My favorite sports players/teams

I'm a very big sports fan. I like it more then video games. I'm not the best playing them, but being a fan doesn't require skill thank god. I've been told by my friends that I know a crap load of info about sports, which I guess you could say I'm proud of. So I decided to make a list of all of my favorite teams and the players who play that sport. This is a list of my favorite sports, that's why some are missing like Basketball and Hockey.
 

Baseball

Baseball is by far one of my favorite sports, other then bowing but I'll talk about later. I've liked this sport ever since my grandpa got into it when I was about 5. He liked the Yankees and I was pretty much forced to like them. When he died in 2000 I kept cheering for them basically just because my grandpa did and I felt that I should keep doing that for him. I have since changed my favorite team here it is.
 

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are by far my favorite sports team. I can't really explain why I like them so much. I used to be able to name every
Pirates Logo
starter on the team, but they keep trading everyone so that's pretty hard. I've been a fan of theirs for years, I think it was a couple of years ago when I went to a Indianapolis Indians game (the Indians are the Pirates AAA team) is when I started liking them a whole lot. I got to see some of their young stars and that was cool. I don't care about the fact they haven't won anything in 15 years or something. They are my favorite team and I will cheer for them no matter what. Also I asked for tickets to a Pirates game at PNC Park for my graduation present. I'm hoping that happens.
 

Zach Duke/Brandon Inge

Duke
When it comes to players I'm a fan of the no name small role players, because to me they are what is great about the sports. They don't hold out for big money, they play with more passion and determination then big named stars. So that's why my two favorite players (I picked a pitcher and hitter to make it even) are Zach Duke (All-Star pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates) and Brandon Inge (All-Star third basemen, Detroit Tigers). The Tigers are my second favorite team, and to me I've always been a fan of Inge. He's not
Inge
cocky, plays with a ton of heart and is a great fielder. Duke I picked because I have been following him since he was with the Indianapolis Indians. He's been struggling since his great rookie year, but I'm still cheering for him.
 
 

Bowling

If you know me you know this was coming. I'm a huge fan of bowling, I guess you could say it's my life. I've talked enough about bowling that'll just go onto my favorite bowler(s).
 

Tommy Jones/Michael Fagan

Fagan
No that's not Tommy Jones the actor, it's Tommy Jones the bowler with the highest TV winning percentage ever in the history of the PBA and future Hall of Famer. Tommy and Michael are my two idols
Jones
in bowling. I look up to them very much. I want to be like them when I bowl. I've taken bits and pieces of their style and tried to put that into my form, though it's not nearly as good. But Michael might not be as big as a player as Tommy, I like his personality and style. I'm really hoping that both of them do great in the upcoming bowling season.
 

Football

I'm not talking about European Football, but the American Football. I would like to do a section on European Football since I'm a fan of it, but I don't know enough about it to really do a favorite team and player thing. But back on subject, if I had to pick my favorite sports, football would probably be fifth. I just don't think it's the greatest sport ever like most people think of it, but I do watch it and here are my favorite team and player(s).
 

Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles!
I am a die hard Eagles fan. I've been a Eagle fan for as long as I can remember. I have received so my crap for that. I live in Indiana, so I have a crap load of Colts fans telling me the Eagles suck and Colts are awesome. I don't see it, why can't I like a team different then theres? Yeah the Eagles haven't won anything like the Colts have, but over the last 10 years the Eagles have been just at consistent as them. But that little rant is besides the point of this blog. I like them, they are a great organization with great players and coaches. I'll be rutting for them hard this year.
 
 
 

Donovan McNabb

Yes, my favorite football player is on my favorite team, that seems to happen a lot. But I am a big fan of his, he just seems like a great
McNabb
guy to be around. I wish he didn't so much crap from other fans, at least I hear crap about him. Yes he gets hurt a lot, but look at what he does when he's healthy, a crap load of NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl bids. Yeah he hasn't won anything, but so what. Dan Marino didn't win a single Super Bowl. It's not all about the championships, but it's more about passion and skill. McNabb has that.
 
 

Golf

I enjoy the hell out of golf. I think it's probably one of the most mental sports you can play. Though I can't play golf to save my life, I still enjoy it. I like how the announcers are oh so quiet and crowds go fucking nuts, also the pay  checks are insanely high. Here is my favorite player.
 

