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Which Sports Teams To You Support / Follow?  
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

As a Brit, I grew up with football and my local team was West Ham United (well Spurs were actually closer to where I lived, but thats a long story...) and although hard to watch with an 8 hour time difference, I still very much follow them.

I have always had a soft spot for Man Utd too for some reason and enjoy watching them and cheer for them in Europe.

Now in Vancouver in a hockey mad nation, I really enjoy this sport too and of course support the local team the Vancouver Canucks and own a 33 H Sedin shirt.

Not interested in any other sports, though was remotely interested in Saracens when I played rugby for my school team.

Well, maybe beach volleyball   


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2597 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
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I only follow (as in religiously be a fan of) two sports: Aussie rules football and Formula 1 racing.

In Aussie rules, my team are the Essendon Bombers. The first game of footy I ever watched was the 1993 grand final, in which the Bombers beat the Carlton Blues by 44 points. I quite liked their colours too, black with a red sash - which hasn't changed since the club was founded in 1873. Essendon have won 16 premierships: equal with Carlton and more than any other team in the league.

In F1, I've been a fan of the Williams F1 Team since 1994. The first race I ever watched was the 1994 Australian Grand Prix which Nigel Mansell won. That wasn't the defining factor for me to become a Williams fan, but because they had, in my view, the prettiest car on the grid. The Rothmans liveried Williams Renault FW16 looked stunning in royal blue, gold, red and white. Williams have won 9 F1 Constructors' Championships since their founding in 1977. Their ninth - and last - was in 1997, which was then a record. Since then, Ferrari has eclipsed that record. But Williams still has more Constructor's Championships than McLaren, despite their relative lack of success since then  

Having been to Vancouver three times, I've developed a passing interest for hockey, and the Canucks. Unfortunately, I can only watch NHL games through a subsciption to the Fox Sports channel, which I can't afford to pay for. I watch hockey whenever I can on free to air TV, which is to say every four years at the Winter Olympics, and naturally, I support Team Canada.

My other passing interest is in what you Brits call 'football' but the rest of the world calls 'soccer'. I don't watch it frequently, except for the World Cup and a few EPL matches here and there. I don't really support any team, although my dad is an Arsenal fan and as such I have somewhat of a soft spot for them. I wouldn't be able to name anyone in the squad except for the manager, though :P

[Edited 2013-02-27 21:14:57]


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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2637 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I grew up in Boston but my deeper (non-European) roots are in Chi-town. I will root for a Boston team, and for a Chicago team, and try not to pay attention if teams from those towns are vying. But if I have to:

I will easily root for the Red Sox over the Chisox.

Boston has no NL franchise, but should a Cubs-vs-Red Sox World Series ever happen, then we know the apocalypse is 20 minutes away anyway, so I'd be on a hillside hollering my shema instead of watching the game.

I'd probably root for the B's over the B-hawks, but it would be a tad painful.

I hate basketball.

NFL-wise, in a Pats-vs.-Bears situation, I really don't know which way I'd go. That would be a experiment.

Elsewhere in the country, I will root against any (non-Patriots) team that has a state name instead of a city name (Minnesota Twins, Florida Panthers, Colorado Rockies, Carolina Panthers, New Jersey Devils... they really all must either a) be named after their cities, or 2) be dissolved )

And I will enthusiastically root against any team from the San Francisco Bay Area. I lived in San Francesspool for 16+ years and I welcome any opportunity to give it a slap in the face.



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
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I'm originally from the east coast of the US so most my teams are the "big" ones. For the MLB I am a big Yankee fan. Went to my first Yankee game when I was little with my father and been a fan ever since. Though I have to admit I don't watch near as much baseball as I once did.
When it comes to American Football it is the New England Patriots all the way. Though my entire family are Giants fans, so you can imagine the 2012 Superbowl costs me a few dollars and some pride!
Now my favorite sport recent years has been hockey. Something about going to school at a big Division 1 hockey town really makes the sport so much more enjoyable. For college I have to root for my school, the University of North Dakota (Fighting Sioux). The NCAA may have taken away our name officially but you will see no sign of that here. The name and tradition is still alive and well. For the NHL though it goes to the Minnesota Wild. When I was little my mom used to work as an executive secretary for the Hartford Whalers but sadly they decided warm and sunny Raleigh, North Carolina market was better suited for them. But hey money makes the world go round. So I was a man without a nation as one may say for a few years. Then my mom's boyfriend (now husband) was a Minnesota boy. So one winter break we went out and visited him and he decided he wanted to have a "bonding" day with her boys. Well he got us incredible seats at the Xcel center and they've been my team ever since. If you're ever in MSP check out a game. With the exception of the Ralph Englestead arena here in Grand Forks, I don't think there is a finer place to watch a hockey game.
Pat



