FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
I grew up in Michigan as a Red Wings-Tigers-Lions-Pistons fan, and for all intensive purposes I will always root for those teams. However, I currently live in Texas with my girlfriend who is somewhat of a Cowboys fan.
I am a UM alum and could never see myself rooting for another college team, but I am wondering what the perception is on this board of changing teams in professional sports.
There are numerous pros and cons weighing on my mind (no pun intended), primarily the television availability of games, and quite frankly, success on the field.
I am having a hard time accepting the Cowboys as my new team as I do not like several of their players, but I understand pro sports to be more of a spectacle than the true love I feel towards Michigan.
Have any of you moved cities and adopted new pro sports teams to root for?
On Saturday, Michigan's football season will start the Saturday after the next one. I think it will be hard for me to get through Thursday and Friday of that first week. It's also hard to get through the days leading up to Thursday and Friday.
The other day in response to the film "Nick Saban: Gamechanger," someone on this site wondered whether Alabama fans really have anything better to do in their lives but watch Alabama football. "True enough," I thought. "They have no pro teams down there. Poor Alabamians."
But then I paused a little, because I sort of obsess about Michigan football every day, and worry that if we have a bad season my quality of life will be diminished significantly. I think if we have a great season, I'll want to beatify Rich Rod, much like Alabama fans reverence Nick Saban. I also look forward to Michigan games just about as much as I look forward to anything (at least on tv). So in a way, I don't have anything in my life MORE exciting than Michigan football either. I like MGOBLOG, but I think that's also Michigan football.
Wait -- I have a large tomato gard. . nah.
So how am I better than an Alabama fan?
Can you believe the commissioner of the the WAC pointed to Texas-San Antonio as a potential replacement of Nevada and Fresno State? Not only is UTSA an FCS team, but they've never even played a game — 2010 is their inaugural season.
What a mess. I feel bad for teams like Idaho and New Mexico State. If the WAC folds, it's hard to imagine that they'll be able to continue to play.
Obviously wouldn't help us this year... but would be nice to have him next year.