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#1 southwaleswing

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:18 PM

Hi everyone,



I am a psychologist at the University of Glamorgan in the UK. I am currently doing some research on the addictive nature of being a sports fan and how it impacts on peoples lives. My research team and I have created a survey looking at some of these ideas and now we need some proper fans to have a go at it!! It takes about 5-10 minutes to complete and will hopefully make you think about how big a fan you actually are! If you follow the link below it will take you to the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7GLB5YY



I'd be really grateful if you could have a go!

Cheers!!



#2 Red Wings Addict

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

I don't have a problem, you have a problem!
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:14 PM

And I can stop anytime I want.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:26 PM

And I can stop anytime I want.


I just don't want to right now.
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:27 PM

And I can stop anytime I want.


But why would you. :D

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:28 PM

Addiction is becoming an extremely overused term.

I view addiction as things you wish you could quit, but are unable to.

Nicotine is an addiction... Liquor can be an addiction... Sports you can turn off the TV...

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:32 PM

Nicotine is an addiction... Liquor can be an addiction... Sports you can turn off the TV...

That's debatable. :P
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:56 PM

Addiction is becoming an extremely overused term.

I view addiction as things you wish you could quit, but are unable to.

Nicotine is an addiction... Liquor can be an addiction... Sports you can turn off the TV...

You know how many times i have gotten pissed and said i wasn't going to watch another game but still watched the next time they were on. or gotten close to the playoffs and it seemed like the wings were coasting and i said i will not watch the rest of the reg season games until playoffs start..but i watch anyways. seems just like an addiction.whats overused is the term overused :P
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:58 PM

I'll say I'm addicted to sports. I like Hockey, but I like Baseball and Football too. It just so happens out of all my teams, the Red Wings by far have had the most success, so I've paid the most attention to them.

I only follow Basketball when the Pistons are in the playoffs, or the Spartans make the Final 4.
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#11 WingZNut13

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:37 PM

Is it bad I would cancel a wedding for a Wings playoff game?
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:18 AM

I feel like I'm on hfboards and LGW at least an hour or so everyday looking for any news on the Wings. I think its just that I've learned so much about all the players and all the prospects, the coaches, the strategies they use and everything. Its just so deep and interesting to me, and I'm always just looking for anything that looks promising for the future of the Wings. I really think the best job in the world would be the GM of a sports team, specifically the Red Wings.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:33 AM

Sports you can turn off the TV...


I do that every now and again if I should be studying/working or can't stand the effort they're showing but I just CAN'T HELP but turn it back on... I just have to... Don't look at me...

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:10 AM

Let's do a quick quiz (just for fun).

Answer the following questions without looking them up on the internet or asking anyone else. Just go with what's in the top of your head.

1) Who was the coach between Bowman and Babcock?

2) What number draft pick was Henrik Zetterberg?

3) Which player was known as Papa Bear?

4) After Larry Aurie, who wore #6?

5) What is the birthplace of Gordie Howe?

6) Who was the first Finn to play for the Wings?

7) What is the occupation of Chris Osgood's wife?

8) What is the name of Todd Bertuzzi's son?

9) What is the most recent season in which two sets of Wings had the same birthdays (albeit different years)?

10) Which player from a rival team has a son named after Shanny?

0-1 correct: You are on the wrong board. The Red Wing Shoe Company does not advertise here.
2-3 correct: You are aware that hockey exists. You might feel more at home on the Panthers' forum. Uh, Florida Panthers, that is. Yes, they exist.
4-6 correct: You have a life outside of the Red Wings. Stop it.
7-9 correct: You need a life outside of the Red Wings.
10 correct: You are an addict.

Edit to add answers.
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1) Dave Lewis
2) 210
3) Slava Fetisov
4) Cummy Burton
5) Floral, SK
6) Filppula
7) Owner of a yoga studio
8) Tag
9) 08-09 (Sammy and Franzen Dec. 23 and Hossa and Kronwall Jan 12)
10) Claude Lemieux

Edited by 55fan, 24 July 2011 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

Whether Addiction is overused or if it's even the right term but I have to say I'm very addicted to the Wings, and I'm proud of it. I'm a die-hard Wings fan and a die-hard Hockey fan. Yes I crave info about My Team and all of hockey all the time even in the dead of July. The Wings are my team and I'll be addicted if I want and I'm just fine with it lol. GO RED WINGS!!!!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:38 AM

Is it bad I would cancel a wedding for a Wings playoff game?


This is why we scheduled our wedding for mid-July, to avoid any playoff conflicts.

Edited by VM1138, 24 July 2011 - 11:38 AM.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

Perhaps, but I'm also addicited to other things like cartoons or watching people get hurt physically (as long as there's no permanent damage :P). *shrugs*

#18 Majsheppard

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 12:16 PM

I was hoping it would tell me at the end. Though I think I know the answer.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

#19 KrazyGangsta

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:57 PM

To tell you the truth, I used to be more addicted. The more I watch hockey, the more I'm getting disgusted of the officiating. If they don't fix that aspect of the game they are going to lose a lot of fans.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:59 AM

9) What is the most recent season in which two sets of Wings had the same birthdays (albeit different years)?


Don't know if I should tell you this, but I share a birthday with Kronner :) didn't know it was Hossa's too though...

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