I enjoy watching football, but I don’t feel loyalty to any specific team – college or pro. After watching various friends be teased and taunted by “their” teams today, I’m more than all right with that.
1.) I appreciate solid plays for being solid plays, regardless of the team that executes them. Sure, there are players I like more and less than others, but I appreciated (and cringed at) plays by all the teams in today’s division championship games.
2.) I am less likely to agree to a ridiculous bet, as a show of blind faith and devotion to my team.
3.) I am a Red Sox fan; that in itself requires a significant investment of time and heartache.
4.) When I support a specific team, I enjoy attending their games. Baseball in April leaves something to be desired…this makes me suspect that football in January might fall into the same category. (Aside: I still go and enjoy going, I just enjoy the June-September games more.)
5.) People in the tundra take their teams very seriously. Not having one of my own, I am at a reduced risk of getting into a bar fight.