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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    1. I find it interesting that they would actually make her sign something. Interesting in the fact that if Pepsi is a superior product, it shouldn't need such a clause. She's not really in a position to be traded to Coke the following week.
    Well she was in a commercial, she appeared in it, advertising Pepsi, and this was at the height of the cola wars oh so many decades ago. So they had rules that you couldn't be in a Pepsi ad and be seen drinking Coke.

    I would bet you anything that Beyonce has the same clause in her contract....I'm sure it's still an issue for Pepsi & Coke.

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    This is just *such* a first world problem. Seriously. The only real outrage I could understand is if it somehow made fans actually question his loyalty. Having watched and admired this guys heart (as an Eagles fan).....there is just no way I could ever do that......so I just don't get it. I am *such* a sports fan that while I ardently root for my team, there are players on pretty much EVERY team I admire. I have many teams that I root for when my team (continually) falls out of contention for the cup/pennant/superbowl etc....because I admire their tenacity/talent/heart etc. A good friend of the family is a pro bowl player for Houston, yet he grew up in Philly and grew up an Eagles fan, is he supposed to pretend that for 22 years of his life before he was drafted (first to Atlanta, then to Houston) he didn't cheer EVERY sunday for the Eagles? I mean, that is silly. Do people think that he plays less hard against his childhood team? Of course not. These players have good friends and mentors on other teams.

    I don't see people getting outraged when Actors are spotted at opening night events for other actors premiers. Or when singers attend other singers concerts. One of the UGLIEST things in professional sports IMO is the mistreatment of other fans. Philly fans are, unfortunately notorious for it, and it makes me sick. THey are notorious for starting fights and being ugly to people wearing the colors of opponents in *our* home stadiums or ballparks. It is just so crazy to me ~ we are fans of who we are fans of solely because of where we happened to be born, for the most part, and people are going to throw things or attack others for that? Crazy. This sort of childishness ought not extend to players, either. Its the off season, and its a hat. Lets all keep a little perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Well she was in a commercial, she appeared in it, advertising Pepsi, and this was at the height of the cola wars oh so many decades ago. So they had rules that you couldn't be in a Pepsi ad and be seen drinking Coke.

    I would bet you anything that Beyonce has the same clause in her contract....I'm sure it's still an issue for Pepsi & Coke.

    It's not about being a superior product, it's about branding.
    Oh, I get all that. Personally I would never endorse Pepsi (maybe Dt. Mtn. Dew) but I could endorse Coke. Coke being the superior product. (Perhaps a fluff spin-off debate. LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    Oh, I get all that. Personally I would never endorse Pepsi (maybe Dt. Mtn. Dew) but I could endorse Coke. Coke being the superior product. (Perhaps a fluff spin-off debate. LOL)
    I gave up soda years ago but I totally agree. I still like to have Coke 1-2 times a year, and it has to be from a can or a glass bottle, and then I LOVE it. Coke was always better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    In other news: the Patriots are class act - the had a jersey trade day for parents to trade Hernandez jerseys for any other player's. They don't view him a role model and don't want kids to get the wrong idea. I'm impressed!
    Yeah, I really liked what they did with that, except that you had to go to one particular store to make the exchange which probably greatly limited the amount of trade-ins. Anyone outside of New England is still stuck with their Hernandez jersey.
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    hahahah a class act who cheats!

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    I liked two conflicting posts (Melissa and Jessica) because I kind of agree with both (I'm complicated...LOL)

    Anyway, I'm not passionate about this. I think it's nice to show loyalty by wearing your team's hat (or better yet, wearing a local college or high school's team - like I know if a Bronco was seen wearing a Littleton Lions hat or a Columbine Rebels hat, that would so totally make those kids' day. Or even a CU Buffs hat - but not a CSU Rams hat *scowl*) Or it would be a very nice sentiment if you were wearing the other team's hat because of a tragedy or something like that.

    But I also agree with Melissa that fans who get crazy and aggressive with fans of the other team are a problem, and it's nice that this kid is showing that you can support other teams too.

    So in short, I don't really care. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    A good friend of the family is a pro bowl player for Houston, yet he grew up in Philly and grew up an Eagles fan, is he supposed to pretend that for 22 years of his life before he was drafted (first to Atlanta, then to Houston) he didn't cheer EVERY sunday for the Eagles? I mean, that is silly.
    Pretending that he didn't have a life before being drafted would be silly, and I'm also fine with him rooting for his other-favorite team, but IMHO as long as he's contracted to Houston, he shouldn't be wearing any other NFL team's logo. It's disrespectful to his Houston fans. And I think the comparison to actors & singers is irrelevant because actors & singers aren't contracted to a local franchise with a hometown fan base. If they were, then I'd make the same argument that Huey Lewis shouldn't be seen in a Gloria Estefan hat for however long as he's lucky enough to be playing for San Francisco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    hahahah a class act who cheats!

    You mean a class act that got caught cheating? A while ago? And still has had some great seasons since then? you sound like a jets fan.

    Anyway, i too thought it was great that they offered to trade in the jerseys.

    Although i supose the integrity of the patriots in comparison to other teams is a different debate.

    Back to the OT. Of course its a first world problem. We discuss those types of problems here.

    And about people moving around from team to team...it is part of professional sports these days, yes. But a lot of fans like to feel like their team, at that moment, has some sort of loyalty/unity and emotional ties that all of the trading around has kind of diluted. People want to believe that stuff.

    I think the gut reaction to it is purely emotional and has a lot to do with a fans feelings on team pride and unity. I dont' think thats so wacky or outlandish...its just the way it is.

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    This is not something I get my "I care" up about but I did want to add that on the very few occasions that I drink soda, Pepsi is far better than coke

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