Do you have any Idols or are you Supporters of something/someone??

@easy888 (10405)
Australia
June 9, 2007 10:21pm CST
'I have just seen some photos about the last world on the internet and it recalled my memory about the 2006 world cup.I support to the australian soccer team 100%,I still remember how they performed in the last world cup,no matter they won or lost,they fighted till the end and had impressed the audiences.' Do you have any idols?Why do you like them? Do you have any collections on them? Are you supporting anything(e.g sports teams,players,writers,artists,celebrities) Do the people in your country/town support the national/local sports teams if any? How crazy are they? Do share your thoughts:)
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Im afraid i don't.I have never been much on sports of any kind.I think it is wonderful to be a sports person,and i have tried to get interest but its just not what i like.I have a son in law that loves sports.We have "The Houston Texans" in Houston and we have the astro dome where they hold a lot of the sports events...We have "The Houston Rockets"..There is one thing that i do like and it is a sport i suppose and I do like boxing and wrestling,other than that no sports...
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
If someone really like sports,US is a good place for them as they can find any kinds of sports of high quality there. The reason why the sports development has been so well in the US may be due to the fact that sports have been stressed early in education,also it seems that the americans have natural talents in sports,with good training and facilities,that is why the US is so strong in any sports.
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• Philippines
10 Jun 07
actually, i am such a sports fan. i can enjoy myself fully watching these sports shows even on television and the movies. i find them very entertaining. even those which i came to know of through a movie, like dodgeball, i find them to my liking.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
hello,trinidadvelasco ,i think you can still watch some good quality sports in your country,like the basketball league,the PBA,isn't it?
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
I hate rto admit this, but I had an idol in my teens. He was a singer, & I am too embarased to mention his name. Since then, I don't think I have had any true idols. The closest I would come, would be my admiration of Cathy Freeman (runner) and Ian Thorpe (swimmer).
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Ian thorpe - he is my idol as well.
oh,why you hate to admit that you have idols,it is a very normal thing. Ian Thorpe is also my idol but unluckily we will not be able to see him anymore.He will not be back to his swimming career anymore even he is 24 years old now.
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@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
pba purefoods team - philippine basketball assoc. purefoods team
Hi easy! i have my favorite local basketball team the name is purefoods, for and for my family they are the best team, we support them in losing or winning moment. We have a poster of their team on our room, but we didnt have the habit of collecting pictures or posters much. one picture or poster is enough for us. For my countrymen here all i can say is some people here once supported an artist or sports team or have an idol they totally give all their support for their idol. Others are so called avid fan that come to the point that they follow their idol wherever they go.. I have attached a picture of our favorite basketball team the "purefoods team" on philippine basketball association..
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Have you gone to their home stadium and cheered for your team? Or you just watch the matches on the television?
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• Hong Kong
10 Jun 07
I am no sport-fans, so I don't really support any teams in any games. Besides, we don't really have the team who would represent Hong Kong. I remember when I was younger, I am a supporter of a local singer here. I have never been a crazy fans but I did buy her CDs and watch her live performance. I liked her that much because her voice is so sweet and she sings so well that it touches my nerves every time I listen to her songs. Now she is married and has a kid and she wishes to focus solely on her family life, and she will never sing again. What a pity! But I do hope that she has a happy married life. *smiles* I still take out her CDs from time to time just to have a taste of her voice.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
The career life of singers are always short,they may only have few good years,then there will be some uprising stars coming up,and you will be forgotten by the audiences easily.
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• Philippines
10 Jun 07
no, i do not have idols. but yes, i do support the national teams whenever they will participate in any competition. if they will place an appeal on television for support and how to give our donations, i make my small contribution. i believe that it is only proper that we will give them the little that we can spare. ours is a poor country and sports can never ever be a priority nor will there be enough ubdget to cover for their expenses.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
reyes - he is a very good pool player
There are some good pool players from oyur country,as i remember,reyes is one of them,i could always see him player in some competition before.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Jun 07
jeffery earnhardt - Great young man
Juste recently I had the privalige of meeting Jeffery Earnhardt. He is the grandson of Dale Sr. He is 17 and is starting out in NASCAR racing seriously. he is a great sensible young man that hates all the attention. heres a photo from the races where I met him. I think I have the photo of him & I on my profile page. LOL!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
dale earnhardt - NASCAR racing legend?
