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

UWGDawgUWGDawg Posts: 256 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

I recently got into a discussion with a friend when I said "we should have a good year this year" while talking about the Dawgs. He said that grown men shouldn't use the term "we" unless they are on the team. I have no issue with it when it comes to any of my favorite teams.

How does everyone else feel?

Is using "we" acceptable when talking about a sports team? 152 votes

"We" is completely fine if you love the team
87%
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No, you're not on the team, you don't get to use that word.
12%
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Comments

  • PurplestuffsPurplestuffs Posts: 11 ✭ Freshman
    No, you're not on the team, you don't get to use that word.

    Almost the same as grown men wearing jerseys, no one is going to call you into the game.

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 5,113 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    While I use "we" about half the time, it is "my" team after all.

  • scooterdawgscooterdawg Posts: 2,448 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I don't really like hearing random people do it but I can't judge as I do it.

  • sanforddawgsanforddawg Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ Junior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I say "we" as well. Maybe I shouldn't but I'm gonna anyway. We are we win or lose!! Go Dawgs!!

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

    Who is the 12th man? We are!

  • RedDawgRedDawg Posts: 555 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    When speaking to someone who is also a UGA fan, saying something like, "Yea man, we need to do this or that this year" makes complete sense to me. However I do understand the few that get upset by this scenario: when speaking to an opposing fan saying we instead of they.


    I could care less. we're not called fans for nothing...we're crazy

  • scooterdawgscooterdawg Posts: 2,448 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    The interesting question to me is who does “we” include to you?

    Like I’m cool with y’all being part of my “we” but not Darrell from Columbus going on Finebaum and representing my “we” lol.

    And if there were such thing as a rational Bama fan and I were one, there’s a lot of people that I wouldn’t want to be lumped in with.

  • MuffingodMuffingod Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I fork out several thousand dollars to the Hartman fund every year for the “rights” to buy tickets, so as far as I’m concerned “we” is completely acceptable

  • texdawgtexdawg Posts: 4,423 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    We is absolutely ok if it's your team. If your family paid for your tuition to attend that school - then heck yes.

  • DvilleDawgDvilleDawg Posts: 1,077 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I always struggle when trying to decide if I should use the term "we" so I'm going to let all of you decide what I will use in the future. 😊

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    WE the tax payers can absolutely say WE because it is WE that r paying their salaries. If I'm wrong someone please correct me if I'm mistaken. And for context, I'm speaking of the University of Georgia. Not our Pro Sports teams.

  • dragonslayerdragonslayer Posts: 70 ✭✭✭ Junior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    Does scholarship count?

  • muttley1211muttley1211 Posts: 134 ✭✭✭ Junior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I went to UGA. I am part of of it. We


    For pro sports I typically don’t say we.

  • 914Dawg914Dawg Posts: 227 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    Happily paying (not the actual paying part) for 2 kids to attend UGA and loving the Dawgs makes me honestly feel "ok" but not "great" saying we, but I'll say it to other Dawg fans.

  • gdawg4lifegdawg4life Posts: 562 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    While I understand what you are saying regarding taxes and it being a state school, I'm not sure our tax dollars are funding the football program (or the athletics program for that matter). The entire athletics department had revenue of almost $177 million last year and about $134 million in expenses. The football program had $129 million in revenue and $45 million in expenses. Which means a profit of $84 million. That also means the football program is funding other sports as is typical at most schools.


    For reference: https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190207/latest-ncaa-financial-report-university-of-georgia-athletics-profit-42-million-in-2018

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