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Old 10-06-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Hello,

I have been watching the NFL since 2007 and I am still a neutral. The biggest issue for me picking a team is that I live in the UK and have no local team.

I was 11 (17 now) when I first watched NFL and I cheered for the Giants because they won the Super Bowl in 07. I also have always wanted to live in NYC. Another reason was because they were the only team I had heard of prior to watching the NFL.

Now I have been watching a few year, I understand the rules, know the players (well a few, not every one) and I know all the teams. I know I hate the following teams:

Hate these teams
Oakland Raiders: Because of the prevalence of the hooligan fans and their stadium is awful.

Philly Eagles: I hate Vick, mainly because of his dog fighting.

Any Florida team: I don't know why, but I just don't feel that Florida is my kind of state and I am looking for a team in a city/state that is in the midwest, deep south, or Northeast. No Southeastern teams. ALSO. JAX SUCKSSS!!!

San Diego Chargers: I don't really like SoCal, however, wouldn't mind going on holiday there.

New Orleans Saints: Although I claimed to be a fan of them when they won the Super Bowl back in 09 (during my gloryhunting days) I have never really been enticed by NO nor do i like their stadium.

Arizona: Hate the heat

Detroit: Have heard it's not a very nice place, plus I've never took to the team

I was wondering what team I should follow?

My criteria is:

- Never won the SB before
- Not likely to this year
- Likely to within the next 5yrs
- Good, young team
- Not a running team
- Fast, exciting WRs
- Nice location/stadium
- Good fans (no violent fans, no fans that boo their team, no `arrogant' fans)

Last year I started following the Ravens for the abstract reason that everytime I thought of a team to support they came to mind. They went on to win the SB , so maybe I can predict the SB winners () This year I keep gravitating towards the 49ers so maybe they'll win.

I want to be able to say I am a fan of a team without appearing a glory hunter/bandwagoner, hence the decision to not follow Baltimore

So far, I like the following 5,

Seahawks
Texans
Falcons
Browns
Vikings

What would you advise?

Thanks
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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Hello,

I have been watching the NFL since 2007 and I am still a neutral. The biggest issue for me picking a team is that I live in the UK and have no local team.

I was 11 (17 now) when I first watched NFL and I cheered for the Giants because they won the Super Bowl in 07. I also have always wanted to live in NYC. Another reason was because they were the only team I had heard of prior to watching the NFL.

Now I have been watching a few year, I understand the rules, know the players (well a few, not every one) and I know all the teams. I know I hate the following teams:

Hate these teams
Oakland Raiders: Because of the prevalence of the hooligan fans and their stadium is awful.

Philly Eagles: I hate Vick, mainly because of his dog fighting.

Any Florida team: I don't know why, but I just don't feel that Florida is my kind of state and I am looking for a team in a city/state that is in the midwest, deep south, or Northeast. No Southeastern teams. ALSO. JAX SUCKSSS!!!

San Diego Chargers: I don't really like SoCal, however, wouldn't mind going on holiday there.

New Orleans Saints: Although I claimed to be a fan of them when they won the Super Bowl back in 09 (during my gloryhunting days) I have never really been enticed by NO nor do i like their stadium.

Arizona: Hate the heat

Detroit: Have heard it's not a very nice place, plus I've never took to the team

I was wondering what team I should follow?

My criteria is:

- Never won the SB before
- Not likely to this year
- Likely to within the next 5yrs
- Good, young team
- Not a running team
- Fast, exciting WRs
- Nice location/stadium
- Good fans (no violent fans, no fans that boo their team, no `arrogant' fans)

Last year I started following the Ravens for the abstract reason that everytime I thought of a team to support they came to mind. They went on to win the SB , so maybe I can predict the SB winners () This year I keep gravitating towards the 49ers so maybe they'll win.

I want to be able to say I am a fan of a team without appearing a glory hunter/bandwagoner, hence the decision to not follow Baltimore

So far, I like the following 5,

Seahawks
Texans
Falcons
Browns
Vikings

What would you advise?

Thanks
I'd say go with the Browns.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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I'd say go with the Browns.
Why the Browns in particular? Convince me

I did enjoy the game v Bills the other night
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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Atlanta fits all your criteria.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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Seahawk coach is so much fun to watch! he gets excited like a little kid & isn't one of those scowling coaches. Plus, you get to wear a 12 man t-shirt every Friday & Sunday!
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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Default Browns

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Why the Browns in particular? Convince me

I did enjoy the game v Bills the other night
Because:
- Ohio is a great state.
- they are the loveable losers
- the Browns have never been to SB and the city has no winners in decades
- you sound like a fudge packer
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Because:
- Ohio is a great state.
- they are the loveable losers
- the Browns have never been to SB and the city has no winners in decades
- you sound like a fudge packer
But isn't Cleveland a hole...?

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You're telling me these guys: frequent Turkish bath houses?
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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Seahawk coach is so much fun to watch! he gets excited like a little kid & isn't one of those scowling coaches. Plus, you get to wear a 12 man t-shirt every Friday & Sunday!
And Frasier is my all-time favourite TV show... Hmmm... Seattle looks a pretty good place to visit too

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Atlanta fits all your criteria.
Yeah, but their stadium is pretty crap
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You live in the UK ... wtf do you care what the stadium looks like?
The Niners will have a brand-new stadium next year if clean bathrooms are among your criteria.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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You live in the UK ... wtf do you care what the stadium looks like?
The Niners will have a brand-new stadium next year if clean bathrooms are among your criteria.
If I go to a game I don't want to be travelling all that way to go to an awful stadium...
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