Hello CBS. It's been a couple of months and I've just earned a shiny new blog! So I figure I'll introduce you to the man behind the eyepatch.
Name's Chris. As you can see, half of my favorite teams are from the Boston area. So, let me explain to you why I am a fan of these teams.
Pats, Celts, Sox: My family is from Massachusetts, I was born in Delaware. My father got at me early with sports, and I was raised watching the Pats, Celts, Sox, and Bruins. As I grew up and started playing football, baseball, and basketball... I started to love the sports more, and that led to following the teams more closely... these are my teams, and 8 years ago, I was pitied for liking them. Now I'm a pariah, it's fantastic.
Flyers: My Bruins watching experience was limited, and when I moved to Pennsylvania I saw a lot more Flyers hockey. Hextall, LeClair, Brind'amour... and I tried, I really did to remain a Bruins fan, but as the years went by, the ownership did nothing to make the team better. So I jumped ship about 4 years ago. I follow all of the Philly teams, but I love the Flyers. And I will say til the day I die, I didn't leave the Bruins. The Bruins left me.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish: This can be contributed to my Grandfather. He came to America in the fifties from, you guessed it, Ireland. And when my brother and I were born we were surrounded by Notre Dame things whenever we went to his house. And as I grew up, I became a fanatic.
St. Joe's Hawks: See, College Basketball is the toughest for me. I follow a lot of teams, and hate a lot of teams. But I love A-10 and Big 5 basketball. And of the Big Five teams, St. Joe's has been my favorite for years. I've met some of the players from the undefeated 2003-2004 season. I hope they have another year like that some day.
Now, I follow the hometown teams (Phillies, Eagles, Sixers) and I wish them well as long as they don't play my teams. I think now that I've seen so much success for my teams, that I just want Philadelphia to get a title. I listen to sports radio here, and I can't help but think how different it will be if one of the teams could win.
Anway, that's me. I look forward to discussing various ridiculous topics in the blog for the coming months. Enjoy.
Get in it,