Well lately a few of my posts have been crushed and dismissed because people assume i am a bandwagon fan. So i figured maybe i would try to explain how i became a fan of the teams i root for. We will start out with the one that seems most out of place.
I root for the Atlanta Braves. I live in michigan. doesnt make sense right? Well when i was 7 or so my little league team was called... you guessed it... the braves. immediately i started following baseball with my dads help. He asked who i liked most it was Atlanta. And for a brief period when i was 9 it was a little bit of the expo's because of their cool colored unis. But now i have realized my mistake and i am 100% braves.
The next team is the packers. This one is easy. I was born and raised in the UP. The UP is not lions country. It is packer country. My friends liked the packers so i liked the packers. As i grew older and learned of their history i liked them more and more. Now i try to make it across the lake every year for a game. We will see if it works out this year.
The Red wings. again i was born in the UP during the Red Wing/ north stars rivalry. Stevie Y was my hero growing up playing hockey. The red wings are by far my favorite team and its also the forum i visit most often.
The pistons i havent followed very closely since grant hill left the team. I liked the pistons mostly because i never liked jordan. Who beat him early in his career? Yep.. the pistons. Now... i dont really care about the NBA.
Finally UM. I follow michigan because my grandparents met there and its all they talked about all through my childhood. So it is the team i paid attention to. I graduated from central michigan and i would put them as my favorite because i follow the team closer than i do UM but there arent many CMU fans to talk to on CBS.
So there you have it.