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Old 02-02-2014, 12:00 AM
 
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I've noticed through the years that a good portion (I'd say right around half) of die hard NFL fans I know have 2, sometimes 3,4, or 5 favorite teams. I've never understood this. What is the philosophy behind this? I'm guessing it is in order to have at least one winner to root for year after year?? I don't really notice this for fans of other sports. Anyway. Help me understand this.....Thoughts?
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I like Green Bay, Seattle, and Philly. Wanted Philly to go deep in playoffs. Green Bay cuz a dah discount daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaable-check. And Seattle? Beast Mode!
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I grew up in Georgia and spent 35 years there prior to moving to Seattle in 2011.

Been a Falcons fan since the days of Bartkowski. I haven't jumped on the Seattle Seahawks bandwagon yet and although this season was over in a hurry due to all the injuries and a lack of depth... I did get the last word in last season with all my trash talking friends who are Seattle fans...



Atlanta Falcons Final Drive to Beat the Seahawks

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Old 02-02-2014, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I've noticed through the years that a good portion (I'd say right around half) of die hard NFL fans I know have 2, sometimes 3,4, or 5 favorite teams. I've never understood this. What is the philosophy behind this? I'm guessing it is in order to have at least one winner to root for year after year?? I don't really notice this for fans of other sports. Anyway. Help me understand this.....Thoughts?
How many die-hard NFL fans do you know? I've known of some to have two (one AFC, one NFC). I only have one fave, and I believe all other teams suck.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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yea, i think your theory is flawed. Sure there will be a few folks with several favorite teams but the majority have 1 favorite. They might pick a team to root for in a game that does not involve their favorite but that doesnt mean they have a new favorite.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I only have one fave, and I believe all other teams suck.

Many teams make it to the playoffs and SB, so they can't all be bad, only in your eyes.

I love football, follow the Packers and other teams, too! I don't understand the intensity, language and hate spewed against other teams, it is just a game!
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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[b] I don't understand the intensity, language and hate spewed against other teams, it is just a game!
Some people have a competitive nature... like myself. I don't like to lose and I don't like it when my team has a bad season.

At the same time though I don't lose sleep over it and it will be a cold day in hell before I start jumping up and down rooting for the Seahawks just so I can say I'm a fan of a good team.

I'm also one that likes to get the last word in... so if you want to rag me about my team having a bad year (like the majority of the Seattle fans that I call my friends have done since the loss to Atlanta last season) you can sure bet that I will give it right back to you.

One of my Seattle fan friends even said something about it last week after I picked Denver to win... "Dude why are you such a hater?"

(This same guy was the one spewing off at the mouth "Your loser Falcons blah blah" all season long)

It's just a game though!
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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I was born in Kansas City and stayed there until I was 13. Then lived in Atlanta for another 20 years. I've been to Seattle and San Francisco, but I still support Kansas City Chiefs and the Falcons.


If there is every a situation that comes down to Chiefs vs Falcons, I still cheer the Chiefs.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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I have The 49ers. That's it. Till I die I will be a Niner fan and I have lived in other parts of the country but I just got my Niners!
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I'm a Cleveland Browns fan. I will always be a Browns fan first. However; I do have a soft spot for some other teams as well. Of course that doesn't mean I'm going to run out and buy that team's gear either.
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