View Poll Results: Who's the biggest "homer" on TWT?

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  • Gold (Ohio State)

    1 1.61%
  • kr1963 (Penn State)

    3 4.84%
  • Wiltz (Iowa)

    5 8.06%
  • Jensen (Minnesota)

    7 11.29%
  • Wrestling Terp (Maryland)

    12 19.35%
  • Herkey#1 (Iowa)

    18 29.03%
  • Zapp (Iowa)

    10 16.13%
  • Dart (ODU)

    1 1.61%
  • Homerdindon

    2 3.23%
  • Other (grapplefan, goferphan, banbasketball ect...)

    3 4.84%
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Thread: Who's the Biggest "homer" on TWT?

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    Default Re: Who's the Biggest "homer" on TWT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post
    Kr has never struck me as a blatant homer. I think we all have a little homer in us (except probably LoSt who seems to regularly dislike and pick against his favorite team).

    Sometimes one's irrational hatred blinds one to & of the more then underdog-ish state of one's team, but that is usually stupidity or some trauma & not homerism.

    On the side of stupidity, some one once said, "it ain't braggin if you can back it up." If you team is competing against a better team & you know it, then you are just being a fan rooting for your team. If you have figured out how they can win then your hope is not without merit. But if you are just blindly saying the better team sucks then you might get the homer tag applied.

    In the instance of trauma, for instance, my childhood experiences of Woody Hayes forever made me hate all things Buckeye. I think that that is just irrationality cuz I don't just root for PSU against them, I root for everyone who plays against them!

    The biggest "homer" I ever heard was the late Bob Prince, the announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates back in the 60s & 70s. Being a Mets fan growing up in Central PA made me hate the "Buccos" but that was probably due more to the fact that back then the Pirates were just plain good & less listening to Prince, (though he made it that much more unbearable).

    I think a "homer" is a fan who doesn't realize that in fact other teams exist. Hence this is why I believe most Hawkeyes are homers. Perhaps their success has blinded them but thats my Reader's Digest analysis of a homer is & I would agree with Gold that any fan has a little of that in them @ times.

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    Default Re: Who's the Biggest "homer" on TWT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    I don't know if I ever said that, but I agree.

    LOL! Someone has a Tom Brands tatoo on their body too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
    I think I am probably like the anti-homer... dont understand me being nominated.

    And the only reason I seem like a homer for my fantasy team is because I want to foster good public perception in case I want to trade.. I hate half the guys I have this year and dont think I have a shot in hell of winning. Once the trading deadline is passed I'll probably start a thread hating on my team for underachieving on me
    I would say you are your own homer...

    But there is always a thin line between confidence & arrogance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    LOL! Someone has a Tom Brands tatoo on their body too!
    If I had a Tom Brands tat I could be 99.9% positive that he would never leave Iowa for another head coaching position. Which makes my tom Brands tat a bettter decision than your Cael Sanderson tat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    I think a "homer" is a fan who doesn't realize that in fact other teams exist. Hence this is why I believe most Hawkeyes are homers. Perhaps their success has blinded them but thats my Reader's Digest analysis of a homer is & I would agree with Gold that any fan has a little of that in them @ times.
    A homer isn't a fan who thinks other teams don't exist. Instead, its a fan who thinks other teams don't matter. You are right: most fans have a little of than in them. Right now Penn State fans think that Penn State wrestling matters again after many years. Cael has about 3-4 years to prove that's true. Tom Brands proved that to Hawkeye fans over the last two years. Smith has proved that Cowboy wrestling still matters. Robinson has proved that Gopher wrestling matters. Ryan is proving that Buckeye wrestling matters. All those successes are earned. They aren't given. There's nothing blind about it.

    But you believe most Hawkeyes are homers not because we're blinded by anything, but because you're jealous. I don't blame you. If I were you, I'd be jealous, too.

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    Default Re: Who's the Biggest "homer" on TWT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    If I had a Tom Brands tat I could be 99.9% positive that he would never leave Iowa for another head coaching position. Which makes my tom Brands tat a bettter decision than your Cael Sanderson tat.
    Tats & my body don't mix. Not for my wife nor if you paid me. But I get yer point...

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    Default Re: Who's the Biggest "homer" on TWT?

    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    A homer isn't a fan who thinks other teams don't exist. Instead, its a fan who thinks other teams don't matter. You are right: most fans have a little of than in them. Right now Penn State fans think that Penn State wrestling matters again after many years. Cael has about 3-4 years to prove that's true. Tom Brands proved that to Hawkeye fans over the last two years. Smith has proved that Cowboy wrestling still matters. Robinson has proved that Gopher wrestling matters. Ryan is proving that Buckeye wrestling matters. All those successes are earned. They aren't given. There's nothing blind about it.

    But you believe most Hawkeyes are homers not because we're blinded by anything, but because you're jealous. I don't blame you. If I were you, I'd be jealous, too.
    Sounds like semantics. don't exist = don't matter...

    Jealous? Yea I am like a guy who sees an old friend showing up @ the reunion with a date that has a "great rack". I can admire it but I ain't marrying her.

    I don't like Brands, I don't like Metcalf BUT you can't argue success. I don't like what Brands did @ Va Tech or how Metcalf handled himself @ the NCAA finals last year, but that's just me. I think Gables' teams always had more class. You don't have to like them as people but as athletes this year's Hawkeye squad has the chance to go down as one of the best college teams of all time.

    I put them on my list of teams you love to hate, The Miami Hurricanes, The Celtics, The Cowboys etc. It's one of sports ironies but it makes beating them that much more sweeter. If they weren't so good I wouldn't care as much about beating them!

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