Ryan Moore

Moore
I wouldn't surprises me if most of you that Tiger Woods was going to be that player, but oh no, it was the unknown Ryan Moore. If you read my last blog (which you can find under this one on my profile) I talked about Ryan Moore and his first ever win which came on Sunday. He was one of the most hyped amateurs in some time and has been in the PGA for about four years. He doesn't kill the ball, but he makes up for it with his putter, he ranks in the top five in putts 15' and in. He's a great player who really plays golf old fashioned. He doesn't have any sponsors and uses clubs that are not high performance, but he gets the job done. I'll be following him for a long time.
 
 
 
 
Feel free to post your favorite sports and players, I'd like to see who you all root for.
 
Thanks for reading
-Trevor
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Posted by gingertastic_10

I'm a very big sports fan. I like it more then video games. I'm not the best playing them, but being a fan doesn't require skill thank god. I've been told by my friends that I know a crap load of info about sports, which I guess you could say I'm proud of. So I decided to make a list of all of my favorite teams and the players who play that sport. This is a list of my favorite sports, that's why some are missing like Basketball and Hockey.
 

Baseball

Baseball is by far one of my favorite sports, other then bowing but I'll talk about later. I've liked this sport ever since my grandpa got into it when I was about 5. He liked the Yankees and I was pretty much forced to like them. When he died in 2000 I kept cheering for them basically just because my grandpa did and I felt that I should keep doing that for him. I have since changed my favorite team here it is.
 

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are by far my favorite sports team. I can't really explain why I like them so much. I used to be able to name every
Pirates Logo
starter on the team, but they keep trading everyone so that's pretty hard. I've been a fan of theirs for years, I think it was a couple of years ago when I went to a Indianapolis Indians game (the Indians are the Pirates AAA team) is when I started liking them a whole lot. I got to see some of their young stars and that was cool. I don't care about the fact they haven't won anything in 15 years or something. They are my favorite team and I will cheer for them no matter what. Also I asked for tickets to a Pirates game at PNC Park for my graduation present. I'm hoping that happens.
 

Zach Duke/Brandon Inge

Duke
When it comes to players I'm a fan of the no name small role players, because to me they are what is great about the sports. They don't hold out for big money, they play with more passion and determination then big named stars. So that's why my two favorite players (I picked a pitcher and hitter to make it even) are Zach Duke (All-Star pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates) and Brandon Inge (All-Star third basemen, Detroit Tigers). The Tigers are my second favorite team, and to me I've always been a fan of Inge. He's not
Inge
cocky, plays with a ton of heart and is a great fielder. Duke I picked because I have been following him since he was with the Indianapolis Indians. He's been struggling since his great rookie year, but I'm still cheering for him.
 
 

Bowling

If you know me you know this was coming. I'm a huge fan of bowling, I guess you could say it's my life. I've talked enough about bowling that'll just go onto my favorite bowler(s).
 

Tommy Jones/Michael Fagan

Fagan
No that's not Tommy Jones the actor, it's Tommy Jones the bowler with the highest TV winning percentage ever in the history of the PBA and future Hall of Famer. Tommy and Michael are my two idols
Jones
in bowling. I look up to them very much. I want to be like them when I bowl. I've taken bits and pieces of their style and tried to put that into my form, though it's not nearly as good. But Michael might not be as big as a player as Tommy, I like his personality and style. I'm really hoping that both of them do great in the upcoming bowling season.
 

Football

I'm not talking about European Football, but the American Football. I would like to do a section on European Football since I'm a fan of it, but I don't know enough about it to really do a favorite team and player thing. But back on subject, if I had to pick my favorite sports, football would probably be fifth. I just don't think it's the greatest sport ever like most people think of it, but I do watch it and here are my favorite team and player(s).
 

Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles!
I am a die hard Eagles fan. I've been a Eagle fan for as long as I can remember. I have received so my crap for that. I live in Indiana, so I have a crap load of Colts fans telling me the Eagles suck and Colts are awesome. I don't see it, why can't I like a team different then theres? Yeah the Eagles haven't won anything like the Colts have, but over the last 10 years the Eagles have been just at consistent as them. But that little rant is besides the point of this blog. I like them, they are a great organization with great players and coaches. I'll be rutting for them hard this year.
 
