Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by RavensShallBurn, Apr 10, 2013.
Right, that's Fffin fstick stupid
I liked me some Nashville Kats Arena Football back in the day
One of my friends lives in Ottawa and he's always tweeting about the CFL, as if anyone cares. I make fun of him so bad. He also once called uniforms "outfits". LMAO
Thats part of the reason I was never a Vol fan. Its like that in Memphis also. No one is a Titans fan, but you see plenty of U of M, Arkansas, and Ol Miss fans. Pro teams are up in the air. Maybe saw a handful of Titans gear.
ugh, totally unrelated but when I used to work on helicopters we had a guy refer to the rotors as 'props' like the blades on an airplane.
Ok you asked which do I like to watch better.
I actually have a serious attachment to both but I would say the Titans are like 51 to Vols 49 in my heart. (ok leave 1% for Auburn)
I don't know what your life experience has been in Knoxville but mine was pretty incredible.
There is the sense of family and belonging with a university that you attend and were a part of vs. being a fan of a pro team. I took classes with some pretty major historical volunteer players. I'm saying this is true with most colleges, but of course gamedays in Knoxville are a major part of the experience of living there.
I don't know, I get what you are saying to degree, but I did not get any "hate" the nfl vibes. It was simply that the Vols mattered whereas what happened in the NFL did not. Actually, I'd say a majority of people I knew watched some NFL on Sunday or Monday night.
What years were you there?
Tennessee was pretty terrible during my stay, the end of the Fulmer era. Always had a blast though, win or lose.
the typical college fan has a direct link too the institution
the typical NFL fan lives in the immediate region and the nature of the NFL precludes any direct link too the team.
Now in the south fans treat the SEC basically the way the rest of the country treats the NFL. SEC fans mostly live in the region of their favorite team and do not have a direct link to the school. I understand that a ton of SEC fans went too their favorite school, but I still think they are swamped by the regional fans
I guess that is true. The SEC is a cultural thing but it still bothers me from time to time.
You don't know how many times I just want to ask the millions of Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia when they attend the school or worked at the school or even donated a dime to the university.
I know asshats in East Tennessee that haven't taken the first credit hour at UT or stepped foot in the state of Indiana, yet the bleed orange and cheer for the Colts.
The tough thing about that is that if you are a football fan, you probably built ties well before you went off to college. I'm a Penn State fan and have been one since I was a little kid in the late 80's. It would have been cool to go there, but I knew that I wanted to live in East Tennessee and I got a full scholarship here. It would have been folish to go $120k in debt to support a football team.
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