Wednesday, January 17, 2007

believe in blue

Ewwwww.

http://playoffs.nfl.com/bandwagon/

I just went to this site, and the purpose is kind of fun. It has you answer five questions and tells you which team still in the playoffs you should cheer for. Although I'm against being a bandwagon fan, I decided to take it and see what they said.

For the record, I'm a Packers fan from Indiana. This means that, with the Packers out of the playoffs, I'm cheering for the Colts. If the Colts didn't win Sunday, I'd probably cheer for the Saints. I don't particularly like them, but I don't not like them. Next, it's hard to even say... I strongly dislike the Patriots for not really many good reasons (and they've had enough Super Bowls lately), and I hate the Bears (mainly because I'm a Packers fan, and they're our biggest rival). Let's just put it this way: I love football, but if we got down to a Patriots/Bears Super Bowl, I wouldn't really want to cheer for either team. I could go into the reasons why... but I'll save that for if it happens.

Anyway, this website is supposed to tell me which team I'm best suited to cheer for, and going into it, I know that my preferred teams are in this order: Colts, Saints, Patriots/Bears (I really can't decide). I went through their series of questions, none of which seem related to football (they somehow do relate them, but I guess I was expecting them to ask if you preferred watching more runs or passes, what style of offense, legacy vs. new teams, etc.). Finally, I got to the end, and after some buildup...

I got the Patriots. Ewww, ewww, ewww.

I tried it again, determined to not get the Patriots. And I didn't.

I got the Bears. Seriously, what the heck.

I tried one final time (the questions vary a little, which is good)... and got the Saints. Still not my preferred team, but I could at least deal with it.

Anyway. I may be a Cheesehead first and foremost, but Colts are close to home and almost always second on my list of teams to cheer for. I think Peyton Manning gets a little too much hype (at least around here), but he is a great quarterback with a ton of talent around him, both on offense and defense. They've played really well, and hopefully will keep playing well enough to win a Super Bowl. Go Colts! :)

4 comments:

Ryan said...

It wouldn't tell me which team, it just kept repeating this NFL montage.

That said, I'm a fan of the Bengals, Jaguars, and because of you, the Packers.

I'm not that attached to the Colts, and I hate their slogans. I don't have much for or against the Patriots, but I don't like the Bears.

Is it wrong to root for the Saints because Drew Brees was a Boilermaker? Does that make me a bandwagon fan?

Drewcifer said...

Those quizzes are silly. I don't do them. I'm pretty much a home team person. Baseball-wise, I cheer for the Braves because we don't have a baseball team here in Indiana. But the Colts are my football team. I don't really care about basketball.

Ryan: That's a pretty good reason for cheering for the Saints. Cowboy and I have decided that if the Colts get knocked out, we want the Saints. Because their city was recently destroyed.

-The Drewcifer

luckeyfrog said...

Ryan:
Weird that it wouldn't give you a team. :-\ It makes sense that you wouldn't be that attached to the Colts, but I'm not sure why you particularly like the Jags?

I don't think it's at all wrong to root for a former Boiler. You're only a bandwagon fan if you only like them because they're doing well right now.

As for you not liking the Bears... I love you. :) lol.

Drew:
As silly as quizzes are, I enjoy them.

I think it would be cool if the Saints win, but the focus this entire season has never been on football and the team's good playing, and that bothers me. Yes, New Orleans was devastated and them winning a SuperBowl couldn't hurt morale down there, but it seriously gets on my nerves how every time they play well, the commentators and the media can't stop talking about how they're the heroes of Katrina.

Ryan said...

I like the Jags because I think it was 2 years ago? They won like 5 games in the last 30 seconds and got the nickname the "Cardiac Jags", which rules. Last minute games, ftw.

If it's okay to root for a former Boilermaker, then go Saints! Perhaps I should learn other members of the team...

Also- Andrew:
Don't get me started on the Katrina stuff.