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01-04-2013, 11:16 AM
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Who has 2 equally favorite team besides people in Europe with no real geographical allegiance? I don't understand the mentality of being a fan of a team other than the one the you grew up closest to. One of my little cousins is a giants fan, and it pisses everyone in my family off, because little kids just choose whatever team won the most recent championship to adhere to.

Just pick one team. What's the point of being a fan of individual teams otherwise?

I understand just loving the game. I'm the same way. I'll watch any game that's on tv at any time. But i would NEVER root for any other team even close to the capacity that i root for the Flyers.

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01-04-2013, 11:23 AM
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isles and oilers, im only rooting for the oilers so i can see them get beat in the stanley cup finals by the isles though

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01-04-2013, 11:27 AM
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Who has 2 equally favorite team besides people in Europe with no real geographical allegiance? I don't understand the mentality of being a fan of a team other than the one the you grew up closest to. One of my little cousins is a giants fan, and it pisses everyone in my family off, because little kids just choose whatever team won the most recent championship to adhere to.

Just pick one team. What's the point of being a fan of individual teams otherwise?

I understand just loving the game. I'm the same way. I'll watch any game that's on tv at any time. But i would NEVER root for any other team even close to the capacity that i root for the Flyers.
I don't get this at all either.

How can you possibly have two teams that you are equally passionate for?

I mean there are a few teams other than the Oilers that I enjoy watching and respect, but if it came down to the finals I would proabably begin to immediately hate them.

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01-04-2013, 11:29 AM
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anyone who likes two different teams should be beaten to death with their own leg.
This probably applies to outside of NHL too?

Personally I have a favorite SM-Liiga team (Ässät) and it is not my hometown (Espoo) team. However, my wife is crazy about Blues and thus I have bought her Blues-stuff like season ticket and scarf and knit cap. Now sure, it still doesn't make me a Blues-fan, but if I go to virtually all games with her and see how happy she is when Blues is successful, how couldn't I cheer for them too?

Also, I was born in Heinola which has a Mestis (basically like Finnish AHL) team and lived there for 20 years owning season ticket to HeKi (now Peliitat) games and later I studied in University of Vaasa and went to a lot of games there, for example almost all games of two championship runs. So basically I have four favorite teams on the top-2 levels. When I began to cheer for Ässät, Heinola had a division-2 team (which correlates to something like ECHL, although, clearly, promotions are possible)

Now my question to you is: In your opinion, what should I do? Abandon three teams? Which three?

edit. For sure I know which team to cheer for when they face one another, so that's not the problem here.


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01-04-2013, 11:32 AM
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Who has 2 equally favorite team besides people in Europe with no real geographical allegiance? I don't understand the mentality of being a fan of a team other than the one the you grew up closest to. One of my little cousins is a giants fan, and it pisses everyone in my family off, because little kids just choose whatever team won the most recent championship to adhere to.

Just pick one team. What's the point of being a fan of individual teams otherwise?

I understand just loving the game. I'm the same way. I'll watch any game that's on tv at any time. But i would NEVER root for any other team even close to the capacity that i root for the Flyers.
So are you saying that if you live in Hawaii you have absolutely no right to select anything else than LA kings as your favorite team?


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01-04-2013, 12:08 PM
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Preds fan 100%, but I will root for the Caps when they play as I live in DC and they're in the Eastern Conference. That said, when the Preds meet the Caps, it's not even a question who I want to win. I think it's alright to have a team in the other conference that you have a fondness for (see Senapred or Devilpred alliances during the playoffs), but being an equal fan of two teams just doesn't work.

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01-04-2013, 12:20 PM
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Preds fan 100%, but I will root for the Caps when they play as I live in DC and they're in the Eastern Conference. That said, when the Preds meet the Caps, it's not even a question who I want to win. I think it's alright to have a team in the other conference that you have a fondness for (see Senapred or Devilpred alliances during the playoffs), but being an equal fan of two teams just doesn't work.

This really is my point. It's not so black and white but as long as that choice is always the same, it's okay.

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01-04-2013, 12:33 PM
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Well it wouldn't be hard to choose between two favorite but if you count the 1st on out it would get a lot harder.

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01-04-2013, 12:35 PM
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Oilers and Sharks.

First off, 2 western teams in the final would be baffling.

Second, I would go Oilers 100%. I like the Sharks as a number 2 to follow when the Oilers aren't playing, but they are nowhere near Oilers in terms of who I cheer for.

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01-04-2013, 01:01 PM
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So are you saying that if you live in Hawaii you have absolutely no right to select anything else than LA kings as your favorite team?
yes because there are obviously no exceptions, and hawaii wouldn't fall under the same category of having no real geographical allegiances or anything, similar to those nhl fans from europe, etc.
i'm speaking more of the type of people who've lived their entire lives in st. louis, for example, but are penguins fans for some reason.

im not saying don't do it, or insulting anyone who does. i just personally don't understand it. if i lived in hawaii, i would choose 1 team and adhere to that team as the one i remained loyal and passionate to and since there's no real logical choice based off of location, i'd just pick one i liked for whatever reason, but again, that's just my opinion.

