In partnership with CBSSports.com
The Web's No. 1 forum for coverage and discussion of Terps sports
Visitor discussion of University of Maryland and college sports
A place for lively discussion for all other sports unrelated to Maryland athletics
Feedback for IMS and 247Sports
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
That's fair, it's the same way I am a cowboys fan. I think if we had moved to say Miami and I became a dolphins fan that would be okay, but I couldn't become a skins fan. My sister tried. I miss her sometimes.
I dont care why anybody roots for what team or if they switch. As long as they don't care that I dont respect them as fans.
The percentage of Ravens fans I know that are bad fans is much higher than any other group. But this is just because of where I live and the fact that theyve been good and therefore attracted a lot of otherwise crappy fans. Sure as hell doesnt make me want to join them though.
You can't switch teams. I'm an OWG. Senators were my first love. They left of course. No fucking chance I was gonna switch to the orioles. Lost track of baseball till Washington got another team. Back in the game....
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
What about the Pirates?
And you should obviously switch to the Ravens. I mean the Steelers are so loathsome and O's/Ravens/Terps fans are clearly the coolest.
Go away, KA!
So I'm an O's and Skins fan.
We live in HoCo.
My oldest is 6, and not really into sports yet. He'll watch for a bit, say he's cheering for a team, but isn't at the point where he's really following it.
For college sports and for baseball, he's a fan of the Terps and O's, respectively. For football, he says that he's both a Ravens and Redskins fan. It makes me cringe a bit, but I figure that a) most of his friends are probably Ravens fans, and I can't begrudge the kid if he ends up liking a different team than me for that reason, b) he's 6, so he gets some leeway, and c) he doesn't really know what it means to be a fan right now.
That said, he has until his 8th birthday to make up his mind between the Redskins and the Ravens. Those are the only two teams that he is allowed to choose from. After that, there's no switching.
Am I being reasonable here?
BTW, wife is giving me the ol' "he can like two teams if he wants!" spiel while I try and explain that he (and I) would be forever ridiculed if he did. Ugh.
Nats fans should be able to help here
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
Winning Super Bowls? Huh?
my dad is still a Pirates fan (and Penguins), but had O's season tickets so I was surrounded by them growing up and went to a ton of games and Cal was my favorite player. Growing up playing baseball, it was natural that I'd be an Orioles fan.
This post was edited by JDawgBBall9 18 months ago
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Why is it weird? I think it was nuts to switch from Senators to o's.
Not speaking for other Nats fans (and not sure why I'm even responding to this at all) but my situation would be more like the choice Baltimore football fans had to make when the Ravens came to town. Not similar to Tiffles' band wagon jumping at all.
I usually agree with JDawg on most things but I can't on this one.
Your son should root for your teams. No choice.
Not a good idea to tell your kids who they can cheer for. Ever seen Field of Dreams?
Seriously, seems really controlling ....
If I may shift back to the college topic. I basically grew up a Maryland fan; but I won't be attending the University. Would it be ethical for me to root for both Maryland and whatever college I go to? I've always told myself I would root for both, because I've invested to much time, money, and emotions into the Terps tostop being a big fan.
Its a recent discovery that started basically last year that I'm still struggling with.
Depends on what school you're going to.. If you're going to Minnesota, not allowed. Too big of a rivalry in a few years IMO
I think it's kind of unrespectful- Ovie
Most likely an SEC school.
My dad is a bandwagon Raiders/St. Louis Cardinals fan, so yea. I give him shit for it all the time.
Detroit Hustles Harder
If I had one city, I'd agree. I'm in a split city situation, though. And if 90% of his friends are Ravens fans, why not let him have that in common with them?
I'm pushing him towards the Skins, but I don't want to force anything (aside from strong disapproval if he chooses any other teams).
Pretty sure you should be focused more on the women you're going to outkick your coverage with than sports message board rules
Growing up a Terps fan and then going to an SEC school is like getting a get out of jail free card.
Take it, run, and don't look back.
Edit: meant to quote BCIB's "Not a good idea to tell your kids who they can cheer for. Ever seen Field of Dreams?"
Didn't you recently post that you pulled your kid out of a school after he came home singing HTTR?
This post was edited by azitnay 18 months ago
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
It's true, being a Terps fan causes more harm than good, but I still love 'em.
Sports version of Stockholm Syndrome, I guess.
This shouldn't be so complicated. Pro sports are very much about civic/regional pride. You root for the team from the city in your area (for example, there should be no Nats fans from HoCo). When a team moves to your city, you drop the the little hobby of following an outside team you chose for whatever random reason. Obviously, Bmore or DC would never get a EPL team but if they did, I'd quickly drop Tottenham because while fun to pick a team to follow when there's no local team, at the end of the day you have no real connection to that team or its fans. Father's team seems like a reasonable exception. Just one person's opinion though.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports