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When/Can you switch your 'team' in professional sports?
I use to be a cubs fan but after watching the Red Soxs come back on the Yankees when down 0-3 games I made the trade and never looked backed. Some people give me flack but I really could care less due to the cubs sucking and already liking the Bruins & Celtics
After reading the book 'The Junction Boys' in high school I became a Bama follower & no one said anything about the move due to them sucking at the time. Than Bama wins a championship like 6 years later and people say fair weather crap..... again doesn't bother me due to following them thru some rough years
Now I find myself watching the Browns over my favorite NFL team. They lose but I like watching them come close plus as a Bama homer Richardson is fun to watch. Not going to switch teams but I think I'm going to start watching the Browns more and if my team is on TV the same time as the Browns my interest is/will be the Browns team.
Anytime before you're 13 years old.
After that it's not acceptable. Stick with your team.
When I was a kid I was a Packers fan. But then my uncle turned me on to Walter Payton and I was amazed by him, so I became a Bears fan. I am still a Bears fan to this day, although it has been painful, especially given the success that the Packers have had.
I always like the Bears but I always have a second team that's based only on looks, I'm shallow in football.
Ya pretty much this, I am a Vikings fans and well you know they suck and are the cubs of the NFL but I have never wavered from them and I refuse to root for anyone else
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I say it's like being gay. People are going to judge but a gay person can't help being gay.
I really have little interest in watching my 'team' play and it's been that way since I was 16. I've been watching the browns hardcore since Trent has been there and now I find my self liking everything about them. Since the Browns are losers I should be allowed the switch.
Hey brutha it is your world I am just a squirrel trying to get a nut. I don't judge band wagon jumpers.
I even upvote them
Hawkeye fan since the early 60's, Chiefs fan since the 60"s, Cardinals baseball fan since the 60's, Celtic's fan since the 60's, Blackhawks hockey fan since 1971 and I liked The Crusher on All Star Wrestling from Warton Fieldhouse in the Quad Cities.
For a different angle on this problem, how about picking a team for the first time? I became really interested in soccer for some reason during the Olympics while laid up (I just kind of "got it") and now have become flat-out addicted to English Premiere League Football and the UEFA leagues. I avoided becoming a Manchester United supporter because they are like the Yankees and everybody over here seems to like them. I am pretty much becoming a Liverpool fan, but also like Arsenal. It is kind of strange trying to pick a fan alliance without a background.
As for American sports, I have been a Cubs and Packers fan my whole life, but have switched hockey allegiances a couple of times based on moving around the country, and I really do not care anything about the NBA - liked the Sixers and Dr. J when I was a kid and kind of liked the Bulls when BJ was there, but I can't remember how long it has been since I watched an NBA game at all, let alone cared about a team.
This post was edited by Bluzmn59 18 months ago
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
Just make the switch. Its fine to follow a player you like and enjoy their team. Not the end of the world.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
Only other reason would be if you move you can FOLLOW that city's team.
You dumped the cubs cause they suck? What did you expect? Now the Red Sox suck, gonna make another move?
You switched from a Gators fan to an Alabama fan. Same conference, unacceptable.
You loved the Bills late 90's but then switched to the Colts in 2000's cause of all the hawks on the team, they just happened to be good. Now the Colts are down and your thinking the Browns, which if your thinking it, it already happened.
Which brings me back to my original point. Have you been FOLLOWING nebraska close lately? Hawks are bad.
1.)Wow douche, Did you ever hear me once say when we played the Gators in the bowl games, "I dont know who I want to win?" Did you ever hear me once get stoked about Tim Tebow? Sorry but if you answer yes to one of those last two questions I'm spitting in your food when next time I'm in town.Yes I like Steve Spurrier cause I got to meet him in a practice when I was like 14. I still think hes one of the greatest coaches and the fact he's brought success to USc proves that. Once Steve left, I never said another word about gators. Also I never really heard a pep out of you when Bama was losing and I was rocking Bama shirts, now Bama wins a NC and your all in a fuss. PS Do you still rock your sooners gear? Was it hard for you last year when Okie beat Iowa? I bet you didnt know who to root for. I remember how this went down, Okie wins a NC and you started to follow them.....