 
 

Donovan McNabb

Yes, my favorite football player is on my favorite team, that seems to happen a lot. But I am a big fan of his, he just seems like a great
McNabb
guy to be around. I wish he didn't so much crap from other fans, at least I hear crap about him. Yes he gets hurt a lot, but look at what he does when he's healthy, a crap load of NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl bids. Yeah he hasn't won anything, but so what. Dan Marino didn't win a single Super Bowl. It's not all about the championships, but it's more about passion and skill. McNabb has that.
 
 

Golf

I enjoy the hell out of golf. I think it's probably one of the most mental sports you can play. Though I can't play golf to save my life, I still enjoy it. I like how the announcers are oh so quiet and crowds go fucking nuts, also the pay  checks are insanely high. Here is my favorite player.
 

Ryan Moore

Moore
I wouldn't surprises me if most of you that Tiger Woods was going to be that player, but oh no, it was the unknown Ryan Moore. If you read my last blog (which you can find under this one on my profile) I talked about Ryan Moore and his first ever win which came on Sunday. He was one of the most hyped amateurs in some time and has been in the PGA for about four years. He doesn't kill the ball, but he makes up for it with his putter, he ranks in the top five in putts 15' and in. He's a great player who really plays golf old fashioned. He doesn't have any sponsors and uses clubs that are not high performance, but he gets the job done. I'll be following him for a long time.
 
 
 
 
Feel free to post your favorite sports and players, I'd like to see who you all root for.
 
Thanks for reading
-Trevor
Posted by PeasForFees

Good I guess but Golf is not a sport

Posted by ververdan0226

I'm a Boston sports fan and I enjoy it. I know with Boston sports, you either hate them or you love them, but it doesn't matter. Trust me, Boston sports fans can be a very polarizing bunch.
 
Either way, I just love me some Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots.

Posted by gingertastic_10
@ververdan0226: Out of those teams I really only like the Celtics. No offense, I'm not really a fan of Boston sports. Their fans are insane though.
Posted by ververdan0226
@gingertastic_10 said:
" @ververdan0226: Out of those teams I really only like the Celtics. No offense, I'm not really a fan of Boston sports. Their fans are insane though. "
Like I said, we are very passionate. Definitely a polarizing bunch.
Posted by Foghorn6

I am a fan of the Pirates, too. It really sucks that they have been horrible for pretty much all of this decade.

Posted by gingertastic_10
@Foghorn6: Man I know, they haven't had a winning season since I have been alive. They need to stop trading all of their good players.
Posted by AhmadMetallic

 
Posted by Bruce
@PeasForFees: 
 
Neither is lacross. Lacross is not a sport; it's a faggot college activity.
Posted by zombie2011
@Bruce said:
" @PeasForFees:  Neither is lacross. Lacross is not a sport; it's a faggot college activity. "
Hmmm... I played Lacrosse in High School and it is a very physically demanding sport, but what do i know right i only played the sport. I'd like to know what you did in High School that required even 1/4 the athleticism that Lacrosse does?
Posted by Atlas

Favourite Teams: 
 
Indianapolis Colts 
St. Louis Cardinals 
Liverpool FC 
Chicago Bulls 

Favourite Players: 
 
Reggie Wayne 
Steven Gerrard 
Allen Iversen 
Manny Ramires

Edited by Manhattan_Project
@gingertastic_10: I am also a die hard Eagles fan, I watch every game religiously  (including pre-season) but as much as I hate him, I have to say T.O. is the reason McNabb made it to the Super Bowl and the only reason the game was so close. McNabb is also the reason the Eagles lost. Its been reported that he was anything but cool and collected on that final drive to the point where he actually puked. Don't get me wrong, I like McNabb and like you said, when he is healthy, he's one of the best but he can't lead a team by himself, he needs talent around him. Which brings me to the Eagles organization which, until last year, has given McNabb almost nothing to work with besides T.O. /rant over 
This year, with (finally) a good backup for Westbrook (LeSean McCoy) and new WR with a lot of potential (Jeremy Maclin) and most of the defense back, we should be pretty good. 
 
