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Does it Mater? (Edited 01/20/09 01:24PM by sports_schmorts)
So I was thinking the other day about fans of college teams... and if you can be a fan, even if its not your "Alma Mater".

So how about you, are you a fan of any college team? and if so, is it your Mater or a local school?




Featured by: Jess at 1/20/09 1:10PM
| Closed on 05/19/09 at 05:00PM
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102 Fans 
 1. Are you a fan of any college teams? (0 points)
69%a. Yes this one
24%b. No not really
1%c. If they aren't pro they aren't worth it
7%d. Other
 2. If you are a fan, is it your Alma Mater or another? (0 points)
14%a. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!
29%b. No, it is just a local school.
11%c. Yes I am a fan of ______ but I went to school ______.
17%d. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______
12%e. I am not into college sports.
18%f. Other
 3. Are you a bigger Pro fan or college fan? (0 points)
41%a. Pro
32%b. College
18%c. Both equal
3%d. Neither
6%e. Other
 4. Is it ok to be a fan of a college team, if you didn't go to school there? (0 points)
88%a. Yes
5%b. No ( explain)
7%c. Other

 &nbp;
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#1 | 2066 days ago

I'm disappointed in the topic of this poll.

1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
  
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#1 | 2066 days ago

I'm disappointed in the topic of this poll.

1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#2 | 2066 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
I'm a fan of the Wazzu Cougs, and was before I went to school. I did take some classes from there, so I suppose I have "ownership" to be allowed to root for them now ;)

With Gonzaga, it was just a local school. When I was in high school my friends and I always went to their basketball games, and then one of my friends went to school there...that gave me even more reason to root for them.

I think it's ok to root for a local school, or a school that you knew someone who went there. Heck, even if it's a school across the country but you've been drawn to it for some reason I think it's ok. I'm not big on bandwagon fans; they annoy me, but I say root for whoever you want. You shouldn't need to have a reason.
1. Yes this one  2. Other  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#3 | 2066 days ago

#4. Yes, usually from family.
For instance I rooted for Penn State as a kid because that was my dad's school so we watched them whenever they were on. Now I'm a Buckeye, so I'll root for Penn State to finish 2nd in the Big Ten every year.
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#4 | 2066 days ago

I got the "Mater" reference, but Collage still isn't College, Nellie
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#5 | 2066 days ago

(Edited by mrturk)
I graduated from Oakland University in Michigan and I am a 'Golden Grizzly'!, but I root for a collage of Michigan schools, U of M, MSU, etc, and some MN schools since I have lived in MN since 1983.  I like pro sports better except college basketball is lots of fun.
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#6 | 2066 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
I got the "Mater" reference, but Collage still isn't College, Nellie
Bite your tongue...there are some great art programs out there!
1. Yes this one  2. Other  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#7 | 2066 days ago

Jess wrote:
Bite your tongue...there are some great art programs out there!
Funny.

And good job editing there Auntie
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#8 | 2066 days ago
mooser58 (+)

I went to University of Missouri and am a huge fan.  That said, I grew up in Athens Ohio, home of The Ohio University Bobcats, and will always be a fan of them as well.
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#9 | 2066 days ago
Wordsmith (+)

Grew up near Penn State, which was in my final 2 colleges to attend. However, I chose a small college in Boston.

Still love the local school. How could you not with a Legend as a football head coach since before I was born!

Go Nittany Lions
1. Yes this one  2. Yes I am a fan of ______ but I went to school ______.  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#10 | 2066 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
I got the "Mater" reference, but Collage still isn't College, Nellie
I don't know why in that one spot I spelled it collage.. it might be the paste I am eating...
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#11 | 2066 days ago

sports_schmorts wrote:
I don't know why in that one spot I spelled it collage.. it might be the paste I am eating...
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue"
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#12 | 2066 days ago
(+)

(Edited by )
I'll watch any college sports team and root for them against any rival. I have my favorite college team UCLA Bruins and my second favorite team is anyone that can beat the trojans......
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. Other  4. Yes  
#13 | 2066 days ago

I guess I kinda support my college's sports teams, but they're D3 and we don't have a football team

We do, though, have a DIRTY sailing team (#2 in the nation, go Hawks woo!)
1. No not really  2. I am not into college sports.  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#14 | 2066 days ago

sports_schmorts wrote:
I don't know why in that one spot I spelled it collage.. it might be the paste I am eating...
I'M EATING PASTA TOO!!!

