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Pep22 : 5/15/2019 1:41 pm
Not unlike Noah's Ark, we've got 2 of everything yet almost everything is terrible.

NYG: Losses have piled up in recent seasons. Putting a bow on and wrapping up the Manning era has been unsmooth at best with the Jones pick being...shall we say, not well received. Add the OBJ situation and unpopular trade...

NYJ: Endless losing, the whole Rex Ryan era including the butt fumble and now today.

NYK: Too long a list to attempt a summary.

BN: Nice run at a modicum of respectability this year but nobody cares since upside is limited and they have no fans.

Obviously, the city's hockey and NYM fortunes haven't been much better.

Yeah, & meanwhile Boston is probably going to win  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/15/2019 1:42 pm : link
another title...
Think about my buddy in Minneapolis................  
GiantBlue : 5/15/2019 1:52 pm : link
Twins haven't won since the early 90's, Vikings have never won a Super Bowl and the Wild......well..didn't even make the playoffs this year. I don't think their NBA team has won yet either.

However, looking at it as a glass half full....Yanks are winners, Mets were in the WS a few years back, Giants have two super bowls since 2008, the Islanders won the division and swept the Penguins, The Devils and Rangers had the top picks.

Things will get better!!!!
RE: Yeah, & meanwhile Boston is probably going to win  
Jints in Carolina : 5/15/2019 1:59 pm : link
In comment 14444976 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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another title...


I can't take it....uuugghh
My kids  
pjcas18 : 5/15/2019 2:27 pm : link
were born and raised in Boston. My oldest are 16 and youngest 11.

they don't view the Yankees as winners. And they don't know the Mets as breaking the hearts of the city.

The did experience some brief Giants heartache, but they've long gotten over that. Several times over.

All they know is they beg for a day off from school to go to a parade a couple times a year or every other year. My wife took my kids to the Patriots and Red Sox parades this past year (and they'd been to others) and they're already trying to figure out the date for the Bruins parade to see if school will already be out.

It's miserable living here as a non-fan.

RE: My kids  
Gettledogman : 5/15/2019 3:02 pm : link
In comment 14445043 pjcas18 said:
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were born and raised in Boston. My oldest are 16 and youngest 11.

they don't view the Yankees as winners. And they don't know the Mets as breaking the hearts of the city.

The did experience some brief Giants heartache, but they've long gotten over that. Several times over.


Ha Ha Sure they did.
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pjcas18 : 5/15/2019 3:34 pm : link
In comment 14445101 Gettledogman said:
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were born and raised in Boston. My oldest are 16 and youngest 11.

they don't view the Yankees as winners. And they don't know the Mets as breaking the hearts of the city.

The did experience some brief Giants heartache, but they've long gotten over that. Several times over.




Ha Ha Sure they did.


My oldest kids were 5 in 2007, I'm sure they carry that loss with them to this day. My youngest was just born. 2011 they were 9 and 4. trust me, they're over it.
RE: My kids  
Greg from LI : 5/15/2019 3:37 pm : link
In comment 14445043 pjcas18 said:
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were born and raised in Boston. My oldest are 16 and youngest 11.

they don't view the Yankees as winners. And they don't know the Mets as breaking the hearts of the city.

The did experience some brief Giants heartache, but they've long gotten over that. Several times over.

All they know is they beg for a day off from school to go to a parade a couple times a year or every other year. My wife took my kids to the Patriots and Red Sox parades this past year (and they'd been to others) and they're already trying to figure out the date for the Bruins parade to see if school will already be out.

It's miserable living here as a non-fan.


You've failed as a father
RE: RE: My kids  
pjcas18 : 5/15/2019 3:51 pm : link
In comment 14445157 Greg from LI said:
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were born and raised in Boston. My oldest are 16 and youngest 11.

they don't view the Yankees as winners. And they don't know the Mets as breaking the hearts of the city.

The did experience some brief Giants heartache, but they've long gotten over that. Several times over.

All they know is they beg for a day off from school to go to a parade a couple times a year or every other year. My wife took my kids to the Patriots and Red Sox parades this past year (and they'd been to others) and they're already trying to figure out the date for the Bruins parade to see if school will already be out.

