Thursday, January 1, 2009

These are a few of my favorite teams...

I have a confession to make: I cannot be a casual observer of a sporting event. It doesn't matter if it's my favorite team playing a championship game or whatever re-run they're showing on The Big 10 Network, I have to take a side.

That said, here are a few of my favorite teams that I'll go out of my way to watch, cheer for, research, and bemoan.


-Detroit Red Wings. Hockey has always been my favorite sport to watch and the Red Wings have always been my favorite team. This is mostly because I'm a homer like you wouldn't even believe. Also, since TV coverage of the NHL sucks, they're the only team I see on a regular basis. And I idolized Steve Yzerman as a child. Yes, I'm aware that a lot of people hate them; just don't hate me for loving them.

-University of Notre Dame. You can blame my brother for this one. There's no real logic behind it, I just like them.

-Saginaw Spirit (OHL). They're my home team, I have too!

-Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL). I've never actually seen any of their games, but they're the Red Wings developement team and I really like some of our prospects. Plus they have a cool name.


-Detroit Lions. I know, it makes me cringe too. But it's not Thanksgiving without the Lions, and now that Millen's gone we may actually do something with that first overall pick.

-Ohio State University. My mom's side of the family are the variety of Buckeye fans that think Bo Schembechler died on purpose. I don't take it that far, but family loyalty demands that I worship the Horseshoe.


-Detroit Pistons. Seeing a theme here? But I'm still angry at them for trading Chauncey Billups away and will admit to watching very few games this season.

-Michigan State University. My mom went to MSU. I wanted to go there for a long time. I don't know.


-Detroit Tigers. I actually hate baseball; I find it boring and slow. But tradition demands that I cheer for the Tigers anyway.


-I don't actually follow soccer, but I played for 10 years and love watching it on the rare occasion that it's actually televised, so it's on here.


I cheer for Team USA in all forms and variations, from the Olympics all the way down to Can-Amera. It's that blatant homerism thing again.

And thus, a blanket disclaimer for Michigan Sports Central: while I will (usually) attempt to keep my writing unbiased, I obviously like some teams more than others. I hope you'll forgive me.



  1. Wow, I feel like slightly freakish cheering for Team Canada (duh), the Sens AND the Pens AND the Habs (in that order), the Boston Celtics, the Netherlands in international soccer, the All Blacks in international rugby, the Vancouver Giants in the WHL, the Ottawa 67s in the OHL, and the Cowichan Caps in the BCHL (there is NO rhyme or reason for this other than the fact that my friend's family billets for the team). Oh, and the Toronto Blue Jays; the only time you will EVER cheering for Toronto, which is rare since I haven't watched baseball since like 1995. I'd rather die than wear a Leafs jersey(shudder)... unless it's one of those ones that has LOSERS SINCE 67 on the back...

    And maybe I'll finally pick up on this whole college football thing everyone's always on about...

  2. College football is a huge deal here in the US- it gets better broadcast ratings than all the professional sports except- you guessed it- football. There's just something addicting about it, I can't explain it.