Originally posted by MrRedDogSF:
I just don't comprehend the topic of this thread. You all SERIOUSLY pull for other teams????? I might want a team to win for an afternoon to help us in the standings or point spread but ROOT for them?! Second favorite team?! What, do you have those other team jerseys in your closets too? That's called fair weather/bandwagon in my book. Some of you even said the punk ass raiders and cowboys.... Seriously? You might as well go out for drinks with the guy your wife left you for. Sorry I think that's disgusting, but that's just me.
I have ONE mother. I have ONE family. I didn't choose where or to who I was born. Football fan by choice; red & gold blood by the grace of God. Like I always say, I don't have any Niners tattoos. I have Niners birth marks.
I'm done with this one. You guys are making me feel like if my brother got married, changed HIS last name and started talking in the British accent of his new wife.
I think you're going too far with this one.
Nobody here really roots for the other teams like they are big time fanatics like they are 49er fans. These are the teams that if they are randomly playing an opponent, you would want them to win (except against SF).
I'd say this thread had a lot of relevance this past decade where the 49ers season was cut off in December and you had to pick a team to root for in the playoffs.
Anyways....a few side teams.
Jets - Grew up in NYC after leaving SF....obviously cannot like NYG
Bengals - Liked their uniforms and have Ohio ties through my father's family
Browns - Underdog Cleveland team, lots of history
Eagles - Like the punishment they administered to Giants over years....also their style of football since Cunningham/Reggie White
Chiefs - Gotta love these guys....and feel for their post season pain
Chargers - CA native with love for SD....I hated them for our 2010 matchup, but otherwise rooted for them esp. in the Tomlinson era
Mostly AFC teams.....and rarely if ever any conflict with the 49ers. Of course, any of this is subject to change on a moment's notice....esp. with respect to Philly.
Interestingly enough I live in South Carolina now, but no real love for the Panthers...especially now that they have Cam.