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Is using "we" acceptable when talking about a sports team?

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  • ftn49ftn49 Posts: 338 ✭✭✭ Junior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    That shareholder thing? That is a piece of memorabilia and might as well be a poster on the wall. It has no real monetary value, you can't make a profit on it. Its a piece of fan club art and does not confer ownership.

  • UnderDog68UnderDog68 Posts: 2,646 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I have no problems with it. If it weren't for sidewalk fans, there would probably be a lot less attendance.

  • BiffLowmanBiffLowman Posts: 453 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    Heck yes you can. I do. I'm also a huge Braves fan. I used to absolutely love hearing Skip say "WE". I've got so much heart invested in OUR team that to me not saying WE would be like not calling my family WE.

  • donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    Except it’s kemosabe

  • jgf1031jgf1031 Posts: 420 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I grew up hearing my dad yell at the tv, "WE ****" during the Goff and Donnan years. It's we for me.

  • donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    sounds like your dad was a straight shooter and not a front runner by any means.

  • ThelordjohnsonThelordjohnson Posts: 2,998 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    No, you're not on the team, you don't get to use that word.

    Doesnt need to give me monetary value. Its something I can say over a hardcore fanatic.

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 2,619 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • thegreatwhite1thegreatwhite1 Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ Junior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I pay GA taxes, I buy UGA tix, I buy UGA apparel, I’ve got a UGA degree.... yep it’s a we, just like family

  • TuckyDawgTuckyDawg Posts: 353 ✭✭✭ Junior

    When I speak of the Dawgs, I use we. I always have and I always will. Dawgnation is made up of "we".

  • WintonkWintonk Posts: 452 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    If we shouldn't be used, then their shouldn't be a home field advantage right? When the stadium is packed and the other team can barely concentrate because over 90,000 rabid Dawgs are screaming, it is because of the "we". We buy the tickets, watch sec network, buy the merchandise and some donate for facilities. You're d a m n straight it is a we. Without us, big recruits wouldn't flock to UGA. Without the we, we wouldn't have flooded South Bend and helped make it feel like a home game for our players.

  • Red_N_BlackRed_N_Black Posts: 337 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Just for the record, who is it out there that decides if what I say is acceptable or not and why am I trying to please them anyway?

  • superblackeaglesuperblackeagle Posts: 280 ✭✭✭ Junior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    For alumni of college teams it makes sense, otherwise no

  • Bulldawg90Bulldawg90 Posts: 286 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    No, you're not on the team, you don't get to use that word.

    Speaking only for myself here, but I feel awkward saying “we”. I will use ‘our Dawgs” or “the guys”, or simply “they”.

    But up to the time I graduated it was usually “we”.

  • PedroPedro Posts: 186 ✭✭✭ Junior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    The bigger issue isn’t we, but what a **** that guy is for correcting you.

  • MaconiteMaconite Posts: 3 ✭ Freshman
    edited July 27
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    im a native Georgian, spent my childhood in Dry Branch, early adolescence in Macon, and high school years in Atlanta. I love this state in general and I’m unabashedly a fan of all things Georgia, even the Hawks. I got accepted into UGA honors but decided to go to college in LA for personal reasons. However, I will still use we to refer to my fandom and plan on attending UGA for a grad degree.

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