I had hoped to write and post this after a win, but since we lost maybe MHH will be bored tomorrow and respond to me.
As a preface, the job i started in August had some odd people there. Specifically, they were not big sports fans other than watching football or the Yankees. So really not hockey fans. They seemed to care more about pop culture than sports, which, if that is your prerogative, then fine. So I had been there about a month and two weeks and the hockey season was starting. I was clearly excited. Everyone knew about it because I mentioned it often. Clearly I was excited and clearly I was a pure blooded Avalanche fan.
Come the end of October, the Avalanche had a game on a particular night. One co-worker asked, "Is there a game tonight?" I responded, "Yes we play at 9." The other people around keyed in on my use of "we". They kept asking and poking fun about me "needing to stretch" and "needing to fly to Denver" etc.
This led to me asking myself "am I part of the team"? Am I part of the fan base which makes the team" Am I part of the "we" or am I a "they" as in fanbase the Avs are a "they" alone? I was perplexed by this concept.
I wondered if I was wrong by saying "we" once in while when referring to the Avs. Do I have the right to say "we"? I chose to monitor over the next two months four posters on here: DDC, Jibbles, Randy and Sandie. Two post articles, one has his own blog and one is like me who just posts all day.
DDC: Never uses "we"
Sandie: Often uses "we"
Jibbles: Its about 30% uses "we" 70% doesn't.
Randy: More than those three.
Is it wrong to use "we"? Do I have that right as a hardcore fan and part of the fanbase or can I only say that if I am connected to the team? I am still unsure.