Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
I'll root for former players to do well, i.e. alex, goldson etc...but I can only find my self to root for one team.
I had a coworker who was a Cowboy and Patriot fan and it just really bugged me. There's something about that which says they are more of a casual fan, but oh well.
I don't at all think 'casual fan' is the appropriate conclusion. The following is just to try and help you understand.. as you say yourself, it bugs you.
There are very few things in life that I am fanatical about... and one of them is football. So I focus on the Xs and Os and soak in as much as I can get from football.
There is, however, a priority to be applied. General love of the game comes first... then 49ers football... then preferences to other teams around the league. For instance, if the Vikings are playing against the Browns.. I will easily not enjoy this game as much as a 49ers game.. but I will watch and enjoy it because (1) it's football.. and (2) I personally like the Vikings and what they are building more so than what the Browns are. ( as long as there are no clear playoff implications affecting SF )
IF the 49ers lose games, I am in a very bad mood and it carries over throughout my week. If the Chiefs lose games, I will be disappointed, but it's not a big deal. If (in that example) the Vikes lost to the Browns, meh, don't really care.
Not so long ago, I had the Saints as my "# 2" team (hometeam)... but I have really soured on them in recent times. Not long ago, I started vetting the Lions to be that "# 2" team... but the many arrests and my quick hate of their HC pretty well pizzed that away.
I'm saying all of this to you... well, because I am bored for one.. but also to give you and others a better idea of how I and maybe others roll with this. Not at all demanding that you like or understand it.