Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I've Got Just One Thing To Say, GO HAWKS!!!


Blogger Stacy said...

And the results are??

Do you think I actually watch football?

January 18, 2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

We're gonna win the Super Bowl, of course!

January 18, 2006 7:00 PM  
Blogger MsPoppins20 said...

Yes we are! Woohoo! We are doing the halftime show on Sunday. I am excited =)

January 18, 2006 9:18 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

Sweet! Can you get me into the game?

January 18, 2006 9:57 PM  
Blogger Goliath said...

Chris --

Excuse me for being blunt but I know longer care about your sports passions. You are a sellout of the worst kind.

I am a Seahawks fan and am looking forward to them winning a few rings for themselves, but I do not think that you will be rooting for them for the rest of your life. Something about your location and relatives always seem to change your mind. And yes, I'm referring to your Laker-fandom.


January 19, 2006 11:09 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

You wouldn't know a fan if one stepped on you. I dropped the Lakers like a rock because of their less-then-stellar sportsmanship, generally bad attitude on and off the court and a sense that they no longer cared about the game. I am a Kings fan because the Kings rock, the Kings love the game and they deserve to win. As for location and relatives, I don't live in Sacramento, and I have more relatives who are Laker and Blazer fans than King fans, so go figure.

If you want to talk sellout, let's talk Kobe and Shaq. Bring it, buddy. I'm sure there are others here that would love to get in on that conversation.

As for the Seahawks, I live in the Seattle area, they are a good team, and they're worth supporting. I am not a die-hard Seahawks fan, but this Game is Sunday and I've gotta support one side. Why NOT the Seahawks? And again, can you name a family member of mine who influenced me to become a Seahawk fan?

Get your facts straight. Not to be blunt or anything, but I "know" longer care about your lack of passion for my passion about sports teams.

As they say on Jenny Jones, "You don't knoooow me!" (And just to set the record straight, I haven't watched Jenny Jones in years. It just seemed to fit here.)

January 20, 2006 12:54 AM  
Blogger MsPoppins20 said...

Lol... wow, you guys need some help! But I can attest to the fact that Matt liked the Seahawks before they actually became something. So in this particular instance, he is being a true fan... though the good and the bad.

Which, by the way,is why I will always love my Huskies. So that when they come back into their game a couple of years from now, no one will EVER be able to say that I didn't support them through thick and thin!

January 21, 2006 1:38 AM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

Now be careful, poppet. You don't want to make too rash a statement about your Huskies. If, for example, they pick up several good players and rely on them to a fault, play the first three fourths of the game as if it didn't matter then utilize their skills to win in the fourth (thus cheating their fans of of 3/4 of a good game EVERY game), if the players squabble on and off the court, you might want to reconsider.

I will always be a fan of the Laker team. Unfortunately, they're not much of a team right now (in the "there's no I in TEAM" sense) and they just don't care about basketball OR their fans, it's all about money, women and endorsements for these guys. Until that changes, go Kings!

January 21, 2006 4:54 PM  
Blogger Goliath said...

Now, now, now. You implicated yourself I do belive... The fact that you dropped a team just because of a single person means that you weren't following the TEAM in the first place. But rather that one person. So, if you got a barrel of apples and the top one happened to look nasty but tasted fine, would u throw out the whole barrel? That is to say just because someone is a good player doesn't mean they have to be a good person. Granted, it helps, but i personally don't watch a team because they hold green teddy bears on the side line(hopefully you catch that reference) or whether their coach worships Buddha. I watch them because they are my team and I support them through thick and thin. I personally do not care for Kobe nor his big head, but *if* I watched basketball(which I do every once in a while) I would support the Lakers. If I play a basketball videogame, I refuse to play as anyone other than the Lakers. That's all I have to say about that...

January 21, 2006 5:41 PM  
Blogger Zachary J. Miles said...