/Perhaps too much over-excitement.

Mine's probably better though. Homemade gnocchi > everything.
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#15 | 2066 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
I'M EATING PASTA TOO!!!

/Perhaps too much over-excitement.

Mine's probably better though. Homemade gnocchi > everything.
Bring me some, I am like... straight up 35.. take a right and then a left and then a right ad then a left..

thanks.. I'll put the paste away.
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#16 | 2066 days ago

sports_schmorts wrote:
Bring me some, I am like... straight up 35.. take a right and then a left and then a right ad then a left..

thanks.. I'll put the paste away.
Yea, great directions there...
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#17 | 2066 days ago

My college was a tiny school in Florida, and we didn't have a football team or anything big like that.  I like Penn State because it was the big school close to where I grew up, and a lot of my friends went there for school.  However, I never even liked college sports until I was a college student.  Pro sports will always be my favorite by far.
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#18 | 2066 days ago

(Edited by Seth)
 I am like... straight up 35

And to think, I thought women never gave out their ages.
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#19 | 2066 days ago

Well, the prison, er, continuing educational facility I attended didn't have a collegiate program, so I just selected a place that was in close proximity to the halfway house, umm, the apartments where I was confined, er, living...and when I received my early release, em, when I moved away from the area, I continued to pull for that college. Yeah... that's what happened...
1. Other  2. Other  3. Other  4. Other  
#20 | 2066 days ago

Seth wrote:
 I am like... straight up 35

And to think, I thought women never gave out their ages.
A shame, all she had to do was add a "W" at the end, it would've been fine, but I thought the same thing when I first read it.

And being I live near 77, why bother going back over to 35W?
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#21 | 2066 days ago

(Edited by sc0ttm0)
1.  They hand out Husker onesies in hospitals in Nebraska when you're born.

2.  Went to University of Nebraska (Omaha), it's hard to shake the Husker addiction though.

3.  Bigger fan of College, because it's better

4.  As long as you're loyal, you can be a fan of any team you want. 
1. Yes this one  2. Yes I am a fan of ______ but I went to school ______.  3. College  4. Yes  
#22 | 2066 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
A shame, all she had to do was add a "W" at the end, it would've been fine, but I thought the same thing when I first read it.

And being I live near 77, why bother going back over to 35W?
:: sigh:: no like just 35..no W no E...
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#23 | 2066 days ago

sports_schmorts wrote:
:: sigh:: no like just 35..no W no E...
There's no such thing...I call 35E "35W E"...because any part of 35 just has ALWAYS been known as 35W to me..even down in Missouri..
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#24 | 2066 days ago
TVO (+)

1. Tennessee Vols, Georgia Bulldogs, West Virginia Mountaineers
2. Lived in Tennesse most of my life before the Army, was born in Athens, Ga, and graduated from WVU.
3. Likke both college and pro, but lean towards college in football and basketball, the pros for baseball.
4. Like who you want to as long as you aren't a band wagon guy...how bout those Hurricane and Raiders hats in the 80's.....sheesh.
#25 | 2066 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
There's no such thing...I call 35E "35W E"...because any part of 35 just has ALWAYS been known as 35W to me..even down in Missouri..
Ok then I am up 35W minus W right left right left.
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#26 | 2066 days ago

(Edited by Chief_aka_James)
sports_schmorts wrote:
Ok then I am up 35W minus W right left right left.
Not gonna bother with the right left right left stuff..I'll just put some of it in a bright orange tupperware bowl, get on 35W minus W, and throw it out the window...you can go search for it later..
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#27 | 2066 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Not gonna bother with the right left right left stuff..I'll just put some of it in a bright orange tupperware bowl, get on 35W minus W, and throw it out the window...you can go search for it later..
put a blinking light on it or something.. cause if it gets lost in the snow, I'll be miffed.

