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doesn't "decent" perfectly describe the cowboys over the past 8 years or so? They are pretty consistently right around .500 with an occasional playoff year.
I would think for a lot of people it would be easier to change your college loyalty rather than your pro team loyalty. your pro teams you probably rooted for since you were 5. for lots of people they didnt start following their college team until they were 18.
Yeah, but if you waited to start following your college team until 18 it's likely because you went there, so it would be tough to change given the attachment from actually being there.
i would still think it would be easier to do than not rooting for the pro team you rooted for for most of your life.
I think it's easier to change college teams because you can't guarantee that you can (or should) go to that college. If you grow up in a UMD household and go to VT, chances are, you are going to be a VT fan as an adult.
I've been a Terps fan since I was little and went there, so I can't really put myself in that position.
Of course you think it's stupid, that's why you root for a football team in Indianapolis, a basketball team in Washington and a USFL team that no longer exists, but not the Orioles they are St. Louis's team. Please explain how that is not stupid.
God knows one less Cowboy fan makes the world a better place. But this is a total punk ass move. You pick a team when you are 9 and that's your team. Anything less and you totally suck as a fan. Guess you'll be bailing on MD football too, Enjoy your new Alabama gear.
Your rules kinda make sense except this one. Why would a move encourage people to adopt new teams? Isn't that bandwagonesque?
Tons of people who didn't grow up around DC have told me it's no fun to not have at least a partial rooting interest in the home teams. I don't completely understand it, but I've never lived anywhere else so I'm not in the best position to judge.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
This thread is so PG county.
"The biggest losers in life are people correcting message board grammar . Fact not opinion"
I'm gonna get PUMMELED for this post
Over the past year or so, I've observed the awesome Orioles run and a Ravens Super Bowl run while living in the city. Plus Game 162 and another deep Ravens playoff run. And pro sports aren't about the teams, but the entire city rallying around one thing. So its a lot more fun when you have a rooting interest with the team that plays in that city.
Its pro sports, there's barely anything in common with a team from five years prior. Go back ten years and there's like a 99% roster turnover. Pro teams are more about the cities than the teams. So if you move or something, its a lot more fun to have some sort of rooting interest in the local pro teams.
Living in the suburbs wasn't the same as the city, and I wouldn't be surprised if I continued to live in Baltimore and became a Ravens fan instead of my current Steelers fandom. I haven't crossed that line yet and I'm not saying I will, but that may be where I end up and I wouldn't be surprised. I've never been a huge NFL fan anyways and I definitely wouldn't be as big of a fan as most Ravens fans in my hypothetical future but it would be more fun for me than rooting for a team you can't watch half the time anyways and can't really watch with others.
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Is this like a coming out post? I'm proud of you son. NOH8
Civic pride being the main factor in determining one's team is dying a slow, painful death in this era of the internet satellite t.v. and 24 hour sports networks and that makes me so sad.
I don't know what you mean, but it had the cadence of a joke.
I don't really agree with this. Seems like every city rallies around their teams when they make it to the playoffs.
Somehow I missed that I'm on a sheep team with THREE steelers fans.
Back to Tiffles. We already know he is now a Duke fan. Is he also going to hop from being a Lakers fan now that they suck and stop supporting the Yankees since it has been some time since their last WS? Which teams will he want to jump to in those leagues?
You can enjoy the atmosphere and party with your friends without changing your stripes.
We will allow you to change your NFL team allegiance as long as we get to choose the team.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
I can and I do. I'm gonna sit at a bar and get plastered on Charles Street on Super Bowl Sunday. But I can't enjoy it in the same way.
Sure I have a Steelers bar that I've gone to, but the crowd there is....woof. I stay in the corner with a couple other friends but its 45 minutes away.
This post was edited by JDawgBBall9 15 months ago
yeah that rule makes very little sense, unless you're still a kid
Kinda depends why you are a steelers fan, but I would think the "moving cities" thing doesn't apply when you move to your arch-rival's city.
My dad is from Pittsburgh, we moved back here when I was like four and he raised me that way
Yeah, thats dumb. The internet and satellites havent negated pride in your city.
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