It sounds like you are what we like to call a "flip-flopper", a "fair wheather fan", uhh... need I say more. (Take this moment to close your mouth because yes I am back from the "dead".) I think you need some help in making up your mind because in one post you said "I dropped the Lakers like a rock...". Then in a later post you state, "I will always be a fan of the Laker team.". So, either like them or drop them. I don't care one way or another but at least I will support my team through thick and thin. (Blazers, 49ers) In fact, I am going up to a game a week from today. ROAD TRIP!!!


January 21, 2006 8:23 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

You're not understanding. I'm a fan of the game of basketball. I will always be a fan of the 1980's - early 2000's Lakers, because they played basketball. What passed for basketball on the Lakers these past few years has been a pitiful mixture of ego and endorsement negotiations.

That's why I'm not a Laker fan RIGHT NOW. The Lakers could win their next 20 games by 40 points and I still wouldn't come back because they don't have the heart for the game.

January 21, 2006 10:10 PM  
Blogger Goliath said...

Okay, but again. It's not about the heart. It's not about anything. It's about loyalty to your team, NO MATTER WHAT! You don't have that, obviously..

January 21, 2006 11:47 PM  
Blogger MsPoppins20 said...

Green teddy bears? Help?

January 22, 2006 1:39 AM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...


January 22, 2006 10:39 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

And Matt, I don't expect you to understand. My notion of team loyalty is grounded in a deeper loyalty to the sport and to the nature of sportsmanlike competition, and if you don't get it, you don't get it.


And Poppins, this is all good fun (I think) with a hearty dose of male ego thrown in. Don't let yourself get to stressed out.

Cheers to all, and BOO Steelers!

January 22, 2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

So speaking of the Lakers....Anyone else see that AWESOME game last thursday night Lakers VS. Kings

If not we went into OT at 104.... Final score was 118 to 109 and if I'm not mistaken it was the Kings who won, not the Lakers = )

Poor Kobey

January 23, 2006 5:57 PM  
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January 23, 2006 9:58 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

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January 24, 2006 10:11 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

You've got a potty mouth today, don't you? I don't think you've posted ONCE today without referring to the dirty stuff.


January 24, 2006 11:15 PM  
Blogger Goliath said...

He said poop. Big deal. At least it wasn't "dork." I'm still amazed how upset you get over one innocent word...

January 24, 2006 11:37 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

One innocent word?

1. Go to
2. Type 'dork' in the little box.
3. Read definition #2.
4. Consider that we don't say 'gee' because it is a euphimism for 'Jesus.'
5. Admit you're wrong on this one.

January 25, 2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger MsPoppins20 said...

Icthus-- I'm not stressed out, not in the slightest. I just have to remember that whole "male ego" thing when I decide to play with the big boys.

January 25, 2006 9:40 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

Hey Poppie,

Oh, I think you're quite capable of playing with the big boys -- women have their ways of getting us guys to heel...

January 25, 2006 10:47 PM  
Blogger Rational Icthus said...

I missed a few comments I need to address...

Green teddy bears A.C. Green was a Christian basketball player who made a point to emphasize his sexual purity in a sport replete with sexual immorality. When he was sitting on the sidelines, he'd often be seen holding a little green teddy bear or wearing it on his head. His little way of letting everybody know where he stood.

Matt, you wrote Okay, but again. It's not about the heart. It's not about anything. It's about loyalty to your team, NO MATTER WHAT! You don't have that, obviously..

Huh? It's not about anything? You then go on to say it's about loyalty. So which is it, nothing? or loyalty?

And as for your "apples" analogy, my objection wasn't to Kobe, or Shaq, or any one particular player. The whole team played three quarters of bad ball, then tried to make it up with the a scoring blitz in the fourth. That's poor sportsmanship, and I can't be loyal to a unsportsmanlike team. Sorry.

Oh, and one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. Try googling ethylene.

January 25, 2006 10:58 PM  
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January 26, 2006 10:06 PM  

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