Do you take sports too seriously?

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    Dec 31, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    Just got back from watching the Tennessee/UNC bowl game. I'm a huge Tennessee fan so I'm totally pissed off with the outcome. I think I take sports wayyy to seriously because I'll be thinking about this for the next couple days. The competitive side to me is going crazy. Do you guys take sports that seriously?
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    Dec 31, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    Yes, it can ruin a week for me.
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    Dec 31, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    Maybe just a little: when Elway finally got a Super Bowl win I had to take the next day off of work.
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    Dec 31, 2010 5:38 AM GMT
    MAN!! I know exactly what you mean. I have had to not watch sports so often because I get so pissed off! I feel like its a problem I need to learn to deal with some how lol
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    Dec 31, 2010 5:49 AM GMT
    I am an avid Philly sports fan and the Eagles-Vikes game the other night had me so frustrated I got a brutal headache. I try not to take it so seriously but I bleed greeen! Cant help it!
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    Dec 31, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    yes, definitely. far, far too seriously. i really hate it when the panthers hit home runs and still can't get into the world cup.
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    Dec 31, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    I take it very seriously, and that can be a bit of a issue. I'm competitive by nature, so something like watching one of my favored teams lose a game or play poorly, can ruin the following few days for me. It's something I need to keep close tabs on, and once in a while check myself to make sure I don't over-react.
  • ja89

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    Dec 31, 2010 6:23 AM GMT
    I never got why people took sports seriously to the point where it messed up their week. Especially when they're not playing and have no control over the outcome. I'm a sports fan myself but I have never been over the top with losses or wins. When I perform horribly in my own sport, I then have a bad time, but that doesn't last but 2-3 hours after a meet. when I'm done fitting, I think of what I did wrong and what to change next time so I don't make that same mistake in practice.
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    Dec 31, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    I take most sports seriously. But nothing compares to how I felt during the world cup, knowing it would be four years before we had another chance, after blowing opportunities. Not to mention the atrocious officiating in the latest Heat Rocket game, apparently Dwayne Wade is to be treated like glass. I digress. I do take sports too seriously, lol.
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    Dec 31, 2010 6:37 AM GMT
    The people that say that they don't take sports too seriously are usually the people that lose...
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    Dec 31, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    go_vols saidJust got back from watching the Tennessee/UNC bowl game. I'm a huge Tennessee fan so I'm totally pissed off with the outcome. I think I take sports wayyy to seriously because I'll be thinking about this for the next couple days. The competitive side to me is going crazy. Do you guys take sports that seriously?



    What's the problem, Tennessee? LSU beat UNC in their season opener. icon_lol.gif

    I saw the game. Good game, BTW, but seriously, nothing has come of Tenn since Peyton Manning left. We miss you guys!

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    Dec 31, 2010 7:03 AM GMT
    Allathlete saidThe people that say that they don't take sports too seriously are usually the people that lose...

    Or the people who simply don't give a shit. icon_smile.gif
    I don't take sports seriously... to me it's silly how people get so angry when their team loses or a teammate does a stupid mistake. I mean...seriously?!
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    Dec 31, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    Here its all about the hockey.Go habs go!
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    Dec 31, 2010 10:00 AM GMT
    GO HEELS!!! That was an awesome game!

    Oh, and LSU: Good job, you beat us by 6 pts. while half out starters were on the bench.

    OK... I think I take sports (college football and b-ball anyway) way too seriously.
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    Jan 03, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    yah, if my team loses i'm typically zoned out for a couple days max.
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    Jan 03, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    I can't watch any games of importance where the Colts are involved with other people because I scream and curse at the TV, and stomp around like a 4 yr old when things aren't going their way. My neighbors probably think I'm a complete lunatic. When things weren't going so well at the start of the season, I was not pleasant to be around on Monday mornings. It usually takes me a day or two to get over a tough loss.

    That being said- Bring on the Jets - GO BLUE!!!!!!!
  • prime02

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    Jan 03, 2011 7:25 AM GMT
    go_vols saidJust got back from watching the Tennessee/UNC bowl game. I'm a huge Tennessee fan so I'm totally pissed off with the outcome. I think I take sports wayyy to seriously because I'll be thinking about this for the next couple days. The competitive side to me is going crazy. Do you guys take sports that seriously?


