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Old 02-10-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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Is it okay to, later in life, "become" a Green Bay Packers fan because you respect that the team is owned by the fans, and you kind of liked them growing up but happened to be born in a state of a divisional rival (Detroit Lions) and ended up going with them instead, even though you didn't really care that much because they were consistently bad?

This is not about being a fair-weather or bandwagon fan by the way. I generally don't like them and try to avoid rooting for the most popular teams in most cases.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Is it okay to, later in life, "become" a Green Bay Packers fan
It's never too late to join "The NFL's Best Fans."
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:38 PM
 
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be a fan of any team you wish. as long as you support them through thick and thin, you wont be considered a bandwagon fan. i personally have been a fan of the cowboys since 1972, and have supported them through 7 super bowls(i was a colts fan for their first super bowl), as well as two back to back 1-15 seasons.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:53 PM
 
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You can like for whatever reason you want. There was not long ago a map ; I believe on yahoo; of teams and their wide appeal other than state they play in.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:05 AM
 
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be a fan of any team you wish. as long as you support them through thick and thin, you wont be considered a bandwagon fan. i personally have been a fan of the cowboys since 1972, and have supported them through 7 super bowls(i was a colts fan for their first super bowl), as well as two back to back 1-15 seasons.
This ^^^^^

As rbohm stated it's about longevity and being a fan whether "your team wins or loses/, I've been a Patriots fan since Schaeffer Stadium opened in 1971. At that time I was a bigger Bruins fan, but when Steve Grogan came along I became a true fan. I've seen thew Patriots lose a lot, and have been rewarded these past 14 years.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Fandom is a personal thing, just go with it. Bandwagon? I get that from my friends in Illinois sometimes, don't care, since I'm in Wisconsin. I'm "older", not what I consider a die hard fan, and admit it. If a team from the NFC North other than the Packers was successful and in the SB, I would be happy for them. I guess I'm just a Pollyanna sort!

In the 60s, my dad loved Lombardi, hated the Bears but as time went on we watched both teams and enjoyed following them.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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Fandom is a personal thing, just go with it. Bandwagon? I get that from my friends in Illinois sometimes, don't care, since I'm in Wisconsin. I'm "older", not what I consider a die hard fan, and admit it. If a team from the NFC North other than the Packers was successful and in the SB, I would be happy for them. I guess I'm just a Pollyanna sort!

In the 60s, my dad loved Lombardi, hated the Bears but as time went on we watched both teams and enjoyed following them.
Nothing wrong with having a love for the game (don't they always say that about baseball?).

You're a football fan, just without a true allegiance to any one team. You are a geographical fan.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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Fandom is a personal thing, just go with it. Bandwagon? I get that from my friends in Illinois sometimes, don't care, since I'm in Wisconsin. I'm "older", not what I consider a die hard fan, and admit it. If a team from the NFC North other than the Packers was successful and in the SB, I would be happy for them. I guess I'm just a Pollyanna sort!

In the 60s, my dad loved Lombardi, hated the Bears but as time went on we watched both teams and enjoyed following them.
no, this just means that you are more a fan of the sport than a particular team. when i was younger i used to be fiercely loyal to one team, and just tolerated the rest as cannon fodder. as i aged though, i found myself liking more teams regardless of who they were, for instance i like the redskins and eagles even though there are fierce division rivals of the cowboys. i also like the steelers and the raiders despite the fact that both teams would like to wipe the other off the map.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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be a fan of any team you wish. as long as you support them through thick and thin, you wont be considered a bandwagon fan. i personally have been a fan of the cowboys since 1972, and have supported them through 7 super bowls(i was a colts fan for their first super bowl), as well as two back to back 1-15 seasons.
The Cowboys never had back to back 1-15 seasons!
much less 2 of them!

A true blue Cowboys fan would know that!
just ribbin ya!

I'm not sure how you can change loyalties, especially within the division.. but hey, do what you want.... but when the Lions miraculously win a Super Bowl in 5 years, don't pretend like you been pulling for them since you were 5...
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