I realize that with my jumbled up mess of a selected group of favorite teams that some people may accuse me of being a bandwagonner or even of just picking names out of a hat. To prove that I'm a real fan of each team I will explain my origins of fanhood.
The New Orleans Hornets - This was my first really favorite basketball team. The teal starter jackets were sick and Muggsy Bogues gave us nine year olds hope that we could jump straight from elementary to the pros. Definitely not the first team I ever loved but easily my favoritse now.
The Oakland Athletics - This was my first team I ever loved. I have no idea why I liked the A's .. when I started watching baseball at the age of 10 I just remember how cool their colors were and how much I liked the team. As is the case with pretty much all of my favorites .. I just picked them when I was young and stuck with them. I guess I'm a loyal guy.
The San Diego Chargers - Never was my loyalty more tested than this one here. My first super bowl that I ever remember was Chargers-49ers. Everyone in my house was going for the Niners so I was the little fool who was going to cheer for the Chargers. Well I did and right then and there that's all it took for me to become a Chargers fan. 3-13 seasons and Ryan Leaf soon ensued and as a result I didn't grow a passion for football as early as I did for basketball and football. But I still own my Doug Flutie Chargers jersey and even my Natrone Means Chargers jersey .. so though things are looking up now I was always a Chargers fan.
Texas Tech - This has to do with my hatred for the Longhorns and Aggies. I always loved Texas Tech but never so much as when I grew up in a household full of Longhorns and a family full of Aggies. Not only that .. Bobby Knight and Mike Leach were coaching there .. there's no better to enjoy them than to just watch both respective sports play.
So yeah all of my teams came a long in different manners .. but it's weird how much of a fan I've become of all of them. I can't say I love any team anymore or less .. except for when I'm in the thick of one season (I totally neglected NBA for the Chargers at the beginning of the season).