I use to be a Cowboys fan. I remember being 5 an being clad in all cowboys stuff (front runnerism on top of the Cowboys always beating my dad's team [bills] then I saw Barry. Watched Barry. It was and still is the most amazing thing I've ever seen on the football field.
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Growing up, my grandmother tried to make me a Redskins fan while my grandfather tried to make me a Cowboys fan. My father hated football because those two bickered when he grew up about Redskins/Cowboys.
It wasn't til we lived at Penn State when my dad was sent there to get his PhD for the Air Force that I began to watch football. After a few years, I started watching NFL football and it was the turtlenecks that the Chief's players wore in their photos that made me pay attention. Then when Priest Holmes went into beast mode I really started liking them. Then when they drafted Larry Johnson and Tamba Hali, it became permanent.
As for me - I was a Boys fan as a kid during the 90s but that was mostly because the Cowboys were about the only team I'd see over here in Australia, and my dad was a Niners fan so it seemed right. I did like the Oilers, but never really got to see them and without internet access it was a bit hard to keep up with them.
Coverage of the NFL fell the way side around 95, 96 in Australia because IIRC the Nine TV network bought the rights and then blacked it out because they were amidst trying to market a new brand of Rugby called the SuperLeague. During this time I pretty much relied on Madden on the SEGA to keep me posted. By 97, 98 ish my family got Satellite TV with dedicated sports channels and I finally had more access to the NFL and I saw the Oilers became the Titans, with a guy named McNair and Eddie George, and that was it.
I had no idea how american football even works when I had an exchange year in HS and lived in an american host family for half a year. I played NFL Street 2 against my host brother.
There was this one player. Brian Urlacher. Whenever you made a strong tackle (kinda like hit stick), you would force a fumble with brian urlacher. Im not even exaggerating. I remember a play where he picked up the ball 3-4 times and brian forced 4 fumbles. I loved it.
Then i got to see a bears game on air. It was the one against the Vikings where hester had a punt return against them and basically every TD was ST or Defensive since grossman had like a sub 5-10 QB rating. I loved the unconventional way they won the game and havent looked back since.
I got tired of not really following a football team in 1998. I had the new Madden. I pressed down on the controller and closed my eyes. I landed on the Steelers. They went 7-9 that year. 2 more years of not really being good I thought I had picked a suck team but had spent hours doing research on history and past players and the like, I wasn't just going to abandon ship. Luckily, yall know the rest of that story.
Born and raised 15 minutes from Giants stadium. I support local teams. My dad was a Giants fan, my favorite color growing up was blue, my favorite player growing up was LT, local, so it was a match made in heaven.
Giants and Knicks. Those are my teams. I only follow football and basketball. Don't care for baseball, although I'll casually root for NY teams just bc they're local.
My story is kind of weird I guess. In Denmark we didn't get NFL on TV before 1999, we only had the Super Bowl until then. I thought football was boring and unintelligent, and basically just an excuse for latently homosexual males to grab each other in a socially acceptable way. So every sunday I would turn on my TV when I went to bed, put on the game that was playing and fall a sleep really fast. However, sometimes I couldn't sleep even with the game on. So I listened and found out that there was a team called the New England Patriots. Coolest name ever, and I knew that Walter Zenga used to play GK for the New England soccer team in 1997. I was sold on the Pats just by knowing that. I did take me a while to really start being more than a casual fan, but I was a fan when I heard the name and made the connection to Walter Zenga. Now I can't get enough of NFL and have expanded my horizon to college football and some recruiting. It consumes my spare time, which is somewhat frightening.
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I'm a whiny little kunt. Feel sorry for me as I go masturbate to a picture of my mom dressed as a teletubby.
Bears: I was in a military family, so I did a bunch of moving around. Born in Ohio, moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, and then to Columbia, South Carolina. It was in Columbia, at the age of seven, that I started becoming a sports fan. As I had never lived in a city with a professional sports team, I didn't really know who to cheer for. But we had WGN at our house, so pretty much everyday when I got home from school, there was a Cubs game on. So I became a Cubs fan. Then I just decided, I'm a Cubs fan, I'll just cheer for all Chicago teams.
Jaguars: This one is much easier. After my father retired from the military, he got a job in Jacksonville, Florida. We moved there in 1996, right when the Jaguars were getting started. I had to cheer for my hometown team. Despite living in Jacksonville for 13 years, the Jags never surpassed the Bears as my favorite team but I cheer for them against all others and when I move back to Florida, I will likely get season tickets to their games.
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Originally Posted by Monomach
Brilliant letting one of Scott Pioli's henchmen have his own team to ruin. One of the premier GM jobs in the NFL and it gets handed to a stupid **** who makes three facepalm moves for every good one. Awesome. Just like handing a new Mercedes to a 16 year old girl who's already been in three wrecks.
Was a huge Montana fan and Niner fan before the Ravens came to town. The Niners were always on TV in my area when I was growing up. When the Ravens came to town they pretty much ruled the TV on Sundays and the later games usually was a division rival now so I couldn't get much exposure the the Niners like I had before.
I started going to some Ravens games, watching them on TV and grew to become a huge Ravens fan now. Still follow the Niners but the Ravens are #1now.
My mom is from Greensburg, Penn. Her entire family are diehard Steelers fans. They have terrible towels signed by Myron Cope and all that. I would watch them when I was really little. I remember thinking Bubby Brister was awesome because his name was Bubby. I have so many Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates jerseys from when I was little that I could have worn one every day for 2 weeks without repeating.
I lived in Indiana from when I was 2-20(1987-2005). The Colts blew, but we supported them while cheering for the Steelers. We'd flip back and forth between the two CBS channels since one was from Ohio and was always playing a Steelers game, while the local station always played the Colts if they weren't blacked out. I remember watching crappy Colts teams composed of quarterbacks Trudeau, Jeff George, and Tom Tupa as emergency QB before he became a punter. I loved Sean Dawkins and Yancey Thigpen. Jim Harbaugh probably single handedly turned me over to being a primary Colts fan. I loved Captain Comeback and wanted to believe in the Colts. I was excited for Marshall Faulk, and then the Manning years came and everything was good.
I moved to Kalamazoo and kind of adopted the Lions. The Colts and Steelers went on to win back to back Super Bowls and frankly sustained success bores me. I'm a reverse bandwagoner. I took to the the Lions because they represent me and all the people in Michigan now. I love their attitude and am proud of their turnaround. I think of the Lions as being solely "mine", whereas the Colts are my mom's and the Steelers are my grandma's. I don't turn my back on my family ties, but the Lions are my own thing.
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I didnt even know what amercian football was about 3 years ago. My mate had Madden 09 (the one with Brett Favre on the front), so i used to play it with him but i needed a team to support. I looked at the madden cover and said "whats this team?", my mate replied "green bay packers". I was like, "ok yeah may aswell support them" and the rest is history...
Im now addicted to the sport and a true packers fan. Wooo!
Well I'm Irish and have had family and friends who lived and worked in Boston before so I always had an affinity for Boston teams. I never really watched football in the 90s, mainly because we didn't have cable so I watched more baseball and liked the Red Sox. When we got cable I started to watch more football, realised how boring baseball was, and just got really into it