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Four Canucks sweaters, two Canucks hoodies, two Canucks henleys, no less than 15 Canucks caps, two Canucks shot glasses, Canucks licence plate holder, Canucks key chain, Canucks pucks, Canucks flag, Canucks rally towel, and two Canucks tattoos. Take a wild shot in the dark...

And I was so very proud when the Buccaneers won their only Super Bowl.



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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1262 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

McLaren!

Always liked them, and I have no idea why.



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User currently offlineMillwallSean From Singapore, joined Apr 2008, 1240 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

I only follow football thanks to different Internet broadcasts. And surprise surprise I support Millwall FC. South Londons finest and proudest. A club that still has the edge supporters used to have in English football.
Had a season ticket for many years and traveled away regularly from the late 80:ies to 2001 when I left London.
I Dont like what modern football is turning into though, we have a yank owning our club now. Bostonian apparently, he is ok to be honest, but some of the other owners in English Football, the Malaysians in Cardiff, the Kuwaitis in Forest, Glaziers in ManYoo etc should be shot.

And the entire world calls the sport football not soccer.
Minus the antipodeans and the US that is.

In Canada/US I enjoy NHL and I can watch a game of Aussie Football when in Aussie, AFL isn't football but its a decent sport and it has some traditions and pride in it.
Cant stand rugby or bum-licking ball as it was called where I grew up.

Apart from that I miss topless darts. A quality TV sport if there ever was one but unfortunately the major broadcasters seem to shy away from it.
Now we when have lost the prude yanks from the European broadcasting skies (ESPN didnt make it, lost to much money and never really gained much marketshare) and BT takes over ESPN Europe we might get it back though. Heres hoping...



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User currently offlineLH7478i From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

For me it is FC Bayern München. The best team, nicest city   . Last year's Champions League final was just a terrible game. I still don't get how that worked out for Chels. I really hope Bayern doesn't make it to the final again, because after loosing 3 finals in 4 years, I would not be able to watch one single minute of a match again.

User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

The only team I follow "religiously" is the Miami Heat. Been a fan of them ever since I was a little kid. My first memories of Heat basketball was the 96-97 season with Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway taking the team to the eastern conference finals. I just like to point out I've always been a heat fan before Lebron and will be after he is gone.
For college I go with my alamater The George Washington Colonials. However I will go for my home college and grad school team too especially when they are top five in the country, that being U of Miami hurricanes.

Even though football (american) was my best sport it is a sport I don't go to the actual games much but I certainly enjoy watching. I watch most Miami Dolphin games and I am certainly a fan of them but not a huge fan. I also have always followed the University of Miami football team and go to their games more often than dolphin games. Right now they are free for me anyway.

I also enjoy baseball but unless its a big game or the playoffs I can't watch much on TV it's too boring I always have enjoyed going to games though. Again always been a marlins fan but these days it's hard to root for them.

Don't follow hockey much but I go to Florida Panther games once in a while. And after spending 5 months in Barcelona I became a Barca fan for my soccer club when it's not the World Cup which is the only time I try to watch a lot of it.

If I had to pick a "2nd" favorite team from the major sports league, ones I usually like to see win are the Wizards in the NBA, Redskins in the NFL and Capitals on the NHL from living in D.C. for 4 years and in baseball the Blue Jays because that means the Yankees, Red Sox or Rays might be losing. And for some reason I like seeing the Orlando Magic do well it is something about the Magic logo from the 1990s which made me just always like them when I was younger.



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Growing up within equal distance of Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, my sports team loyalty has shifted over the years. I grew up being a Orioles and Redskins fan but slowly shifted to being a strictly Philadelphia fan, so Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, and probably would be a Union fan if I cared for soccer. I also follow the WVU, as it's my alma mater.

Therefore, I can't wait til my teams are good again 



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User currently offlineRomeoBravo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2013, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Football: I have an Arsenal FC season ticket and went to see England in the Euros last summer. Which was a whole lotta fun even though we are useless.