I used to watch ESPN sports channel before,although i do not know much about NASCAR racing,but i think i have seen dale earnhardt on the tv before. I just know NASCAR racing is something like racing in a round circuit for many many laps,it requires alot of techniques and endurance.
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@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Hi easy, I have a couple of idols, my first being Steve yzerman, he was the captain of the Detroit Red Wing, U.S. hockey. he was the yougest captain in NHL history and the longest too. Yzerman retired at the end of last season. My second would be Stephen Hawking, one of the world smartest minds, his theory of black holes stuns my mind, he is also confined to a wheelchair due to an illness that left him a paralized from the neck down. Peace,Totty
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
fedorov - he was also a famous player in red wings
I also know a red wing player called fedorov,I think he was also very famous hockey player,as i remember he was playing with yzerman in the golden age of red wings. Hawking is a very smart guys who have contributed to science research in these years.
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@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I have a signed t-shirt of Sergei Federov #91, they used to play softball in my hometown during the summer. My wife has a signed puck of Steve Yzerman.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
You are living in Detroit?
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@smoke_gun (1243)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 07
maybe its a little bored,my idol is warren bufette.i think you guys already know who is warren bufette,yes,the god of shares!i learn about many strategies and attitude for a investor by his book.he is really a genius of buisness and supreme charity supporter.rich without proud,intelligent but honest.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
warren buffet - he is the second most richest person in the world.
You are interested in investing in shares?? You have read his book,but it seems that he has never disclose his strategies in choosing the stocks. People can only know what is 'value investing'but cannot know how it works in details
@smoke_gun (1243)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 07
i need no to know which shares choosen by warren buffete,beside there is different of investing environment,he is US citizen,im malaysian.the points are how he choose a share,and what he did before investing to a company.he already gives the strategies in his book-read the company annual report details,compare the price,choose the share with high return of equity(only profitable company with high ROF provided to share holder),buy with extra money,keep the shares for long terms.its looking easy,but there are 90% share investors cant did what he told,because they are greed to fast money,no self target,and they are "LEAD BY MARKET". warren buffete never told investor which share should buy,but he told whats the right technics and attitute to choose shares.this is the different between him with stocks booker,a real investing genius and targetless risk taker.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
True,wareen buffet have held some stocks for more than 30 years,no matter what happen to the market,he did not sell any of the good shares he has on hand,for those individual investors,they may have left the market when the market goes down ,they feel regret after they see the market get back to normal not long after.THey just want to have short term gain while warren focuses on long term one.
• Singapore
10 Jun 07
Hello easy, the answer is no. I find it strange to have idols. From time to time (very rarely but there are such occasions), I would find someone whom I admire for certain qualities. But that's that. I do not idolize anyone. It sounds ridiculous. In fact, when I ask myself if I want to be that person completely, my answer is always no. No one is perfect. I may admire things the person did or some quality he/she possesses, but my obsession ends at that line. :P
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Hello,wizard,I think you are the type of person who are very confident of yourself. Also you are a rational person. May be I am not young anymore,I am wondering why those 'idols' can draw so much attention to the teenagers who are avid supporters of them,they even stalk their idols and try to know more about them. I do have idols but I will not be that crazy.
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• Singapore
10 Jun 07
You are about my age, aren't you? :P Whyever (yes I coined this word) did you crop your photo anyway?
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Yeah,I am just as young as you:P,people can see my face more clearly.:)I also have this photo at my blog and people can recognize me.
@gberlin (3836)
10 Jun 07
I live in the US and I like American football. The team that I support is the Chicago Bears! I do watch some baseball also and support the Chicago Cubs.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Oh,last year the Bears was in the superbowl but unluckily they lost to the Colts,i still remembered when the bears scored the touchdown in the second minute,i thought that they would win.Rex Grossman had been playing so well last season.
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@gberlin (3836)
12 Jun 07
Well there is always this coming season. We will see if the Bears can make it to the superbowl again this year. If they do, then they should win it for sure.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
Hi easy. I'm not much into supporting anyone. I used to be a die-hard fanatic of those 80's rock band. Even plastering posters all over the wall of my bedroom before. I can cheer and admire some great personalities but not really a supporter.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
80's rock band,can you give me some examples please,I do not have much knowledge about the 80s music.:P
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
I was around 12 when I started to follow on the Duran Duran and Culture Club. Until now, their music is being played on the air from time to time. Most music nowadays are funkier. Just not my style, LOL!
