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08-13-2004, 08:44 AM
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Does anyone else like teams in different sports from rival cities?

Does anyone else like teams in different sports from rival cities? For example, I bleed orange for the Flyers but I'm a Redskins fan.

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Does anyone else like teams in different sports from rival cities? For example, I bleed orange for the Flyers but I'm a Redskins fan.
i am the same... it's due to the fact that my dad is basically a redskins fan only, likes sports but follows them the most. so sorta attached myself to his team growing up, everything else is philly.

though i have a big soft-spot for the eagles due to growing up in north delaware and now living in philly... compared to the flyers and the NHL, i'm a very passive NFL fan which sorta allows for it... when the skins go down i'm disappointed, but not destroyed. when the flyers went down this year... a few depression drinks is a good way to describe it.

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I'm not sure if this counts or not. I live in Massachusetts but I bleed orange and black. Bruins are alright but I don't like them nearly as much as I do the Flyers. I like all Philly teams but with the exception of the Flyers, I like all of the home teams in Mass more than Philly. As you can see my my avatar the Springfield Falcons are my favorite professional team, all sports combind. I've been to many of their games only to see them lose, now that their with Tampa they might actually put together a few winning seasons. The Coyotes didn't care at all. Different story though.

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I've got a case of ADD so watching football is pretty difficult with a commecial every thirty seconds. My team for football is the Steelers. Talk about a championship drought.

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heck, the flyers are the only philly team I like.

Braves, Packers...I've been a fan of both for at least ten years so dont use the front runner stuff, started being a fan before both won their championships, and still am with them today.

basketball doesn't count as a sport in my house, i hate iverson with a passion, i don't mind the knicks or celtics

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i might be the most differant out of everyone

hockey: Flyers
basketball: Celtics
football: Steelers
baseball: Mets

now that is a championship drout for my teams.

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hockey: Flyers
basketball: was Detroit in the 80's
football: Redskins
baseball: Jays (I live in Canada)

atleast i've had the joy of a few super bowl wins and 2 world series wins, but i'd trade them all and more to gat a Cup for the Flyers.

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Baseball: Braves
Hockey: Flyers
Football: Eagles
Basketball: I don't care for the sport, but I have a spot for the Mavericks

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It looks like there isn't a Flyers fan alive that likes the Yankees. That doesn't suprise me I mean people in New York don't even like them. Yankees are kinda like Lightning in that sense

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Okay this can get complicated but here it goes:

Hockey: All Flyers all the time!! This is the only sport I really follow religiously.

Baseball: Cinn. Reds and Philadelphia Phillies

NBA: 76ers and the Supersonics

NFL: Eagles and Steelers

College Basketball: Indiana Hoosiers

College Football: Penn State

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Hockey: Flyers for life

Baseball: Phils

NBA: Hmm... I dont know I dont really like basket ball. I guess the raptors

NFL: Eagles and Texans

College Basketball:St. Joes

College Football: hmm... Ohio State?

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Every sport is different for me....

NHL - Flyers
NBA - Timberwolves
NFL - Buccaneers
MLB - Cardinals

For soccer i root for the italian team because after all, that's what i am.

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NHL - Flyers
NBA - Sixers
MLB - Phillies
NFL - 49ers

All Philly except for those Eagles. I can't stand the Eagles or the majority of their fans. Plus, I was brought up a Niners fan, I have to stay loyal to that.

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NHL - Flyers
NFL - Titans (AFC), Niners (NFC)
MLB - Kansas City Royals
Basketball - Raptors I guess

Wow...... if it weren't for the Niners, there'd be a long drought for me as well.

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If were going to name our favorite teams too


Hockey-Springfield Falcons(AHL) and Flyers(NHL)
Football-New England Patriots
BasketBall(not a big watcher unless its the playoffs)-Celtics
Baseball-Redsox

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i am from NY so this is pretty sacralidge that i am a flyers fan

Hockey: Flyers
Football: Ravens/Giants (also sacralidge)
Baseball: Yankees
Basketball: could care less

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4 for 4 Baby



You are nothing but a fraud, if you are born and raised in the Phila area and you root for another team.

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You are nothing but a fraud, if you are born and raised in the Phila area and you root for another team.
Aaah...... but what about those of us that weren't? Using your logic, I should cheer for the Leafs, Blue Jays, and no NFL team whatsoever. *insert throwing up smiley here*

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Flyers then Raptors and Jays.

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I was a huge fan of the Flyers in hockey, Reds in baseball and Vikings in football in my youth but as I got older, though my passion for hockey and the Flyers escalated to mammoth proportions and continues to this day, I had diminished interest in football and baseball but still root for my teams in each of those sports.

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NHL Flyers
CFL Tig Cats( Canadian Football)
NFL Pats
MLB Blue Jays
NBA Rapors
It's all good.

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Well I am a huge Flyers fan but have loved the Dallas Cowboys since 75........

And I am a fan of the Blue Jays whom all Phillies fan will forever hate because of that wonderful Carter Homer so many years ago....

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Steelers

in NFL,FLYERS,Phantoms,Titans,PHILLIES,SIXERS

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Let's see...


Baseball- Red Sox (To a small extent I'm even a Yankees fan, but I feel pressured to take only one side in the rivalry)
Football- Eagles, with small interest in Chiefs and Patriots
Hockey- Flyers, small interest in Senators
Basketball- No favorite, but interest in Mavericks because of Cuban/Nowitzki

So I guess the fact that I have a mild interest in a Dallas team means something, but that's about it.

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When I went through puberty, I realized that it was time to stop being a front runner, and root for the home teams. So I always root for Philly teams in all sports first. I retain other teams to root for in the very likely event the Philly team gets knocked out, but I always root for the Philly teams first.

In football, I like a different team in each division (at least it used to work before realignment). Packers(boy hood favorites, Lombardi, Starr, et al), 49ers (John Brodie), Jets (Namath), Browns (Cowboy rival, and Jimmy Brown, Paul Warfield etc) and Chargers (John Hadl, Lance Alworth, Gary Garrison, Dickie Post and those uni's with the Bolts!).

Baseball, The Yankees are my favorite team (Mickey Mantle - my favorite player, and all that history), I also have liked secondarilly, the Giants (Mays, McCovey, G Perry), Indians (Sam McDowell) and Twins (Killebrew, Carew, Allison, Kaat, J Perry).

Basketball - Who cares, as a kid I rooted for the Warriors and (yuck now) Lakers of Jerry West and Gail Goodrich)

Hockey, Montreal Canadiens (Belleveau, LaFleur, LeMaire, Savard, LaParairere (sp), Wilson, both Mahovlich's, Houle etc).

For me, to not root for the home team is akin to rooting against the US in the Olympics.

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