    I get that way about ncaa football and the NBA.

    As a recent grad from Univ of southern california (USC) this past year, we breathe college football. I know we're one of the most hated programs in the entire nation, and the nation tunes in to see us lose, even our own conference wants us to lose.. the next best selling ticket after their instate rival, is the game against USC.

    I absolutely hate the joke of an organization that composes the NCAA. The Ohio state, UNC, and Auburn situations are jokes.. but they hammer down USC.. if they don't reduce some of the penalties in the appeal on Jan 22nd, I'm gonna go crazy.

    NCAA is so damn biased and makes up their own rules as they go along sometimes.

    But the game you're talking about, the Tennessee vs UNC was a great game to watch, sorry it didn't work out the way you meant it to be.. maybe all the hate that you guys gave us for Lane Kiffin coming back home to USC..... JOKE icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 03, 2011 10:05 AM GMT
    When the Bucks lose the game, my day is ruined. Or at least I am very mad until I do something that makes me forget icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 03, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    Hell yeah! I had to work out in my room last year during the NBA finals coz I can't stand seeing the Lakers lose to the Celtics, and all the TV screens in my gym had the NBA game on. But we all know how that one ended icon_cool.gif

    When it's a close game, I turn the TV off and just wait for the final score on espn.com
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    Jan 03, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    When I am playing them, I do sometimes... not proud of that.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jan 03, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    Unless you had money riding on that game or are secretly married to one of the athletes, I don't think you should get THAT upset. Perhaps a hobby in place of watching those sports is in order. Or even play something yourself instead of watching where it really should have no impact on your life.

    Few things are as disgusting as when they show a losing team fan bawling on tv over losing a world series or superbowl. Really? Get a therapist.

    Just remember, the worst player on the losing team is still making millions of dollars because you are watching and caring so much. It's like Chicago cubs. If they play an amazing game, they probably make a million dollars. If they fail completely (not that THAT happens ever lol), they make a million dollars. Yours is really the only day that is getting ruined if you allow it to be. And yet we will close down schools if too many students struggle on standardized tests. How about icing teams that always fail?
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    Jan 03, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    I don't know if I would say TOO seriously. But for example, I am stressing out about the Falcons being in the playoffs right now. I have long learned that Atlanta teams can end up choking at the end of the season (hence, the Braves destroying their lead in the NL East last year) so I am nervous that the Falcons, being the top seed for the NFC, will ruin their awesome chance to make it to the superbowl this year. AH! icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 03, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    ok. this is one of those things I have NEVER understood. Did you lose large sums of money? Have hundreds of innocent people died in excruciatingly and unjust pain? Has someone taken everything of value from your life? Are you personal friends with most - or even ANY of these people? Do these people fight for your rights to love the man you love?

    No.

    So why all the drama? It is entertainment, plain and simple. Relax, enjoy, switch off. Next.

    Save your emotional outrage for things that may actually need it: the government and anti-gay rights activists who would kill, maim, or deport you on-site just for being who you are. Maybe I'm odd. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 03, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    definitely...sometimes for days get sort of depressed, the better my team is the harder the fall is because of the expecation level. When my team isnt good than its easier to get over.

    I use sport message boards to help me get over it by venting and complaining my thoughts instead of putting a hole in the tv set.
  • prime02

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    Jan 04, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    res_ident saidok. this is one of those things I have NEVER understood. Did you lose large sums of money? Have hundreds of innocent people died in excruciatingly and unjust pain? Has someone taken everything of value from your life? Are you personal friends with most - or even ANY of these people? Do these people fight for your rights to love the man you love?

    No.

    So why all the drama? It is entertainment, plain and simple. Relax, enjoy, switch off. Next.

    Save your emotional outrage for things that may actually need it: the government and anti-gay rights activists who would kill, maim, or deport you on-site just for being who you are. Maybe I'm odd. icon_neutral.gif


    It is something you are passionate about, you are a fan.. you follow your team through the highs and lows. Why not show angst or joy to something your passionate about? Sports have always brought people together since the ancient times in history.

    So let us enjoy our game while you do whatever you may be doing during the game