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 Posted: Fri Jun 18th, 2010 04:57 pm
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srossi wrote: kargol wrote: clawmaster wrote: Please note DePaul is no longer my team. I tossed them on the woodpile a long time ago.

See, this is perhaps why Americans don't "get" football.  It's easier to change sex than change your team.  You won't come across ANYone at a match who said they used to support Arsenal but changed to Chelsea cos they liked the colours better or something.  And you can't up and move a team across the country - it's only ever happened once and there was such an outcry about it the rules were changed to stop it happening again; and the team formed to replace the original is now (in league position terms) back to where they were when they were moved.  Supporter culture in the States is very different to the rest of the world. 

That's another ridiculous generality.  Most Americans live and die by their teams even in the bad times too.  And I bet some brits abandon their teams from time to time. 

Agreed.  I switched my college teams when I decided on what university I wanted to go to.  I switched NFL and NBA teams when Charlotte got the Panthers and Hornets, and I actually got a "home team" to root for.

And I find it hard to believe the relegation in English futbol doesn't lead to at least temporary shifts in allegiances.  And to defend clawmaster, DePaul was a power in the 1970s and through a good part of the 1980s, and have mostly toiled in basketball purgatory since, despite their presence in good conferences.