I am a diehard, passionate sports fan, always have been and always will be. And, as a diehard, passionate sports fan, there is one thing I hate more than anything else: front-runners. It is unacceptable to root for a team simply because it is good.
In my eyes, you can't be a sports fan unless you've suffered the pain of losing, because without that, you can't fully appreciate what it feels like to win. You can't stop cheering for your team if it is losing, but I do understand people watching their team less frequently out of pure frustration.
This is a guide for who you should root for if you want to be considered a real sports fan. If you follow these guidelines, you will never need to worry about defending your fan-hood.
A general rule is to root for the team that is closest to you geographically. I am from New Jersey, and I have had people assume that I am a fan of the Devils because we share the same home state.
I hate the Devils; I bleed Flyers orange. I may live in New Jersey, but I live about 16 miles from Center City, Philadelphia, while ...
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