Re: your favorite sports teams...
MLB: Reds - Pete Rose was the first baseball player I knew as a kid, and Pete Rose=Cincinnati Reds
NFL: Bengals - Partly because they were the Ohio team in Super Bowl XVI, partly because of those oh-so-cool helmets
NBA: Hawks - Dominique Wilkins was the man!
NHL: Flyers - Just happened to win the first NHL game I saw on TV, so I went with it
NCAA: Ohio St./Syracuse/Toledo - Every good Ohio boy is a Buckeye fan! I honestly have no idea how I became a Syracuse fan as a kid, I just did. And I've lived in the Toledo area my whole life and graduated from UT, so that one makes sense.
Question for some people, how did you become a fan of one college in one sport but a different college in another? That just seems strange to me.