rooting interest

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rooting interest

A strong desire to support a particular person or group. Primarily heard in US. My brother is a huge sports fan and has a rooting interest in all our local teams. I have a rooting interest in that candidate and am going to be campaigning for her.
See also: interest, root
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"The fans have shown their rooting interests here over the years and hopefully I'm one of those."
All politics are local and all college rooting interests are provincial at best and invisible at worst.
Something that transcends sports allegiance and rooting interests. You can despise the Warriors and still respect Steve Kerr for his social conscience.
Because I was raised by a Depression-era Brooklyn-born father who pledged loyalty to certain teams but not particular cities--he rooted for the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, NBA's Boston Celtics, and NCAA's Army Cadets (back when the Black Knights of the Hudson were a national power)--I grew up with rooting interests all over the map.
They quickly put aside their rooting interests, met the next day at the restaurant, returned the ring and spent 25 minutes talking baseball.
They had different rooting interests - Massaro wore a Giants cap and Vega a Dodgers jersey - but agreed the violence was senseless.
Rooting interests are a ragtag bunch of Special Forces operatives, none of them stable enough to pass a standard psych exam, yet plenty resourceful when it comes to exacting revenge.
PRINCETON, NJ -- While the general public is evenly divided in its rooting interests in this Sunday's Super Bowl, pro football fans say they would like the Arizona Cardinals -- rather than the Pittsburgh Steelers -- to win, by 44% to 35%.
By re-interviewing these 23 fans periodically in the future, we could learn if/how their rooting interests change as the Whalers' legacy recedes further and further into history.
No one questioned goes as far as Leonard Downie, Jr., executive editor of The Washington Post, who tries to obviate his having any "rooting interests" by no longer voting at all.
Maybe so, but when it comes to football, the two towns have put their rooting interests aside to cheer on the 28 Sutton and 12 Douglas players that make up the team.
For instance, our household is a potpourri of rooting interests, especially this time of year as the pennant races heat up.
Analytical and revelatory in nature, the film is not designed to elicit rooting interests or a strong emotional pull, nor is it didactic or motivated by political point-making.
Tale of a Victoria, B.C., boy who murdered his mother and grandmother for money offers no rooting interests and even less mystery.
Zegers and Smith provide the mildest of rooting interests, but no two-legged character onscreen has a prayer against the combined antics and curly-lipped, toothy facial reactions of Bernie, Mac and Louie, all