Spurs in the USA

HobokenSpur

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Can't wait till tuesday but is there a game day itinerary? Going straight from work - trying to figure out if worth leaving a touch early...
 

dudespur

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just noticed this thread. I was born in the states and moved to the UK when i was quite young. I'm just curious as to how american's come to support the mighty spurs (not that i don't think they should or anything) and how other american's perceive it. It's just that in the UK i know of literally no one who supports any team from the American sports (basketaball, baseball etc.) and like i said i'm just curious, cheers.;)

I wonder if i had stayed in america spurs' would still have crossed my path and i would still be supporting them, that's a pleasant concept...respect from the UK!:)
 

ggibbs1971

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Hey Dudespur, most of us are Brit ex pats living in the US. I have lived here since December '67.
 

dudespur

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Thanks ggibs, if i ever return to my native california i'll be sure to drop by the LA spurs fan club, seem like a close-knit bunch of loyal fans :)
 

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I'm not an ex-pat so I guess I can tell you my story of supporting Spurs.

Like most kids who played "soccer" during the explosion of the youth game during the late 90s/early 00s we knew nothing of the pro game. We just played the sport (usually pretty poorly). When I'd get home from school on occasion ESPN2 would have this "Champions League". I'd recognize the names like Liverpool and Manchester United and Barcelona but I knew nothing about the teams. Most Americans knowledge of the game was the United States national team. We knew nothing about the clubs in Europe.

Jump forward to 2007 and my cable company added Fox Soccer to the sports package allowing me to finally watch Premier League footy. I needed a club. I immediately ruled out the "big 4" not wanting to be a bandwagon supporter. I also used to play PC games in my clan with a couple of guys from England who fans of this "Tottenham". Started watching Spurs and fell in love.

Being from Minnesota I'm used to my local teams collapsing at the end, failing to win games they should, and just making you say *****************. Looking back Spurs just fit in.
 

wishkah

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i was on 42 and 7th this morning and got called a c*** from across the street. i was wearing a spurs shirt, but it could have just been directed at me.
 
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i was on 42 and 7th this morning and got called a c*** from across the street. i was wearing a spurs shirt, but it could have just been directed at me.
Probably Moutinho's agent.

I'm here in South carolina (have been since most of SC was born --1986), used to be a spurs ticket holder and was fortunate to see the great side of the early 60's -- I was very, very young then :)
 

PantherX

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Probably Moutinho's agent.

I'm here in South carolina (have been since most of SC was born --1986), used to be a spurs ticket holder and was fortunate to see the great side of the early 60's -- I was very, very young then :)
I met a few yiddos from Rock Hill in Baltimore at the festivities leading up to the Spurs v Liverpool game (I live in Charlotte). Whereabout in SC are you?
 

tgd15

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Wait, there are other l.a. spurs who frequent this forum too? Who are you guys? I'm marlon, the short fat hispanic guy with long hair. You'll always see me around graeme, rolfe, mark or tina. I'm one of the new guys
 

ggibbs1971

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L.A. Yiddo

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Wait, there are other l.a. spurs who frequent this forum too? Who are you guys? I'm marlon, the short fat hispanic guy with long hair. You'll always see me around graeme, rolfe, mark or tina. I'm one of the new guys
Hello!
 
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