Re: Do you feel bad for NY fans?
posted at 11/26/2013 6:47 PM EST
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"and second of all we have two teams in each sport to root for unlike those smaller teeny cities"
This statement makes me think you may be a fraud and not live in NYC at all.
Let me educate you about your own city.
a Yankee fan would NEVER hop on the Mets bandwagon or root for the Mets. They HATE each other's teams. Same with Giants and Jets.
True NYC fans pick a team and live and die with that team. I respect that about them. Therefore, if you're a true Jets or Mets fan you don't just get to enjoy the other teams' success. Doesn't work that way.
So, when someone says "Tears!" or laughs at the plight of NYC sports fans, it's not really accurate. Depends on who they root for.
Yanks fans tend to be Giants fans and Mets fans Jets fans, as a general rule. Not true across the board but it seems to break that way.
Fans of the Yanks and Giants have done fine the last ten years. Jets/Mets fans - well, you can certainly say "tears" about those.
As for Giants > Pats, well, your team is not going to make the NFC playoffs so Pats and their fans won't be thinking about you or your team much in January.
One of my college roommates was a Mets and Jets fan, and another close friend of mine is a Giants and Yankees fan. As you said, I'm not sure how true this is, but I can say I know 2 people like this.