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Old 05-20-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Changing alliances

We have a lot of friends who moved from another province (I suppose state in US terms) and still cheer for the rugby team of the province they used to live in; even though they haven't lived there for years. I don't have too strong an opinion as I've only lived in one province my whole live (well there are only 4 in South Africa ) . But it's an interesting question :
If you move to another state will you start cheering for your new home state's football/baseball/basketball teams ?

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Old 05-20-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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Nope. Once a Montreal Canadians fan, always a Montreal Canadians fan.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:00 PM   #3
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TanyaK I have lived in NY all my life but I don't cheer for any NY team. I like the Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves for baseball, the Dallas Cowboys for football and don't care for basketball. Let there be motocross on though... :p
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:19 PM   #4
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I am still behind the Padres (although they pretty much stink so far this year!) even though I have lived in South Carolina for several years. James is from an area without any professional teams but is a 3rd generation Chicago Cubs fan. We both root on the Padres and the Cubs, but when they play each other it's "every man for himself!" LOL Truth be told, however, I keep up with the Cubs more than the Padres now (I know most of them by name but very few Padres).

We don't have a professional baseball team near us now. I'm not into football, but if the Chargers or Panthers are in the Super Bowl, I watch. The Chargers because I am from San Diego, and the Panthers because they are local (and they have the prettiest uniforms! LOL).

As far as the original question, I think most Americans stick with the team they grew up with if they move. I know some people who would probably trade their family members in before switching team loyalty!

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Old 05-20-2008, 01:53 PM   #5
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Around here your team can even be from somewhere you have never lived!
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:18 PM   #6
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If you are born a Boston sports fan, it stays with you where ever you live for your entire life. A true Boston fan would never consider changing.
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