Sport is my life. Everything I do is based around playing, watching, commentating, reviewing and coaching it. Any sport. Pick it and I know something about it to chat for hours with you. So naturally, I support teams in all leagues, all codes all over the world.
I first showed interest American sport in 2002 due to my ever traveling high school best mate. There were so many sports and even more teams, so I was totally confused as to what team to follow. In my home country Australia, it is a little more simple; your family follow a team or just support the team in the city you live or were born in.
Since I had never been to the USA, I had no alliance to a team. One of my other friends always supports the first team he goes and watches when he visits. In 2002 I had not even contemplated going to USA, so I randomly picked a city- and San Francisco was it.
Back then, as a young fella, things were not always roses for the Bay Area teams. Jeff Garcia led the San Francisco 49er’s to a winning season that struggled late in the season, the Golden State Warriors had a losing season and the Giants baseball managed to make the World Series but lost in 7 games.
There was something gritty about the Bay teams that made me instantly want to support them. Ever since 2002, I have been watching games (mostly on TV, late night reviews and ESPN) The last few years I have managed to get the time off to see my teams in action and have been very lucky to currently have 2 world champion teams in San Fran!!
So tell us your story, why are you supporting your teams?