Honestly, do you root for or against Shaka's Texas team?

Discussion in 'VCU Mens Basketball' started by Natty, Feb 9, 2016.

?

Do you root for or against Shaka Smart's Texas team?

  1. For

    96 vote(s)
    39.2%
  2. Against

    149 vote(s)
    60.8%
  1. Natty

    Natty Co-Founder Staff Member Top Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    12,659
    Obviously being a huge VCU and basketball fan my Twitter feed was blowing up last night with Shaka stuff, both for and against, a lot of which was coming from Ram fans. I posted a poll on my Twitter feed that picked up 60 votes but I figured posting one in here would likely be a little more scientific because you guys are all VCU fans whereas anyone could vote on my Twitter poll (65% said they root for him, 35% said they root against him).

    Curious to see what the forum thinks. Also feel free to share why or why not.
     
  2. AlienAiden

    AlienAiden Legend Top Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    30,431
    Likes Received:
    95,089
    This poll should have a third or fourth option. I love Coach Smart but I find myself rooting against his team. For instance last night I was a little miffed when they called the foul on Taylor but then I pumped my fist when Hield nailed the game winning 3.
    I used to live on the Panhandle of Texas and I never liked UT athletics.
     
    sjhawk13, RamSwag, SZQ*VCU and 6 others like this.
  3. Natty

    Natty Co-Founder Staff Member Top Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    12,659
    I considered it but knew that would clearly be an easy way out. ;)
     
    RowdyPkunk likes this.
  4. BaNgMyPrOgRaM

    BaNgMyPrOgRaM Legend Top Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    17,059
    Likes Received:
    8,772
    Agree about the options. I don't want to root against Texas but I don't root for them either. Not voting.
     
  5. Reddic-ulous

    Reddic-ulous All-Star

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    1,025
    I am more of a passive supporter. I hope he does well but I dont go out of my way to root for Texas. For example, last night I enjoyed the Texas game and was happy with the outcome for the sole reason that it was good basketball.
     
    rammad90, VCU Old Boy and Grappler like this.
  6. AlienAiden

    AlienAiden Legend Top Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    30,431
    Likes Received:
    95,089
    Well, do you understand my point? It is mixed. I do kind of root for him but then I realize it is Texas so I root for the other team.
     
    SZQ*VCU, rammad90 and VRam like this.
  7. RowdyPkunk

    RowdyPkunk Legend Top Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    17,452
    Likes Received:
    15,065
    Basically what you are saying is..... hate Texas, not Shaka right?

    I had that same feeling when Grant left for Bama.... I wished him the best.... but I hate Bama (mainly cause of their football program).... so I always cheered against Bama.... tho I still wished Grant the best.
     
    RamSwag, rammad90, rvaram and 2 others like this.
  8. Wisco

    Wisco Hall of Famer Top Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Messages:
    831
    Likes Received:
    2,441
    I feel the same way.
     
  9. Grappler

    Grappler Hall of Famer Top Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    3,499
    I'm not going to vote. The question isn't as simple as rooting for or against Texas based solely on Shaka. A lot of nights it depends on who Texas is playing. Maybe they are playing a team that I'd like to see get beaten. Or maybe a team is playing Texas and I'd like to see the other team win.

    Also, VCU is my number one priority so if Texas winning a game helps us move up in the rankings then I want them to win. If Texas losing a game helps us move up in the rankings then I want Texas to lose.
     
  10. AlienAiden

    AlienAiden Legend Top Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    30,431
    Likes Received:
    95,089
    I look at it this way. Why would anyone other than a Texas grad/Austin/state of Texas based fans root for them? The entire Hook 'Em money falling out the sky burnt orange thing is not appealing to me. I went to VCU so I root for VCU. I have various favorite teams in professional sports. When a player is traded I do not go root for his new team.
    So I voted......I root against Texas unless they are playing some a-hole school like Kansas:D
     
    #10 AlienAiden, Feb 9, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
    Ram Jenn, Pdalpsher, rvaram and 2 others like this.
  11. duncanlamb

    duncanlamb Legend Top Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,961
    Likes Received:
    13,148
    I proudly root for shaka! Inspite of everything, I feel "once a ram, always a ram". Look at this way, we got him for 6 years which is better than va tech, marquette, illinois, NC state and UCLA!
     
    SpiderRAM and RonnieDobbs like this.
  12. Orion

    Orion All-Star Top Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2015
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Definitely this. I support Shaka, and I do hope he does well. That being said, I don't root for Texas or really follow them. Best of luck to Shaka, but I keep my focus on the team I care about
     
    SwiftyClown likes this.
  13. AlienAiden

    AlienAiden Legend Top Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    30,431
    Likes Received:
    95,089
    The question is do you root for Shaka's team.
     
    duncanlamb likes this.
  14. TampaKAP

    TampaKAP Hall of Famer Top Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,490
    Likes Received:
    4,958
    second, the same way I root for Rice, and UT-Chatt, and The Mount, ad Teddy and Justin and Lyles, etc
     
  15. MobileMunchies

    MobileMunchies Legend Top Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    Messages:
    11,872
    Likes Received:
    34,477
    I don't really root for or against, as he's not around anymore, heir team, and he, are a non-factor in my mind, life, and viewing choices. There's no choice in the OP, for none of the above?
     

Share This Page