I've never watched the show. Why not believe in meritocracy? Let the best person
win? I live in Sacramento. I could care less if a Californian wins. They could
move the Kings tomorrow! Interesting.
To "To Ryan Larsen"I agree. In my case, I was heavily following
politics but that's died down and AI kind of took its place!
I'm a Packers fan. I don't live, and never have lived, in Wisconsin. I don't
really follow basketball that closely. When I lived in Oregon I was not a fan of
the TrailBlazers because I thought the majority of the team had a bad attitude.
I don't think it is wrong for BYU students and alumni to support BYU, but it
doesn't make a lot of sense for kids who attend Utah State to do so (and you see
it a lot), though that probably has more to do with religion that location. To be fair, as far as American Idol goes I don't feel the need to support
anyone. If someone performs consistently better than the others I believe they
should win, unless they provide a flawed performance at a critical time. In that
sense it is much like the playoffs in football. The best person will probably
win, but someone may out perform them in the end. When I watch I simply want to
see good performances (so if I were to watch more basketball I'd probably watch
more Lakers games).
I appreciate your enthusiasm and support for David Archuletta. Most people are
tribal and David is part of our Utah tribe. I am having fun supporting him on
that basis and also because he's extremely talented, humble and personable. You
can tell all the judges like him too! IMO, he's easily in the top three male
performers based solely on performance and not "tribal loyalty." I will keep
voting for him!
You mean like... turn off the tv and turn on the internet?
Or . . . you could turn off the TV and do anything else. Really, ANYTHING else
would be better than doing that. Even sleeping burns more calories, and it's
better for your brain.
Dear Huh?,It's not about votes. It's about sharing the excitement of
a local family- as a community. I checked it out because I heard someone say
that a local kid was on. I've since become a fan. It's just raising
awareness of the talent so everyone can tune in and enjoy. Kindly,Ryan
How many of you naysayers (Gopherus, Huh 8:51) follow the Olympics? Do you find
yourself rooting for U.S. athletes even though you know nothing about them, the
competition, or the sport they compete in? Why, then? Because they represent
your country. If that's a "stupid reason", then so be it.Are you a
Jazz fan? Why? Because they represent your city & state. If that's a "stupid
reason", then let's all become Atlanta Hawks fans - after all, Mike Bibby is
Gopherus,Is it silly for Utah residents to support the Utah Jazz?
For BYU alumni to support BYU teams? For UofU alumni to support UofU teams? You don't have to vote for him to support him; you can cheer and hope
that he performs well.kindly,Ryan
Why not support Michael? He is awesome. Voting for someone because they live by
you is a pretty stupid reason to vote for them.
Nothing wrong with supporting the most talented person in a talent contest. It
is just silly to suggest that such support should be based on sharing geography.
I'd suggest that David will represent himself. Our state is represented more by
policies than by the behavior of individuals (good or bad).
It's only silly if they really aren't good. David Archuletta is amazingly
talented and will represent our state well.
Perhaps people should support the person they think is the best or who's style
they prefer. It is silly to support someone because they are from the same
geographic location as you.