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What's Worse? Volume 1.0
What kind of person is worse - hardcore MMA fan or people that still write checks at the grocery store?  I experienced both over the weekend an I'm honestly torn. 

On the one had you have MMA guy - He spikes his hair into a faux hawk, puts on his Tapout Tee shirt, has an abundance of tattoos, and shouts at the TV as if he's Royce Shamrock's corner man.  He thinks this kind of behavior intimidates people.  Well I have news, boss....none of that stuff makes you tough.  In fact, it's quite the opposite. 

On the other hand you have "Let's wait until the cashier has scanned and bagged all my groceries before I bust out my checkbook" guy/gal.  What on God's green earth made you so important?  Not only is it completely ridiculous to still be writing checks in 2012, fill that mother fv**er out WHILE the cashier is doing his/her job.  



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So which is worse? 



(Jason inspired this poll btw - and for that, I salute him) 
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#1 | 788 days ago

Easy. The check writer. I can avoid the MMA freaks. 

The check writers like to surprise everyone in line after all of their stuff has been scanned and bagged.
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#1 | 788 days ago

Easy. The check writer. I can avoid the MMA freaks. 

The check writers like to surprise everyone in line after all of their stuff has been scanned and bagged.
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#2 | 788 days ago

(Edited by JenX63)
They  still make checks?....hmmmenlightened
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#3 | 788 days ago

LMAO...Royce Shamrock.  Isnt he the brother of Ken Gracie? 
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#4 | 788 days ago
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The check writer. And I have now come to believe they do the sh*t on purpose.   Now, I have also come to the conclusion that old people need to just stay that way I don't care how much it bugs me, cause there's only one thing worse, old people trying to work the debit card machine at  wal mart. It take's them 20 minutes to press the yes button.    angry
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#5 | 788 days ago

ANY person who is FAR too into any sport is obnoxious.  
I'd rather have someone pay in pennies at the supermarket than have to deal with one more over-the-top douche that thinks he could coach the (insert team name here) better than (insert coach name here).  
Or (I've mentioned this before as a pet peeve) someone who wears the team jersey to watch the game at home, and refers to the team as "we" or "us".  Sorry, but I don't throw on a chefs hat while I watch Top Chef ... seriously? 
#6 | 788 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
ANY person who is FAR too into any sport is obnoxious.  
I'd rather have someone pay in pennies at the supermarket than have to deal with one more over-the-top douche that thinks he could coach the (insert team name here) better than (insert coach name here).  
Or (I've mentioned this before as a pet peeve) someone who wears the team jersey to watch the game at home, and refers to the team as "we" or "us".  Sorry, but I don't throw on a chefs hat while I watch Top Chef ... seriously? 
Um, not wanting to bust your bubble here, but I could manage the Dallas Cowboys better than the plastizoid freak show f**k-nut, and then we would win another Superbowl.
#7 | 788 days ago

that depends. is mma and ufc the same thing?
#8 | 788 days ago

I have checks, I usually write maybe two or three a month. If it is the night before payday and I have nothing to eat nor any gas to get to work the next day, I will write one but I usually write it long before I will go into the store. I pay one bill with a check, I think it make them crazy and I am totally fine with that. I'd say 99.5% of my transactions are with a debit card or cash (what the heck is that). Me no liikie credit. There are places that take cash or checks, but no debit cards, so I carry my checkbook. It's kind of like how I carry my .380, I'd rather have it and never need it than need it and not have it.
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#9 | 788 days ago
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(Edited by Nick__)
The MMA/UFC person is much more obnoxious than the check writer! The check writer is more of an inconvenience!
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#10 | 788 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
that depends. is mma and ufc the same thing?
Get out.
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#11 | 788 days ago

Cactus_Jack wrote:
Um, not wanting to bust your bubble here, but I could manage the Dallas Cowboys better than the plastizoid freak show f**k-nut, and then we would win another Superbowl.
Ughh.  Quick, someone get me to a grocery store before I have a g*d damn stroke.
#12 | 788 days ago