One more thing, about those no name players, do you really think any of them would say "no" to a 50 million dollar contract with say, the Nationals or the Rangers? I'm not to sure their is anyone who would. Which is not a bad thing, after all, this is a capitalist nation.
Posted by Suicrat

No love for hockey in this thread?

2010 Stanley Cup Champions
Posted by gingertastic_10
@Suicrat: No, I personally don't follow Hockey. I don't hate it, but I wouldn't want to talk about something that I don't really watch.
 

@Manhattan_Project: Oh yeah I agree. If you get McNabb two quality WRs the Eagles would be the best in the NFC if not the NFL.
 
Oh I know they would. I know what you mean. I meant they wouldn't sit out and cry about not getting 50million a year for 5 years like A-Rod or Manny Ramirez would. (No disrespect to them)
Posted by Suicrat
@gingertastic_10: 
Hockey in six bullet points:
  1. 5 skaters and one goalie per side
  2. Try to put a piece of rounded galvanized rubber into the net occupied by your opponent's goalie
  3. Don't use your hands or your skates to put it in, but you can use them to move the puck toward the net
  4. Skate really hard whenever you have the puck and some open space
  5. Use your stick and body to obstruct your opponent's passes and shots
  6. Don't be afraid to hit the puckholder on the other team using your shoulders, chest, or hip
Every other rule in hockey generally applies to the logic of sports (offsides, rules infractions, et cetera)

Hockey is the greatest sport on earth, and the best Canadian export there is; give it a chance and you'll see why hockey fans are as passionate as they are.
Posted by baconbits33
@ververdan0226: FUCK YEAH!!!! Boston is my home man! I love the Red Sox, I saw them play in Japan! 
Posted by gingertastic_10
@Suicrat: I know how it's played. I just don't follow the teams or players. I've been to a hockey game. It was a local one, but we have very passionate fans in my area. Shit's crazy.
Edited by baconbits33
@Bruce: It's an excuse to beat the shit out of some random guy with a stick..... But other than that it is pretty faggy. 
@Suicrat: Sorry dude.... Hockey is fun but it's just like... not a sport most  people follow.  
@Ahmad_Metallic: yeah no offense dude but soccer.... meh.... I'll follow it, it's just that it is kinda a very boring sport....
Posted by GamerGeek360

Well here's another blog idea for me. People will have fun making fun of my favorite NFL team: the Lions. Yep, I've watched every single game since I was 5 and I am now almost 18. I'm one of the most loyal fans ever I believe. Through bad and, well, bad I've watched. I sense a turnaround coming though.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@baconbits33 said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic: yeah no offense dude but soccer.... meh.... I'll follow it, it's just that it is kinda a very boring sport.... "
if i try to look at it through your eyes, i might see it as boring, its possible.... but nah, its not boring to me or the majority of the world.. lots of strategy and skill and occasional action.. amazing sport imo. fuck i love it
Posted by gingertastic_10
@GamerGeek360: Hey nothing wrong with the Lions. Let them bash, they don't have Calvin Johnson!
Posted by Suicrat
@baconbits33: I don't know what your definition of "people" is, but if it doesn't include the millions of hockey fans in North America and Europe, then it's false.
Posted by Whisperkill

I dont have any favorite players, but I like Swimming, Lacrosse and Football (the real kind, not that sissy soccer crap)
Posted by baconbits33
@Ahmad_Metallic: Well when your at the stadiums watching it it's fucking awesome (as long as with your the irish or british though). And my first game was South Korea vs. some UK team (I forgot who). And I was lucky to attend it with my Irish friend and my German friend, holy hell was that shit awesome after 3 beers.
Edited by AhmadMetallic
@baconbits33 said:

" @Ahmad_Metallic: Well when your at the stadiums watching it it's fucking awesome (as long as with your the irish or british though). And my first game was South Korea vs. some UK team (I forgot who). And I was lucky to attend it with my Irish friend and my German friend, holy hell was that shit awesome after 3 beers. "

you seem like the kinda guy who's in it for the commotion.. you like watching sports so u can go wild and you go to music gigs so you can.. go wild. am i right?  a party guy?
anyway, its fine i dont mind it, but for me its about the performance itself.. i'd rather watch the game while sitting on my couch.
Posted by Manhattan_Project

I have to disagree and say futbol is the greatest. It is the only sport that is literally played all around the world. It also has the most passionate fans by a huge length, the mood of entire nations are changed by the World Cup.
BTW I don't have a huge interest in futbol, I'd much rather watch the NFL. 
 
