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I have come to the conclusion that the Cowboys will never be decent as long as Jerruh is the owner. I figure he is an alien life form whose lifespan is somewhere around 3,000 years. I've always rooted for the Ravens as a team that I like because they have a bunch of Terps, and they're local. Would I be allowed to switch allegiances?
No. and even if you did i dont see how you could ever be truly invested in a team you didnt grow up rooting for.
Any Ravens fan born before 1980 or so certainly seems to have found a way.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
Root for whoever the hell you want. But, you will be judged.
aren't you a Nats fan?
and I guess they should have all rooted for the indianapolis colts and never saw their team on tv for 15 years.
I guess all of cleveland should root for the ravens too.
This post was edited by jgdomino 18 months ago
Pic Sigs are for losers.
You can't switch unless your team moves.
Ask charmcity what the rule is. He's got everything written down somewhere.
Of course a Cowboys fan would want to jump to a different bandwagon.
That team, and its fans are an abortion to the NFL.
This post was edited by dterpfan 18 months ago
Rules about rooting for pro sports teams are stupid.
College teams you can never switch, though.
These rules are decent.
The Sports Guy lays down the law with 20 rules that a true sports fan should never break.
Legitimate reasons to switch pro sports allegiances:
1. Your beloved hometown team leaves.
2. A new team comes to your hometown.
3. You move to a new hometown and adopt their team.
4. An immediate family member of yours plays for a new team.
That said, do whatever you want. But I'd have to agree with Alpha that I can't understand how someone who basically gets bored with their team and switches allegiances as an adult can possibly get any real enjoyment or connection out of the new team. Maybe it happens with time.
Yea I am the Miami Dolphins of spelling.
Well - it will double your chances of getting a date on Saturday night
Yeah, what of it? Same situation in reverse. I wasn't hating on Ravens fans, I was simply pointing out that there are legitimate reasons for picking up a team after childhood.
it was weak but its all I got.
yes, welcome aboard my brother.
rationale: there is no legitimate and honorable reason for you to be a Cowboys fan, so that is by definition an illegitimate, null & void act. so assuming you live somewhere within an hour of Baltimore, it would be acceptable for you to jump over.
This post was edited by TerpBE 18 months ago
I will never understand the position people have about loyalty when it comes to professional teams. I guess that's why there are so many suckers in the world. When it comes to supporting a team and shelling out bucks to do it they better earn it or go else where with your support. If you think the team owner is a tool, you think your star linebacker is a murderer, the head coach is a ticking DUI manslaughter or what not then that team can go DIE! and you are allowed to root for their rival just to spite them.
As noted earlier, college teams are a totally different thing.
If you change teams as an adult because your original team isn't winning enough, you'll never truly care about the new team. Plus the second the Cowboys make it to the playoffs and the Ravens don't, you'll be back on the bandwagon. Sure the lows won't be so bad since you'll have two teams, but the highs wont be as high.
Switching is only allowed on the Jan 21 of the 13th year after the a millennium. So, you can do it.
1) Its so perfect that youre a Cowboys fan to begin with.
2) as Baldwin said- as soon/if the 'Boys ever get good again, you'll jump right back to them like nothing ever happened.
Just out of curiosity, why are the Cowboys your team?
That's pretty stupid.
Did anyone see the piece ESPN did a few weeks ago about the Bengals fan who sold his fandom on eBay last year? A Steelers fan won the auction, so this guy -- a lifelong Cincy resident -- is now apparently a diehard Steelers fan, while his family and friends still love the Bengals. Biggest piece of shit in the world.
I don't even see how it's physically possible to turn against your home team like that. And of course, once he makes the switch the Bengals make the playoffs, the Steelers don't and the two franchises now appear to be going in exact opposite directions. Serves that asshole right.
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