Life long sports fan. Been watching, playing and living them since I can remember having memories.
Even have a degree in Sports Administration so that's how far I took sports.
Die Hard Calgary Flames fan (Oilers and Canucks can rot) have been since I can remember. My father is a Flames fan and I just jumped on at a young age. Worst moment of my sports life comes from them. Watching them in game 7 of the Finals, when Leopold pinched in, took the pass and had a wide open net late to tie it and Khabibulin slid over and BARELY got enough of the puck to stop it. I jumped up celebrating a goal, looked down at my Dad and saw no happiness....I knew :(
Die Hard Blue Jays fan (go to hell Yankees and Red Sox) and I still remember being up late on a school night (Mom let me despite being only 10) and watching Joe Carter's home run clear the left field fence (as I've seen a thousand times more since) and losing my mind. I stay a fan of the Jays knowing someday that feeling WILL come back.
Die Hard Carolina Panthers fan. Picked up the hat one day thinking it was a Jaguars hat (after they both joined the NFL) and proudly stated to my Steelers-fan father that "I am a Jaguars fan" (I was 13 and just getting into the NFL) ... he looked at me and said "Billy, that's a Carolina Panthers hat" So that's how I became a Panthers fan :) And now I'm loving life as a 15 year strong Panthers fan hoping that the first 2 games of Newton's career are the real him.
For some reason I've been following the Clemson Tigers ... Actually, come to think of it, I know how. It's because my friends and family cheer for Duke and UNC and Maryland and any other ACC team and I decided to cheer for the Tigers because it seemed no one cared about them. Give them at least 1 Canadian fan.
Timberwolves fan...painfully, but I've suffered through 18 years with the Jays and the 7 year drought with Calgary not making the playoffs before the Cup run they made so I can suffer through bad years in Minnesota too and hope that Kevin Love is the answer.
any reason why your comments are deleted after youpost them? you've done this on three of my articles now.