Sunday, September 09, 2012

Desperately Seeking a New NFL Team

I've been a Miami Dolphins fan since I was a little girl. Not sure why I picked that team, but they've always been "my team." Over the past several years, they have progressively sucked the fun out of Sunday Football. I've been with them through the good, the bad and whatever it is that they are now.

So, the time has come for me to get excited about Sunday Football again. In order to do that I'm going to need another team to cheer for. A team that will actually have a winning season.

I'm not jumping ship on my Dolphins, I will always pull for them regardless of who they play, even when they play my "new team." No new team will ever take their place. In picking a new team, this condition is non-negotiable.

Over the past week I've been pondering my options. The husband has been lobbying hard. Here is what I've come up with:

  • Go back to the 49'ers. I've liked them since I was a little girl, too. Mostly because I loved Joe Montana. Even if he did when his 2nd Super Bowl at the expense of my Dolphins. He was a great Quaterback, They're a good legacy team.
  • Pick a team that's as local as possible: Falcons, Titans, Saints, Panthers, Jaguars (maybe) - Of course for an Auburn fan the Panthers would be the obvious choice. But husband argues that you shouldn't make an expansion team, "your team." Plus, what happens when Cam gets traded?
  • Ok. So, expansion teams are out and that leaves me with the Falcons or the Saints, if I want to stay somewhat regional. I really don't know why, but I can't see myself as a Falcons fan. So that leaves the Saints. The team that the Husband has been pressing hard to the hoop to sell me on. I'm not opposed to the Saints, but I feel a little Band Wagon-ney. Post Katrina, Super Bowl Champs and all.
The Husband says I have until Noon today to make my decision. It's a lot of pressure. What say you football fans? Go back to my roots and pull for the 49'ers who I hope have their difficult years behind them or jump on the Saints bandwagon?

Can you make a case for another team? I'm all ears. 

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