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What New York area teams do you root for?

RinR : 5/16/2019 2:27 pm
I realize that this has been done before and that some Giants fans root for teams in other cities (which I don't understand) but let's give it another shot.

Mine:
Giants
Mets
Knicks
Rangers

Over the last 2 full seasons for each, they are collectively 267-394 .403%.

It's been painful for these 4; not much to cheer about with the highlight probably being JdG winning the Cy Young. {sigh}
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Just the Giants.  
Bill L : 5/16/2019 3:48 pm : link
I guess maybe the Red Bulls if I watched any MLS.

Otherwise it would be Sox and Celts. Bruins as a child (also the Bobby Orr days) but I haven't watched or followed hockey in forever.

I swear that my town growing up (Bristol, almost mostly pre-ESPN days) was the NY/NE sports dividing line. The split in rooting interest was pretty 50-50. I also had the additional bias of my mom's roots were staunchly New England (generational born and bred Vermonters).
One ...  
Beer Man : 5/16/2019 4:00 pm : link
should be obvious based on BBI participation. After that it is the Yankees. Stopped following Basketball years ago when MJ retired and it stopped being a team sport. Stopped watching Hockey years ago when it became more about fighting and less about Hockey.
RE: It's really not that hard to understand rooting for out of area teams  
RinR : 5/16/2019 4:02 pm : link
In comment 14446433 BH28 said:
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I grew up on the east coast, moved to the west coast. My kid will be forced to root for Giants/Yankees but i am more of a casual hockey and basketball fan, so if the kid wants to root for the Sharks/Warriors, so be it.

Its also really hard to follow east coast basketball and hockey teams being on the west coast; baseball and football are way easier.

That's just one way; for people who live in the NYC metro area, an out of town team could have been forced on them by their parents, etc.


Fair enough
Giants only one emotuonally linked  
George from PA : 5/16/2019 4:05 pm : link
I like both Mets & Yankees..I know, weird but grew up in Queens (Mets) and than Manhatten....going to 30 home games per year....and no connections to Brklyn Dodgers and NY Giants.

Rangers all the time, but if Islanders and Devils are on playoff run....i jump on.

Knivks and went to St.Johns
something relevant to this discussion that may be overlooked  
Del Shofner : 5/16/2019 4:16 pm : link
by BBIer's younger than I am - when I started following sports (say age 6, 7, 8, 9 depending on which sport) there was only one team in NY in each major sport. The Dodgers and baseball Giants had left, and the Mets didn't exist yet. The Jets didn't exist yet and the Titans didn't either at first, although they predated the Jets by a couple of years (but you didn't hear about them). The Islanders, Devils, Nets - they didn't exist yet either.

So it wasn't really a choosing process, I just followed the teams that existed in NY when I was a little kid: Giants-Yanks-Knicks-Rangers.
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Gene : 5/16/2019 4:22 pm : link
NYCFC
Giants
NY teams:  
X : 5/16/2019 4:27 pm : link
Giants
Mets
Gave up on the NBA a few years ago so used to root for Knicks
RE: something relevant to this discussion that may be overlooked  
Bill L : 5/16/2019 4:39 pm : link
In comment 14446514 Del Shofner said:
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by BBIer's younger than I am - when I started following sports (say age 6, 7, 8, 9 depending on which sport) there was only one team in NY in each major sport. The Dodgers and baseball Giants had left, and the Mets didn't exist yet. The Jets didn't exist yet and the Titans didn't either at first, although they predated the Jets by a couple of years (but you didn't hear about them). The Islanders, Devils, Nets - they didn't exist yet either.

So it wasn't really a choosing process, I just followed the teams that existed in NY when I was a little kid: Giants-Yanks-Knicks-Rangers.


It's not quite the same but people here always ask how Red Sox/Celtics fans can get on BBI. The reason is that, during our formative years, there was no New England NFL team. There was the Boston Patriots but they were AFL, which back then might have been the XFL. So, the Giants actually were our local/regional team.
Giants, Islanders, Yankees  
Mike in Long Beach : 5/16/2019 4:44 pm : link
and a bandwagon Knicks fan when they're good.
Giants/Yankees/Knicks/Rangers  
Ryan in Albany : 5/16/2019 4:45 pm : link
not much of a hoops and hockey fan anymore though.
Giants/Rangers/Yankees  
Essex : 5/16/2019 4:51 pm : link
The NBA I am a knicks fan, but my 8-year old son is a Nets fan (the only disagreement in the house) and I kinda root for the Nets, too because he is always watching and I have gotten to know the team a bit.
My list in order  
ChathamMark : 5/16/2019 4:53 pm : link
Giants
Mets
Knicks
Rangers
The NY Football Giants ...  
Spider56 : 5/16/2019 5:03 pm : link
and the Yankees ... but only in October.
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moze1021 : 5/16/2019 5:23 pm : link
Giants
Mets
Knicks
Rangers bandwagon; don't follow hockey enough to claim

No surprises really reading through everyone's, but living in Philly, people are always surprised I'm a Mets/Giants fan...perception outside NY is generally that you are either Yankees/Giants or Mets/Jets..maybe because of the rhyme or the fact that Mets and Jets are both kinda jokes relative to their big Bros?? Idk..but I always have to dispell it.