Hard catch- cant blame the sport for making people fanatics- if that was the case- soccxer would be banned with all the riots they have after their games and you know the expression you cant teach an old dog new tricks- i think its a case by case scenario
#13 | 788 days ago

I write one check a month for child support, other than that cash or debit.  The last minute
check writer is probably  robbing Peter to pay Paul and is still comtemplating what bill they can
skip to cover the cost of food to feed their family.  Totally understandable in this economy, 
MMA fans are comedy relief.
#14 | 788 days ago

No question in my mind, It's the check writers. It holds up the line and is not necessary these days. Swipe your Day Um card and get the F@#$ Outta the store....
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#15 | 788 days ago

The wannabe MMA guy is more annoying. I am pretty patient so I can deal with someone writing a check.
#16 | 788 days ago

Those MMA guys are the #1 reason I can't get into the sport. They don't strike me as very tolerable to a guy who looks like me (very skinny, nerdy, and physically weak).

Check writers aren't an issue for me since I always use the self-checkout line. I can't spend more than 20 minutes in a grocery store though, so if I had to deal with a check writer, I'd probably go homicidal.
#17 | 788 days ago

Is this about Jason_?
#18 | 788 days ago

I was at the bar(rareity for me) the other night and it was after the UFC fights. It was full of these douchebags wearing TapOut/Affliction gear. 90% of which have probably never been in a fight in their lives. One of the fighters had a grenade tattooed on the back of his hand. I then realized that the UFC fighters are as big a douchebags as their fans. Don't get me wrong most of the fighters could kick my a$$, but I still don't believe that the majority of their fans could. 

Check writers don't bother me, I usually use the self check out lane. I have never seen anyone with the cajones to write a check in the self check out line.
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#19 | 788 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
janet011685 wrote:
ANY person who is FAR too into any sport is obnoxious.  
I'd rather have someone pay in pennies at the supermarket than have to deal with one more over-the-top douche that thinks he could coach the (insert team name here) better than (insert coach name here).  
Or (I've mentioned this before as a pet peeve) someone who wears the team jersey to watch the game at home, and refers to the team as "we" or "us".  Sorry, but I don't throw on a chefs hat while I watch Top Chef ... seriously? 
Stop stealing Whitney Cummings stand up routine!laugh


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#20 | 788 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
ANY person who is FAR too into any sport is obnoxious.  
I'd rather have someone pay in pennies at the supermarket than have to deal with one more over-the-top douche that thinks he could coach the (insert team name here) better than (insert coach name here).  
Or (I've mentioned this before as a pet peeve) someone who wears the team jersey to watch the game at home, and refers to the team as "we" or "us".  Sorry, but I don't throw on a chefs hat while I watch Top Chef ... seriously? 
"someone who wears the team jersey to watch the game at home, and refers to the team as "we" or "us". "

#21 | 788 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
Oh - and it's the check writer for me. In all honesty, I find MMA fans much easier to deal with than some fans of some other sports and especially most fans of some other teams of said sports. There are obnoxious fans of all sports...and most of them are far more annoying to me than the MMA guys.
#22 | 788 days ago

Jess wrote:
Oh - and it's the check writer for me. In all honesty, I find MMA fans much easier to deal with than some fans of some other sports and especially most fans of some other teams of said sports. There are obnoxious fans of all sports...and most of them are far more annoying to me than the MMA guys.
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#23 | 788 days ago

My mom will not get a debit card under any circumstances.  She has more conspiracy theories going on in her head than I do.  We (her kids) have at least convinced her to fill out her check before she gets in line so that people don't have to wait on her.  All she has to do is put the amount in.

I don't really get perturbed too much by either.  I have more serious things to worry about.
#24 | 788 days ago
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I hate stores and people and lines and such , so for me its gotta be the check writer cause the quicker i am in and out of a packed store the happier i am.

