Have you adopted a non-Baltimore sports team? Why?
We tackled a sensitive subject Tuesday, looking at the legacy of Steve McNair. I applaud most of you for the way you handled it, even when waging criticism.
To those of you who were edited (and for the very few of you who were ushered out by the bouncers) I am not comfortable with speculation or name-calling. I hate drawing a line, so I try to do it in pencil. Most times I’ll let you say what you want to say.
It’s a free country here at Connolly’s, but watered down 7-and-7s will cost you $4.
As often is the case, we are using the previous day’s entry as a jumping off point to a new topic.
In Tuesday’s discussion, I mentioned that I adopted the Houston Oilers as a favorite team when I was a kid and the Colts were so terrible. And then I stuck with the Oilers when the Mayflower vans stole my childhood. I stuck with the Oilers all the way until I became a sportswriter in the mid-1990s and distanced myself from sports fandom.
Jack, one of our loyal regulars and welcomed voice of reason, suggested that we should knock around that concept as a daily question. And since I love when you guys do my work – and it only costs me a free imaginary drink chip to Jack – we’ll do it.
What I want to know is if you have adopted a non-Baltimore sports team over the years. If so, which team(s)? What do you do when your “other” team and the Baltimore one meet? And most important, why did you take on another?
I assume many of you did when the Colts left and you were left without a NFL club for more than a decade. And some of the younger bucks in here may have sought out another baseball club during the current orange-and-black’s blue period.
This could make some interesting reading. So tell your stories, people.
Daily Think Special: Have you adopted a non-Baltimore sports team? Who and why?