and then I will return the bowl on 77.. I'll toss it out the window next time I go to the MOA
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#28 | 2066 days ago

sports_schmorts wrote:
put a blinking light on it or something.. cause if it gets lost in the snow, I'll be miffed.

and then I will return the bowl on 77.. I'll toss it out the window next time I go to the MOA
Naw, keep it...I have too much Tupperware sh... anyways.
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#29 | 2066 days ago
McNabbNumbaOne (+)

1.  syracuse
2.  because i lived near there, friend took me to a game
3.  pro cause its faster and more exciting (IMO)
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#30 | 2066 days ago

Seth wrote:
I'm disappointed in the topic of this poll.

lol...I just googled and saved an image to my comp...we think too much alike
1. Yes this one  2. Yes I am a fan of ______ but I went to school ______.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#31 | 2066 days ago

 Grew Up A Husker, attended UNL, been attending games all my life,  I almost went to Arizona, but no matter what school I would have gone to, I would be Hskrdave,  yep it's imbedded

and my daughter has the permission (and money) of her grandparents to go to Duke, but she still wants Nebraska.  She is only 11 and might change her mind, but neither my ex or I ever said she had to go to Nebraska...but she can't go to Florida Schools...
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#32 | 2066 days ago

UM fan, grew up in South Florida.  Was accepted at UM, got an idea of the cost, and it was hello FIU!
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#33 | 2066 days ago

1. Ohio State!
2. Isn't local but it's a family thing to root for them.
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#34 | 2066 days ago

I am becoming a N.C. Tarheels fan by osmosis...and apparently if I sit in the middle of my couch and don't move I bring good luck to Ellington. (I think that was his name)
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. College  4. Yes  
#35 | 2066 days ago



#2-I've grown up a Bruin
#3-I guess because pro has more coverage
#4-why not, you can like anything your heart desires
1. Yes this one  2. Other  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#36 | 2066 days ago

Need you ask...


and as for Is it ok to be a fan of a college team, if you didn't go to school there?  Sure it is - just don't try to pass yourself off as a grad - there is nothing wrong with being a dedicated fan - GO HEELS!
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#37 | 2066 days ago



I'm a bigger college basketball fan than Pro..But I'm a bigger Pro football fan than College

1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Other  4. Yes  
#38 | 2066 days ago

richard2007 wrote:



I'm a bigger college basketball fan than Pro..But I'm a bigger Pro football fan than College

Me too - I can't even watch pro basketball but I love college. I like college football ok, but I'd rather watch NFL. Although, this last year for Seattle fans there wasn't much difference
1. Yes this one  2. Other  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#39 | 2066 days ago
Kerri (+)

I'm a fan of the University of Illinois, although I attended Western Illinois University.  I prefer professional football though, and college basketball. It all evens out.
1. Yes this one  2. Yes I am a fan of ______ but I went to school ______.  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#40 | 2066 days ago

Jess wrote:
Me too - I can't even watch pro basketball but I love college. I like college football ok, but I'd rather watch NFL. Although, this last year for Seattle fans there wasn't much difference
 Seahawks, Cougars, Huskies....

Damn no football in Washington whatsoever...
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#41 | 2066 days ago

hskrdave wrote:
 Seahawks, Cougars, Huskies....

Damn no football in Washington whatsoever...
+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#42 | 2066 days ago

I'm not into college sports outside of track.  Number 1, I selected other, because I'm a fan of Joe Pa!  First school I was ever a fan of ..... but only because of him, and his old school style.
1. Other  2. Other  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#43 | 2066 days ago

hskrdave wrote:
 Seahawks, Cougars, Huskies....