Although a way way over the top fan can be on annoying side ,  esp the ones who rant and rave and go all out crazy and ya ask them a sports question about what ever sport or team they are going overboard about and they are then clueless indecision

Please if your going to be a fanatic ..... be an informed one !
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#25 | 788 days ago

(Edited by kteacher)
janet011685 wrote:
ANY person who is FAR too into any sport is obnoxious.  
I'd rather have someone pay in pennies at the supermarket than have to deal with one more over-the-top douche that thinks he could coach the (insert team name here) better than (insert coach name here).  
Or (I've mentioned this before as a pet peeve) someone who wears the team jersey to watch the game at home, and refers to the team as "we" or "us".  Sorry, but I don't throw on a chefs hat while I watch Top Chef ... seriously? 
What is your definition of "FAR" too into any sport?

If it is just the whole armchair QBing,  jersey wearing at home thing, and the "we" or "us" thing (I like to separate myself a little from them......though I am guilty of saying this....."I want to win.".....it just happens.....I should probably see....."For the love of baby Jesus, please win this game." or something like that........I'll work on that.....though when I'm in the moment....stuff just flies out of my mouth and fingers....CRAZY), I'm in the clear. If there is more......well........(jess face)


Pardon me.....I forgot about the question. Neither really bother me all that much. Both give me something to poke fun of and that's cool in my book.
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#26 | 787 days ago

people who wear "Affliction" shirts and write checks at the grocery store...unless its at Marc's, since they don't take any cc or debit except Discover
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#27 | 787 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
ANY person who is FAR too into any sport is obnoxious.  
I'd rather have someone pay in pennies at the supermarket than have to deal with one more over-the-top douche that thinks he could coach the (insert team name here) better than (insert coach name here).  
Or (I've mentioned this before as a pet peeve) someone who wears the team jersey to watch the game at home, and refers to the team as "we" or "us".  Sorry, but I don't throw on a chefs hat while I watch Top Chef ... seriously? 
thats where you belong,in the kitchen,now fix me some vittles!!!
#28 | 787 days ago

Jess wrote:
Oh - and it's the check writer for me. In all honesty, I find MMA fans much easier to deal with than some fans of some other sports and especially most fans of some other teams of said sports. There are obnoxious fans of all sports...and most of them are far more annoying to me than the MMA guys.
you know Im for you and tiger too ,miss talking robert
#29 | 787 days ago

The MMA kook is worse...First chance he'd ever walk into a ring, a spider monkey would put a random triangle-choke on that idiot and take him out!  Funny what 'roids and Red Bull does to these characters - man, don't be at a B-Dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings) and at the bar with this maniac either - he knows all the moves, the tatics and the round its all gonna happen...too bad HE just picked the guy who just got knocked the F*** out, also!! 
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#30 | 787 days ago

richard_cranium wrote:
I was at the bar(rareity for me) the other night and it was after the UFC fights. It was full of these douchebags wearing TapOut/Affliction gear. 90% of which have probably never been in a fight in their lives. One of the fighters had a grenade tattooed on the back of his hand. I then realized that the UFC fighters are as big a douchebags as their fans. Don't get me wrong most of the fighters could kick my a$$, but I still don't believe that the majority of their fans could. 

Check writers don't bother me, I usually use the self check out lane. I have never seen anyone with the cajones to write a check in the self check out line.
I was at a sports bar watching the fights because my buddy is a casual fan.  I have no qualms with the casual MMA fan.  It's the guy that jumps up and yells "that's my dog....that's my dog" at the top of his lungs while blocking my view.  It's the guy that watches a fight, decides to use the bathroom afterwards, and tries to pick a fight on his way there because he's still "amped up" from his "boy's" fight.  It's the guy that thinks looking like the guys pictured below are in any way intimidating.







As for saying "we" when referring to your team....I do say it.  While I can see why it would bother some people, I spend a lot of coin each year on all of my teams.  Without fans like me (and countless others), the guys I cheer on wouldn't have jobs....or at the very least, they wouldn't be making their ridiculous salaries.  Not only that, I've been cheering my teams on since I can remember.  My sports teams are as much a part of my life as anything.  The connection I have to my teams is what makes sports great.  Do I take it too seriously at times?  Hell yes....but that's my pleasure.  We all do things that others find annoying, extreme, etc.....but as long as we aren't inyour face about it like "MMA Guy," I don't see the problem.


