rugger48 wrote:Mark just turn down how football effects you. Nothing wrong liking a team that is bad, just don’t let the actual game get to you. It’s nothing in the bigger scheme of things. In here we just prance around in our team underoos, but honestly it means very little overall.
endzoneview wrote:just curious Mark, how old are you?
The Jags came in 95, right? I think you can bail unless you were a fan as a kid.
I was a Jets fan since 7 years old. When I was 19, the Ravens came to Baltimore. I wish I would have switched allegiances in 96. Would have saved myself a ton of sorrow. But now 30+ years later, I don't know if I could live without the misery. It's part of me now. Forever.
endzoneview wrote:Being a teenager is close to the line but since your fandom began after your 12th birthday, according to SportsCode 76.452, you are allowed to claim a new franchise prior to your 40th birthday.
The only caveat is you cannot select a team that currently is enjoying a first round bye (bandwagon provision) and your new selection must be finalized before the beginning of the next league year.
Enjoy your new team!
OarChambo wrote:10ball wrote:You can’t quit....you may think you quit but you won’t.
The first time they start showing any success you’ll fall right back in with them again...you’ve already invested to much in them.
The 2014/2015 Royals are my personal example.
I loved the Royals growing up...the 70’s and 80’s Royals were fun teams with great/good players... phenomenal owner
Playoffs....a couple World Series appearances.
Followed by 20 years of complete f’ing ineptitude
100 loss teams year after year...just painful to watch.
I didn’t give up but I quit caring...
I actually started playing fantasy baseball just so I could try to enjoy baseball.
It was apathy at its highest
Then the magical season of 2014 happened...the run to the wild card game...the craziy azz wild card game itself...then the run to the WS...with a loss to the Giants.
Followed by the 2015 championship by a bunch of guys that were fun and easy to root for.
As sports fans those 2 season was everything as a fan we hope for for. It’s why we put ourselves through this.
The few joys...the many heartbreaks...the constant byaching about WHY????
You just need to accept the fact your stuck.
One pull it out your azz playoff run by the Jags or Jets...a where did he come from franchise QB ends up on your doorstep...you’ll fall right back in again..._and again...and again
It’s why we’re here
Great post, this is about where I am with the Detroit Tigers. Now that I'm removed geographically I wonder if the itch will return once they are better again sometime in the 2030's.