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    Default How many times have you held the brass ring?

    I feel blessed when it comes to sports teams’ success. Here are the teams with which I’m personally closely associated through some important aspect of my life history that while I was a fan finished a season winning and attaining the highest level of achievement or recognition available to it.

    Utah Stars ABA Champions (1971).

    Georgetown basketball NCAA champions (1984).

    University of Utah football (2004): 13-0, Fiesta Bowl Champions, no. 4 AP poll.

    University of Utah football (2008): 13-0, Sugar Bowl Champions, no. 1 BCS computer, no. 1 ELO Chess Computer, no. 2 AP Poll.

    Seattle Seahawks (2013): Super Bowl Champions.

    Georgetown in 1985 and Utah in 1998 played for the NCAA basketball championship and lost. Utah’s 1998 Final Four and hard fought loss to Kentucky in the title game was the most satisfying and enjoyable experience I ever had as a fan. GU went to the Final Four in 2007, which was nice. But last Sunday sure was a blast watching that with my family.

    I have a lot to be thankful for as a fan.
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    Can't wait until BoylenOver/Redbird shows up. He rather miraculously has one of his teams competing for a championship in at least one sport every single year.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    I am happy for you, SU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    How many times have you held the brass ring?
    Take the masturbation euphemisms to the BYU-I thread, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
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    So that's what makes that noise at the beginning of "Telephone Line."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    I feel blessed when it comes to sports teams’ success. Here are the teams with which I’m personally closely associated through some important aspect of my life history that while I was a fan finished a season winning and attaining the highest level of achievement or recognition available to it.

    Utah Stars ABA Champions (1971).

    Georgetown basketball NCAA champions (1984).

    University of Utah football (2004): 13-0, Fiesta Bowl Champions, no. 4 AP poll.

    University of Utah football (2008): 13-0, Sugar Bowl Champions, no. 1 BCS computer, no. 1 ELO Chess Computer, no. 2 AP Poll.

    Seattle Seahawks (2013): Super Bowl Champions.

    Georgetown in 1985 and Utah in 1998 played for the NCAA basketball championship and lost. Utah’s 1998 Final Four and hard fought loss to Kentucky in the title game was the most satisfying and enjoyable experience I ever had as a fan. GU went to the Final Four in 2007, which was nice. But last Sunday sure was a blast watching that with my family.

    I have a lot to be thankful for as a fan.
    Much like the higher ups at Fox, you're a sexist pig.

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    There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese. --Coach Finstock

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    I feel blessed when it comes to sports teams’ success. Here are the teams with which I’m personally closely associated through some important aspect of my life history that while I was a fan finished a season winning and attaining the highest level of achievement or recognition available to it.

    Utah Stars ABA Champions (1971).

    Georgetown basketball NCAA champions (1984).

    University of Utah football (2004): 13-0, Fiesta Bowl Champions, no. 4 AP poll.

    University of Utah football (2008): 13-0, Sugar Bowl Champions, no. 1 BCS computer, no. 1 ELO Chess Computer, no. 2 AP Poll.

    Seattle Seahawks (2013): Super Bowl Champions.

    Georgetown in 1985 and Utah in 1998 played for the NCAA basketball championship and lost. Utah’s 1998 Final Four and hard fought loss to Kentucky in the title game was the most satisfying and enjoyable experience I ever had as a fan. GU went to the Final Four in 2007, which was nice. But last Sunday sure was a blast watching that with my family.

    I have a lot to be thankful for as a fan.
    So many times that I don't go to the parades anymore or ask someone else how many times they have.

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    Had SeattleUte attended Georgetown by 1984? Also, he had previously admitted that in 3 years of law school there, he only went to 6 basketball games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Zero.
    The good folks at BYU-I salute you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Zero.
    If the Jazz would play Alec Burks 35-40 minutes a night you'd only be a handful of months away.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    I have never held the brass ring. I am not a professional athlete, nor was I a college athlete.

    Teams I follow have won:

    BYU - 1984 National Champions

    LA Dodgers - 1988 World Series Champs

    LA Kings - 2012 Stanley Cup Champions

    Seattle Seahawks - 2014 Super Bowl Champions

    But alas...never I.
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    Lakers 10 times in my memory (16 overall)
    BYU - once
    Chicago Blackhawks twice in my memory
    Dodgers once in my memory
    My NFL fan loyalty is so weak that I can't really claim a championship even though as a kid I did root for the Broncos and Elway who as two
    Dyslexics are teople poo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    I have never held the brass ring. I am not a professional athlete, nor was I a college athlete.

    Teams I follow have won:

    BYU - 1984 National Champions

    LA Dodgers - 1998 World Series Champs

    LA Kings - 2012 Stanley Cup Champions

    Seattle Seahawks - 2014 Super Bowl Champions

    But alas...never I.
    1988, although 1998 would be cool, too.

    What about 1981?? That was against the Yankees. huge win.
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    Although I can't claim an ABA Championship, I still count myself as extremely fortunate.

    Dallas Cowboys: 92, 93 and 95.

