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Friday, September 16, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Ok, I am trying to get back on track on the FFM, and this week is a borrowed meme.

FFM: Official Sports Teams of PoliBlog

Borrowing from The Yin Blog, this week’s FFM is What is Your Blog’s (or Your Personal) Official Sport Teams (and a Little Bit of “Why”)?

For PoliBlog they are as follows:

Pro Football: The Dallas Cowboys. I was born in Forth Worth and spent my early football-formative years with Roger Staubach’s Cowboys. I have been a fan ever since.

College Football:
The Texas Longhorns. I did my undergrad work at the University of California, Irvine (Go Anteaters!/Zot!)–which didn’t have a football team, but I was always partial to the Longhorns during my youth in Texas and given that I spent six and a half years at UT as a student and one year there as a Visiting Instructor, it is no surprise my blood runs burnt orange. I also pull for the Troy Trojans, but that’s a whole different kind of fandom, and a whole different level of football.

Pro Basketball: The San Antonio Spurs. When I was a lad, we never watched basketball in my house. For a while Dallas didn’t have a team, and when the NBA came to Dallas in the form of the Mavericks they, well, sucked. However, when we moved to SoCal when I was in High School, it was the Magic Johnson/Kareem Abdul-Jabar era for the Lakers, and I became a Laker fan until I moved back to Texas for grad school. Between the fact that Lakers I knew all started to retire, the fact that I didn’t get Laker games, and the fact that I did get Spurs games helped transform me into a Spurs fan. It was the David Robinson era, and so there was something there to like. I think that because basketball really was a sport of my youth, it made it easier to switch alliances.

Pro Baseball: The Texas Rangers. I am, at best, a lukewarm fan.

College Basketball, Baseball, Women’s Basketball: UT, just because, but I am hardly a hardcore fan. Let’s put it this way, the only itme I have ever watched a UT baseball game was when they were in the final game of the College World Series. And the only time I ever watched a women’s basketball game was when they were in the Championship game a while back.

Hockey: I am not a hockey fan (unlike my youngest sister), but I have actively rooted for the Dallas Stars in the past when they were in their Stanley Cup years. I even watched a number of games. When the NHL went on strike, I didn’t notice.

Soccer: As a Latin Americanist, I thought I ought to like soccer. So I once tried really, really hard to care about soccer. It didn’t work.

Teams I actively root against: The New York Yankees, the Oklahoma Sooners, the Texas A&M Aggies (although sometimes, if it will make the conference look good, I can tolerate them winning), the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins, and the New York Giants. And, I must admit, the Lakers of late (rivalry with SA, plus the whole Kobe things was annoying–so my transformation in that area has been complete, I suppose–with apologies to my brother). Also: any team ranked higher than Texas in the polls (or even those near Texas in the polls).

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