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JohnnyKilroy
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Member since Oct 2012
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PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.

So who among us is a true pels fan and will be rooting for a divisional rival that ended our best playoff run to win a fricking title?

I know the heat have taken up residence in a lot of posters' heads lately, but you are godawful if it's so bad that you actively root for a dvisional rival gets yet another title.

I don't care if you root for the Heat. You don't have to, and there's nothing wrong with not rooting for them, but frick the Spurs.

TIA.




Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
I guess i'm not a true pels fan. I cannot root for the evil empire. go spurs go


BayouFann
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THRILLHO
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Apr 2006
39153 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
Plus I suspect that we're more likely to see Timmy retire if they win.


TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
Spurs winning reinforces the San Antonio model we are supposedly trying to emulate.

Spurs winning knocks LeBron down a peg for those that have a dog in the GOAT fight.

Spurs winning is substance beating sizzle in an era where we're told you need the big name FAs to contend.

Spurs winning might make Duncan/Pop more likely to retire thus opening a hole for the Pelicans.

Spurs winning might make CP3 and Dwight less likely to want to form a Big 3 possibly in our own division.

There are a great many reasons to want the Spurs to win that have nothing to do with "rooting for a rival"


Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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Plus I suspect that we're more likely to see Timmy retire if they win.
aside from the fact that I despise the heat it's about supporting a philosophy. the spurs built their dynasty the right way, the heat not so much
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Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
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re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
Timmay, Ginobili, Pop...they all have to retire at some point, right?


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JohnnyKilroy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2012
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re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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Spurs winning might make Duncan/Pop more likely to retire thus opening a hole for the Pelicans.

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Spurs winning might make CP3 and Dwight less likely to want to form a Big 3 possibly in our own division.



Wut?
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Spurs winning reinforces the San Antonio model we are supposedly trying to emulate.

Yea, I was really on the fence about their model after 4 titles, but FIVE?!?! That's a different story.

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Spurs winning knocks LeBron down a peg for those that have a dog in the GOAT fight.

Pathetic reason to root for a rival.


bwallcubfan
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2007
23953 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
I'm a bigger Bulls fan...so go Spurs


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VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Apr 2009
45722 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
Sorry, brah, even though they broke my heart in the Western semi's, I still admire the Spurs organization, its coach and its team. I'm pulling for them.


Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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Yea, I was really on the fence about their model after 4 titles, but FIVE?!?! That's a different story.
they are playing against a team that is the antithesis of this model. spurs winning would validate the correct model.


and yes going out on top may give Duncan the push to retire.

and yes it may make cp3 and Dwight want to go to an east team instead of the rockets who would own our division with those two


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Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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even though they broke my heart in the Western semi's, I still admire the Spurs organization, its coach and its team. I'm pulling for them.
couldn't have said it better myself


I don't think this thread went like he expected.


TigerinATL
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
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re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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Pathetic reason to root for a rival.


That's not rooting for the Spurs, that rooting for Jordan. And I'm not saying I agree with all of the reasons listed, just that there are reasons that have nothing to do with supporting your rival. I personally am rooting for the Spurs because I like the Mexican food in San Antonio better than the Cuban food in Miami.


Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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personally am rooting for the Spurs because I like the Mexican food in San Antonio better than the Cuban food in Miami.


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VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Lap of Luxury
Member since Apr 2009
45722 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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I personally am rooting for the Spurs because I like the Mexican food in San Antonio better than the Cuban food in Miami.


Now you're talking.


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JohnnyKilroy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2012
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re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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I don't think this thread went like he expected.



No, it did.

Given the terrible attendance, low brand recognition, and overall lack of buzz, excitement and passion about the Pelicans, it's not really that surprising our teams "fans" are ready to jump on a rival team's bandwagon because they don't like a player on the opposing team.


VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Lap of Luxury
Member since Apr 2009
45722 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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No, it did.

Given the terrible attendance, low brand recognition, and overall lack of buzz, excitement and passion about the Pelicans, it's not really that surprising our teams "fans" are ready to jump on a rival team's bandwagon because they don't like a player on the opposing team.




Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
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because they don't like a player on the opposing team.
I don't think that was anybody's reason.

I guess we all can't be superfans like you


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Doink
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Greatna
Member since Sep 2012
186 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
In this instance, you have to give respect where it's deserved. Spurs aren't flashy and have a great team with the best coach in the league. Beat the Heat!


Gtothemoney
UNO Fan
Da North Shore
Member since Sep 2012
10433 posts

re: PSA: Pelican fans don't root for rivals.
Spurs are the lesser of two evils.

And I can't stand Wade's floppin ass. I also would like to see Bosh's sissy arse break down and cry like a hoe again.


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