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03-07-2013, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by GirouxGiroux View Post
The question is not who is a bigger fan. The question is if someone lives in Spartak territory and ignores them in favor of the Penguins, can you call them a glory-hunter?

I say yes.

It's one thing if a person does not have a local team. If you live in Alaska, who am I to say you can't pick an English club to follow? If you like baseball or American football and you live in Europe, of course you can pick a team.

But if you're an American living in Portland, for example, and can't be bothered to check out the Timbers and instead profess an undying love of Barcelona, I have every right to call you out on that.
But is choosing to cheer for a major European team over an MLS team really any different from someone in an AHL city choosing to cheer for an NHL team while ignoring the local AHL team?

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