or nothing and this year it was nothing for all






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Thracken13
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


the only way I root for Atlanta, is if they are in a car on fire headed for a propane tank.





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LooseCannon22282
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


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And for the record, I hope Bama gets blown the frick out



I don't care how many points they lose by, as long as they fricking lose.

I've heard enough from the insufferable Bama fans over here where I live.






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Chad504boy
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re: Shouldn't Saints fans root for ATL like LSU fans for the SEC?


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I've heard enough from the insufferable Bama fans over here where I live.


i can live with the bama shite cause its earned and warranted... the notre dame shite is preposterous.






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