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Gin Rummy
05-24-2017, 03:21 AM
I got into a huge debate with a buddy of mine at a bar last night over the topic of what Sports teams the four Turtles would root for.

It is obvious that coming from NYC they would probably root for New York clubs. But there are quite a lot of teams to choose from...

Two Football teams, Two Hockey teams, two basketball teams, two baseball teams. ect.

To make this more complicated is the fact that the Borough of NYC that the TMNT live in - Manhattan has a very polarizing sports spectrum. With no team really dominating the area over another... (outside of the Knicks.)

So my real question is, Are they Jets/Mets or Giants/Yankees?

I am aware that international TMNT fans might not have any knowledge or interest in American sports.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-24-2017, 05:40 AM
I guess:

*American football = no ideas.
*Baseball = no ideas.
*Basketball = New York Knicks (at least in the 2010's films)
*Ice hockey = New York Rangers (New York Islanders are from Long Island, but maybe the Mirage Turtles prefer the New York Islanders because they dominated the NHL during the early-1980's)
*Soccer = New York City FC (2010's versions)

I think it's more interresting which sports clubs Casey Jones prefer...

ToTheNines
05-24-2017, 05:57 AM
I've always imagined them as living in The Bronx/Upper Manhattan. So: Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Jets. (The first 3 having to do with stadium proximity, but with football having no geographical divisions in NYC, they chose The Jets because they're green lol.)

I like to imagine that part of Raph's friendship with Casey is based around them arguing over sports. Since he's a Brooklyn boy, he roots for the Islanders, Nets, Mets. They do bond over the Jets, however.

I remember at least one Tales issue where Don wore a Red Sox hat. Maybe he spent more time watching TV in Northampton since he had less stuff to tinker with and started following Boston.

oldmanwinters
05-24-2017, 11:17 AM
I like to think OT Raph liked the Mets, as he seemed somewhat familiar with Shea Stadium in the first season.

The Deadman
05-24-2017, 11:39 AM
Id be shocked if Casey Jones didnt support the Rangers.

IndigoErth
05-24-2017, 11:52 AM
I got into a huge debate with a buddy of mine at a bar last night over the topic of what Sports teams the four Turtles would root for.
:tlol: Well if there's gonnna be a huge debate, I can't think of a better topic. Beats politics. :D

Two Football teams, Two Hockey teams, two basketball teams, two baseball teams. ect.
If there's so many to choose from I'm surprised this hasn't been played on more, with possible opposing sports loyalties in the household. Sounds like a good source for brotherly competition that doesn't involve ninja stuff.

ToTheNines
05-24-2017, 11:57 AM
I like to think OT Raph liked the Mets, as he seemed somewhat familiar with Shea Stadium in the first season.

That was Michelangelo.


If there's so many to choose from I'm surprised this hasn't been played on more, with possible opposing sports loyalties in the household. Sounds like a good source for brotherly competition that doesn't involve ninja stuff.

I feel like Raph would be the only passionate sports nut. I imagine everyone else as passive/casual fans.

IndigoErth
05-24-2017, 12:35 PM
I feel like Raph would be the only passionate sports nut. I imagine everyone else as passive/casual fans.
Agree, it fits his nature more. Mikey seems like he would, but not quite from the same competitive angle.

Leo and Donnie seem more 50/50 on whether or not they've got better things to do.

ToTheNines
05-24-2017, 12:57 PM
Agree, it fits his nature more. Mikey seems like he would, but not quite from the same competitive angle.

Leo and Donnie seem more 50/50 on whether or not they've got better things to do.

Mikey's also been known to hero worship. I could see him being more into his select few favorite players rather than a die-hard fan of any one team.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-24-2017, 01:02 PM
I remember at least one Tales issue where Don wore a Red Sox hat. Maybe he spent more time watching TV in Northampton since he had less stuff to tinker with and started following Boston.

With Casey Jones' grandmother being from Massachusetts, maybe his fandom would be:

*American football = New England Patriots
*Baseball = Boston Red Sox
*Basketball = Boston Celtics
*Ice hockey = Boston Bruins
*Soccer = New England Revolution

ToTheNines
05-26-2017, 03:35 AM
Who is Donatello's grandma?

neatoman
05-26-2017, 03:41 AM
Who is Donatello's grandma?

Gamera of course. But on his father's side it's A'tuin. If we're talking about Splinter's mom, it's Mr's Brisby.

Yeah, I don't understand what "His grandmother" means here. Tang Shen?

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-26-2017, 05:44 AM
Casey Jones' grandmother.

MsMarvelDuckie
05-26-2017, 05:18 PM
Gamera of course. But on his father's side it's A'tuin. If we're talking about Splinter's mom, it's Mr's Brisby.

Yeah, I don't understand what "His grandmother" means here. Tang Shen?



ROFL! Gamera indeed!!

No no. Brisby was a mouse. Splinter's mom would have been one of the rats from NIMH. Maybe Nicodemus was his dad? And now I suddenly have the urge to write Splinter's origin as one of the NIMH rats or their descendants.....

Prowler
05-26-2017, 05:22 PM
I guess:

*American football = no ideas.
*Baseball = no ideas.
*Basketball = New York Knicks (at least in the 2010's films)
*Ice hockey = New York Rangers (New York Islanders are from Long Island, but maybe the Mirage Turtles prefer the New York Islanders because they dominated the NHL during the early-1980's)
*Soccer = New York City FC (2010's versions)

I think it's more interresting which sports clubs Casey Jones prefer...
Usually Americans who are into the form of football you and I are familiar with tend to go for European teams instead. So they might pick European clubs based on their favourite colours. Seems harder for Raph since so many teams wear red, but in my mind I imagine him ass a Benfica supporter. 8)

ToTheNines
05-26-2017, 06:07 PM
Arsenal all the way.

Prowler
05-26-2017, 06:21 PM
Arsenal all the way.
In all seriousness, if Raphael watched English football I have a feeling he'd support Liverpool. The Northern English are known for speaking with a rougher accent and Raphael usually has a rougher voice than his brothers.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-27-2017, 02:52 AM
I try to imagine the Utroms of TCRI in disguises during the 1970's going to watch Brazilian player Pelé playing soccer for New York Cosmos. :)

To be more serious, how about Splinter watching more sumo wrestling and table tennis (with some rivalry between Japan and the People's Republic of China)? In some versions, Hamato Yoshi may have been in Japan to watch the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo.