OT: Favorite Pro non-football team

Submitted by M-Wolverine on August 3rd, 2011 at 12:42 PM
Question of the day. We've had the great "what other college team you root for", and I thought "what about what other teams the MGoBoarders like...let's get some color), but then the "Favorite NFL Team" thread popped up, and wisely split it up.

So what OTHER teams do you live and die for, or at least root on? Basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, obscure, arena league like sport....even Olympic Team, if it's someone outside the US. (Or you have some really close connection to one of the US teams, other than being an American. Ice Dancers, I'm looking at you). I'd say individual athletes too, but 40 posts saying "Tiger Woods" might not be all that exciting.

Me, I like the Detroit teams, but am more a playoff hockey guy, and a "Tigers have to be really playing for something before I'll sit through a baseball game outside of a park" fan. But I'm a big Pistons fan. The Bad Boys were perhaps the biggest part of my sports formative years outside of Bo. They'll always go down as the perfect team for the perfect town. But the Wallace-Billiups edition was a lot of fun too, defense, and sticking it to the Lakers once more. (Plus I worked for them during the teal jersey years....brrrrrr).

So that's my 1A after Michigan/Football. How about you?



August 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 PM ^

So this may or may not be the place to ask this but I'll shoot for it anyways.  I've seen some MLS reponses in this thread.  Are there any other US soccer fans that just can't get into the MLS? IDK, the style of play comes off as a little choppy, rougher, and less fluid (not sure if that's the word that I'm looking for, but w/e).  My parents were also FOB so I did grow up with a fair amount of non-US soccer, so maybe that's why I'm a bit biased.  I'd love to be convinced otherwise by some one who knows more.