Although that may seem like an odd combination, it's largely based on my family. My family all the way through my great grand-parents have been hardcore fans. My grandfather on my moms side lived and died with the Cleveland Indians of old, as well as the Chicago Black hawks. My fathers father was a die hard boxing fan, and watched every fight he could on the television and before that listened to it on the radio. My dad grew up in New York, so, when I became old enough to watch football, he would force me to watch the Jets, unlike all my friends, who were watching the Vikings. He felt it unjust though to make me an Islanders fan, so I chose the Wild.