Cricket: Was due to go to the upcoming Ashes Oval test but i now won't be able to make it due to matters outside of my control. Absolutely gutted about that.      

Sometimes watch Surrey play too but wouldn't call myself a follower.

Snooker: Big Mark Selby fan


User currently offlineTankereng From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

I follow college football, specifically being from Nebraska the Cornhuskers. My entire family will get together to watch the games. Don't really pay attention to the NFL until the playoffs.

I also follow the Oklahoma City Thunder. Living in the city, I go to games from time to time. It was really cool last season being in the championship.


User currently offlinemad99 From Spain, joined Mar 2012, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

I follow f1 and always have. I don't care who wins too much i just want to see a good race. Some of the drivers i decide i don't like, vettel for example, but the rest i don't really put one before the rest.

If football is on i'll watch it but don't really have any favourites and i've never understood how someone can support a team like some do.



Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 6):
Millwall FC

I remember watching a wonky eyed millwall supporter in a leather jacket clime onto the pitch and threaten the opposing team's keeper with a knife back in the early 90's. I always thought that was class....


User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Steelers Jerseys - 7 Roethlisberger, 43 Palamalu (SB43), 36 Bettis (SB40), 86 Ward (SB43), 12 Bradshaw, 26 Woodson, 99 Generic Steelers Jersey, several other generic jerseys

Penguins Jerseys - 87 Crosby (Stanley Cup), 71 Malkin (Winter Classic), 66 Lemieux, 68 Jagr, one generic no number jersey

Pirates Jerseys - 6 different generic no number jerseys and a old 18 Van Slyke Jersey, but still rooting after 20 consecutive losing seasons.

Follow the Pitt Panther teams and the Penn State teams as well.

Don't have a basketball team but does not mater since I can not stand basketball anyway.

Born and raised near Pittsburgh but since I live in San Diego now after the Navy I will root for the Padres and the Chargers but not when playing my original home town teams.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6530 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 1838 times:

Button, Alonso, Kimi => F1 drivers.

The French football team, especially against Italy (as most of my family supports the latter).

The various French skydiving teams because that's my sport and they're the best.

Also, the French riders in the Tour de France because they need it !



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 1837 times:

I have for my entire life followed Manchester United 'religously'. In the last 2 years I've only missed one game, and keep in mind, I'm in PER, where some matches start at 4am.

I try to visit Old Trafford once or so a year, but haven't been able to the last 3 years, and am partly ashamed for that! At one point I even considered applying to the University of Manchester to get closer, but my parents convinced me that I was just being stupid.

By the way, my father is a die hard Manchester City fan and the last season and this season have been extra heated.

I also follow Tromso IL (also football) which is my local top division team in Norway, as well as Perth Glory (football) here in Australia.

I do follow a bit of AFL (Australian Rules), where my favourite team are the Fremantle Dockers. Used to be a season ticket holder, but am not this season due to the amount of games I'm likely to miss.

I do like to follow all sort of sports, but when it comes to specific teams I cheer on, then the above would be them.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineCalebWilliams From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

All the Minnesota teams:

Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Wild,Minnesota Timberwolves -- okay I don't follow them so much, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Lynx and of course Manchester United. I follow mostly university sports such as the University of Minnesota.



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User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2149 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Only really follow two sports, football & Gaelic games (both gaelic football & hurling). I dont support any Irish club football team, Arsenal are my team. Had many nice weekends over in London attending a few games, last game I was at was nearly 2 years ago, need to get back to the Emirates soon.

Being a true Irish sports fan of course I'm a big supporter of the national sports. When it comes to supporting your local club it depends on where you are from. Club teams are all about the community, you don't support a GAA club because they are successful or your favourite county player plays for a certain team. My local club team is St Peregrines http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peregrines_GAA. We are not one of the most successful teams in Dublin but we are by no means the worst. We are more of a football club than hurling, our first football team plays in division 2 & our second team won division 6 last year. Like any club sport were if your good enough you get selected to play for your national team, in GAA you get selected for your county. Dublin is my county team & you wont find anyone who is big a Dublin fan as I am. Currently the Dublin football team are top of division 1 with 2 wins from 2 & in September 2011 we won the All-Ireland final for the first time in 16 years ( the All-Ireland final is one of, if not the biggest day sporting occasion in Ireland each year) We have been quite successful at U18 & U21 level in recent years too. Our U21 team won the All-Ireland in 2010 & 2012 & in our first game this year we won by 37 points! (any gaelic football match were a team wins by 37 points is a VERY one-sided game) The U18 team won their All-Ireland last year & were beaten finalists in 2011. The Dublin hurling team is nowhere near as successful as the football team but we have been doing well at underage level in the last few years.

