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No big deal if you're not (Joey's a huge Mavs fan after all).
I'm just curious as to how many people are Rangers-only sports fans. I hate having people talk to me about the Cowboys or college football or anything else right now. I don't give a fonk. The only thing that sports matters is baseball and the Rangers, and we were one strike away from the World Series. The fonking Cowboys (or any NFL team)? Ugh. Shoot me.
I'm equally a fan of the Rangers, and the Cowboys, and the Baylor Bears, and the Mavericks. I love them all equally. Watching the Rangers, Bears and Cowboys all get gut punched this weekend is like watching your child get beat up on the playground for me. This weekend sucked. Sucked.
I don't care for the NBA and while I root for the Cowboys, I certainly do not live and die with them (or spend rediculous amounts of time on any Cowboys websites). I wasn't much of an NFL fan until I got roped into fantasy football and now I am more a fan of players rather than teams. I have a couple friends who are players/coaches in the league so I pull for whatever teams they are on. Long story short, I like the NFL but am not monogomous like I am with the Rangers. I watched Dexter last night rather than see another Texas team lose...
My other sports passion is all things Aggie. But I was a Rangers die-hard before I enrolled at A&M. And every year when one Aggie team breaks my heart, the start of another sport is right around the corner so it's become easier to move on.
After the nut kicking of Thursday and Friday nights, the latest Aggie colapse really didn't hurt much at all. I was already dead inside. So to kinda answer your question, I am not a Rangers only fan but it's all I really care about right now.
I am a Rangers fan, only. I only have enough time to follow baseball. II lived in Oak Cliff until I was eleven years old, became a baseball fan during the 85' world series (rooting for the Royals!), and was hooked by Texas' 86' team. I've moved on to DC and New York now, but I've lived and died with the Rangers ever since.
It has been many lonely years, and I can't tell you how alone I've felt watching games on my laptop and hearing more cheers for the opposing team at TBIA than my beloved Rangers. Where were my fellow fans? Well, thanks to a resurgent fan base and this site, I at least know that I am not the only one who doesn't know how I'm going to make it through this offseason.
Since I was born and reared in Dallas, I became a fan of most everything that was Dallas, including in the early 1960s SMU football and basketball and the Dallas Chaparrals (remember them?). As the Cowboys got better and better in the 1960s, I was a big fan not only because they were winners but because of the class of the organization. Obviously, that's missing today.Having always loved baseball more than any other sport, I was a huge fan of the Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs in the mid-1960s. I even managed to go to a few games at Turnpike Stadium, the precursor to Arlington Stadium.So by the time the Rangers arrived, I naturally gravitated toward them. They've been my favorite since.I will follow the Mavericks and was ecstatic they won the NBA title. Especially since they beat Team Arrogance.But the Rangers will always be No. 1. That's why it hurts so much when they lose.
I am a fan of several sports - most similar to Adam. But I am first and foremost a Rangers fan, as I am one of the classic baseball nuts - began collecting and trading cards when I was 7 years old and played for my school and league ball all the way from t-ball through high school. My life and subsequently my family's life (wife, 4-year old boy) pretty well revolves around Rangers game nights from April-September/October. My son knows RBiA and the uniforms instantly when he sees them on television, he watches almost every non west coast game w/ me until his bedtime and he and I refuse to leave the house without one of our Rangers caps.
That being said, I am obviously a glutton for punishment/self-sadist as the following comprises the other teams I pay attention to and am a fan of:
1) Cowboys – my idiot dad’s fault
2) Aggies – what can I say?
3) Spurs – lived in San Antonio for 2 years and love their well-managed organization/philosophy
I also love the NCAA men's basketball tournament every March, as it is a nice lead-in to Opening Day, IMO.
Like some of the others though, I mostly pay attention to this other stuff during the playoffs for each respective sport and/or for fantasy football, etc. and as something to do when the Rangers aren’t playing or making any offseason moves, etc.
I'm only a Rangers fan in terms of Texas sports. Avid Auburn Tiger and Virginia Tech Hokie. Dad went to Virginia Tech, I was born in Blacksburg, and I'm currently enrolled at Auburn. I never really had a MLB team even though I absolutely LOVE the sport of baseball and grew up in Atlanta for most of my early life. I became a Rangers fan because of Hamilton and Young back about 4 years ago. Hope that doesn't make me a bandwagoner but I'm a rangers fan for life now. Couldn't care less about NBA or NCAA basketball, but I do get into fantasy NFL.
My 3 great sports loves are Texas Rangers baseball, Denver Broncos football, and Chelsea soccer. Also love my Rice Owls, but it's impossible to get your heart ripped out or live and die by a program with no real expectations.
I'm from Houston and my wife's from DFW but we live in Bryan now (we met here). At the moment, the Rangers are my favorite team in MLB (duh) and the Mavs in the NBA. Since I'm from Houston I still have some loyalty to the teams there, but right now they both suck so even if I wanted to I couldn't root for them against the above-mentioned. Don't mind the Spurs either. Like football, but not as much, and if I have a favorite in the NFL it's the Texans. Don't care much for the Cowboys, especially Jerry. And as mentioned earlier, I'm an Aggie, so of course I root for them, no matter how painful it can be at times. I've watched a few games of MLS, but not enough to be considered a fan (I love playing soccer, but watching it isn't as much fun as watching baseball).
