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



  • LowcountryDawg21LowcountryDawg21 Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    This is one of those things that drives me crazy. Who cares?

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 4,697 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Whenever there is clarification issues I always go back to what would Munson say

  • deplorabledawgdeplorabledawg Posts: 344 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    We is fine unless you are a fine weather fan!! Win or lose, it's we!!

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    My view ^^ +/- as well. I didn't vote in part due to how the poll was worded. Yes is acceptable for YOU, but not for me. No is my view, but I have no right to judge you on this matter. But if you are a UGA grad (or attended), then by all means, say We. Same for those buying season tickets and attending; going shirtless with red and black body paint, face paint or wig; and ladies with that little bulldog face decal or lighted UGA footwear. The rest of you saying We - meh!

    I thought about this recently (co-incidence or argle-bargle?) and wondered when I would be called out for not using a We. The OP is a GREAT RELIEF! I am not alone!!

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

    I think Coach Smart is totally cool with those that love Georgia saying WE. ESPECIALLY those of us that was born and raised here although I think he was born in Mobile, Alabama though I could certainly b wrong about his birthplace. I think I read it somewhere.

  • SniperdawgSniperdawg Posts: 39 ✭✭✭ Junior
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I simply use “we” because I have put a lot of emotions into the Dawgs for many years, celebrating in victories and anger in defeat. My wife asks me “What time do your Dawgs play?” because she knows that my full attention will not be given to anything while they are playing. So with what I invest personally, I feel that “we” is just fine.

  • ThelordjohnsonThelordjohnson Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    No, you're not on the team, you don't get to use that word.

    I say no but its because Ive actually become a part owner of the Green Bay Packers and it was brought to my attention that you shouldn't claim what you dont own talking about the other teams I like. But I love UGA (and other teams but dont say we sadly).

  • JimWallaceJimWallace Posts: 5,581 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I may understand the opposite point of view, but I don't buy it.

    The only reason we win so many games is because I always wear my lucky game day aftershave. I take full credit for the victories and blame myself when we lose.

  • ziggyholidayziggyholiday Posts: 492 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I don't think I typically use the term we but I certainly don't think it's odd for someone who didn't go to the school to use the term. That's our team. Say WE if you want.

    I'd say I normally use them.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Just a quick point, this is sort of a ridiculous thread. I mean, acceptable to who ? Free your mind.

  • TMazz2009TMazz2009 Posts: 1,080 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    "We" supply the funding to the program. Without us, they would not even have a team much less a coach, facilities, meal plans etc.

    Take away Kirby and UGA still plays football. Take away Jake Fromm and they still play football. Take away the "we" as the OP is referring and there is nothing. In this sense, the "we" may even be the most important piece of the group.

  • DobroMattInOzDobroMattInOz Posts: 213 ✭✭✭ Junior
    No, you're not on the team, you don't get to use that word.

    I suppose it depends, as JoelSidneyKelley pointed out perfectly. But we will never be incorrect or absurd if we just don’t do it.

  • KeithsaxonKeithsaxon Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    "We" is completely fine if you love the team

    I usually say “OUR DAWGS” but when the DAWGS won the rose bowl I started chanting “We’re going to the ship”

  • ThelordjohnsonThelordjohnson Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    No, you're not on the team, you don't get to use that word.

    I did say no but I dont judge anyone whi does unless you're a LeBron fan lol. 🙄

  • shhmittyshhmitty Posts: 284 ✭✭✭ Junior

    As much money as "we" have pumped into that bottomless pit of a University over the years....you dam right it's "we"!

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Couldn't resist.

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