Georgia, that's right. Must have been that Ohio State brand that pulled him away.
I've had the military parallel in my mind through this discussion as well but avoided it. My neighbor (current active duty) and I have had this same conversation from the perspective of combat veterans. He actually had people say it's "we" because they're citizens or paid taxes. Those conversations end quickly.
I'm with you about the crazies or the fairweather fans. They can go ahead and say "they".
According to a coworker of mine you'd end up disappeared and not rich. More like the Underwoods than Hollywood types.
Poppy, are you saying the user THE is linked to BigDump?
Right up until both legs go numb.
Dropper, I'm guessing the other tab you have pinned is MGoBlog. Or youporn
3M, that picture reminds me, wasn't Drew Carey's brother on the show Steve a cross dresser? Am I mixing up shows?
Looks like it happened.
Yeah, it's on the Internet.
And said dog depends on humping legs for hundreds of millions of dollars, I mean milkbones.
Agreed, it is rude and obnoxious when people "correct" others for saying we no matter what your opinion is on it. Preferences aside it is semantics.
^ This 100%!
"We" is Buckeye Nation (fans) or Ohio State as an institution (students & alumni)
"They" when referring to the team who is actually, ya know, a defined team of people actually making the contributions.
Just struck me as odd for people to speak inclusively about an accomplishment or group of people as though they're a member of it. Even if my son was on the field as a starter, I'd say "they".
You know, it's funny but if you pay attention to how the reference changes from "we" to "they" when the team is losing. A lot more "they" during the 2011 season. The "we" occurrence seems to be directly proportional to the size of the bandwagon and winning percentage.
Bonay, looks like someone's wife watches HGTV.....
I just wish 11W would be able to reference the team or use the logo (understand it's a licensing thing). Problem is when it's worn, even a lot of Buckeye fans don't catch the reference. Unless you already know the shirt, it's a stop & stare to figure it out (even then many don't immediately get it).
The content of the shirt is superb, just wish an Ohio State logo could go on it too (orders iron-on transfer.....)
I'm with you from the alumni perspective of "we", but I use the reference as a "we" to Ohio State the university and not directly towards the football players and their accomplishments.
"We won" vs "our team won"
Yeah, it is different as a student (or employee) as it's a team representing the school you're from. The pro's seem to just be a geographical boundary where as university athletics "represent" the rest of the university; student-athlete.
(that said, as CFB has essentially become like the pro's in many respects, it's become less so)
The inclusion to Buckeye Nation as a "we" makes sense, but not when it's referring to the program, i.e. the success and performance.
Let me ask this, would you say "we won the National Championship!" to a football player? No, they'd look at you like "who's this Mother Fer????"
They woke up early to train and study, spent years to get where they are, and worked together as a team in practice and in the games. We sat/stood in a seat or turned on our TV and yelled for a few hours, but went back to our day jobs on Monday.
Johnny, that sounds like a good sound bite for branding purposes.....
Yeah, that was my first thought as well. Plenty of pundits wailing against how OSU shouldn't be in it, B1G is horrible, etc.... That anti-B1G "branding" was in my opinion more than offsetting against the Ohio State ratings boost (eye balls and ticket sales).
Nope, they do not.
Well, as long as there is college football, there will be complaining about who gets in or out.
Even if it were expanded to conference champions and an at-large or two, there'd still be some whining Marshall or Boise State whining that they were left out since they went 10-2 against nobody.
I say 4 power conferences with a 4 team playoff and the rest of the teams can go pound sand.
Ha, it's a laughing so hard it cried emoji.
His would be the emoji that asks people to stop being mean after he complained about people being mean and then cries about it. Or a troll face. One or emoji or the other (not sure).
Ya, that line deserves a +5 from me.
SF & Teddy,
You two are absolutely right. Best point made yet.
Guess I missed the fun prior to it being edited out. I was like "what was his reaction for?"