That All-Ireland final in 2011 was the day best day of my life, here are some highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j56XDU6WDGc

I would not call myself a rugby fan but I do like to see my provincial team Leinster do well along with the national team.


User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Oregonian born and raised so my teams are the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) and Oregon Ducks (college football and basketball).  


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User currently offlineGSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

NCAA: South Carolina Gamecocks

NFL: Carolina Panthers

NBA: Not that I care too much about pro basketball, but I do pull for Charlotte and Detroit if I watch it.

MLB: Philadelphia and Detroit

NHL: Carolina and Detroit

NASCAR: Gordon is my favorite, but I do pull for any Hendrick or Stewart-Haas team.


User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 13):
Steelers Jerseys - 7 Roethlisberger, 43 Palamalu (SB43), 36 Bettis (SB40), 86 Ward (SB43), 12 Bradshaw, 26 Woodson, 99 Generic Steelers Jersey, several other generic jerseys

Penguins Jerseys - 87 Crosby (Stanley Cup), 71 Malkin (Winter Classic), 66 Lemieux, 68 Jagr, one generic no number jersey

Pirates Jerseys - 6 different generic no number jerseys and a old 18 Van Slyke Jersey, but still rooting after 20 consecutive losing seasons.

Follow the Pitt Panther teams and the Penn State teams as well.

Hmm, you follow Western PA sports, myself Eastern PA. You follow Pitt/PSU, I follow WVU. Think we could be friendly? 



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

Football: FC Barcelona and my local team SM Caen (that's in Normandy, they play in 2nd division). I've been a die hard fan of both teams for about 20 years now. I used to spend my summer holidays in Catalunya when I was a teenager, so it was quite natural for me to start supporting Barça.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens. A die hard fan too, but hockey grew on me only a few years ago. My brother went to study in Montreal in 1998 and he used to talk about the hockey team there, but I never really paid attention to it, because hockey is an obscure sport in France (which is a shame because it is truly a great sport). With the coming of broadband Internet, I started to be curious and went often to watch hockey highlights on the NHL website, paying special attention to the Canadiens' performance. Then my company transferred me to Montreal a couple of years ago and that was just perfect for me. I went to the Bell Center a couple of times and I watch all games on TV.

Basket-ball: I follow more the players than a team in particular. At the moment I pay attention to the Spurs because of Tony Parker, but I also like the Celtics (which I went to see at the TD Garden last December).

American football: I started watching that sport when I moved to Montreal. A friend of mine is a huge Patriots fan and I often go and watch the games with him. His passion for the club influenced me a bit, I guess. But I can't really say I'm a "fan". I'm happy when they win, but not really sad when they lose... yet!

[Edited 2013-02-28 14:32:26]


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

There has only been one team that I have constantly supported since childhood days when Niki Lauda won the title: the Ferrari F1 team, the red heart of Formula 1. Not too much of a fan of other sports, I do of cause cheer for the local football team Eintracht Frankfurt, which is doing quite fine this year. I hope to see at least one game in the stadium this year. Internationally I always liked FC Liverpool.
As you can judge from all this my favourite sports colour is of cause red!


User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4273 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

EPL: Aston Villa
La Liga: Sevilla or, on the rare occasions when they are in the top division, Granada CF
MLB: Texas Rangers
NHL: Dallas Stars
NFL: Dallas Cowboys and whoever plays against the Eagles, Redskins and Giants
NCAA Football: University of Texas Longhorns
NCAA Basketball: Saint Louis University Billikens (#18 in the country!)
Super Rugby: Hurricanes and whoever plays Crusaders

Texan



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

NFL-San Diego Chargers

MLB-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim,Azusa and Cuca-monga.Old Joke.

NBA-LA Lakers/LA Clippers.Not that much of NBA fan but would I like the Clippers get to the finals.

NHL-LA Kings more then Anaheim Ducks but not primary sport.