It's miserable living here as a non-fan.




You've failed as a father


LOL, I felt that way initially, but my kids are the ones going to parades and wearing championship t-shirts.

Did I really fail?

I talked to a lot of people about this actually and it's not uncommon when you relocate to a different area than where you grew up for your children to grow to like the local teams.

I didn't push it, because I didn't care that much who they liked.

I could never change what teams I like, but I feel like I'd have failed as a parent if I let my kids become Mets fans, or Knicks fans (though I am mot a Knicks fan) more than pick the local teams.

If I ever have a son..  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/15/2019 3:54 pm : link
You damn well better believe he'll be a Giants fan. Or he'll be living out on the street.
RE: RE: RE: My kids  
Greg from LI : 5/15/2019 4:02 pm : link
In comment 14445182 pjcas18 said:
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I talked to a lot of people about this actually and it's not uncommon when you relocate to a different area than where you grew up for your children to grow to like the local teams.


I never felt the slightest desire to switch to the local teams. Granted, they weren't that local - DC is a couple of hours away.

You can't make anyone a fan of a certain team if they don't want to be, I suppose, but I'd be motherfucking goddamned if I would ever allow cheering for a rival under my roof.
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pjcas18 : 5/15/2019 4:13 pm : link
In comment 14445203 Greg from LI said:
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I talked to a lot of people about this actually and it's not uncommon when you relocate to a different area than where you grew up for your children to grow to like the local teams.



I never felt the slightest desire to switch to the local teams. Granted, they weren't that local - DC is a couple of hours away.

You can't make anyone a fan of a certain team if they don't want to be, I suppose, but I'd be motherfucking goddamned if I would ever allow cheering for a rival under my roof.


I never felt the desire to switch teams and I moved to DC and then to Boston, but my kids grew up in Boston, didn't relocate here. It's harder when their only connection to the teams I like is their father (and their mother was always a fan of the local teams as are their friends - not a "pick hat nation" fan, but a real fan).

So, it's different.

And at the end of the day, there are a lot more important things in life to me than who they root for.

Both my twins did wear pink Eli Manning jerseys to school on Tom Brady day in the Friday before the Super Bowl in 2012. But they were still just 9 years old.
should be  
pjcas18 : 5/15/2019 4:16 pm : link
"pink hat nation"

and the only rival team my kids root for is the Bruins. Which I hate, but I met my wife over Bruins Canadiens in 1993, "read it and sweep" (Bruins swept by the Sabres then habs swept Sabres) on the way to Canadiens last (holy shit has it been that long)? Stanley Cup.
I mostly grew up in Virginia  
Greg from LI : 5/15/2019 4:18 pm : link
We moved here when I was 8. My kids were born in Florida but came up here when they were toddlers.
RE: I mostly grew up in Virginia  
pjcas18 : 5/15/2019 4:25 pm : link
In comment 14445231 Greg from LI said:
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We moved here when I was 8. My kids were born in Florida but came up here when they were toddlers.


So you're lucky.

When I moved to Boston it was loserville. It was awesome. I could walk up and get tickets at Fenway and while I hate the Red Sox only slightly less than the Braves, Phillies and Nats, I love Fenway.

I'd go to games in Foxborough all the time when the Giants didn't have a conflict.

The Bruins were competitive, but on a massive title drought.

It was sports bliss for me.

And it all came crashing down.

Once they became city of champions if your kids lived here from birth it would be cruel to force them to be fans of non local teams IMO just because you liked them.

Even though I did pretty much just that until they were old enough to think for the themselves.

Anyway, the original point was they don't consider the Canadiens, Yankees, Lakers, Celtics, or any other teams to be perennial or frequent winners. Besides the Patriots and Red Sox.

not just my kids, any kids old enough to think about it.

different era.
Moved to DC area when I was 5  
Rover : 5/16/2019 7:49 am : link
Lived there most of my life, never had the slightest temptation in rooting for them.
I hate the Skins, Caps, and O's as much as anybody...oddly I like the Nats, Wizards, and Ravens...but that's because I hate the other team and would rather they get the attention.
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