If you’ve ever been to this blog, you’ve probably gotten a sense that I’m a huge Orioles fan. Always have been, always will be. But I have connections to quite a few other teams, so I thought this would be a good time to share that with you.
Teams I root for:
Baltimore Orioles – As noted in the intro.
Washington Redskins – Growing up in the DC area in the 80’s, that’s who you rooted for.
NC State – Where you go for undergrad is typically who you root for the most. I am no different in this regard.
US National Soccer Team – Perhaps my favorite thing to watch outside baseball.
Olympique de Marseille and Montpellier – Teams in the French Ligue 1. From cities close to where I was working/studying.
UW-Milwaukee and Kent State – Grad schools for me. My wife still works at Kent actually.
Carolina Hurricanes – You know, if we ever get hockey back.
UVA – My brother went there, so I’ll root for them as long as they’re not playing NC State.
Certain MMA fighters – Big fan of GSP, Dustin Poirier, Jon Jones
Teams I root against:
UNC-Chapel Hill – The worst of the worst.
New York Yankees
That sums up my fandom I think. There’s some teams that I soft of root for, like the Indians and Brewers, but not like those listed. I like to say that there’s a good reason I root for each team I do, and you can see why.
Who are your favorites? I wonder if anyone out there is similar to me. Who knows.