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Old 12-04-2019, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Up on the bluff above the lake
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I maintain affinity to certain teams I grew up with in the 70's, but if you think about it, over the decades, the players, coach, GM, owner and often even the location where the team plays might have all changed. Maybe even the color of the jerseys/uniform. Or the team moved to another city.

So what's left other than the legacy/history?

Not knocking it at all, but I don't get fussed.
I agree with most of what you are saying. When free agency came, it changed everything in team sports. It was great for the players, not so good for the fans in general. And there was a connection, between players and fans back then, not so much now. A good many today, are still fans of their nearest pro team, but just as many are fans of the winningest teams at the time. To each their own. Being a sports fan, is I guess a hobby, which means it's supposed to make us feel good. So when it doesn't, I'll just stop being a fan of my team in that sport. But I won't replace them, I'll just find something else to do.
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:45 PM
 
Location: The DMV
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Grew up just outside of D.C., thus - a Redskins fan. Great times in 80's and early 90's. Now, lots of my millennial friends have no idea why I'm a 'skins fan. Especially now as I'm located more towards Baltimore, and thus, Raven country.

I do have to say - it's hard being a 'skins fan with the worst owner in sports.... You want to support the team, but have zero love for the ultimate guy in charge.
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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All your life you grew up as a fan of one team but a job forced you to move to another state or city. Do you like or dislike the new local teams? I guess a lot of it depends on rivalries but I would love to hear some examples of what people did?

Did you even <gasp> drop the team you grew up with and went with the new team?
This question is for any team sport. Let’s hear it.
Grew up in L.A. mostly minor league: got married the year the Dodgers moved to L..A. and I am still a huge fan regardless of how far away they are from where I now call home. Back in the 50s and early 60s hubby was a sports writer for a few papers and then a Pr guy for a major corporation so we had tickets to the games. I will add as a kid and one of the few girls that even knew the difference between a football and baseball, I loved baseball. AS an old lady now I love football maybe more: I was a Ram's fan as well and still am even though my real love in the skins. Too bad they have sucked so badly in recent years. We live in DC area when they ruled: mid 80s.

AS we move around (not anymore I hope) we have developed a love for a few other teams: KC Chiefs, St Louis Cards, and even the Saints but my heart is still: dodgers, Rams and SKins

Oh can't forget college sports: SDSU, USC and AR Razonbacks, plus U of Col buffs.
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I never understood being a fan of a team from an area you never lived in or a college that you never attended. Part of being a fan is being there, college memories, talking with the other fans.
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Hudson County, New Jersey
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Grew up a Sox/Patriots/Celtics/Bruins fan.. and will stay like that for the rest of my life.
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