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Sports Fans: Have you ever rooted for only your cities team then one day decided to root for other teams as well?

Asked by pleiades (6576points) April 28th, 2014

A lot of my artist friends don’t take sports as serious as I do and they just enjoy NBA, NFL, and MLB in general… As in they will wear any hat that looks aesthetically cool. I don’t blame them we live in San Diego and many people here are transplants.

So how about you? Was there ever a point where you decided you were ditching your cities team?

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ucme's avatar

Not in that way, but I follow footballers I admire regardless of which team they play for.
When Gareth Bale played for Spurs, I watched their games whenever they were live on tv & the same since he moved to Real Madrid. I have no liking for those teams, just want to see him doing well, fantastic player that he is.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Oh yes. In the 60 the L.A. Rams were a monster NFL Football team {the real football, not that silly futbol}
They would always go to the playoffs, but they would always lose to Dallas Cowboys and/or Minnesota Vikings.
Roman Gabriel was the quarterback and one day it was reported in the press that he was caught in flagrante delicto with Jim Nabors {Gomer Pyle}. That was it.

I now actually enjoy watching Premier League Soccer play from Merry Olde England. Liverpool and Manchester United and Fulham and the rest. Very exciting.

ucme's avatar

It’s not soccer, it’s proper football, the one, the only, the original football.

filmfann's avatar

Before the A’s came to Oakland, I rooted for the Giants, and I always rooted for the Raiders.
When the Raiders still had a good team, I watched Joe Montana play for the 49ers, and was amazed at his playing skill, so I rooted for him, which meant rooting for the niners.
When I saw how incredible Michael Jordan played, I rooted for the Bulls. When he retired, I stopped.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Nope. Always been a Cardinals fan (grew up near St. Louis), always will be. That has not, and will not change just because I live in Chicagoland now. Plus it’s fun wearing my Cardinals cap deep in Cubs territory (and Cubs fans know they can’t say shit).

Blondesjon's avatar

I have lived my entire life in Illinois rooting for Wisconsin’s Packers and Brewers.

I’ll stop watching football and baseball before I ever switch teams.

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