There’s a guy I work with in Milwaukee who is a true Wisconsin sports fan. Packers, Brewers, Badgers, Bucks — he loves them all and supports his teams any way he can.

On the other hand, my team allegiances are fungible — able to be replaced by another. I left New York 40 years ago, and have lived or worked in seven states. My childhood connections to one team have faded.

This drives Mike crazy. College football? My son-in-law went to Alabama — Roll Tide! Baseball and hockey? I live in Chicagoland — Go Cubs and Black Hawks! Basketball? My wife grew up in Oklahoma City — Go Thunder!

As we approached the NFL playoffs, he announced that I would not be permitted to claim the Packers. I looked at him and said, “Well, my daughter and son-in-law live in Atlanta”.

Sorry, can’t print his response.

Let’s go Falcons!

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