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@happymom1 (1179)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I am not like into supporting somebody or something but you know i just like to watch something interesting.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
:)
@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
10 Jun 07
I'm a supporter of Italian soccer team and I remember the victory with the Australia last year :D however I'm a great supporter of Internazionale (Inter), an italian football club, and I like cycling, I support some italian bikers. For music I support Oasis :-)
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Italy soccer team - they played well in 2006 world cup
Italy deserved the world cup title as they had excellent defence throughout the tournament.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
I guess most filipinos now are agog over Manny Pacqiuao, the boxer who made headlines. Whenever he has fight, the crime here becomes non-existence, policitians forget their differences, traffic becomes nil and all people becomes glued to their TV. I SUPPORT his heart and courage to make it make and the hardwork that he has to put up to reach his dreams. We also have a new dance sports team here in my city that lately won a lot of awards in the U.S.. I hope that my daughter or my cousin would someday make it up to the team.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Manny Pacqiuao - He is a famous filipino boxer
Honestly i do not know much about him,if you can,please tell me about him,it seems that he is like the national hero in your country.Sports may have the power to make all the people within the country united together.
@molusk (857)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
My sport is basketball, thus my idol are super stars of basketball. I've got a long list of basketball idols starting from the now retired Jordan and Pippen down to your very own Nash. The NBA team that I go for is the Suns but unfotunately for them, they did not make it to the Finals.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
michael jordan - he is a legend
Michael jordan will be the basketball legend and may be no one be like him,i still remember in one season,he had helped the Bulls to win 72 games in a season. Although many people try to compare other new youngsters with jordan,but he is simply incomparable to anyone. Just look at the picture and you will agree with me.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
10 Jun 07
I am not into football in any respect, so I don't support any teams nor do I watch any sport, I am not a sport person so I have no idols. I do have factor actors and actresses like Leonardo Di Caprio who is one of my all time favourite idols and when I was young I liked Patsy Rowlands from the Carry On Films she was great.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
leonardo dicarpio - he is a cool guy
Leonrdo Dicapio is cool:)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I am not a fanatical sports team supporter at all. I believe that sports are becoming detrimental to our society as a whole. Sports are over emphasized, over dramatized and over paid. Until they bring professional sports back into reality I don't pay much attention to them.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
NBA playes have been overpaid - Imagine how much he earned and the wages from the labour who produce the sportshoes.
Hello,sumofalltears,sports may be beneficial to the society to some extent,but i agree with you that they have been overemphasized. Some people are 100% supporters of some teams,when their teams lost,they create some troubles or even harmed themselves becasue of the disappointment. Especially in the US,sports players have been overpaid,just imagine how much they can earn from the sponsors in a year.Some of the players may have contributed to the community thorough. WHen talking about the sponsors like Nike or adidas,they have earned alot of money from the sports players,but they have also been criticized for paying extremely low for their labours in Asia.It seems that they have not even contributed to the society,they put all the profit into their pockets. Sports may have a huge impact on a country or even the whole world in different aspects.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I'm a supporter of many teams! Moose softball (daughter team) NY Yankees (baseball) Pittsburgh Steelers (football) My team! Miami Dolphins (football) sig. others team Green Bay Packers (football) daughters team LA Lakers- Love Kobe!
• Portugal
11 Jun 07
Australian team was beated by Italy with a referee error, they were very brave. I am a football maniac I just love football/soccer. I support Benfica and Atletico do Cacem, 2 portuguese football teams and of course Portugal. I have some idols one of them I meat that is Simao Sabrosa from Benfica. I even have a blog that supports my other team, from the third division, please take a look at http://atleticodocacem.blogspot.com/
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I wouldn't say that I necessarily have any idols other than my parents. The closest thing that I would get to an idol is Steve Prefontain,e the late long distance runner for the University of Oregon and TEAM USA in the Munich olympics. I don't condone the way he lived his life, but it was admirable how he was all out all the time. Probably the most intense competitor to EVER live in ANY sport.