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03-07-2013, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by GirouxGiroux View Post
Yes. The AHL is minor-league. You can't make that comparison.

To be clear, I'm not suggesting it should be the other way around and Americans have to ignore European clubs. I casually follow a couple European clubs. I'm not even saying you have to give a rat's ass about MLS. I'm just saying people who do shouldn't be upset when they're pegged as snobs.

What it comes down to is that I support local teams because I feel they represent me, and I have a hard time comprehending what people get out of supporting teams they have no connection to whatsoever.
One could argue that MLS is minor league compared to the top Euro leagues.

But I think it simply comes down to seeing something they like about the team. For example, because of the wide-spread availability for years of Atlanta Braves games on TBS and Chicago Cubs games on WGN, many people in locations all across North America are Braves and Cubs fans rather than fans of the nearest MLB team. Similarly, look at the NFL. I don't think it's terribly unusual to find, say, a Dallas Cowboy fan in Jacksonville.

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