And Ash, Jason's Netflix rant inspired this poll.  Nothing more, nothing less.... 
#31 | 787 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
I was at a sports bar watching the fights because my buddy is a casual fan.  I have no qualms with the casual MMA fan.  It's the guy that jumps up and yells "that's my dog....that's my dog" at the top of his lungs while blocking my view.  It's the guy that watches a fight, decides to use the bathroom afterwards, and tries to pick a fight on his way there because he's still "amped up" from his "boy's" fight.  It's the guy that thinks looking like the guys pictured below are in any way intimidating.







As for saying "we" when referring to your team....I do say it.  While I can see why it would bother some people, I spend a lot of coin each year on all of my teams.  Without fans like me (and countless others), the guys I cheer on wouldn't have jobs....or at the very least, they wouldn't be making their ridiculous salaries.  Not only that, I've been cheering my teams on since I can remember.  My sports teams are as much a part of my life as anything.  The connection I have to my teams is what makes sports great.  Do I take it too seriously at times?  Hell yes....but that's my pleasure.  We all do things that others find annoying, extreme, etc.....but as long as we aren't inyour face about it like "MMA Guy," I don't see the problem.


And Ash, Jason's Netflix rant inspired this poll.  Nothing more, nothing less.... 
OK admittedly, I've never run across anybody like the MMA fans to which you're referring, so I have no idea which would be worse. Though, I'm kind of like Teach in that respect..anything I can poke fun at...

As for your statement regarding saying "we" and "us" - you have a very good point with the money thing. They are our team - when we've been fans as long as we have and have put as much emotion and bank into these teams, we definitely establish a connection. Also, there's an actual term for that connection sports fans have with their teams, though I can't recall it at this point (it's early). I did a paper in college about it though, so hopefully it'll come to me.
#32 | 787 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
I was at a sports bar watching the fights because my buddy is a casual fan.  I have no qualms with the casual MMA fan.  It's the guy that jumps up and yells "that's my dog....that's my dog" at the top of his lungs while blocking my view.  It's the guy that watches a fight, decides to use the bathroom afterwards, and tries to pick a fight on his way there because he's still "amped up" from his "boy's" fight.  It's the guy that thinks looking like the guys pictured below are in any way intimidating.







As for saying "we" when referring to your team....I do say it.  While I can see why it would bother some people, I spend a lot of coin each year on all of my teams.  Without fans like me (and countless others), the guys I cheer on wouldn't have jobs....or at the very least, they wouldn't be making their ridiculous salaries.  Not only that, I've been cheering my teams on since I can remember.  My sports teams are as much a part of my life as anything.  The connection I have to my teams is what makes sports great.  Do I take it too seriously at times?  Hell yes....but that's my pleasure.  We all do things that others find annoying, extreme, etc.....but as long as we aren't inyour face about it like "MMA Guy," I don't see the problem.


And Ash, Jason's Netflix rant inspired this poll.  Nothing more, nothing less.... 
I know this. I was just f***ing with Jason.

Also, they are "our" teams (except Alain, of course).... so, it's okay. I say "us" all of the time. It only bothers me when the fans act like they are getting paid franchise money, too. Uhh.. for us, it's still just a game in the end. For them, it's work.

Also again, I don't wear my team stuff at home alone, but sometimes, I will wear it to the bar or over someone else's house. This is just team support and advertising for the team (or player) I love, really. I don't think it would bother me to see someone do that all of the time like my crazy sis up there, but it may make me laugh.