NHRA-John Force Racing-FC,Tony Schumacher(DSR),Larry Dixon-TF Jason Line-PS(Summit)

NCAA Football-USC

NCAA basketball-UCLA

[Edited 2013-02-28 16:57:19]


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25 Post contains images WestJet747 : I was born and pretty much raised in Montreal, so naturally I eat, sleep, breathe the Montreal Canadiens. I now live in Ontario so I haven't had a cha
26 Post contains images steeler83 : BOOOOOO! I have developed a disdain for that dirtbag over the years. These guys are all ok tho. I have a Hines Ward jersey tho. I try to wear it for
27 starbuk7 : I got it after either the first or second super bowl victory. Have not worn it since his off the field incidents and am still deciding if I will ever
28 fr8mech : MLB: New York Yankees NFL: New York Giants & anyone playing the Dallas Cowboys NCAAB & F: Kentucky Wildcats I don't follow any particular soce
29 777ER : Since rugby is New Zealand's most popular sport I follow rugby but don't go to many matches. All Blacks Hurricanes (local rugby team playing in the Su
30 BMI727 : Screw shirts. You aren't really one of the mouth breathers until you flip a car and light something on fire. As for me, I'm pretty much a Chicago guy
31 3DoorsDown : I am a fan of any team who plays the New York Yankers. I am a fan of any team who plays the Dallas Cowgirlz. I am a fan of the Vancouver Canucks. Not
32 steeler83 : I think everyone jinxed them, including their own selves... They looked a head, and then they derailed... They've done that year after year tho. They
33 Post contains images TheCol : NHL - Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens MLB - Toronto Blue Jays and NYY But didn't you hear? It's all Brian Burke's fault...
34 Post contains images YVRLTN : It was funny, as there was a photo published in the paper of a guy doing just this who was my double and of course the authorities were wanting folk
35 mayor : Lets see.....I'm from the Chicago area, lived in Utah for 23 years and now live in Arkansas, SO, this is my list: NBA: Utah Jazz MLB: Chicago Cubs NFL
36 BMI727 : Got the wrong end of that matchup. Unfortunately, it looks like Derrick Rose is going to the same place Stockton and Reggie Miller ended up.
37 Post contains images mayor : Hall of Fame? Not as far as I'm concerned. Except for referee Dick Bevetta, they might have won one of those championships.
38 MadameConcorde : I've been following Formula 1 many years from the days of old til now. My favourite drivers of the past were Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Graham HIll, Jac
39 BMI727 : More like without a ring.
40 RussianJet : Favourite clubs: Ipswich Town FC, St. Pauli FC. Other sports can go swivel, except for maybe ice hockey - like a KHL game when I can see one.
41 deltamartin : Ice hockey team Brynäs IF in the Swedish Elitserien.
42 mayor : If having a ring was the only criteria for someone's greatness, that would mean that there are more great players out there who never got a ring and
43 kiwirob : Being a kiwi I'm programmed to follow rugby, so I support North Harbour in the NPC, the Blues in Super Rugby, the All Blacks and anyone playing Austra
44 BMI727 : I never said it's the only criteria, but it's a big part. For example, I'd say that LeBron James is the most skilled basketball player in history. He
45 Post contains images mayor : Not really......the towel boy gets a ring if they win it all.
46 Post contains images zkojq : Football: #1 Favourite team is OGC Nice. Currently they are coming 5th in the French Ligue 1, which is pretty good for them. #2 Favourite team is Pari
47 BlueLine : NFL- Chicago Bears MLB- Chicago White Sox NHL- New York Islanders NASCAR- Jeff Gordon and the rest of Hendrick Motorsports. F1- Ferrari
48 kiwirob : They are sort of still around, the Stone Brothers sold out to Erebus Motorsport who will run Mercedes E-class in the V8 Supercars.
49 Longhornmaniac : NCAA: Texas Longhorns (all sports) NFL: Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans MLB: Houston Astros and Texas Rangers (welp...they're in the same division
50 KBJCpilot : NFL- Denver Broncos. MLB- Colorado Rockies, reluctantly. What a pathetic ownership team and lousy leadership in the front office. St Louis is my backu
51 BMI727 : Some don't play defense, and do get called out for it, but these guys are the best in the world. No it isn't. Missed open shots, unforced screwups, a
52 GrahamHill : Wait, are you a French living in N-Z? Otherwise I'd find it strange that a Kiwi would support 1) a French team and 2) a rather small team like Nice.[
53 mayor : This is true........out of all of the "best" college players, these are the cream of the crop that make it in the pros. Just as in the NFL, rookies c
54 fr8mech : I love watching College ball, even Division II. NBA lost its allure for me years ago. I love watching the kids play. They play because they want to p
