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    Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    I'll go first:

    Like the vast majority of us, I was unable to consistently watch a professional team growing up in Iowa so ISU became my team I would watch all the time and that is what helped send me there for college.

    When I first moved to DC, I had the option to be a Ravens fan or Redskins fan since I could watch either team every week. I chose the Redskins so I wouldn't look like a bandwagon fan and they reminded me of the Cyclones in a way.

    Also chose Nationals because they seem to be trying to do things the right way and they were terrible (I like underdogs, if you can sense the theme).

    Also enjoy watching the Caps. I feel like hockey games are the most entertaining sport to watch live.

    What made you a fan of your teams?



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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    I am a whitesox fan and really the only pro team i can consistently watch. I spent most of my live in chicago burbs until we moved to iowa around 10 years ago. I used to be a huge bear fan, and bulls fan but those have dwindled over the past couple years.



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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    Cardinals - Mom is from STL
    Chiefs - Season tix growing up (3.5 hours every other Sunday. Only time I didn't care about getting up at 6 in the AM on a Sunday)
    Orlando - Penny Hardaway, baby. Loved him. Don't really watch the NBA anymore, tho
    Blues - Couldn't name one player on that hockey team anymore, however.


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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    Cleveland Browns
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    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Because I live in Northeast Ohio. I will never win a championship. :(



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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    As a young lad I grew up as a Brett Favre fan. As I started getting older I started supporting the whole Packer team around Favre well before Favre retired. To this day I have always been a big Green Bay supporter and as time has gone on I have now grown to hate Brett Favre.



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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    Cardinals-Whole family on both sides are fans
    Bulls-Jordan
    Raiders-My older brother polluted my mind when I was growing up


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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    Chiefs- living near CB makes this a logical choice. I am still bummed about what could have been the most interesting SB ever: 95- Montana vs Young. Then the Chiefs got screwed against San Diego and the SB ended up a blowout.

    Rangers/Royals. My wife is friends with the Rangers GM's wife, so I follow them more than any other team, but when the Royals show a glimmer of hope, I am pretty happy.

    Celtics. I love KG- saddened that he isnt a timberwolf, but he was enough to get me to watch Boston. As a kid, I loved the Bulls, so I would prefer them to win it all again.

    Werder Bremen. I watched a match in Germany, so they are my favorite football club. I dont really follow european sports until WC fever hits, but they are generally my favorite team in FIFA for ps3.

    Blackhawks. I have a lot of friends from the Chicagoland area, so I prefer to see them win, although, I dont follow hockey unless it's the finals or involved in international competition.

    Any Rugby fans? my cousins played for Metropolis in the twin cities for a number of years, I really enjoyed watching the 7s on nbc this year, that and Invictus was a hell of a movie- I generally like usa, but I root for South Africa when the US is not playing.

    I think that is pretty much it- I generally root against any other afc west team, most texas/new york teams unless there is an Iowa native like Kurt Warner playing.



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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    I just rooted for the closest teams playing when I was a kid.

    NFL: Vikings. Grew up 2hrs from Minneapolis and they were the games on TV. My Grandpa was a big Vikes fan too. Just made sense.

    NHL: Blackhawks. I started following sports shortly after the North Stars left, the Blackhawks were the closest, and became my "local" team by default. I root for the Wild too, because I just can't cheer against Minnesota pro teams. Sucks they're in the same division going forward.

    MLB: Twins. See above. I'm not really a big baseball fan, and this is more of a default thing. Twins games are a blast, and when you're up there, the passion people in Minneapolis have for them gets a little infectious. Maybe it's just the Grain Belt at Target Field.

    NBA: Just don't have a team. Never got that into the Wolves even when they had Garnett and Marbury, but I wouldn't root against them. I don't hate the Bulls these days either. No emotional connection to any specific team, I guess.


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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    Vikings- Dad grew up a Vikings fan and passed it along to me.
    Twins- ^^^^^^^^


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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    NFL-Packers, dad was a Pack fan so I watched games with him. As I grew older I appreciated the small town, midwest feel that Green Bay and the organization have.

    NBA-Don't follow much, but always root against the Lakers.

    MLB-Casually, I am a Cubs fan. I don't care too much about it, but will watch them when they are on. Also want to go to Wrigley some day.



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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    NFL- Bears, I was 4 when they won the SB so I dont really remember that but I do remember the SB shuffle and The Fridge and of course Sweetness after the fact.

    NBA, MLB, NHL etc- I probably follow the Cubs as close as any other major sport other than football. I guess that makes me a fan but I will say that I was rooting for STL this year in the WS. Never really got emotionally tied to any pro team other than the Bears. I rooted for the Bulls growing up too ala Jordan.


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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    NFL - Colts. My dad is a huge fan and his four kids never stood a chance. A lot of my best moments as a kid involved Colts games to some degree. There was Emtman getting a pick six against Marino in Miami (youtube it; you won't regret it), the COlts running roughshod over the Broncos and John Elway on MNF on Halloween, and the inexplicable run to the AFC championship in 95 with Captain Comeback. And of course, the last decade's been pretty good, too. Minus all the playoff failures.
    NBA - Pacers. They sealed the deal when they drafted Fred Hoiberg. And I loved watching the late 90's teams with the Davis boys, Smits, and Reggie. Their best moment came in a losing effort. In the '98 conference finals, they had Jordan and the Bulls on the ropes. I believe it was Game 7 where MJ and Pippen just willed the Bulls to a win by crashing the glass on offense and repeatedly getting to the line. That was an amazing and underrated series. Poor Reg could never quite get over the hump. If it wasn't MJ in his way, it was Shaq and Kobe.
    MLB - Cubs. Because what good is it being a sports fan if you can't have an underdog to pull for?



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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    NFL: Chiefs, I have been a fan since the 2nd grade when my teacher was a huge fan and season tickets so I thought it would get on her good side and have loved them ever since. My first favorite Athlete was Derrick Thomas.

    NBA: The Bulls, they were great when I was young and I have stuck with them through Thick and Thin.

    MLB: The Cubs, My Greatgrandpa was a diehard and I have been with them because of him.

    NHL: The Blackhawks, only because they are in Chicago. They only Chicago team I don't care for is the Bears. I don't root for or against them. (I will cheer for them when they play the Pack just to tick off my friends.)


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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    NFL-Dallas, they were always on Monday Night Football and I loved their jerseys.
    NBA-Philly-Allen Iverson
    MLB-Angels-Around 06 I needed a baseball team to cheer for because all my friends during the summer were always arguing over baseball and I wanted to get in on the trash talk. I picked the angels because they were pretty decent, I liked their logo and colors, and I remember "Angels in the Outfield"



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    Re: Who are your favorite pro teams and why?

    Blue Jays- When I was little my grandpa loved the cardinals, I thought they were the same team and just liked the color blue better.

    Nets- Loved watching J Kidd in his prime.

    Bills- Love having my heart broken... suppose that explains my ISU love too.



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