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Old 08-21-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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I'm just curious about how residents of NoVA would rank (in terms of preference, intensity, whatever) the professional DC teams that they follow. I'd put mine in this order:

1. Nationals
2. Redskins (very close second)
3. Caps
4. Wizards

How about the rest of you?
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm a baseball fan, so I kind of root for the Nationals. I consider them my adopted National League team. I still follow the American League team that's from the area in which I grew up. I know very little about any other DC pro teams.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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The only local team I really root for is the Caps. The Nats are a secondary team for me, ( sorry, but I love the Yankees and the Mets). I couldn't care less about the Redskins.

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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Nationals, Caps, Wizards. I will root for the Redskins when they get a decent owner.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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Back in the the day, when the United routinely won MLS championships year after year, I have to admit I got a little spoiled, and took them for granted. Nowadays they're just another ordinary team and now I kinda miss those championship days...
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Eagles
Phillies
Flyers
Sixers

You can take the girl out of Philly, but you can't take Philly out of the girl. ;-)
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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Baseball matters. I'm not sure what they have those others things for. Hockey used to be a great game, but that was maybe 30 or 40 years ago...
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: among the clustered spires
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My own opinions (from most to least popular among Northern VA residents):

Redskins: This town is burgundy and gold. Get them going 12-4 and a deep run into the playoffs, it'll be even more so.

Caps: Popular among the under-40 crowd, their on-field success has increased their popularity (although I think they'll need to advance past the first round for a change.)

Nats: Too new to matter as much. I for one cannot cheer for the Expos, and I stayed an Orioles fan.

Wizards: Might matter if they ever have a decent team again.

DC United: Popular among the under-40 crowd and Hispanics, although the latter will usually care for their team from their home country (Chivas, America, etc.)

My own caring: Redskins, (Orioles), DC United, Caps, Wizards, Nats
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I follow the Redskins and Caps.

Nats are meh. It's a fun afternoon event, nothing more.

I HATE the NBA. No defense at all and I love defense so unless there's some ridiculous deal going on (for $10 I got good seats and $1.00 budlight promotional at a bar near the Verizon center before the game), I don't follow the Wizards or any NBA team for that matter.

Look at my user name, I have enough trouble keeping up with my college team's shortcomings
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: among the clustered spires
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Look at my user name, I have enough trouble keeping up with my college team's shortcomings
Northern VA is more maroon/orange than orange/blue, but that's (mostly) a factor of recent success.

I-81 north of Harrisonburg and then along I-64 to Richmond remain orange/blue. The rest of the state is maroon/orange to varying extents.
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