thaniz wrote:Great thread. If allowed, I want to develop this a bit further.
I live in Europe, started watching NFL 2-3 years ago. I have never seen an NFL game live, I have no attachments to a team whatsoever, so I find it very difficult to choose. Somehow got caught with the Browns but man I don't know. Its really difficult.
Say you lived in Europe, and discovered football when you are over 30 years old, how would you choose your favorite team?
first of all, yes great idea for a thread!
I figure their are many different ways that people choose a favorite team when they aren't "born" into it....
my family was never a football family. I'm from a small town in NB Canada, so football was never huge other then a few pats fans. I didn't know a single thing about football, and never really paid any attention to it all through school. We did have a football team in high school, and in my senior year, my buddy's convinced me to try out for the team. like I said, I knew nothing about the game, didn't really want to play, but I was a bigger kid, and they really wanted me to join. so I did... well I fell in love with football, and started watching the game a little bit on tv as our season went on
(ended up winning our provincials too "Canadian equivalent to state championship") problem was, i didn't have a team to cheer for.
I don't remember exactly when or how I ended up with this, but one day I discovered a blue and white jersey with a horse shoe type symbol on it, and the back had number 18 on it and the word manning. I had no idea who this was, or why I had this jersey in my closet, but from that point on, that was the team and player I looked for on tv. once I knew a little more about the game, and got to watch manning play, I was hooked!!! been a die hard colts fan ever since, and really only because of one player. I will admit, I have been cheering for the broncos since the move, and am really praying that they get it done this weekend so peyton can retire with the respect he deserves. so i guess i am a manning fan really, but I still consider myself a colts fan, and the minute manning is done, the broncos will be off my mind!!
so that's my story! sometimes it just happens by chance of finding a jersey! haha