Colonel Angus wrote:SOTSG holds a Sunday Discussion Forum on regional bias. Today's panel includes sportsdorkhater (please, call him sdh,) Colonel Angus (please, call him angug,) mister bacon, Moinllieon, God Shamgod, Tremendous_sidePotential, and someguysomewhere:[Sun 16:15] sportsdorkhater: why is that so (the reg. pride thing)? I have noticed that too. didnt know if you had a theory behind it or its just one of those unexplainable things
[Sun 16:17] Colonel Angus: i think it goes back to the civil war.
[Sun 16:20] mister bacon: id be inclined to agree with you. "the south will rise again !!1!1!1!!!!11111 is very popular in alabama.
[Sun 16:21] Colonel Angus: it sounds silly but it's true. the south has felt under attack since the 1800's and it has extended into our sports viewing.
[Sun 16:23] Colonel Angus: some of us rationalize it in different ways. e.g., i root for sec teams because it helps tennessee's rpi and bcs ratings for our opponents to win.
[Sun 16:23] mister bacon: the south produces some phenomenal athletes
[Sun 16:25] Moinllieon: The percentage of population that is black is also higher in the south. Might have something to do with the production of athletes.
[Sun 16:25] sportsdorkhater: i dont think its something i will ever understand. people i know that have moved south talk about how much shit they hear about being a "yankee". it seems absurd to me
[Sun 16:27] Colonel Angus: we generally hate you yankee bastards.
[Sun 16:28] Moinllieon: It also have something to do with the yankees being "godless, immoral, and whiny liberals". That and they have all the money. Chip on the shoulder kind of thing.
[Sun 16:28] Colonel Angus: jichael and i have been sent by our confederate superiors to infiltrate this yankee-owned and yankee-run communication system.
[Sun 16:28] God Shamgod: there is a certain segment people that have moved down here, yet won't shut up about how great it is up north and how it sucks down here because it's not up north. you'd have to deal with these people to understand it, sdh.
[Sun 16:28] Moinllieon: Clever they are, these confederates.
[Sun 16:29] Colonel Angus: out of all thsoutherners, i think native floridians have the most right to hate the north.
[Sun 16:29] God Shamgod: i moved down here from up north too, but i am talking about a specific group of people from a specific place.
[Sun 16:30] Colonel Angus: going to fsu made me irrationally hate new york and new jersey, which wouldn't seem to make much sense unless you go to fsu. or live in south fla.
[Sun 16:30] God Shamgod: palm beach, broward, and dade could become its own country for all i care.
[Sun 16:31] Moinllieon: If you went to an ACC school not named Duke, you'll hate NY and NJ.
[Sun 16:31] Colonel Angus: where up north are you from, shamgod?
[Sun 16:31] God Shamgod: dood...miami is rutgers-coral gables. a bunch of stupid rich kids partying on south beach with daddies amex.
[Sun 16:32] God Shamgod: dad is from philly, mom is from chicago. i lived all over before settling down here.
[Sun 16:34] Colonel Angus: Moinllieon excepted Duke from that because if you went to an ACC school named Duke, you ARE from NY or NJ.
[Sun 16:34] sportsdorkhater: shamgod, the funny thing is, whenever i talk to someone that is from the south that is up here, all they do is bitch about how it is up here.
[Sun 16:35] Tremendous_sidePotential: my whole family is from brooklyn but my dad moved here for business, i swear i dont fit in florida
[Sun 16:35] Moinllieon: Yup yup, that's my point. Basically, if you want to know why Southerner hate Northerners? Look at Duke. That sums up everything very succinctly.
[Sun 16:35] God Shamgod: a lot of transplants in new hampshire?
[Sun 16:36] Colonel Angus: all this florida/matriculation talk brings up another point: southerners hate yankees because so many of them move down here. you don't hear a lot of stories about mississippians picking up and moving to Trenton.
[Sun 16:36] someguysomewhere: You know what's fun as a Canadian? Telling a woman from Georgia that, as far as you're concerned, she's a yank. that gets tehm everytime.
[Sun 16:36] Moinllieon: Why would anyone want to move to Trenton?
[Sun 16:37] sportsdorkhater: people that transfer for jobs, military, things like that
I'm in agreement...honestly, though, I've gotten to the point that I can kinda relate to you Yankee bastards.
Seriously, though, there's a theory that since the South (in particular, the Southeast) is the one area of the country that can't use the "we've never lost a war" pride that a lot of Americans seem to have, there's an inferiorty complex that causes the chip on the shoulder and the "damn Yankees" sentiment.