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View Poll Results: Your favorite NFL team
Baltimore Ravens 1 0.30%
Buffalo Bills 7 2.08%
Cincinnati Bengals 6 1.79%
Cleveland Browns 10 2.98%
Denver Broncos 9 2.68%
Houston Texans 2 0.60%
Indianapolis Colts 10 2.98%
Washington Redskins 8 2.38%
Kansas City Chiefs 7 2.08%
Miami Dolphins 9 2.68%
New England Patriots 25 7.44%
New York Jets 11 3.27%
Oakland Raiders 4 1.19%
Pittsburgh Steelers 49 14.58%
San Diego Chargers 8 2.38%
Tennessee Titans 4 1.19%
Arizona Cardinals 4 1.19%
Atlanta Falcons 5 1.49%
Carolina Panthers 10 2.98%
Chicago Bears 19 5.65%
Dallas Cowboys 34 10.12%
Detroit Lions 6 1.79%
Green Bay Packers 19 5.65%
Minnesota Vikings 15 4.46%
New Orleans Saints 6 1.79%
New York Giants 11 3.27%
Philadelphia Eagles 12 3.57%
San Francisco 48ers 10 2.98%
Seattle Seahawks 9 2.68%
St. Louis Rams 3 0.89%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 0.60%
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 0.30%
Voters: 336. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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The Steelers because the whole organization is a representation of how a sports franchise is suppose to be, down to earth owners you can relate too, stability at the head coaching position, solid loyal rain or shine fan base, barely anyone in trouble, positive influence in the community, lots of championships, well represented in Canton. Also it helps that it is just an area that eat, sleeps and breaths football and is rich in football heritage.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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I've been a Bronco fan since 1961. In 1963 when I was 13 I responded to a contest that was co-sponsored by the Denver Post. It was a 100 word essay as to why the Broncos were your favorite team. And I got to writing immediately!!

I was a semi-finalist but didn't win. It was STILL cool to meet some of the Broncos office staff and Jack Faulkner, the general manager and head coach at the time. Didn't get my name or face in the paper, no matter. I also got to be friends with the winner for a short time. He lived in Arvada and became the Broncos ball boy for that season.

I've been extremely lucky to meet a number of retired Bronco players AND some current ones as well. Some of those include Floyd Little, Marlin Briscoe, Steve Foley, Jerry Sturm, Lionel Taylor, and several others, as I was involved with the Bronco QB fan club for a time.

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Old 10-26-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Washington Redskins- Grew up in the DC area and North Carolina (Before the Panthers came to the league in 1996), loved Joe Gibbs growing up, always loved the 'Skins, so many good memories. Now with Danny F***ing Snyder, I"m not sure why I'm still a fan considering all these years I've lived away and considering him as an owner and what he stands for!
Yeah to me Dan Snyder represents everything that is the complete opposite of what the Redskins tradition is.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Yeah to me Dan Snyder represents everything that is the complete opposite of what the Redskins tradition is.

And I say this as I am watching them struggle in this game against the Eagles.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I'm curious; my favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mainly because I grew up and lived in Pa. for 30+ years and Pittsburgh reminds me of a larger version of Scranton.

Also when I became aware of football; Pittsburgh was not a good team and was always an underdog. That all changed in the seventies, with the "steel curtain" Defense.

So what is your favorite pro team and why?

49ers, I've loved them since I was old enough to think. They're the best organization in the history of pro football, Bill Walsh, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, etc. (need I say more?), and the ONLY team with multiple Super Bowl wins and no losses.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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Dallas Cowboys and it's kind of odd how I became a fan. I wasn't really as big a football fan when I was younger, I was more into baseball so I didn't have a favorite football team. My family was originally from Iowa, having moved to NJ in '66 and my one older brother was a Packers fan.

Before SB V, my brother just kept ragging and ragging on the Cowboys, talking about how Landry wasn't that good a coach, they couldn't win the big one, etc. I have always been the sort to go for the underdog or against the grain so I rooted for Dallas in the game. Even though Baltimore won, I was just hooked and stuck with them all these years.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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That was the oh-so-subtle joke, yes.

Ok...since sarcasm is not big on this forum, I'll answer the original question.

I'm a Steelers / Bears fan (yesterday was very manic/depressive). They are my teams because I was born in Chicago and its where all my family is. I lived in PA for 20 years. If they met in a SB, I'd have to pick the Steelers.
hehe..hehe.. Oh no.. I was just dishing it right back! Good one!
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: San Jose
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I'm curious; my favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mainly because I grew up and lived in Pa. for 30+ years and Pittsburgh reminds me of a larger version of Scranton.

Also when I became aware of football; Pittsburgh was not a good team and was always an underdog. That all changed in the seventies, with the "steel curtain" Defense.

So what is your favorite pro team and why?
My experience is the same as yours. Grew up in the Pittsburgh area in the 50s and started following the Steelers when they had Bobby Layne, John Henry Johnson, etc. They weren't very good for a long time and when they turned things around in the 70s, it was just an amazing experience.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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I was born in the wilderness and raised by a community of bears. I was feral until about age 7, but once I became civilized, it only seemed natural to be a Bears fan.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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Eagles. I live in NJ but near the PA border. It's fun sparring with the Giants fans in NJ.
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