Dahlianut Dictionary forum: Nation

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ImageKelli
Apr 12, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California, USDA 10, Sunset 19
Where summer is winter
Nation - the away team's fans at a sporting venue. It is used in the singular and without an article e.g., "Fights in the stands are caused by too much beer and too much nation."


This comes from ESPN refering to Red Sox fans as "Red Sox Nation", or sometimes just "The Nation".
Imagedahlianut
Apr 13, 2011 12:27 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
Good point Kell. It has graduated from it's Soxian origin. I wonder if 'cheesehead' will make this leap Rolling my eyes.
Imagestormyla
Apr 14, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Gee, I never heard that expression Kelli. I don't watch ESPN.

Hilarious! Hilarious! The idea of a Phillies nation is frightening. Blinking
ImageKelli
Apr 14, 2011 4:01 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California, USDA 10, Sunset 19
Where summer is winter
Team Name Nation is from t.v. Just "nation", as in this definition, is a Kelli-ism. I think the Team Name Nation might have originated with Raiders Nation. Raiders Nation is scary.
ImageKelli
Apr 14, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California, USDA 10, Sunset 19
Where summer is winter
There is a Phillies/Nationals game on t.v. right now. It is in D.C. There is a good bit of nation at the game.
Imagestormyla
Apr 14, 2011 6:30 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
LOL I'm sure there is Kelli! Yes, The score is close. I haven't paid much attention to the Braves this year. The Phillies game is blacked out here. I can't believe how many seats are empty for the Marlin/Braves. It looks like more than half the stadium..
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ImageKelli
Apr 14, 2011 7:36 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California, USDA 10, Sunset 19
Where summer is winter
Is the Marlins/Braves game in FL? They have a hard time getting much attendance there.
Imagestormyla
Apr 14, 2011 7:54 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Well the backstop had Delta Ads, so I thought it was in Atlanta.
ImageKelli
Apr 14, 2011 8:07 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California, USDA 10, Sunset 19
Where summer is winter
I checked. It is in Atlanta.
ImageKelli
Apr 15, 2011 6:16 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California, USDA 10, Sunset 19
Where summer is winter
Stormy, how come the Phillies game was blacked out?

There were a lot of empty seats at the Dodger game last night, even though it was a cap give-away night. Maybe a lot of people stayed home to work on their income tax or the season finale of "American Idol" or something.

The Dodger game was against the Cardinals. I didn't see any nation.
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Imagestormyla
Apr 15, 2011 8:02 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Kelli, They do that here to sell out the seats. Don't they do it there? It's always been that way here.

I love the Dodgers, always have.
ImageKelli
Apr 15, 2011 8:10 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California, USDA 10, Sunset 19
Where summer is winter
No, they don't black out games here, not Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, or Clippers. I think if they blacked out games, people would lose interest and watch or do something else.

So they expect you guys in PA to go down to DC to see the games?
Imagestormyla
Apr 15, 2011 8:13 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Kelli, They usually only black out home games. It's only Baseball games that are blacked out here. All of our other teams are usually sold out.
Imagesmiley
Aug 7, 2011 7:35 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Kelli wrote:This comes from ESPN refering to Red Sox fans as "Red Sox Nation", or sometimes just "The Nation".


As part of 'The Nation' I can attest to the zeal of a Red Sox fan. We have been to Sox games at the home team's venues ~ more often than not there are more of us than the home team fans.
Imagestormyla
Aug 8, 2011 9:53 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Julie, even we Phanatics can't get seats to home games here in Philly. We've had over 100 consecutive sell outs now. Going to an away game is the only option for this nation. Sad
Imagesmiley
Aug 8, 2011 10:33 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
But that's fun to do! Although I love Boston, and Fenway Park, I'd rather travel somewhere else to see a game, it's cheaper! (for the seats, anyways :smily:)

Boston games are the same way. You have to get on the computer the day tickets go on sale, otherwise it's a no-go.

We go through the blackout thing when football season rolls around. The Bills usually sell out.. somehow.. but after 4 lost Superbowls and an 80,000 seat stadium it isn't easy.

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