Re: What Sports teams do you follow?
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Your a UK alum so in essence your children would have a connection.
Let me try and clarify my comments. As an OSU alum and being born and raised in Cincinnati I think it would be a little disingenuous to be a diehard Alabama fan. Or a diehard Oklahoma fan. I don't have any real connection to those schools. When it comes to professional sports my allegiance lies with my hometown teams. Sure it would be nice to have been a Yankees fan growing up (easiest job in sports) but I had no connection to them. It would have been akin to me saying, the Yankees are the best team I am going to root for them.
As I have gotten older I have found myself rooting for my teams, if they aren't playing then the team that would best help my team out, and then if that can't happen the underdog.
I'm pretty much the same way. My teams have always been the "home" teams of my area -- UK, Reds and Bengals. I could never relate to fans who cheer for the Yankees, Steelers, Cowboys, Lakers, etc, without having ever had any type of geographical connection to those areas.
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