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NFL Team Slogans: Top 5 Catch Phrases that Fans Love to Shout
Whenever a team emerges from the darkness of defeat and presents itself as a contender, it brings forth a new level of excitment for their fans. Often times a unique rallying cry will be created that fans can relate to and provides them with even more reason to get excited. Here are five team slogans that fans love to share:
San Francisco 49ers: Who's got it better than us?
If someone asked me that question before the season started, I might have replied, "31 other teams." Things are different now. Going 13-3 is going to make you feel like you got it pretty good. The 49ers were quick out of the gate this season as they won 9 out of their first 10 games and had a hammer lock on the NFC West before Thanksgiving. It's not surprising that fans started feeling like they had it better than everyone.
Dallas Cowboys: How bout 'dem Cowboys?
I'm a Cowboys fan and I'll be the first to admit that I got tired of this one rather quickly. It was great when Jimmy Johnson first hollered this line in the locker room after their big win against the 49ers in the NFC Championship in 1993. It was fitting back then. After all, the Cowboys went into San Francisco and performed better than many people expected. How about that? Over the last 15 years there haven't been too many to opportunities to say those words. Of course whenever the Cowboys do pull off a win there is always at least one fan that can't resist asking that rhetorical question.
New Orleans Saints: Who Dat?
Every time I hear those words, I keep thinking someone wasn't paying very good attention and needs help figuring out who has the ball. In recent years, Who Dat Nation has overtaken the New Orleans community as they have latched on to these two special words. The phrase is also very popular for those who have just recently learned how to talk. Please don't get these two confused. A Saints fan would not share the same appreciation for the "gotchur nose" trick.
Oakland Raiders: Just Win Baby!
These days, this might be more of a plea from Raider fans than anything else. After all, they have endured nine straight seasons without a winning record. During the 2006 season, the Raiders claimed the worst record in the league and followed it up the next year by drafting JaMarcus Russell with the first overall pick in the 2007 draft—a draft that featured stars like Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson.
Chicago Bears: Da Bears!
This phrase was made popular by a Saturday Night Live skit (watch clip) in 1991 that featured loyal Chicago fans sitting around a table talking about Da Bears. This group of "Superfans" weren't the most objective group of people as sometimes their predictions were a little biased. They would conquer tough questions like - could the Chicago beat New York if Da Bears were all 14 inches tall? The answer to that question was, "Mini Bears 24, Giants 14". You just don't get that kind of sports analysis these days. As entertaining as it was, it's time to for Chicago to find a new expression.
Karla, Da Bears, lonelyplanet.com, September 28, 2010.
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