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Subject:  Fans of Bad Teams II Date:  10/28/2005  12:28 PM
Author:  JohnAndLori Number:  42450 of 105902

This is a follow up to my original post on this topic:

I am acutely aware of how hard it is for a "true" fan to root against his own team. So I wonder: is there ANY situation where I could whole-heartedly want my team to lose?

Here is a situation I think might be close:

Your team has a record of 2-13 and is playing the last Monday Night game of the season.

You know going into the game knowing that if you win you will be tied for dead last place in the NFL with three other teams. Those three other teams just happen to be the two teams you already beat and the team you are playing Monday Night.

Since you beat all of these teams head-to-head, you will get the fourth pick in the draft and without question your prized prospect (top QB or RB or whatever) will be lost. The point is that YOUR guy will definitely be gone by the 4th pick.

On the other hand, if your team loses, you will have the top pick and get your guy.

What do you do?

Does your attitude change based on who you are playing that week?

Do you just ignore the game entirely and then huff in disgust "IT FIGURES!" whatever the result?


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