I live in the Seattle area, and I’m a long-time Pittsburgh Steelers fan; so, this year’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the Steelers should be fun.
I admit that I haven’t been following the game very well for the last few years (although I have been watching some Steelers highlights on Comcast On-Demand lately). But, I did watch both conference championship games today.
The Seahawks seem to have a pretty solid team, but I didn’t see anything offensively or defensively today from the Seahawks that will match up well against the Steelers.
So, I not only want the Steelers to win..but I think that they will, too.
I’ve never been inclined to root for the home team. I’m sure it’s partially because my dad liked non-home-teams; but, I also was averse to conforming to the crowds who blindly rooted for the local teams. It made sense to me to choose the team I preferred.
It still does.
I liked the Steelers of the ’70s (Bradshaw, Swann, Harris, Lambert, etc.), and I like today’s Steelers (Roethlisberger, Polamalu, Ward, Bettis, etc.).
Why should I root for a team that appeals to me less just because they happen to play closer to where I live?