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Old 09-03-2018, 05:52 PM
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Default Have you ever changed favorite teams?

I know its probably pretty rare but has anyone ever changed favorite teams?
I grew up a Toronto Maple Leafs fan but when the Colorado Rockies moved to Jersey (I was 17 yrs old) I felt I should support my new local team and have been a hardcore Devils fan ever since.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:09 PM
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I don't know that I really have a favorite college football team anymore, but all through my teenage years and into 30s, I loved Penn St. football (even though I didn't go to PSU). Since 2011, I am a lot more agnostic about the school, and far more cynical of the NCAA, Board of Trustees for institutions and college sports in general.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:47 PM
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Not in baseball or hockey. I've been an Orioles and NYRangers fan in those sports since I was a little kid in the late 50s. I grew up a Baltimore Colts fan though. They were my life actually. Until, of course, they bailed in 1983. After that I 'test drove' a couple of teams. First, the Oilers (I had season tickets for a while), and then I followed the Ravens for a year but they were just another stolen team so I let them go. Finally, the Texans were born here in Houston and I got in on the ground floor. Bought season tix the day they went on sale and have been a fan ever since.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:45 PM
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My favorite 3 players are Red Sox, Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens, and Ted Williams. So I was a die hard Red Sox fan for a long time. Then Wade Boggs went to the Yankees and they became and still are my favorite team. I just couldn't be a Devil Rays fan when he went there.

Can't be many of us that went from the Sox to the evil empire.
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I grew up in north New Jersey, so for me it was always Mets, Jets, Knicks and Rangers. I have held to that for many years even though most of them suck year after year. I have become a Yankees fan over the past 5 years or so. So for me, the Yankees have replaced the Mets.


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I started out as a Raiders fan in the old AFL. Rooted for the Steelers in the NFL, but mainly watched AFL games. When they met in the 1972 Playoffs, I quit rooting for the Raiders and only rooted for the Steelers after that.
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I'm dug in forever: Braves and Yellow Jackets!
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Default changing teams.

grew up a Phillies fan (phan?) in the '80s as Schmidt / Luzinski were my favorites...followed them forfuckingever, and while I still (halfway) still follow them, when Ryan Howard started to suck, I became a born-again Angels fan, my 2nd favorite team for the past 20 years.

while he's admittedly had some down years with the Angels, and while I love and respect Trout - he's awesome! - I've been a PUJOLS fan forfuckingever, and while I'm disappointed with his production - particularly over the past few
years, I sincerely miss his presence in the lineup, even though his feet / legs are now shot.

Hoskins of the Phillies keeps me a "phan", but I've become an Angels fan as well they've got Fletcher and a few other younger players that pique
my interest for the future, but even though my Phillies have a future, I've become a Angels fan.



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I tried but I learned long ago that you don't choose your favorite team, your team chooses you. I'm a long suffering Leafs and Bills fan but also love the Jays so I have experienced a couple championships at least!

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Packers
Brewers
Bucks
Badgers
Irish

Have been, and always will be, whether they're good, or they suck.
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