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Predators and Leafs.

Yikes - that would be a tough one. On one hand, I would want the Predators to win because seeing them in the SCF seems to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Unfortunately, these days it seems like the same could be said about the Maple Leafs.

In the end, I would most likely end up cheering for the Leafs. It would be a tough one to watch though.

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01-04-2013, 01:07 PM
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yes because there are obviously no exceptions, and hawaii wouldn't fall under the same category of having no real geographical allegiances or anything, similar to those nhl fans from europe, etc.
i'm speaking more of the type of people who've lived their entire lives in st. louis, for example, but are penguins fans for some reason.

im not saying don't do it, or insulting anyone who does. i just personally don't understand it. if i lived in hawaii, i would choose 1 team and adhere to that team as the one i remained loyal and passionate to and since there's no real logical choice based off of location, i'd just pick one i liked for whatever reason, but again, that's just my opinion.
I really don't think it needs to have anything to do with the geography. But I agree with people that you just can't jump from team to team just because some happens to get good results and your old favorite didn't.

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01-04-2013, 01:08 PM
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If it ended up being the Blues v. the Penguins in the SCF, I would be one broke dude after that series .

I would still pull for the Pens though, cause they are my team, but would be very happy in the Blues pulled it off as well, being their first cup and all.

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01-04-2013, 01:23 PM
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I don't understand how anyone could be equally passionate for two teams. The Avs are my favorite western team and I always root for them when they're not playing the Panthers (or maybe Islanders). If they had a rematch of '96 against the Panthers, there's no question that I hope the Panthers destroy the Avs. I might end up completely hating the Avs after all is said and done too.

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01-04-2013, 01:33 PM
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Preds fan 100%, but I will root for the Caps when they play as I live in DC and they're in the Eastern Conference. That said, when the Preds meet the Caps, it's not even a question who I want to win. I think it's alright to have a team in the other conference that you have a fondness for (see Senapred or Devilpred alliances during the playoffs), but being an equal fan of two teams just doesn't work.
I guess that makes sense. If the Preds are your team but you pull for the Caps because you live in D.C. It would really only work with teams from different conferences. But like you said, you have to be pulling for one team 100%, without a doubt. I can't understand "not knowing who to root for".

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01-04-2013, 01:33 PM
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The idea of having two favorite teams has never made sense to me. I'm a huge fan of the game of hockey as a whole and I can understand following teams that are fun to watch and geographically nearby if your favorite one is far away. That's what I do for the Flyers since they're the closest and most popular team in my area, but I would never, ever root for them over the Islanders.

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Well, I am a Flames fan first but LA and NJ are my 2ndary teams. I just really enjoyed watching the series, and was happy to see LA get their first Cup. I had already watched NJ win 2 so, I wasn't too heart broken that they lost.

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IMO, if someone has 2 favorite teams, they aren't a true fan. Maybe a die hard hockey fan, but not a true fan of either team.
How the **** can you be a die hard fan if you don't die hard with YOUR team?

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I don't have two favorite teams. there is my favorite and the other 29 teams. some I hate less then others.
Same here, although i do have some i like, but theyre far from being favorites...

Detroit for example, i really like them and id be happy if they won the cup, but **** them if theyre playing the habs

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How the **** can you be a die hard fan if you don't die hard with YOUR team?
One could say that a die hard hockey fan is a fan of the game and can therefore like teams based on their style of play, legacy, etc....

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I guess that makes sense. If the Preds are your team but you pull for the Caps because you live in D.C. It would really only work with teams from different conferences. But like you said, you have to be pulling for one team 100%, without a doubt. I can't understand "not knowing who to root for".
Very nice post. I'm from NY/NJ but live in Buffalo now. So the Sabres are a 2nd team for me to look at and root for going to games, but when the Rangers are in town, when the Rangers are on TV, when the Rangers are playing in the playoffs, when they face eachother, It's NYR 100%.

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Here comes the "oh I'm a real fan, I don't root for two teams" crowd

I think it's perfectly fine to follow another team as long as all bets are off when they're playing each other.

Nobody loves the Rangers more than I do. It doesn't mean I can't watch a Predators game here and there or buy a freakin T-shirt.

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Very nice post. I'm from NY/NJ but live in Buffalo now. So the Sabres are a 2nd team for me to look at and root for going to games, but when the Rangers are in town, when the Rangers are on TV, when the Rangers are playing in the playoffs, when they face eachother, It's NYR 100%.
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dont have a second team until quebec city comes back with a franchise.

did like philly when they had forsberg though.

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Here comes the "oh I'm a real fan, I don't root for two teams" crowd

I think it's perfectly fine to follow another team as long as all bets are off when they're playing each other.

Nobody loves the Rangers more than I do. It doesn't mean I can't watch a Predators game here and there or buy a freakin T-shirt.
I agree with you, I love the Devils but if they are playing the Flames there is no question in my mind who im rooting for.

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