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How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

Posted on: July 29, 2009 6:11 pm
 
This is a serious question. Not calling anyone a bandwagoner or something like that, but I mean seriously, how?
  1. I admitedly tried bandwagoning with the Capitals hockey team. Sorta lost interest b/c I don't get their coverage all the time. All I get is Lightning.
  2. The Hawks are my second favorite basketball team behind Orlando (closest to home). I do consider myself a fan, but it's hard to take them over the Magic just b/c the resources I have for information are all about Orlando so I'm not getting Atlanta news.
So, how do y'all do it?
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Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2009 9:37 am
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

I live in New York I happen to like non-New York teams. I started following the teams when I was younger (around 6 or 7) and I've pretty much stuck with them ever since (I am 19 now). But you are right, it is difficult to cheer/watch the teams I like play. The biggest market team that I follow would be the Braves, so every once and a while I'll see them on ESPN or FOX. The Seahawks get the occasional game on FOX or NBC. The Avalanche haven't had a GOTW on NBC for a few years now and the Grizzlies are rarely, rarely televised on ABC/ESPN/TNT.

The biggest way I cheer/follow these teams is through the internet.



Since: Oct 4, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2009 1:29 am
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

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Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 11:14 pm
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

I am from New England. My favortie sprts teams are Boston Red Sox, New York Jets, Boston Celtics, and Boston Bruins.

I know, I know your probably wondering how a New England guy likes a New York team. Well you certaintly can't call be a bandwagoner because I dont like the hometown team which happens to be much better than the team I like. I was a fan of the Patriots but I didnt like some of th players when I was younger and switched to the Jets and have like them ever since. Its weird but thats how it happened.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 11:06 am
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

My point wasn't in your heart how do you do it. MY question was more based on how you're able to stay in touch with them.Californian by blood, but Texan because of where I live...

Lakers - Home grown fan, Im in LA at least once a year with family.  Resources: I buy League Pass, I know all the LA Sports radios shows and get them via stream or Sirius.  I know all the hometown websites.

Dodgers - ^ Same Answer

This is where we get tricky...

UT Longhorn football - As much as I love UCLA Basketball, my heart is for UT football... I live in San Antonio now because of work, but even before then I have been a longhorn fan.  My moms side of the family is from El Paso and I grew up in El Paso for school... So its easy as far as keeping up with them.

The biggest curveball I have to throw

Buffalo Bills - I cant tell you why I am a fan... I never liked the Raiders when the were in LA nor the Rams, Im off In my own world withthis one.   BUT I buy NFL Ticket to watch the games and I have made plenty contacts in the city of Buffalo and have found websites and talkshows to stream. 



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 2:11 am
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

Yeah ive always wondered this as well, a few years ago i tried to become a Seahawks fan, that lasted about 3 weeks and than i went back to my Vikes because every article in are paper was about the Vikes so i would read those and hear about the Vikes on the news it was just too hard.

That being said i have become a bit of a boston sports fan Minnesota teams are all still my favorite teams by a lot but i really like the city of Boston and it seems that a lot of former Minnesota players that i liked end up in Boston. KG to the celts, Ortiz to the Sox, Marouney to the pats from the university of minnesota as well as Moss. Its almost like were Bostons farm teams, but because of that ive found myself cheering for Boston teams (besides hockey which i couldn't care less about, thats right not all minnesotians like hockeyTongue out) so that might be one option, if a specific player you like on your favorite team goes to another team a lot of fans will just follow that player too there new team. I bet my T-Wolves lost a good 1/4 or more of there fan base when KG went to the Celtics. 

 



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 12:53 am
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

My point wasn't in your heart how do you do it. MY question was more based on how you're able to stay in touch with them. I have family in Atlanta and so Atlanta teams have always been my "second team". The Hawks are the closest second, but I just find it hard to keep as interested in them as I am with Orlando just b/c the news I get is all Orlando. Sorry, didn't phrase that question correctly.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 9:05 pm
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

..... And i'm currently living in Austin.




Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2009 9:04 pm
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

It's easy. Say you were born & raised somewhere but ended up living somewhere else. You're out of state, possibly in a city that has a pro team, yet you still root for the team you grew up with.This in a way is my answer. Born in Phoenix. I have family in Austin, so when I was young we'd always fly there during the summer and holidays. So in a way, Austin is my home away from home. My 1st football game was at DKR memorial stadium when I was a kid. However, in pro sports it's the Suns and Cards (Brings us back to he post I quoted). No pro sports in Austin. With the Rangers, well, I was a huge fan of Rafael Palmeiro when I was young and have supported them ever since.



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2009 8:40 pm
 

How do you cheer for non-hometown teams?????

My favorite baseball team is the Cubs and I've never even been to Chicago.  I think the fact that their games were broadcast nationally (WGN) more than most teams (except the Braves on TBS, but everyone liked them).  I just started watching Cobs games and they grew on me.  I'm from the Tampa area and the Rays were still years away and I loved baseball so I had to have a team and WGN provided that for me.  Since they haven't won the World Series in 101 years and haven't been to one in my lifetime, I hardly consider myself a bandwagon fan.


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Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2009 8:12 pm
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