Also, I've never been around any psycho MMA fans, I think they would amuse. I have been around TONS of obnoxious NFL fans....and I always love that, so I doubt any would bother me unless I had to kick their asses.... which has almost happened a few times with NFL and NBA ones. Boys are dumb.
#33 | 787 days ago

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thats where you belong,in the kitchen,now fix me some vittles!!!
I laugh...but man - you are asking for it!!
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#34 | 787 days ago
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imagine if they were combined into one annoying A-hole.
#35 | 787 days ago

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I don't wear my team stuff at home alone

I RARELY do that.  Pretty sure the last time I did the Hawks were in the Stanley Cup.  We had a gathering for friends and a guy from Philly that used to live in my building.  I had to let that mother fv**er know he was in Chicago and the Hawks were superior.  Cool dude, but he talked even more sh*t than me....if you can believe that.  Probably why we got along so well.  

Also, I've never been around any psycho MMA fans, I think they would amuse.

I was amused at first because I didn't think the MMA craze would last.  With boxing being a joke these days, it has....much to my chagrin.  As a result, Tommy Toughnuts and his Tapout shirt wearing friends have seemingly multiplied x 1'000'000....and that's just in the Midwest.  Then I witnessed the same behavior in another region over the weekend and my deepest fears were confirmed.  

But yeah, there are annoying NFL fans too.  The guy that starts the "J-E-T-S" chant immediately comes to mind.       

I doubt any would bother me unless I had to kick their asses.... which has almost happened a few times with NFL and NBA ones.

I'd pay good $$$ to see you and Alain in the ring. 
#36 | 787 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I know this. I was just f***ing with Jason.

Also, they are "our" teams (except Alain, of course).... so, it's okay. I say "us" all of the time. It only bothers me when the fans act like they are getting paid franchise money, too. Uhh.. for us, it's still just a game in the end. For them, it's work.

Also again, I don't wear my team stuff at home alone, but sometimes, I will wear it to the bar or over someone else's house. This is just team support and advertising for the team (or player) I love, really. I don't think it would bother me to see someone do that all of the time like my crazy sis up there, but it may make me laugh.

Also, I've never been around any psycho MMA fans, I think they would amuse. I have been around TONS of obnoxious NFL fans....and I always love that, so I doubt any would bother me unless I had to kick their asses.... which has almost happened a few times with NFL and NBA ones. Boys are dumb.
I'm the opposite with my game jerseys. I buy a lot of jerseys...and I never go out to watch the game unless I'm going TO the game (in which case, of course I wear one). Sure, we have football parties (besides the SB) occasionally, but I wear a jersey on game day every week...at home...sometimes alone. I figure I've gotta wear them somewhere, and I won't wear them around town. I feel like I look like an idiot running around town with a jersey on. It doesn't help that I always get guy's huge sizes so I'm swimming in them. Oh - I take that back. I have worn my Hernandez Mariners jersey open over a cami before, just 'cuz.
#37 | 787 days ago

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Jess wrote:
I'm the opposite with my game jerseys. I buy a lot of jerseys...and I never go out to watch the game unless I'm going TO the game (in which case, of course I wear one). Sure, we have football parties (besides the SB) occasionally, but I wear a jersey on game day every week...at home...sometimes alone. I figure I've gotta wear them somewhere, and I won't wear them around town. I feel like I look like an idiot running around town with a jersey on. It doesn't help that I always get guy's huge sizes so I'm swimming in them. Oh - I take that back. I have worn my Hernandez Mariners jersey open over a cami before, just 'cuz.
This made me LOL: " every week...at home...sometimes alone."


Not because there is anything wrong with it... idk why. I'm not sure the context even matters. Just the way I heard it my head. I'm sorry and I luff you much. I'm ashamed.



sidenote: We danced to Yeah! this weekend, on all 3 levels on DC.... :|. You should try it.... or at least watch it which is what I was doing by the time we got to hard.
#38 | 787 days ago

my wife won't allow me to write checks ,but I wtite them at home so I get practice at it in case she ever allows me to write one    duh
#39 | 786 days ago

mcgags60 wrote:
thats where you belong,in the kitchen,now fix me some vittles!!!
Salad a la ground up glass it is.  

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