Would You Abandon Your Favorite Team...

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  1. Celemo

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    if your local market acquired a franchise? Some context: Portland might be getting a MLB team, most of this market is split between being Mariners or Giants fans with the rest being a spattering of random fans of out of region teams. As a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan I couldn’t imagine just giving up on them because Portland gets a team. Your Thoughts?
     
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  2. dump

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  3. dblplay1212

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    No. I'd support the local team but I couldn't just stop caring about a team I cared about for 30+ years.
     
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  4. Tiffin

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    The Saints are already located in Mobile.
     
  5. I'm in central Virginia so DC is our local market unless Richmond gets a team and that isn't happening any time soon. So the answer is no.
     
  6. Celemo

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    Pretty much where I’m at.
     
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  7. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I don’t cry. I Saab.

    If Atlanta ever gets a real football or baseball team, I’m in
     
  8. D. Silver

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    I was an Orioles fan as a kid seeing that DC didn't have a baseball team but as soon as the Nationals came, I was 100% in.
     
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  9. Kevintensity

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    No, but when they win a championship I swear I've been a lifelong fan from day one
     
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  10. High Cotton

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    And then they face each other in the World Series...
     
  11. Goose

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    As someone without an NBA team yeah. I basically root for LeBron and other players I like

    Not really the question in the OP though.
     
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  12. VoodooChild5

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    This, except if the new local team became a division rival for my lifelong team.
     
  13. bwi2

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    Grew up in LA as a Dodgers fan but moved to DC the first year of the Nationals. I do think the shitbird owner of the Dodgers was influential in that, as I haven’t really picked up any other DC team (although I care more about MLB than the NHL, NBA, or NFL), but also those games were a ton of fun and very cheap when the Nats were dogshit.
     
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  14. Pokes

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    I’m sure if they were really good you’d be driving the bandwagon
     
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  15. PCH

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    As someone living in a city without an NBA or NFL team, yea, in a heartbeat.


    Can't believe a city can host an Olympics and not have an NBA or NFL team.
     
  16. BuckeyeRiot

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    Atlanta will get there someday.
     
  17. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I don’t cry. I Saab.

    I loves the Aubs who were like “I didn’t pull for an NFL team for 30 years but I love Jerry Richardson now. He’s a great man.”
     
  18. Celemo

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    :respek: I’d be the same way with the NFL
    grew up a Pistons fan but once I moved to Oregon and started going to Blazers games I made the switch quite easily
     
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  19. Shiggityshwo

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    I grew up an Atlanta United fan and I can't quit on them now just because Nashville is getting a team
     
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  20. Jake Scott

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    I pulled for the local teams when I lived in Nashville and Jacksonville but it was always Atlanta teams over them.
     
  21. herb.burdette

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    I grew up a Pirates fan and marginally stayed with them for the 20 years they sucked after free agency killed their early 90’s team.

    My wife is from Cincinnati and our kids are all Reds fans. I don’t necessarily follow the Pirates at all, but I wear a Pirates baseball hat when mowing the lawn mostly to spite them.
     
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  22. The Banks

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  23. You and You

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    I was born and raised in Nebraska, and I'm a Colorado fan. That should answer the question.
     
  24. Corky Bucek

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    I grew up a huge Bucs fan, but gave them up the second they drafted Jameis
     
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  25. Gunners

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    Don’t hate at all but I’m the opposite
    though gaining more and more love for the Nats

    Only hate the people who wanna tell me who I have to root for
     
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  26. duc15

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    Mariners have been abysmal for 17 years. I’m gladly jumping on the Portland team the day it’s announced
     
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  27. Gunners

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    Considering the teams you root for, I have many questions
     
  28. dump

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    and yet you rooted for Cam
     
  29. Reebok

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    I’ve watched my teams lift the first ever and most recent MLS Cups.
     
  30. oldberg

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    [​IMG]Fuck you
     
  31. Corky Bucek

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    Joke

    Your Head
     
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  32. AlternativeFactsRule

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    There’s plenty of other reasons to give up on the Tigers
     
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  33. Boo MFer!

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    Holy shit, me too!!!
     
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  34. beist

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    I’m very open to finding a reason to become a fan of any NFL team besides the Lions. Seriously if the Chiefs want to mail me a bumper sticker or something that would do it.
     
  35. oldberg

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    I’m maybe up for recruitment :facepalm:
     
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  36. You and You

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    Favorite players were Rasheed and Ben Wallace when I started casually following NBA.

    Didn't watch football until the 99 season. Decided to pick a team and roll with it. Picked the Titans since they were "new". Turned out to be a good year for them.

    Cubs...WGN had the Cubs on all the time. Came home from school one day in '96. Cubs were on, Sosa homered right after I came in the door. Hooked.

    Colorado. My entire childhood, I knew nothing about football aside from the fact I always wanted Nebraska to get beat. 2001 was the first year I really started watching CFB. Didn't have a team, just hated Nebraska. Decided to watch the CU game. CU whipped Nebraska's ass. Eric Crouch was on the cover of SI that got delivered during the game. I had a team.
     
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  37. dump

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    chiefs would be an easy switch for you
     
  38. soulfly

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    I’ll be giving up my current team and it’s going to be the rival of my new team.
     
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  39. burnttatertot

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    Both of you are dead to me.
     
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  40. soulfly

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    Talking hockey, fucker. I will always be a miserable M’s fan.
     
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  41. oldberg

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    Broncos take proximity but they’re not much better
     
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  42. H/T

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    I would probably switch if I planned on being in that city long term.

    However my pro teams are a bit superficial in who I support. Growing up in Hawaii until I was 13-14 years old with no pro teams to root for made things kinda weird for me until moving to Bowie, then Manassas then to Arundel County. So I started adopting teams in that area. Although I supported the Nats to an extent when they began but never really caught on as a favorite team or anything.

    Basically just watched my favorite players growing up.
     
  43. H/T

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    It's always much more fun when you can actually get to the stadium and enjoy your favorite teams in person.
     
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  44. Handcuffed

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    i'll let you know when/if it happens

    this definitely helps. i was just a kid for the '95 mariners so they've had the one aberration year in 2001 of good baseball. otherwise it's been misery with occasional chances to watch ichiro and felix.
     
  45. laxjoe

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    no. even with the padres being fairly awful for the majority of my life, i am not able to simply pick a new team. i've tried a few times with other sports (football after the chargers made it clear they were leaving SD, hockey and soccer) but i've learned over the years i am not able to pick new teams in my later years.
     
  46. burnttatertot

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    Apology accepted.
     
  47. TC

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  48. Celemo

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    hahahahahahahhaha
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  49. Sweet Dick Willie

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    If Orlando ever gets an NBA team I’m so down
     
  50. Zebbie

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    I grew up in west Texas so my teams growing up were the DFW teams and the Cubs, because they were on TV nearly every day & the Rangers were on maybe twice a week.

    If anything, I’ve disowned the Cowboys since around 2003 or 2004 because Jerry’s a fucking idiot, but I still watch a lot of the NFL because football.
     
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