Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Baltimore Fanbase
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
solohawks Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,534
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 239
I Root For: UNCW
Location: Wilmington, NC
Post: #1
Baltimore Fanbase
Is is possible for Towson to become the default college team to support for Baltimore or is distance and/or the University of Maryland too much to overcome?
02-11-2016 04:15 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

mat1992 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 891
Joined: Jun 2008
Reputation: 14
I Root For: Towson
Location:
Post: #2
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
(02-11-2016 04:15 PM)solohawks Wrote:  Is is possible for Towson to become the default college team to support for Baltimore or is distance and/or the University of Maryland too much to overcome?

Baltimore won't root for a 1-AA/FCS team, even if they are consistent winners and playoff contenders. They only root for Ravens and Orioles. Now move up a level in football and become a more consistent contender in basketball and I think they'll get more support from the city, but the Terps will always be #1. At some point, Towson has break the door down to be 1A.
02-11-2016 10:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
solohawks Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,534
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 239
I Root For: UNCW
Location: Wilmington, NC
Post: #3
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
Is that something that you think could happen in the future? With so many big city schools going to FBS, is Towson close enough to Baltimore to make it work? What about Towson hoops? If they made a tourny run would the city get behind them?
02-12-2016 04:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

mat1992 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 891
Joined: Jun 2008
Reputation: 14
I Root For: Towson
Location:
Post: #4
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
(02-12-2016 04:56 PM)solohawks Wrote:  Is that something that you think could happen in the future? With so many big city schools going to FBS, is Towson close enough to Baltimore to make it work? What about Towson hoops? If they made a tourny run would the city get behind them?

The city doesn't get behind any of the local schools when they are successful, so why would they get behind Towson? As for football, an FBS future is possible. There really isn't much of a future in FCS and Towson does have one plus, which is Baltimore.
02-12-2016 11:43 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
EvanJ Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 527
Joined: Feb 2015
Reputation: 4
I Root For: Hofstra and FSU
Location: Near New York City
Post: #5
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
The Baltimore area has Maryland-Baltimore County, Loyola (Maryland), Coppin State, and Towson. That's four teams, none of whom are in the top eight conferences in the Men's Basketball Conference RPI.
02-13-2016 08:43 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

solohawks Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,534
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 239
I Root For: UNCW
Location: Wilmington, NC
Post: #6
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
(02-12-2016 11:43 PM)mat1992 Wrote:  
(02-12-2016 04:56 PM)solohawks Wrote:  Is that something that you think could happen in the future? With so many big city schools going to FBS, is Towson close enough to Baltimore to make it work? What about Towson hoops? If they made a tourny run would the city get behind them?

The city doesn't get behind any of the local schools when they are successful, so why would they get behind Towson? As for football, an FBS future is possible. There really isn't much of a future in FCS and Towson does have one plus, which is Baltimore.
So if Towson made a Cinderella run in the ncaa tournament you dont think Baltimore would rally behind the team? Thats too bad
02-13-2016 09:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
mat1992 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 891
Joined: Jun 2008
Reputation: 14
I Root For: Towson
Location:
Post: #7
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
(02-13-2016 08:43 PM)EvanJ Wrote:  The Baltimore area has Maryland-Baltimore County, Loyola (Maryland), Coppin State, and Towson. That's four teams, none of whom are in the top eight conferences in the Men's Basketball Conference RPI.

Yes, Morgan State as well. That's why nobody will support even the best teams though I can see the day where Towson gets about 4-5,000 a game if they win and draw more students to the games. They'll have about 6,000 kids on campus in the next few years.
02-13-2016 10:30 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

mat1992 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 891
Joined: Jun 2008
Reputation: 14
I Root For: Towson
Location:
Post: #8
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
(02-13-2016 09:29 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
(02-12-2016 11:43 PM)mat1992 Wrote:  
(02-12-2016 04:56 PM)solohawks Wrote:  Is that something that you think could happen in the future? With so many big city schools going to FBS, is Towson close enough to Baltimore to make it work? What about Towson hoops? If they made a tourny run would the city get behind them?

The city doesn't get behind any of the local schools when they are successful, so why would they get behind Towson? As for football, an FBS future is possible. There really isn't much of a future in FCS and Towson does have one plus, which is Baltimore.
So if Towson made a Cinderella run in the ncaa tournament you dont think Baltimore would rally behind the team? Thats too bad

Sure, if they made a VCU/George Mason run to the FF, things would change some, but Baltimore as a whole still is all about the Terps.
02-13-2016 10:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
EvanJ Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 527
Joined: Feb 2015
Reputation: 4
I Root For: Hofstra and FSU
Location: Near New York City
Post: #9
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
(02-13-2016 10:34 PM)mat1992 Wrote:  Baltimore as a whole still is all about the Terps.
I don't like people liking a team that's farther away just because it's better. I also don't like people on Long Island rooting for the Rangers instead of the Islanders.
02-14-2016 10:34 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

mat1992 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 891
Joined: Jun 2008
Reputation: 14
I Root For: Towson
Location:
Post: #10
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
Also. Baltimore Sun doesn't even have a writer at Saturday's game. There's no story on any Baltimore school in Sunday's paper, but Maryland/Wisconsin is on the front page, top story. Local schools get a wire story on page 4. Everybody on local sports radio on Sunday talks about Terps' loss to Wisconsin. Game on ESPN. Towson/W&M on CSN. Guessing that nobody locally really watched that other than some Towson fans and the 2334 that made it through the cold to see the W&M game at SECU.
02-14-2016 12:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
solohawks Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,534
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 239
I Root For: UNCW
Location: Wilmington, NC
Post: #11
RE: Baltimore Fanbase
Thanks for the info. Good luck at JMU on Thursday!
02-15-2016 04:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2018 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.