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Amazinz : 5/16/2019 5:40 pm : link
Giants
Mets
Islanders
Knicks

The older I get, the harder it is to follow all four.

As a child, nothing was more important to me than the Mets.

Giants are my main interest as an adult. Still get to watch 140+ Mets game, but often, it's in the background while I'm working.

With the NHL and NBA, I'm lucky to watch 40 games, and I am very Knicks- and Isles-centric.
I only root for the Giants. I will watch the other teams if they are  
Marty in Albany : 5/16/2019 5:43 pm : link
Playing well.
I only root for the Giants. I will watch the other NY teams if they  
Marty in Albany : 5/16/2019 5:46 pm : link
Are Playing well. O
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Astorian : 5/16/2019 5:47 pm : link
Giants
Yankees
Nets
Devils
My list  
Bramton1 : 5/16/2019 5:49 pm : link
Giants
Yankees
Nets
Devils

Growing up in Central NJ, my family were always big Giants and Yankees fans. But nobody else really paid much attention to the NBA or NHL. But I gravitated to the NJ teams in basketball and hockey.

While the Devils' fan base will never be the Rangers fan base, it's interesting to see the number of Devils' fans. I supposed this is an effect of the success the Devils franchise had during Martin Brodeur's tenure with the Devils. Devils had 849 wins, Rangers had 743. Devils had 5 Stanley Cup appearances, 3 Cups. Rangers had 2 Stanley Cup appearances, 1 Cup. Devils made the playoffs 16 of those 20 years. Rangers had 12 playoff appearances. You had a large number of years where kids growing up were really accustomed to seeing the Devils as the dominant team in NY.

By comparison, the Islanders made the playoffs six years in that stretch.
Nothing that rhymes  
PatersonPlank : 5/16/2019 5:49 pm : link
Giants
Yankees
Knicks (but they suck)
Mostly old school  
Eman11 : 5/16/2019 6:28 pm : link
Giants
Knicks
Yankees
Devils
.  
section125 : 5/16/2019 6:32 pm : link
Yankees
Giants

loosely
Rangers

even looser
Knicks(until they finally get a team worthy of rooting for)
In order  
mitch300 : 5/16/2019 6:44 pm : link
Yankees
Giants
Knicks
Rangers
Giants/Islanders/Yankees  
Tim in JTown : 5/16/2019 7:40 pm : link
Rangers, Mets, and Jets if the above are instead.

New York all the way baby.
RE: Giants/Islanders/Yankees  
Tim in JTown : 5/16/2019 7:41 pm : link
In comment 14446638 Tim in JTown said:
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Rangers, Mets, and Jets if the above are instead.

New York all the way baby.


Eliminated
Im  
Rover : 5/16/2019 8:04 pm : link
Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Penguins.

Not a Knicks fan at all, donít mind seeing the Celtics/Sixers/basically anybody but Knicks/Bulls/Spurs/Lakers win in basketball.
RE: Im  
Anakim : 5/16/2019 8:13 pm : link
In comment 14446657 Rover said:
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Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Penguins.

Not a Knicks fan at all, donít mind seeing the Celtics/Sixers/basically anybody but Knicks/Bulls/Spurs/Lakers win in basketball.


Which makes absolutely no sense
Giants  
Giant John : 5/16/2019 9:13 pm : link
Yankees and Devils. Basketball Iím done with after Nets moves to Brooklyn.
All the ones that suck  
giantsFC : 5/16/2019 9:21 pm : link
And sadly thst now includes the giants
Choices made as child were pretty good  
fanatic II : 5/16/2019 10:04 pm : link
Went to first sporting event in the original Yankee Stadium, totally blown away by the dimensions and grandeur, plus the monuments on the field. My favorite player was Roy White, but that's another story.

Wrote a book report on Roger Staubach, so I started following Dallas when Dandy Don was the QB. There are so many great players from that era it's tough to choose, but I would put Roger as my favorite.

Basketball was different, my dad loved Bill Russell, so I became a Celtics fan. My favorite player was Hondo, John Havlicek. I was saddened at the news of his passing recently and it took me back to my childhood watching him play, constant motion.

So there it is, the Yankees, the Cowboys, and the Celtics. It could be said that each is a cornerstone franchise of their league. Not bad for a child.
Same ones as you...  
rebel yell : 5/17/2019 8:47 am : link
my Dad grew up in Brooklyn and always hated the Yankees. As a result--so do I. Let's go Mets.
Giants  
joeinpa : 5/17/2019 9:06 am : link
Boston Celtics
San Francisco Giants. Blame my Dad for this last one. He was New York Giants fan for the Miracle at Cooghans Bluff in 51. He talked so much about in that In 62 when I began following baseball I fell in love with that team, Mays, McCovey, Cepeda, Marichal, Jack Stanford,the Alou brothers


Difficult to follow West Coast team, kind of wish I had adopted Mets or Red Sox. But I m a pretty loyal guy so I stuck with. SF Giants
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Greg from LI : 5/17/2019 9:15 am : link
In comment 14446566 moze1021 said:
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perception outside NY is generally that you are either Yankees/Giants or Mets/Jets.


