So I absolutely hated it when we took the Browns from Cleveland to make the Ravens because I knew what it felt like when it happened to us.
It took a long, long time for me to get back into pro football.
Oh, I almost forgot... The Dead skins have NO connection to Maryland. And the Indianapolis Dolts can pound sand...
So, ill be rooting for the Ravens, or whomever is playing the Squeelers, the Dolts or the Deadskins, in that order.
There's your smack talk...
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I've got a friend in Florida who can't stand pro football. He lives for the college season (he's a Gators guy), but he doesn't give two hoots about the pros, and it's because of the types of things listed in this thread.
I dont care where you're from, or who you root for.
Just thank your lucky stars you're not Lions fans.
I was a little teeny kid when I became a Lions fan, back when they won championships. Last one: 1957. I've been paying the price of making an early fandom decision ever since. Why'd I do it, you ask? Simple. My father was a Lions fan and had a buddy on the Lions team when I was little. I didn't have a chance.
Futility? No Superbowls. They ran the table in reverse, 0-16 a few years back. That's hard to do!
You're complaining about the Redskins? Did I mention that the Lions never won at RFK stadium? Ever? Though the Redskins were originally the Boston Braves...did someone complain earlier about teams moving?
All time Lions passing leader traded away in 1958. They're still trying to dig him up and make him play again, but he's been dead for a very long time now. Even dead, he'd be the best player on the field in a Lions uniform. And, um, yeah, the whole powder blue uniform thing.
Maybe the Lions should wear Faded Blue Jean, or Whale Blue instead....hmmmm....I hate the Lions. I root for the Lions. But I hate the Lions.
Can we talk about U of Mich instead please?
Y'know, Les, the Patriots were the league's joke franchise for a LONG time, and now they're a model franchise that's played in the last game of the year 5 times in the last 11 years. So there's always hope. And yeah, it starts at the top.
As for this year's model, there are some concerns about the O-line, but the AFC in general is in a bit of a down cycle, and the D looks much improved over the last couple of years. There's always a huge luck (read: injury) factor that you can't predict, but the potential seems good for another strong year for the Pats.
IMHO the Pats are the best coached, best run, most professional team in football, and Boston's a great town anyway. Go Pats!
In truth, the Lions are improving, but I can't believe they'll ever be really great under current ownership. And the Ford family isn't ever going to have to sell for financial reasons. I'd say maybe my grandkids will get to root for a good Lions team, but my kids live in Chicago now, so...they'll be Bears fans. That's good. I hate domed stadiums. Outdoor fields are where football should be played.
Although I am not a fan of the team in any way shape or form, I have to admit that the Pittsburgh Steeler run a pretty tight ship from the Rooney family, the front office and the coaching staff. Because of this, they consistently field a very competitive team. I don't like them, but I do respect them.
I also have a soft spot for the Seahawks - lots of former Packers & Badgers on roster right now...at least until they play the Pack. Then I hope they suck rocks:)
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