Damn no football in Washington whatsoever...
I didn't know whether to give you a smart or funny, so I just clicked funny. Thinking more about it though, I think smart would have been the better choice. It's a sad sad time for us Seattle fans. Let's not even get in to baseball and basketball (although Washington college basketball isn't near as disheartening).
1. Yes this one  2. Other  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#44 | 2066 days ago

(Edited by falcon1527)
I didn't go to my favorite Mater but does that matter? I did take hooked on phonics!
Mater Tours New York Street_8
#45 | 2066 days ago

derms33 wrote:
lol...I just googled and saved an image to my comp...we think too much alike
Thanks.
Wait, is that a good thing?
1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#46 | 2066 days ago
vindog (+)

USC fan and ALUMNI!
#47 | 2066 days ago

sports_schmorts wrote:
put a blinking light on it or something.. cause if it gets lost in the snow, I'll be miffed.

and then I will return the bowl on 77.. I'll toss it out the window next time I go to the MOA
The police are on the way . They really are interrested in that paste.
1. Yes this one  2. Other  3. College  4. Yes  
#48 | 2066 days ago

I am living in and am from Wisconsin. Since the year of the Icon. Coach Bo I have been a Michigan Man. The year was 1969. The man The coach really meant a lot and was a huge influence in my life.
1. Yes this one  2. Other  3. College  4. Yes  
#49 | 2066 days ago

Seeing I'm a fan of every other Pittsburgh team, you can probably guess which college team I root for.  It's amazing to see how well the Panthers are doing.  They're obviously not going to win them all, and just suffered their first loss of the year to Louisville, but beating Georgetown by 16 and Syracuse by 18?!  Now if they can just learn how to make foul shots, they're a Final Four team this year, that's how good they are.
#50 | 2066 days ago

After the Rams left for St. Louis, my friend started at USC. I would go to the games with him. Later on, my two nephews would attend and more games followed. I loved football, there is no team in Los Angeles, and the Rams are rarely shown out here. Besides the last several years USC played like a pro team.

As far as attending USC-------------I was going to be a teacher, therefore, why would I pay 10x more to go to USC when I could go to a state school for less. Easy decision on my part.
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#51 | 2065 days ago

I'm a Michigan fan, but I didn't go there, and I've never even been to Michigan.  It's the only loyalty I have that isn't based on being a home team for me.  I grew up in Jersey, where the only real school to root for sportswise is Rutgers.  They were so horrible while I was growing up, they were hardly ever on TV.  All u ever saw were the bigger name schools.  And when I was a kid, I was in love w/ Wolverine, and I also had a thing for wolves.  I didn't know that a wolverine was actually diff from a wolf, then.  Years passed, and I stuck w/ them.

I do pull for local schools though, both from back home, and in my new adopted home as well.  I pull for Rutgers, Syracuse, South Carolina, Coastal Carolina, and the like.
1. Yes this one  2. Other  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#52 | 2065 days ago

YankeeDudeL wrote:
I'm a Michigan fan, but I didn't go there, and I've never even been to Michigan.  It's the only loyalty I have that isn't based on being a home team for me.  I grew up in Jersey, where the only real school to root for sportswise is Rutgers.  They were so horrible while I was growing up, they were hardly ever on TV.  All u ever saw were the bigger name schools.  And when I was a kid, I was in love w/ Wolverine, and I also had a thing for wolves.  I didn't know that a wolverine was actually diff from a wolf, then.  Years passed, and I stuck w/ them.

I do pull for local schools though, both from back home, and in my new adopted home as well.  I pull for Rutgers, Syracuse, South Carolina, Coastal Carolina, and the like.
Do you like the movie "Red Dawn" too?



"WOLVERINES!!!"

1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. College  4. Yes  
#53 | 2065 days ago

Helen wrote:
I am becoming a N.C. Tarheels fan by osmosis...and apparently if I sit in the middle of my couch and don't move I bring good luck to Ellington. (I think that was his name)
o, so u're taken then?
#54 | 2064 days ago
Wordsmith (+)

Chief_aka_James wrote:
I'M EATING PASTA TOO!!!