Anecdotally, it's been my experience that Yankees/Giants is the more common combination. It's not 100%, obviously - I have some Mets/Giants fans in my family, and of course there are some here - but Mets/Jets seems more prevalent.
Old School  
Jeffrey : 5/17/2019 9:19 am : link
Giants, Yankees, Rangers, Red Bull and maybe some day the Knicks again. May have to Tampa Bay as so many ex-Rangers are there.
RE: RE: .  
pjcas18 : 5/17/2019 9:20 am : link
In comment 14446891 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 14446566 moze1021 said:


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perception outside NY is generally that you are either Yankees/Giants or Mets/Jets.



Anecdotally, it's been my experience that Yankees/Giants is the more common combination. It's not 100%, obviously - I have some Mets/Giants fans in my family, and of course there are some here - but Mets/Jets seems more prevalent.


I grew up in CT and I knew one Jets fan. He was a Yankees fan. Ron Perelli. He was a roommate of mine during college.

I, obviously this is all anecdotally, know many Mets/Giants fans.

The mid-80's launched a lot of Mets/Giants fans (like myself).
Maybe it's a Long Island thing then  
Greg from LI : 5/17/2019 9:21 am : link
Lots of Mets/Jets there
and my family  
pjcas18 : 5/17/2019 9:22 am : link
very large extended family in CT was all Giants fans. but in baseball it was almost even split between Yankees and Red Sox and there was no Hartford line. We all lived in New Haven county.

I was the only Mets fan in the family.
RE: Maybe it's a Long Island thing then  
pjcas18 : 5/17/2019 9:24 am : link
In comment 14446903 Greg from LI said:
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Lots of Mets/Jets there


Probably. King of Queens too (can't forget Kevin James). I was a little surprised. He actually is a legit Mets fan, like Seinfeld. Kevin James knows his Mets history.

No clue how strong of a Jets fan he is or of that's supposed to be common in Queens.
OK  
Rong5611 : 5/17/2019 9:24 am : link
Giants, Yankees, Nets, Devils, Red Bulls
Born in the early 50's  
PaulN : 5/17/2019 10:04 am : link
In Jersey City, it's the Yankees, Giants, Rangers, Knicks.
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arcarsenal : 5/17/2019 10:18 am : link
New York Giants
New York Rangers
New York Yankees
New York Knicks
RE: Maybe it's a Long Island thing then  
Bill L : 5/17/2019 11:58 am : link
In comment 14446903 Greg from LI said:
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Lots of Mets/Jets there


It's definitely Long Island.

Besides, aren't Hofstracand Shea Long Island and abutting Long Island?
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Dave in Hoboken : 5/17/2019 12:03 pm : link
In comment 14446891 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 14446566 moze1021 said:


Quote:


perception outside NY is generally that you are either Yankees/Giants or Mets/Jets.



Anecdotally, it's been my experience that Yankees/Giants is the more common combination. It's not 100%, obviously - I have some Mets/Giants fans in my family, and of course there are some here - but Mets/Jets seems more prevalent.


Same here. It's weird. But that's how it's mostly been in my experience, too, for some reason with between the football/baseball teams and fans in this area. It's interesting, if nothing else.
Oddly  
RinR : 5/17/2019 1:28 pm : link
My father was a Yankees fan. But I started following baseball in '69 (I was 10) and got completely absorbed with the Miracle Mets. Ended up having some memorable debates with my Dad over the years with Yankees vs Mets.

Giants, Yankees, Knicks.  
Klaatu : 5/17/2019 1:32 pm : link
Not really a hockey fan.
Giants,  
BIGbluegermany : 5/17/2019 3:11 pm : link
Rangers,Yankees!!!
As a kid  
Giantimistic : 5/17/2019 4:13 pm : link
Giants
Knicks
Mets
Rangers

Now after 15 years in Massachusetts

Giants and supportive of Celtics and Red Sox (did some community collaborations with both those teams and was impressed with their outreach). Never Patriots.
RE: RE: Im  
Rover : 5/17/2019 9:52 pm : link
In comment 14446664 Anakim said:
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In comment 14446657 Rover said:


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Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Penguins.

Not a Knicks fan at all, donít mind seeing the Celtics/Sixers/basically anybody but Knicks/Bulls/Spurs/Lakers win in basketball.



Which makes absolutely no sense

Parents weíre Yankees, Giants, Rangers, I followed but Lemieux was my favorite athlete.
Mine  
Percy : 5/18/2019 10:05 am : link
Giants and Yankees, and the Rangers (though the first two actually possess me ).
Only 2  
BrianLeonard23 : 5/18/2019 10:11 am : link
Yankees
Giants

The only two sports I care about. Baseball is always my top priority through. In Sept/Oct if there is a scheduling clash I will watch the Yankees and DVR the Giants and hope for the best.
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