I will, however, say that the NHL is a hugely underrated league that has made vast improvement in the past three years by doing things like playing games outdoors and implementing rules that everyone knows should exist (I'm looking at YOU baseball). But they made one HUGE mistake: signing with the damn VS network. WTF!! Most people don't even know what VS is....

Posted by InFamous91

The New York Knicks....I know they suck, but  I still love them. 
Its quite weird how I'm from NJ, and I don't like New Jersey Nets. They're a bit better than the Knicks, but I still love the almighty New York  Knicks. Hoping for a better season this year. 
GO KNICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Suicrat

  @Manhattan_Project: It was the best deal they could get at the time. (The American wing of) ESPN didn't want to give them a contract. But if the league keeps growing, they'll get one with ESPN in the near future. By near future, I mean whenever this rights deal with Versus expires.
 
ESPN and affiliates do broadcast hockey games in Europe (North American Sports) and Canada (TSN) though.

Posted by Manhattan_Project
@Suicrat: Lucky...I missed two, TWO game sevens...
Posted by baconbits33
@Suicrat: In Europe? Sorry pal it doesn't work that way.
Posted by baconbits33
@Ahmad_Metallic: Oh no I go to concerts to listen to the music, however I have very bad luck of being pushed into a mosh pit...
Posted by Suicrat
@baconbits33: Huh? Are you saying Europeans aren't "people" or that there aren't hockey fans in Europe? Either way you're mistaken.
Posted by Tireyo

Too bad I don't get involved in sports. I would probably have something to say to you about this, but I really can't find anything to say. = P All I know is that I know someone that likes the Eagles.

Posted by spankingaddict
@ververdan0226 said:
" I'm a Boston sports fan and I enjoy it. I know with Boston sports, you either hate them or you love them, but it doesn't matter. Trust me, Boston sports fans can be a very polarizing bunch. Either way, I just love me some Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. "
i love the celtics, but fucking HATE the patriots...
Posted by AgentJ

Ugh, the Pirates. The only good thing that ever came out of pittsburgh was Jack Wilson, and now one of my favorite teams has him! 
 
Seahawks 
Sounders 
Eagles 
Canucks 
Mariners 
Liverpool

Posted by ververdan0226
@spankingaddict said:
" @ververdan0226 said:
" I'm a Boston sports fan and I enjoy it. I know with Boston sports, you either hate them or you love them, but it doesn't matter. Trust me, Boston sports fans can be a very polarizing bunch. Either way, I just love me some Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. "
i love the celtics, but fucking HATE the patriots... "
But FUCK the Bruins.
Posted by spankingaddict
@ververdan0226 said:
" @spankingaddict said:
" @ververdan0226 said:
" I'm a Boston sports fan and I enjoy it. I know with Boston sports, you either hate them or you love them, but it doesn't matter. Trust me, Boston sports fans can be a very polarizing bunch. Either way, I just love me some Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. "
i love the celtics, but fucking HATE the patriots... "
But FUCK the Bruins. "
good to know
Edited by RetroIce4

FOOTBALL:
 Tennessee Titans

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASKETBALL:
 Cleveland Cavaliers
 

 
 
 
 
 
BASEBALL: (Home Team... I know.)
 Cincinnati Reds... Lulz
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
SKATE TEAM: (If you consider it a sport) 
Baker but teams don't really work like teams in skateboarding
so Antwuan Dixon: (He's such a crackhead but a beast)
 
Posted by gingertastic_10
@AgentJ said:
" Ugh, the Pirates. The only good thing that ever came out of pittsburgh was Jack Wilson, and now one of my favorite teams has him!  Seahawks Sounders Eagles Canucks Mariners Liverpool "
You sir, like great teams
 
@Tireyo643:  Well that guy likes a great team. ;)