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What Athletes Say About Fans

What Athletes Say About Fans - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Athletes usually love their fans - but when the booing starts, there's no love lost. Check out these sports quotes about sports fans from pro athletes like Allen Iverson, Tim Couch, Jose Hernandez and Rey Ordonez.

The best part about being a sports fan is cheering on your favorite team when they win and booing and taunting them when they lose. That doesn't always sit well with the athletes who are playing. Here's some quotes from pro athletes about nasty sports fans.

1 "It's unfair because the people booing, I believe, wouldn't want to have their child booed. Fans don't understand our lives and what we go through. They don't look at us as humans. We love the fans because they support and love the game, but at the same time it hurts when they turn their back on us."
~ Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers.

1 "If fans don't like the way I'm playing or the way we're playing, they have a right to boo us or boo me. But to cheer when I got hurt, that's a whole other level with me. I don't agree with that at all. I've laid it on the line for this team and city. For them to turn on me and boo me in my home stadium is a joke. I've worked my butt off here and it's hard to take, man."
~ Tim Couch, quarterback of the Cleveland Browns, after Cleveland fans cheered when he left a game with a concussion.

1 "They only care about the strikeout record. They are waiting for me to strike out. And what they did, that's crap. The only thing that I know is that it's messed up the way the fans did that. I am really not expecting that from our fans. But that's the way it is. I will just keep playing hard until the season is over."
~ Milwaukee Brewers' shortstop, Jose Hernandez, after fans in Milwaukee began cheering him on to strikeout so he would set a new record for strikeouts in a season. His manager ended up benching him for the last few games of the season and Jose finished one wiff short of the record.

1 "New York fans are always jerks and they're gonna continue to be jerks. When you go up there, you know they're jerks and you know what to expect... oh yeah. I take it and give it right back at them. Forget 'em."
~ Tim Hardaway of the Miami Heat describes New York Knicks' fans.

1 "The fans here are too stupid. You have to play perfect every game. You can't make an error. You can't go 0-for-4. Are we like machines?"
~ Rey Ordonez of the New York Mets about New York fans.

1 "Canadian hockey fans... They boo me every time I go anywhere. Because I play for Team USA."
~ Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues.

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    Best Thing About Being a Sports Fan?

    • Cheering for your team.
    • Booing and taunting the other team.
    • Waving those foam fingers.
    • Painting your face.

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    percheron
    percheron posted in Dance:
    For boy, and girl ballet dancers
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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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