The only sports I root for multiple teams is in college sports, but even then I root for Rutgers first and foremost, then several other teams I want to win. In pro sports its Philadelphia and nothing else. The worst are the fans who say their two favorite teams are heated rivals. I have friends who like the Mets and the Phillies. Or the Giants and the Eagles. I'm sure there are more in other regions, but fans like that bug me.
We call those fans, Mets fans. A Phils fan would NEVER EVER cheer for the Mets.
There are other teams that I have a 'soft spot' for because of certain players etc, but more so wish those players success as opposed to the team. Carolina is an example.
Other then that, its only Flyers. I couldnt imagine cheering for mutliple teams, it just defeats the purpose of competitive sport. If you have two favourite teams playing eachother, you can never enjoy a Win, as you have also endured a loss. Wild concept.
Pretty hard for me not to be a Habs fan in Montreal. It is only recently where fans get watch every game of teams outside their area (and free).
But 5? The best I can do is once Flyers/Habs are out, I just go for the next Canadian team.
So you can root for the Habs? I live in Boston, but once the Flyers are out might as well give me the Nashville Predators. I hope any team out of the EC gets swept in the SCF's if the Flyers are out. I would never siwtch allegiance to any team especially those whiny Habs fans and they grandstanding owners who would prefer to fake injury in lieu of letting players play a game.
The most embarrassing thing a fan has ever done over a sports team is to call the police to arrest a professional athlete who injured another player in a hockey related incident. If the Habs were the last team to choose from because every other team seceded from the league because the Habs chose to dive every play instead of play hockey I would choose to watch lawn bowling.
I do support the Manchester Monarchs who are about a 30 minute drive away. I pay attention to the former Monarchs players in LA, but thats as far as it is for me supporting the Kings.
looking at the faces of all the Bruins fans, listening to the local sports radio was a beautifull thing after game 7 ended.
I completely agree about the post saying all the upsets might benefit the Flyers; so I do want Chicago to beat Vancouver, Montreal to beat Boston and so on.
What's weird is that I actually watch A LOT of hockey from both conferences, if the Flyers aren't playing I switch to so many different games and pretty much watch all of them. I also follow the Western Conference A LOT because there's so much parody over there and it makes for good hockey.
You guys think you like the Kings, Coyotes, Wild and Predators (yuck) until you sit there and watch them play for the entire season. Those teams play defense all night because they don't have the offense to carry them, it's the most boring **** you'll ever see. Kopitar's a good player, but he's so lazy he goes MIA for stretches of the season. The Kings have such big players that are slow so when they play fast teams, they slow the pace down because they can't keep up. The Coyotes are fast but have no finish, and watching the Wild and Predators is like watching paint dry...Those teams might have great years and will make the playoffs, but they aren't winning the cup.
you can take that opinion and shove it up your ass.
Been a Flyer fan here in NH all my life. I will die a Flyers fan.
Dont like it? too ****ing bad.
Ha! "all your life," i.e. when you decided to latch onto the team. How old are you? I'm not only asking because of your response, but because, before the advent of digital media, how did you watch the Flyers? Did you read boxscores in the paper, or did you get Prism in NH?
By the way, I was being facetious.
Originally Posted by CharlieGirl
I don't ****ing think so. I live about 60 miles from Toronto.
I am a Flyers fan, a Tennessee Titans fan, a Kansas City Royals fan. I don't watch the CFL, and I don't give a rat's ass about MLS.
What is your rationale?
Do you think that the teams that you have hitched your wagon to have pretty colors? Did a player you like, play for one of those teams? And were you an Oilers fan?
If it's the latter, Simon Gagne was a good player and a good person in the community when he was here. Far as I know, he never turned down an autograph and always kept his nose clean. He's in Tampa Bay now, does that mean I should support the Lightning? Because I couldn't care less about their organization.
I have a personal example: my late grandfather is from NYC. He used to cut Joey D's hair at his barber shop, and was a walking Yankee encyclopedia. When my mom was a child, her father would take her into the dugout during bp, something I had an opportunity to do twice when I was a little kid.
He always made me watch the Yankees on TV when I would visit him, not like I had a choice.
Should I be a Yankees fan? Even though I was born and raised in Philly, and grew up watching the teams that play here?
Personally, I don't understand it. But I give a break to the people who don't\never lived here that want to support our teams.