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Ryne Sandberg
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How hard was it to find a picture of Arsenal winning a trophy?





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hendersonshands
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Ha, I knew you wouldn't be able to resist. In all honesty though to me it's stupid to have multiple teams. The dedication it takes to really be a fan leaves room for only one.



For what it's worth, I agree. I can't follow more than one soccer team, except for the US National Team and Bayern. I have teams I would prefer to win in different leagues but I couldn't tell you anything about the club.






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crazy4lsu
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In all honesty though to me it's stupid to have multiple teams.


I don't think I could support another team as much as Arsenal, but I love watching other leagues, so it helps to have a rooting interest. I can definitely see where it comes from and why people do it. Cheering for teams is fun, and I think the exclusionary fandom thing is silly.






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Ryne Sandberg
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I only watch City matches consistently. I have anti-Big2 rooting interests, otherwise, I just don't care. It's just the way I am.





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svb
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For what it's worth, I agree. I can't follow more than one soccer team, except for the US National Team and Bayern. I have teams I would prefer to win in different leagues but I couldn't tell you anything about the club.


This, except I follow SKC along with Chelsea. No way I could follow any other teams as much as them. In my earlier post, I was just talking about watching a team in the league and finding a rooting interest in said league rather than becoming a huge fan of them.

Basically, I think it is okay to root for multiple teams, but I don't know how someone could follow 3 or 4 or 5 teams to the extent that you could consider yourself a true fan of all of them. For me it is SKC, Chelsea, and USA that I consider myself a true, diehard fan of, and Belgium that I am just a regular fan of because of my ancestral ties and because I like a lot of their players. But I will also try to start watching other leagues more, so I will try to find certain teams that I like to watch in those leagues too.



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Goose
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Put simply, most Americans have to choose a football club to support, we are not raised a supporter, nor can proximity really play a factor.

With no real life long bond to the club going back generations, it is very easy for American's to split there allegiances.

It's like comparing LSU and Leeds for me. I love both, but I graduated from LSU. When the Tigers lose, it can ruin my evening. On the same token if Leeds lose, meh... just wasn't our weekend. And I'm sure the same could be said for a Brit who has an American friend who went to LSU and so they begin watching games. While Leeds dropping points would effect them, some team that they chose for a random reason losing wouldn't mean as much, and it would be very easy for them to also enjoy watching Nebraska, or Ohio State, or ND... any number of other famously historic college football programs.







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svb
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But also LSU losing one game means a hell of a lot more than Leeds losing one game does, assuming it is a league game.

If it were Champions League Group stage, which is a little more comparable to a CFB season imo, my day wouldn't be very good if Chelsea lost.






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225bred
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Put simply, most Americans have to choose a football club to support, we are not raised a supporter, nor can proximity really play a factor.

With no real life long bond to the club going back generations, it is very easy for American's to split there allegiances.

This.






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RandySavage
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With no real life long bond to the club going back generations, it is very easy for American's to split there allegiances.



Maybe if you didn't "split your allegiance" your bond with your team would be stronger. I have been a die-hard Auburn fan since I was old enough to understand what sports are.

Once I latched on to soccer/Chelsea it took about three/four years but I'd say I follow Chelsea with very nearly the same passion as I do Auburn. The inability to regularly attend matches is the only drawback.

Even still and I didn't realize this, or maybe just didn't want to admit it, until the emotion I felt after Torres' goal to finish Barca or Drogba's CL winning penalty stirred my emotions just as much as Mike Dyer's run and Wes Byrum subsequent National Title winning kick.

I think having multiple teams cheapens your fandom all around and makes it near impossible to have the same level of pride/enjoyment in seeing your one team achieve a certain level of success.



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TFTC
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It's like comparing LSU and Leeds for me. I love both, but I graduated from LSU. When the Tigers lose, it can ruin my evening. On the same token if Leeds lose, meh... just wasn't our weekend.


I graduated from LSU and grew up in BR... Live in NOLA now... but somewhere in the past 2-3 years, I follow LFC with much more passion than LSU and the Saints.

Dont get me wrong, I still read a little hear and there and still get excited for the actual games (season tix with Saints).. Kinda like hendo said, even though I follow other teams in other leagues, I dont know crap about the clubs...






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McRebel42
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I think having multiple teams cheapens your fandom all around and makes it near impossible to have the same level of pride/enjoyment in seeing your one team achieve a certain level of success.


I actually agree with you Randy :hellhathfrozen:

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Dont get me wrong, I still read a little hear and there and still get excited for the actual games (season tix with Saints).. Kinda like hendo said, even though I follow other teams in other leagues, I dont know crap about the clubs...


For me I have:

T1) Ole Miss
T1) Liverpool


Everybody Else (This includes my Grizzlies and I live in Memphis with season tickets)

Yes I like, root for and prefer to win, but really outside those two listed above I don't think I could consider myself a true fan of anybody else (Maybe the Memphis Grizzlies).






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theGarnetWay
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I can't follow more than one soccer team, except for the US National Team and Bayern


This makes the most sense to me. Follow 1 club and then your own national team.

I can understand if someone supports their local MLS team and a European team for the sake of the quality of the product and knowing people over there actually care what happens to them but two or more teams within UEFA is meh.






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cwil177
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I graduated from LSU and grew up in BR... Live in NOLA now... but somewhere in the past 2-3 years, I follow LFC with much more passion than LSU and the Saints.

I follow the USMNT much more than any other club. LSU used to be my thing, but the constant disappointment (which is tough to say, but come on, Les is a bonehead) and failed expectations have led me to a state of LSU apathy. If we lose I'm disappointed, but it doesn't destroy me like it used to when I was younger. If the US loses though I'm in a shitty mood. When we lost to Ghana and when we lost the chance to play at the Olympics, man, I was full on depressed for several days.






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LSUSOBEAST1
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I think having multiple teams cheapens your fandom all around and makes it near impossible to have the same level of pride/enjoyment in seeing your one team achieve a certain level of success.



I agree. I follow multiple teams around the world (Bayern, Ajax, Napoli, Barça/Madrid, Uruguay), but wouldn't call myself a "fan" of any of them. If they lose, I have zero negative feelings.

Liverpool is #1 for me, beyond LSU or the Saints, despite being born in New Orleans, attending LSU and being a die-hard football fan from years 0-18.






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svb
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For me, all 6 teams (well, 7 if you count MU basketball and football as separate) in my sig are tied for first. All just depends on the season and how the team is doing, but I get excited for all of them and try to follow them equally tbh.

I must say though, I am a little more excited for Chelsea's and the Chiefs' seasons to start than I am for Mizzou football's season, because they have higher expectations than Mizzou this year.



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