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    Yeah, I'm with you on that one, too. Unless it's a nickname, like Hank. Seeing someone write "I think Brady will play well with Kevin," is just odd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Yeah, I'm with you on that one, too. Unless it's a nickname, like Hank. Seeing someone write "I think Brady will play well with Kevin," is just odd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Good one, this reminds me of when fans refer to players by their first name, drives me nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Yeah, I'm with you on that one, too. Unless it's a nickname, like Hank. Seeing someone write "I think Brady will play well with Kevin," is just odd.


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    Add to this, throwing some arbitrary adjective like their position in front of it.

    Defenseman Gilmour
    Winger Spooner

    WTF does that normally?

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    People who harp on people who say we when referring to the team they root for. Don't have an issue with that.

    But agreed on calling players by first name...that's just weird.

    Can't say I've seen the position prefacing the player's name before, but I would consider that odd too.

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    People who use the word system like they know what they’re talking about. It’s like me trying to understand 3 or more words in a Phil rant.
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    Phil imagining you in a contentious conference call makes me laugh
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    Oh god conference calls are the absolute worst


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    Quote Originally Posted by So Nashty View Post
    Oh god conference calls are the absolute worst


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    Horrible. The worst.

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    Unless it's 1-800-BIG-TITS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Referencing sports teams as "we."


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    Why is that weird? We fans pay to watch and to be a part of the organization/club, why shouldn't we call it we? Players and coaches comes and goes (and get payed), we fans use our own money to support and watch the team + we stay forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    Why is that weird? We fans pay to watch and to be a part of the organization/club, why shouldn't we call it we? Players and coaches comes and goes (and get payed), we fans use our own money to support and watch the team + we stay forever.
    Because you're not ON the team.

    "We need to shoot more."

    Well, you can't. So there's not a "we". It's a "they".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Because you're not ON the team.

    "We need to shoot more."

    Well, you can't. So there's not a "we". It's a "they".
    So the same goes for coaches and GMs?

    Quinn: "We need to shoot the puck more and go to the dirty areas"
    Hayes: "Ehm, sorry coach. You can't do anything. Please refer to the team as "you"".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    Why is that weird? We fans pay to watch and to be a part of the organization/club, why shouldn't we call it we? Players and coaches comes and goes (and get payed), we fans use our own money to support and watch the team + we stay forever.
    Uh, the fans are not a part of the team the last I looked. Also, they are fickle and come and go just like players do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    So the same goes for coaches and GMs?

    Quinn: "We need to shoot the puck more and go to the dirty areas"
    Hayes: "Ehm, sorry coach. You can't do anything. Please refer to the team as "you"".
    Yea, those are exactly alike. It's this type of thinking that just doesn't even warrant a reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    So the same goes for coaches and GMs?

    Quinn: "We need to shoot the puck more and go to the dirty areas"
    Hayes: "Ehm, sorry coach. You can't do anything. Please refer to the team as "you"".
    The coach is directly responsible for the effects on the ice, so no. Ditto the GM, who brings in players for the coach to use. They both have viable imprints. Fans don't. At all. They're purely spectators.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Yea, those are exactly alike. It's this type of thinking that just doesn't even warrant a reply.
    Well, I replied to your argument. I can't say "we need to shoot more" because Im not on the ice and cant shoot, so if that's your only argument, the same goes for coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    The coach is directly responsible for the effects on the ice, so no. Ditto the GM, who brings in players for the coach to use. They both have viable imprints. Fans don't. At all. They're purely spectators.


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    Ofcourse fans have. Do you think there would be a NYR if 0 people watched the game and not a single person in the arena? We(the fans) pay for everything. No us, no NYR, no hockey. We're all a part of this, so I don't see a problem with saying "we" when talking about something I've invested a helluva lot money and time in.

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    I understand why fans want to say we. They feel a part of it. But they're the least connected, and least relevant to what happens on the ice. From a pragmatic perspective, it's a reach to suggest that we, not they, is the proper verbiage. For exactly that reason. They have no literal affect. Only a domimo, like protesters hoping to exact change by booing or not buying tickets, etc.

    Again, I understand why fans say it. I just don't agree they should. Or should I say we?


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    We'll just have to agree to disagree.

    In Norway (especially when it comes to soccer(FOOTBALL)) everyone says "we" when talking about their favourite team, so I guess you just say what you're used to.


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