I love the Rangers, like the Stars and Mavs, and couldn't care less about the Cowboys.
Mavericks and Rangers. I've been a Mavs fan since the early '90s and was also a Rangers fan until the Hicks debacle. I'm glad to be back as a fan of the Rangers. Mismanagement is forgiveable, prima donna+mismanagement just makes for an awful team. So here's a big hat tip to Simpson, Nolan, and JD for making the Rangers not just good but likeable.
The Cows are prima donna central and I have negative interest in them.
I am only a Rangers fan as far as American sports go. Its a love affair that began in the 1989 season.I watch zero hours of NFL games or NFL related coverage a year, and only rarely a NBA game, and never a NHL game. I do enjoy watching big college basketball games, especially if its a week night.
But primarily I watch loads of European football (soccer). And the only other team besides Texas Rangers I have any vested rooting interest in is Arsenal Football Club in London, England. Its been a lifelong fandom of having one or the the other at or near the top of their competition. When Arsenal was middling in the 90s the Rangers had a decently above average team, then when the Rangers were terrible, Arsenal was elite, and now the Rangers are great and Arsenal is struggling to retain their most talented players and are middling to slightly above average as result.
I am more or less in fulll Soccer mode now. I have no use for American sports TV during the baseball off season with the exception of MLB Network's Hot Stove coverage.
Die hard Rangers fan. I'm still in mourning right now. I"ll get over it when pitchers and catchers report in 106 days or so. My grandfather owned a minor league team in the 1940s (I have some of their uniforms, hats, gear, newspaper articles, etc...). I will be at the Ballpark in April cheering my brains out while I currently beg and pray to the baseball gods to give us Fielder at 1b, Yu Dardvish pitching and some more strength and power off the bench for our next championship and WS.
I also live and die with my LSU Tigers and SEC Football.
Cowboys? My interest has really fallen off due to their general manager who thinks it's fantasy football and thinks he as the owner can make GM decisions. Uh, no. I watch the NFL, but not nearly to the extent I used to and rarely watch more than a few minutes of any game anymore except for the Super Bowl which I will watch.
Mavericks and NBA? I don't care one way or the other.
Dallas STARS? I love hockey, but I think the NHL is hanging on for dear life financially right now and the STARS don't have an owner. They need a Mark Cuban type owner to spark interest again.
Soccer? No interest at all.
I like the Rangers, THE Dallas freaking Cowboys (WOOOO!!!), and the L.A. Cippers (don't ask lol).
Growing up in the DFW Area in the late '60s, I was birthed in the Rangers organization when they came to town. My Dad was a huge Ted Williams fan, thus meant it was our destiny to be loyal to the team. We have taken our lumps and bruises, but each year came our hopes and aspirations. I was a fan of the Cowboys, but Jerry Jones has left such a sour taste over the past decade that I have only a limited pedestrian interest in the team. Moreover, the way JJ sent Tom Landry packing scared me for life.
Equally so, while I may catch the occasional NBA game I haven't had much interest since the exit of Magic, Bird, and the first retirement of Jordan. Great job Mavs, and I love what Dirk has done for the the DFW area! He has a new fan in me.
I have always been a big fan of college football. Burnt Orange and White (Class of '91) races through my veins. By marriage I have developed into a fan of college basketball. Having a wife who's an alum of the University of Kentucky will do that to you. Since Texas Basketball doesn't make me cheer much, and Kentucky football is nearly non-existent (A&M take note) the trade off is easy.
The end of the Rangers season will, perhaps, haunt me and drive me Nucking Futs for years to come. I look forward toward the 2012 season, and anxiously anticipate what magic JD will pull from his bag of tricks. I can wish that we had finished this season off with a final win, but I can dream that the future will be brighter than we know. I unconditionally trust the Ranger FO is fully in control and in great hands!
Love all Dallas area sports and the Longhorns but the Rangers are special.
I was a 12 year old kid living in Arlington when the Rangers came to town. In one year I went from watching the home team play the Arkansas Travelers to watching them play the Yankees. Thats a magical event to a kid.
I have always loved the Rangers but this incarnation over the last few years has been a truly lovable team. Its been an awesome ride and I hope it doesnt end any time soon.
I am first and foremost a Rangers Fan. I have been watching, collecting their cards, and even attending a few games since 1989...when I was 6 yo. One of my earliest memories at old Arlington Stadium was watching Ryan pitch the second game of the season...I know he gave up some runs but for me, as a boy, it is something that I will always treasure.
I also love the Stars (though it is nearly impossible to see them on TV without spending extra $ since I do not live in the metroplex anymore) and the Cowboys.
Not an NBA fan, though I do watch the Mavs in the playoffs. Not a fan of any college sports (except perhaps baseball). Soccer and rugby I pass on as well.
Oh, and curling is DA SHIZNIT!
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