I once knew a "sports fan" that we'll call "Mark". Mark was from a town called... oh let's jst say... "Elko". Mark from Elko grew up without ever knowing what it was like to have a pro sports team in your hometown... or anywhere even close!! Sad, I know. So what did he do? He did the best he could. I asked him who his favorite teams were growing up. His answers were (for the most part) fair. He seemed to stick to the geographically closest teams. In football he went with the Broncos. They represented the closest NFL team to him. The same could be said for his favorite baseball team. The Oakland Athletics. The Bash Bros were at the peak of their popularity... but still, (remember the Rockies weren't around back then, otherwise I'm sure Mark from Elko would've rooted for them as well). When I got to asking Mark about his basketball team, I already assumed he would say the Nuggest or Warriors (geography again). I was not pleasantly surprised wehn he told me he preferred to root for one Michael "Air" Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Mark from Elko was just some crummy bandwagon jumper. WHAT A JOKE!!!
This is the kind of thing we at HenryCottosMustache are trying to stop. Let's put an end to the Mark's from Elko of the world. Let's develop a better sports fan.
I just pray that somewhere out there that Mark from Elko has made his peace with the world and isn't still tortured by never having a home town team to root for. He was a good man. Just dealt a shitty hand.
God bless you Mark from Elko. Wherever you are.