Why do I watch them?
The highest of highs ....
I have my favorite teams.
Here they are:
Baseball - St. Lous Cardinals
NFL - Arizona Cardinals
NHL - St. Louis Blues
College Basketball - North Carolina Tar Heels
Major League Soccer - Real Salt Lake
NBA - Chicago Bulls
College Football - Idaho Vandals
Not a bad group of teams. A little weird on the surface, but let me break it down for you.
I was born in St. Lous, and that explains the love for St. Louis teams.
The Arizona Cardinals moved from STL and I stuck with them.
I fell in love with the Heels as a teenager as I became a big fan of Michael Jordan, and then when he got drafted by the Bulls that was just too awesome as my Dad grew up in Illinois and I acquired his taste for the Bulls.
I played soccer all my life and a buddy convinced to start watching MLS about 8 years ago and we are in close proximity to Salt Lake City. I went to a lot of games and it was a good fit especially because they have been one of the better teams since I started following MLS.
The Vandals because I went to school and graduated from the University of Idaho.
Now that you know why I root for the teams I do, I am left wondering why because in the grand scheme of things I am going to be ultimately disappointed.
The goal in each sport is to win the championship, and if you don't, then you are kind of left feeling a little morose when your team comes up short or just never even gets close.
In my lifetime, here's the math:
- STL Cardinals = World Series Champions x 3
- Arizona Cardinals = Super Bowl Champions x 0
- St. Lous Blues = Stanley Cup Champions x 0
- North Carolina Tar Heels = NCAA Champions x 4
- Real Salt Lake = MLS Champions x 1
- Chicago Bulls = NBA Champions x 6
- Idaho Vandals = Bowl Wins x 2