2.) I would never trade the Red Sox after watching them come back 0-3 against the Yankees. A lot of people "tuned" maybe around game 6, but I watched that series from game 1 and I will forever be grateful. Cubs suck and I think Wrigley sucks too. The Cubs could win the next 6 W.S. and I still would prefer Boston. I dont deny the fact I made the cubs switch and I dont care what people think about a 20 year old(at the time) switching teams, goes down as one of the best moves I've ever made and dont regret it one bit. sucker. PS are you a braves fan or are you a cubs fan? you probably start to follow the Yankees after there next W.S. just like you did with Okie. funny this works both ways.
3.) How good are the Browns doing? Oh yeah they are 0-5. If you can show me one picture of me wearing Colts merchandise I'll pay you 200 dollars. End of this discussion. How many times have you seen me get psyched over a NFL game? Doesnt happen. You lived with me, and on sundays and mondays I might of played COD for 80% of all NFL games. Sorry bout I find it very strange that last night I switched to Boardwalk Empire over the sunday night game, I did the dishes and laundry while the Bills were playing BUT when the Browns came on.... I sat my butt down with a fat chew and watched the whole game. They interest me, sorry.
4.) Of course I follow Nebraska closely, I follow college football closely. Are you saying that I'd become a Nebby fan cause Iowa cant beat CMU? Blah ha ha ha, Ive gone through worse seasons at Bama let alone the western Michigan season. PS Are you going to start following Wisconsin more closely? I know how you love ex Iowa players.
Quick question: How are the Mighty Ducks doing? Oh yeah, your probably a BlackHawk fan now since the Disney movies luster has wered out its effects on you. Go Knicks? Probably the Bulls now...... and before you call me a Bulls fan, please stop I liked Rodman but Ive always been a Celtics Fan and Ive always stated that Bill Russell and Larry Bird were better than MJ.
Peace and Deuces
There are two teams that I am a fan of no matter what. Iowa and the Yankees. Other than that there are a few teams I'll cheer for due to various reasons but I'm not a true fan of the team like Oregon, Bama, Ohio State, Miami Heat, Jets, Eagles and so on.
My teacher told me that I was a piece of sh*t
Seen her the other day, driving a piece of sh*t
You are allowed to change allegiances up to age 13. Once you have your sports Bar Mitzvah and go from being a sports boy to being a sports man, you should stick with your team. In my mind, here are the exceptions:
1a. Your team moves.
1b. You live in a city that gets an expansion team or a team moves to your city.
2. You move, and this is flexible. Under most circumstances, you should stick with your team, especially in the age of national TV; however, if you move to a new city and know you're going to be there a long, long time, you can start rooting for those teams.
3. If you have enduring loyalty to a college player, you can root for his pro team as your #2 team. For instance, when Bob Sanders was with Indy, I cheered for the Colts, unless they were playing the Dolphins. I know a lot of Baylor fans that have become Redskins fans recently.
Also, don't be a bandwagon jumper. As Bill Simmons says, "If sports were a prison and sports fans made up all the prisoners, the Bandwagon Jumpers would be like the child molesters -- everyone else would pick on them, take turns beating them up. . ."
Sorry I'm a Browns fan. It's official, and call it bandwagon but they are 0-5 with a strong history of losing. I just like them and they are my number 1.
Before KF opens his mouth, tell him to rewind Rudy and get his ND stuff out of the closet. Maybe he can wear his Okie hat, a ND shirt with his hawkeye pajama bottoms. Boom. How was that BC game? Bet you love it
Hmm you would think Fu and Kf are brothers. Strange
I'm sticking with the Bills. Got screwed on that "Music City Miracle" and we just havent really recovered yet.
Liked ND cause it was my first college football game in attendence and they were ranked #1. Campus is ridiculous. Quit liking ND cause Chicago was such a honey hole for Iowa when ND and Illinios were down I had to root against them. The whole student videotaping on a scissors lift in 50 mph winds deal wasnt handled very well by BK imo.
Rooted for Oklahoma cause HC, OC, and DC were all former hawks.
At the end of the day root for who you want. Just dont play it off as a big bama fan when you used to be doing the gator chomp.
I kind of agree, I think I'll always be a Cubs and Cowboys fan. Thinking of this makes me kind of sad though.
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