Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by tlongII, Sep 2, 2021.
Like most Duck fans. He didn’t.
Yeah, I don't appreciate fans like that.
It would be like a Lakers fan telling you they like the Blazers. Or when someone from Seattle tells you they like how small and cute Portland is.
I'm not following you...are you saying that Duck fans who say they can root for the beavers are lying or something? And when they say it they are being condescending? I'm kind of confused about your point
I was born in Oregon and lived almost all my life here. Almost exclusively in the Willamette Valley. Graduated from high school in 1970. My senior year, I had pretty much decided that I was going to go to OSU. just about at the end of the process, I was glancing thru the OSU catalogue and noticed that the co-ed population was 66% male. Whoa says I! So, I looked at my second choice, the UofO and noticed the co-ed population was 58% female. Decision made
yeah, I'll admit it....I was un-serious enough about my higher education that I chose a school based on a much better ratio of gals to guys. Most of the hot gals from my high school planning on college (all 9 of them) were going to the UofO, so that was another check mark. One went to Stanford but she was about 3 tiers smarter than anybody else so she didn't count. Wasn't hot either
anyway, most of my buddies went to OSU and I visited them regularly. Never got into the beaver hate-mode. Still remember that '67 Giant Killer team with Steve Preece, Dick Enyart, and Billy Main. Loved the Fiesta Bowl when Erickson's Beaver team crushed Notre Dame. Really enjoyed watching Ralph Miller's basketball teams. Still remember that team with Ray Blume, Mark Radford, Steve Johnson and Rob Holbrook. Cheered on the beaver baseball team when they were in the college world series. Fan of Oregon, the university, but also Oregon the state. Beavers get a little of that love
Always found these sweeping generalizations used as justifications interesting.
In my experience, about 5% of fans can be obnoxious, 10% of fans are over the top nice, and 85% do nothing noticable. Personally, I don't use 10's or even 100's of fans as my barometer for who I root for. Specifically, twitter or message board fans have zero impact on who I root for.
I went to OSU and saw it with my own eyes. I grew up a Ducks fan. It isn't only message board or twitter.
Ducks fans are arrogant bastards.
Did you go to UO or OSU?
LOL...and at least one Beaver fan just might be an asshole
Yep. Most of them are being condescending when they say they root for the Beavs.
I grew up a Ducks fan. Wanted to go to Uo. Then I wanted to do a career that OSU offered that UO wasn't known for.
Trust me, when I went to school in the late 00's and early 10's, ducks fans were not friendly. So much so I lost all Duck fandom.
I'll take that as a compliment if its from a duck fan.
I've attended both. Graduated from Oregon. First ever football games as a kid were OSU games, but the majority now are Oregon games.
Let's say there are 1,000,000 people who consider themselves Beaver fans, I've probably had a personal interaction of any note with 1000 of them, or 0.1%. Just for me personally, that's not a big enough sample size for me to love or hate the Beavers. I root for them because I like the school, campus, I like to see local schools have success, and I have a bunch of friends who are die-hards. Now, if Oregon St winning is going to keep Oregon out of the Rose Bowl, I'm going to root against them because the Ducks are my #1 team.
I'm not trying to convince you to change your mindset. I've never had any luck trying to convince someone to modify their dislike of a very large group of people, whether that be because of sex, race, religion, etc. Sports is no different, we're very fanatical. I commented because your logic of "I hate team <x> because their fans <y>" is a very standard formula I see used and it's never made sense to me.
Either way, I have nothing personal against you, nor does your stance on Duck fans change the way I think about the Beavers, I'll be rooting for them to beat the Rainbow for the reasons I listed in my previous post.
Ohio State going to roll the Ducks unfortunately. Oregon won’t score enough to keep pace. All those athletes and 4/5 star studs and they are the most vanilla offense. So frustrating.
I'm with you on this.
Yes Oregon roster is young and the majority of the 4/5 stars on the roster are freshman or sophomores, but on paper, these are the most talented Oregon teams in school history. What we see on the field doesn't match the recruting rankings.
I have more respect for ducks fans that went to UO. A rare breed.
Most the Beavers fans I know would tell Ducks fans "rooting" for Beavers to not do that.
There are zero circumstances i would root for a ducks team again.
Fans arguing who is more arrogant is like listening to Republicans and Democrats debate who is more hypocritical.
As a Duck grad I hate when others are arrogant, but I am old enough to remember how fucking obnoxious Beaver fans were in the 80's in basketball.
And don't get me started on Husky Fans.......
As far as 5* athletes......let me know how many are on the field tomorrow. Especially if Thibs and Flowe are out as many are saying.
Reading about the Ducks with Blazers fans is about as annoying as reading about the Blazers on a Duck messageboard.
I’m over Mario as a coach. Great recruiter no question. Game day though is hard to watch most of the time.
Ive said it before and I’ll say it again. Mario Christobal is a fantastic recruiter maybe the best out there but he’s garbage with X and Os coaching
To your last point - I think there is nothing wrong with deciding you'll never root for a team and I suspect you'll be happy with the result tomorrow.
To your first point - Thanks, but this is another cliche take that I've never understood. I have no data on the ratio of Duck fans who attended the school in comparison to other schools fans and their attendence. I'm assuming you do not either. Also of note, I didn't graduate or work for the Blazers.
In my personal life, the majority of Oregon and Oregon St fans I know did not graduate from those schools, though I don't know that makes them any better/worse of a fan. I'm certainly no "better" of a Duck fan because I paid them $50k for a piece of paper. Let's be real, D1 football is a business and probably shouldn't even be associated with the academic side of a university anymore.
I was with you on your last post, but not on this one.
Teams that win the national championship were virtually always top 10 recruiters on average in the prior four years. At no point in the history of Oregon football have they averaged a top 10 recruiting class, not even under Chip, until now. I think Mario is directly responsible for getting Oregon to the point where they have the horses to contend.
Where we do agree is that the his in game coach and offensive blueprint does not maximize the talent. I think this can be corrected IF he hires elite cordinators and allows them to do their jobs. I think it'll be much easier for the AD to encourage Mario to give more power to his OC than it would be to replace Mario with another coach who could bring in top 10 classes.
For that reason, I'm no where near wanting Mario gone. If they go 9-3 for the next 4-5 years with top 10 talent, then I suppose you would have to move on.
Ohio St has got commitments from 16, 5* players in the last 4 years.
Oregon has got commitments from 4, 4* players inthe last 4 years (all on defense).
I would not advise on clicking on a thread titled "THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY vs oregon ducks" on this board if Blazers fans takes on the Ducks annoy you.
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