/Perhaps too much over-excitement.

Mine's probably better though. Homemade gnocchi > everything.
omg, this is so funny. I am assume her comment about "too much paste" was referring to the Salmonella scare with peanut PASTE.

You responded with PASTA and then hijacked the thread.

Kind of like the way when you were kids and whispered a sentence around a circle, and what came around was nothing like the first sentence! LOL
1. Yes this one  2. Yes I am a fan of ______ but I went to school ______.  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#55 | 2060 days ago


Went here and bleed GREEN!!!

I'll take college sports over collage pro sports any day

1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. College  4. Yes  
#56 | 2060 days ago

Raven73 wrote:


Went here and bleed GREEN!!!

I'll take college sports over collage pro sports any day

You're a Michigan State Vulcan? 
1. Yes this one  2. I did not/ have not gone to school, but I am a fan of ______  3. College  4. Yes  
#57 | 2057 days ago

ACC Basketball  since i am a born Carolina tarheel,  I  root for the big Carolina Four    Carolina Tarheels, Duke, NC State and Wake Forest in that order.  Didn't go to any of them, sorry to say my education was limited to the local college and the school of hard knocks.   I perfer Pro Football to college The Panthers and this year the Steelers,   Pro Baseball,  The Atlanta Braves  and Nascar is my favorite sport.

1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. College  4. Yes  
#58 | 1985 days ago

Helen wrote:
I am becoming a N.C. Tarheels fan by osmosis...and apparently if I sit in the middle of my couch and don't move I bring good luck to Ellington. (I think that was his name)
just remember.....if GOD wasn't a tarheel fan then why is the sky Carolina Blue
#59 | 1981 days ago

  •  the questions weren't specific enough. and before i clicked on the poll, i thought you had just misspelled 'matter'  BAD
1. No not really  2. I am not into college sports.  3. Neither  4. Yes  
#60 | 1975 days ago

1. LSU Tigers
2. Fan and grad of LSU. I would be a fan even if I hadn't attended...born into it.
3. Equal for now...bigger college fan growing up but in the last 5 yrs paying as much or more attention to the pros.
4. Sure it's ok..I mean there's no official rules about fandom.

1. Yes this one  2. Yes, I went to _____ and I am a ____!  3. Both equal  4. Yes  
#61 | 1975 days ago
(+)

back in the day i used to bang some chicks that went to USF, does that make it my alma mater?  what was the question again? i get sidetracked sometimes.
#62 | 1975 days ago
calvin1245 (+)

I pull for the UNC Tarheels all the way!  I love college basketball, college football is ok. Ilike pro football and college about the same, although I am a huge Rams fan. I did not go to UNC, I went to my local community college (only needed 2 yr degree). You may pull for any team you like as long as you are loyal.
1. Yes this one  2. No, it is just a local school.  3. College  4. Yes  
#63 | 1948 days ago

I'm BAD...     Went to Wright State and Love Ohio State!
1. Other  2. Yes I am a fan of ______ but I went to school ______.  3. Pro  4. Yes  
#64 | 1891 days ago
tumble_weed (+)

(Edited by tumble_weed)
mooser58 wrote:
I went to University of Missouri and am a huge fan.  That said, I grew up in Athens Ohio, home of The Ohio University Bobcats, and will always be a fan of them as well.
Party town, USA. I used to go to Athens every Halloween. So much fun.
#65 | 1891 days ago
tumble_weed (+)

I was born in West Virginia, so I like the Mountaineers, I lived in Canton and Belpre, Ohio so I like The Ohio State Buckeyes, and now I live in Florida, so I root for the Gators.
#66 | 1783 days ago

 l was born in Nigeria and l move to kenya for my studies and l lived in Kenya . l love Ohio State and l believer  that one day l will move and live on my life in Florida . if so one can help me out
#67 | 1781 days ago

i did suuport my college ball team but the problem is whre the coache and the gurls 
#68 | 1681 days ago

i live in AZ but my teams are texas longohrns , TCU , Rutgers and Oregon

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