Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Tyi-Maet_Nefer, Jan 21, 2007.
Poll by MASTERPRENN.
Mostly because of geography, but for example in Formula 1 I support Ferrari because they are good (and now they have a Finnish driver too, but I had been supporting them years before that). I voted for geography.
Family, but I'm not much of a sports person.
The reason I started supporting my AFL team was because they won the premiership in 1993, so I voted They're Good. Most of my other sporting teams I follow because of geography though.
So you're originally from Indiana? You're the second user on the boards (New_York_Jedi) to have 'New York' in his/her username but may not be from New York at all. The TOS should resolve deceptive usernames.
As for me, all my teams are within 20 miles of my home (technically, the Jets play in New Jersey and the Nets will soon move to Brooklyn anyway).
Other: My favorite sports team is the Cubs and I live in White Sox territory. At first when I was young I liked the Cubs becasue they were different and I wanted to beat against the tide of the normal south side White Sox fans but as I grew older I found the Cubs to be the superior team in history and with players and now I'm a die hard.
I guess I would say family. Its in my genetic code to be a Packer Fan.
I'd have to go with Darth Dark Helmet's answer. Family. My first memories of football was my dad watching the Packers of 70's & 80's and swearing at the TV.
I could never understand why he continued to watch them, but I now know.
I'd have to say Geography because most teams I watch/support would be Australia as a whole.
They're good would take it for other things I may watch, but I don't follow anything that is more local.
Geography really, go Seahawks!
For all you 'They're good' ers, what happens when they're bad? Do you just pick another team? I'm not out to criticize at all...I'm just interested.
Family. I am a cowboys fan, like my father before me.
I chose my teams when I was 3. Stuck with them ever since
I'll be a Packer fan till the day I die. We are known for our loyalty even through decades of suckage.
Other. The players.
I used to support the D-backs a lot until they got rid of all my favorites.
Geography, I have lived in Massachusetts (earlier in my life) and California (near San Francisco), so I support teams around those areas (for example: SF Giants, SF Niners, NE Patriots, Boston Red Sox, etc.).
Notre Dame is my favorite sports related institution and that has to do with family. All the others (Northeastern Ohio) have to do with geography.
Other: Texas was the first place that I have memories of, so even though I don't live there anymore, the Spurs and the Cowboys are my favorite basketball and football teams. D.C United is my favorite MLS team though since they are closest to me.
Family & Geography.