    Chicago Bulls: 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

    NY Yankees: 96, 98, 99, 00, 09

    NE Patriots: 01, 03, 04

    LA Lakers: 00, 01, 02, 09, 10

    Boston Redsox: 04, 07, 13

    Boston Celtics: 08

    Seattle Seahawks: 13

    Philadelphia Stars: 84
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    Although I can't claim an ABA Championship, I still count myself as extremely fortunate.

    Dallas Cowboys: 92, 93 and 95.

    Chicago Bulls: 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

    NY Yankees: 96, 98, 99, 00, 09

    NE Patriots: 01, 03, 04

    LA Lakers: 00, 01, 02, 09, 10

    Boston Redsox: 04, 07, 13

    Boston Celtics: 08

    Seattle Seahawks: 13

    Philadelphia Stars: 84
    You should have listed the 9ers in there to continue with your theme.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    Although I can't claim an ABA Championship, I still count myself as extremely fortunate.

    Dallas Cowboys: 92, 93 and 95.

    Chicago Bulls: 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

    NY Yankees: 96, 98, 99, 00, 09

    NE Patriots: 01, 03, 04

    LA Lakers: 00, 01, 02, 09, 10

    Boston Redsox: 04, 07, 13

    Boston Celtics: 08

    Seattle Seahawks: 13

    Philadelphia Stars: 84
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    1988, although 1998 would be cool, too.

    What about 1981?? That was against the Yankees. huge win.
    True...but I don't remember the 1981 World Series.

    We had just moved to Utah, and I don't remember what year my parents bought a new TV to replace the one we didn't bring with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    If the Jazz would play Alec Burks 35-40 minutes a night you'd only be a handful of months away.
    I thought we were tanking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    The good folks at BYU-I salute you.
    I assume you mean BYU in 84, I was 6 and the only thing I remember from that season is throwing up popcorn at the point of the mountain coming back from a game. Not sure that counts.

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    I was at the Phoenix parade after the Suns lost in the Finals in '92, baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I assume you mean BYU in 84, I was 6 and the only thing I remember from that season is throwing up popcorn at the point of the mountain coming back from a game. Not sure that counts.

    I have a good memory, but not for football games when I was unaccountable.
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    It's sparse.

    Cougs 84 (seriously, Dec 21, 1984 is still one of the best days of my life)
    Jazz 97,98 Western Conference Champs (yes, I'm reaching here) I will say my most satisfying moment as a Jazz fan came after game 2 or 3 of the '98 WC Finals when Sam Cassell said post-game: "I have no idea how to beat these guys".

    I was a Niners fan starting with the 82 super bowl win over the Bengals, but my fandom sort of cooled when Steve Young retired, so I feel a little guilty claiming those now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by venkman View Post
    It's sparse.

    Cougs 84 (seriously, Dec 21, 1984 is still one of the best days of my life)
    Jazz 97,98 Western Conference Champs (yes, I'm reaching here) I will say my most satisfying moment as a Jazz fan came after game 2 or 3 of the '98 WC Finals when Sam Cassell said post-game: "I have no idea how to beat these guys".
    The Jazz played LAL in the 98 WC finals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    The Jazz played LAL in the 98 WC finals.
    oops, I mean Nick Van Exel, the other goofy looking bald dude
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    3 Redskins Super Bowls for me, two that I remember clearly, one that I'm more hazy on. The Monday after they won the super bowl, the principal at my school got on the PA system and sang 'Hail to the Redskins.' Ah, the good ole days.

    The Caps are the only other team locally that has come close, but got swept out of the cup finals in 98.

    Here's hoping for a Nats rebound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I thought we were tanking?
    No, we're doing OK, as we're in the third spot in the Western Conference.

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    Nebraska: 1994, 1995, 1997 : Lost Orange Bowl and National championship in 1983
    Red Sox: 2004, 2007, 2013 : Lost WS in 1975, 1986

    49ers: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989
    Celtics: 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986 : Lose NBA finals in 1985, 1987

    Cowboys: 1992, 1993, 1995
    Mavericks: 2011 : Lost NBA finals in 2006

    I'm primarily a college football and MLB fan. When I located to the Dallas area in 1990, decided to cheer for the local pro teams for football and basketball. For the past decade or longer, I've really cooled on the NFL and NBA and am admittedly a bandwagon Cowboys and Mavericks fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    Nebraska: 1994, 1995, 1997 : Lost Orange Bowl and National championship in 1983
    Red Sox: 2004, 2007, 2013 : Lost WS in 1975, 1986

    49ers: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989
    Celtics: 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986 : Lose NBA finals in 1985, 1987

    Cowboys: 1992, 1993, 1995
    Mavericks: 2011 : Lost NBA finals in 2006

    I'm primarily a college football and MLB fan. When I located to the Dallas area in 1990, decided to cheer for the local pro teams for football and basketball. For the past decade or longer, I've really cooled on the NFL and NBA and am admittedly a bandwagon Cowboys and Mavericks fan.
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    The Raiders in 80 and 83. I was 6 and 9. BYU in 84. I was 10. The Braves in 95. I was 22. It's been 18 years between championships. I hate Yankee/Laker/Bulls/Red Sox/Patriot fans.

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