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03 September 2011 @ 06:34 pm
LOL Red Sox. Did they really just end the game with a pickoff at 1st? NICE!

Also: Go Ducks! DIAF, Tigers! I think I've finally become a naturalized Oregonian.

As we head into the season for college football, the NFL, baseball playoffs, the NHL, maybe-possibly-NBA pre-season, and God only knows what else, I vote we have a meme so I know who flies what colors and who would rather put a stick in their eye than watch sports! So...

For each sport you follow, mark which teams you care about! Put your #1-fan teams in bold, put bandwagon teams/teams you only follow in the playoffs in italics, and put teams you hate in strikethru! Underline hometown teams. Any team you're going see or have seen in person this season, mark with an asterisk*!

Major League Baseball: Favorite sport by far! :)
Teams: Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Anaheim Angels
Minor League: Pawtucket Red Sox

NFL: I became a bandwagon fan after I left New England, but I'm determined to be more into it this year!
Teams: New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers (I hate myself, but... *sigh*), San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks.

College Football: It's the only damn sports thing that Portlanders get excited about.
Teams: Oregon Ducks (Pac 12), Michigan State Spartans (Big 10)

National Hockey League: I'm mostly a check-the-scores fan of hockey, but go any-Canadian-team!
Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers

NBA: I actually really dislike watching basketball, but it's our only major league team. And still, no one cares as much about this as they care about college ball.
Teams: Portland Trail Blazers*, Boston Celtics, LA Lakers
feel: excitedexcited
miera_cmiera_c on September 4th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
I was all "Why is she hating on the Detroit Tigers? They're not even in the same division and they're the Tigers, who could hate the Tigers?" Then I got to the basketball part. ;)

I hate the Yankees, the Dodgers, the Astros, the Cardinals, the Phillies and the Braves. Clearly my antipathies are not American League-based. I basically root for the Mets and the Red Sox and then if none of the teams I hate are involved, whoever is the underdog. Like right now, I'm rooting for the Brewers to win the NL, and if the Sox can't get the AL, the Tigers. A Brewers/Tigers series could be fun. Lord knows Wisconsin and Michigan could use something positive this year. :\
Little Red: sox - fenway - stealingsecondxmylittleredgirl on September 4th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Aww, it's difficult to hate those Tigers. I was just hating on the LSU Tigers that ended up thumping my O-Ducks. :(

I do like the Brewers. I like the Cardinals because I like their announcers and their fans - I appreciate fans who are really knowledgeable about the sport, and they were also really quite nice about the Red Sox beating them in the curse-breaking 2004 World Series. The Astros have quite honestly never even pinged on my radar one way or the other - I'm surprised anyone cares about them at all, haha.
miera_cmiera_c on September 5th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
The Astros played the Mets in the 1986 playoffs. Hence, hatred. Also they had a player named Jose Cruz in the 1980s who I couldn't stand. (I do that sometimes, a particular player puts me off a team. Like Von Hayes on the Phillies. Though I hated the Yankees long before A-Rod. ;)
Little Red: sox - pap gunnin - prettybird_iconmylittleredgirl on September 5th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
I really can't stand Derek Jeter, largely because he's an amazing ballplayer. So it's like respect-hatred in that case.

A-Rod is just a dick! Never forgiven for dicking over the Red Sox, and then never forgiven for continuing to be an ass every single day, omfg.

I live in fear for the day that they get a retired Yankee on Dancing With the Stars, because WHAT IF I DON'T HATE HIM. I worry about these things.