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Topic: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?

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UT-Erin03

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #98 on: November 02, 2017, 10:05:29 AM »
This carries the added bonus of coming at the expense of the Dodgers.  I root against all L.A. and NYC teams.  I've never known why.  
I find it annoying that LA is the city of excess teams. 
2 NBA teams, 2 MLB teams, and now 2 NFL teams.     There's entire states out there without any pro teams, so it almost seems unfair to me, even though I know it's a population and money thing.     But yeah, beating anything out of LA does feel a bit good.  :)       

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #99 on: November 02, 2017, 10:11:26 AM »
In the '70s and '80s, Austin was a Cowboys/Astros/Spurs town.  Then somewhere over the last 15 years or so, it became increasingly and predominantly a Rangers town.

About a decade ago, the Rangers had some success and many coworkers and friends were giddy about it and looked askance at me as if to ask "Don't you care?" to which I retorted, "Not really, I'm an Astros fan."

And when I would say that, they would look at me with unbridled mirth.  Like I was somebody who made poor decisions who should be pitied instead of censured.

Over the last week or so many of those same "Ranger" fans have been celebrating like they invented the Astros.

Bandwagon fans.

They may think they're cool, hopping from one winner to another but I think every true Astros fan knows that the invested decades of disappointment is what really makes this success sweet. 

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #100 on: November 02, 2017, 10:14:01 AM »
This carries the added bonus of coming at the expense of the Dodgers.  I root against all L.A. and NYC teams.  I've never known why.  
I have my reasons, but you don't really need one
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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #101 on: November 02, 2017, 11:19:03 AM »
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #102 on: November 02, 2017, 12:01:42 PM »
In the '70s and '80s, Austin was a Cowboys/Astros/Spurs town.  Then somewhere over the last 15 years or so, it became increasingly and predominantly a Rangers town.

About a decade ago, the Rangers had some success and many coworkers and friends were giddy about it and looked askance at me as if to ask "Don't you care?" to which I retorted, "Not really, I'm an Astros fan."

And when I would say that, they would look at me with unbridled mirth.  Like I was somebody who made poor decisions who should be pitied instead of censured.

Over the last week or so many of those same "Ranger" fans have been celebrating like they invented the Astros.

Bandwagon fans.

They may think they're cool, hopping from one winner to another but I think every true Astros fan knows that the invested decades of disappointment is what really makes this success sweet.
As a native Austinite, I'm happy to root for any and all Texas teams in their respective sports.  The Cowboys are by far my favorite pro team, but I also was always happy to root for the Oilers, especially in the Earl Campbell Luv Ya Blue days.  I haven't really gotten into the Texans since the Oilers left town, but I don't dislike them either.  



I'm not a big MLB or NBA fan, but on behalf of my friends that are, I'm always happy to see the Astros/Rangers/Spurs/Mavericks/Rockets have success.



Anyway, congrats to the Astros and their fans here on this board.  During this WS I actually watched a few innings of MLB, probably more than in the past 20 years combined.

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #103 on: November 02, 2017, 12:25:27 PM »
Utee is growing into it, similar to CharleyH
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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #104 on: November 02, 2017, 01:24:44 PM »
Very gracious and magnanimous of you, Junior.  Not so much for me.

This past July I had to spend a couple of weeks in Vegas - meeting pot of the world.  Lots of Dodger fans sporting their gear.  Course they had no relevance in my life then (other than Justin Turner and Alex Wood being on my fantasy team) and small smattering of Astro fans who returned my "Let's go, Astros!" bugling.  

But oddly, second only to the Dodgers and far outnumbering Astros, there were Texas Ranger fans.  Obese waddling Arkies, Okies and Norte Texans lumbering about with their pudgy blank faced slack mouthed kids in tow.  (Seriously, who brings kids to Vegas).

I'd see them on corners or in crosswalks and just as I was passing them I would yell, "Let's go, Astros!" they'd stop (even in the street), look around with their gap toothed mouth hanging open and yell, 'Hey!" to buy time for a snappier retort.  About the time I'd hit the next block, I'd hear them say, "Well, you mighta beat us more times than we beat you this year but we've been laying the wood on you for the last five."  Then a chorus of annoyed spectators would yell things like, "Who cares?" "Shut up!" and "Cross the street!"

If it happened once, it happened a dozen times.

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #105 on: November 02, 2017, 02:31:54 PM »
I don't know any Rangers fans like that, I guess.  The ones I know look pretty much like the Astros fans I know, who look pretty much the same as me.

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #106 on: November 02, 2017, 03:50:11 PM »
Black ten gallon hat and a hockey jersey?
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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #107 on: November 02, 2017, 05:35:45 PM »
I don't know any Rangers fans like that, I guess.  The ones I know look pretty much like the Astros fans I know, who look pretty much the same as me.
That's a lotta John Stamos's out there.

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #108 on: November 02, 2017, 10:22:58 PM »
Black ten gallon hat and a hockey jersey?
I believe they call them hockey sweaters but given geography, you would likely know better than I would!

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #109 on: November 02, 2017, 10:26:00 PM »
That's a lotta John Stamos's out there.
Well, they don't all look exactly like me, of course.  There are some Brad Pitts and Colin Farells mixed in there.  Which is to say, yes, we all look exactly alike... 

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Re: Shouldn’t there be an Astros thread here?
« Reply #111 on: November 03, 2017, 10:52:46 AM »
I believe they call them hockey sweaters but given geography, you would likely know better than I would!

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