55 zkojq : Oops, I mean 2007 (confusing the years of Rugby and Football world cups). True. I hope the Mercs and the Nissans can get competitive enough to shake
56 flymia : What?? In my opinion the NBA has the best and most skilled athletes in the world. I can't think of a sport which takes as much skill + athletic talen
57 WestJet747 : I'd love to see how skillful and athletic basketball players are on skates, or on a rugby pitch for 45 straight minutes.
58 cjg225 : I am a huge Penn State fan on the college level. I don't really care about pro sports, but I do tend to watch the playoffs of even pro sports because
59 Post contains images BMI727 : It takes a ton of raw talent and skill on top of that. All the best players are basically freaks of nature and have exceptional finesse on top of tha
60 Nitrohelper : I'm one of the owners of the Green Bay Packers...
61 Post contains images cjg225 : Bought one of those shares a couple years ago, eh?
62 Post contains images mayor : It's printed on a slice of cheese.........
63 flymia : Yea skating is a different skill, but hockey players are not on the ice for 45 straight minutes. And Hockey is a very difficult sport but you don't s
64 BMI727 : Those guys are absolutely drenched in sweat after a shift that might be a minute long though. Hockey does take tons of finesse, probably as much as b
65 Post contains images WestJet747 : Skating isn't a natural human motion like running and jumping is. It uses a different set of muscles and processes (which is what I think you're sayi
66 BMI727 : It's quick reactions, sure, but it's not the same kind of explosiveness basketball players have. Cutting to the basket, taking off 8-10 feet away, an
67 ZB052 : UK Football - Luton Town (hometown club, have supported them all my life - through highs and lows - and we can't get much lower than we are now - I HO
68 Post contains images GrahamHill : It makes sense I watched the game vs Montreal last Saturday. The Sounders have a great fan base.
69 Post contains links kiwirob : This will make interesting reading for you. Basketball comes in No. 4. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/sportSkills
70 Post contains images WestJet747 : I take it you've never played in net. I'm a goalie (and have been since the age of 6), and I also regularly play basketball (because it's a good work
71 corinthians : Biggest passion is soccer. I follow Man City in the EPL (mostly because I’m a huge Roberto Mancini fan), Roma in Sire A (although not a fan of this
72 WESTERN737800 : NBA: Chicago Bulls NCAA Hoops: North Carolina Tarheels Baseball: Minnesota Twins NFL: Green Bay Packers. Basketball is my main sport.
73 AirPacific747 : Nothing! I dont support any sportsteam or person. I don't really care that much about it in general. I like to support the national teams during large
74 BMI727 : Playing basketball at a high level takes more flat out athleticism than playing goalie. Goalies, and hockey players in general, just don't have the r
75 starbuk7 : I would like to see an NBA player start from a standstill on ice skates, accelerate to full speed, dodge and maneuver around opposing players while m
76 BMI727 : I think you'd be surprised. Skating isn't something that takes some special talent. Put an NBA athlete on skates from the time they're a toddler and
77 starbuk7 : I played both Basketball and Hockey in High School back in Pennsylvania and hockey is much harder all around IMHO. Takes a lot less skill and energy
78 BMI727 : That's a bit of a different point. Hockey is more of a balls out effort, hence the minute long shifts while in basketball you'll have guys playing 40
79 kiwirob : Wouldn't being 7ft tall be a disadvantage playing hocky? Hockey players from what I can see would be too short to make it into the NBA. I still think
80 Post contains links BMI727 : Not all of them. They don't approach the size of the biggest NBA players, but depending on the position many wouldn't be undersized. My point is that
81 flymia : My thought exactly. Maybe the skill involved. Hitting a baseball at 98mph or a major league curve ball at 88mph is probably the hardest thing to do i
82 kiwirob : To get to the highest level of any sport one must have phenomenal tallent, NBA doesn't have a lock on this. Lets put an NBA player in a boxing ring a
83 B777LRF : I support FC Copenhagen (football) and anybody playing Manchester United. And even though I detest Audi's with a vengeance, once a year I support one
84 Post contains images signol : Norwich City FC. I keep an eye on the rugby, both codes, but no real team (apart from England). My brother in law is a big fan of: I also like cricke
85 Post contains images GrahamHill : Zdeno Chára disagree with this comment . However, it is true that it's not common to find people that tall in hockey. Usually, they're all between 1
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