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I'm a long time Cincinnati Reds fan--basically, we lived outside Cincinnati when I was a kid, and it stuck...pretty easy to follow now with the Extra Innings package and such...but I live in Atlanta now. Didn't affect anything, I pull for my Reds on TV and go see them once a year when they come to down....but here's the question. Not so much an issue with my 2 little girls, but now with a son on the way, should I try (not even sure if I can do it) to abandon my Reds and adopt the Braves?? Obviously as Bama grad, my loyalty there will never change. Leaving aside which team you like--when should you switch pro team loyalty?? So the you and the kids can go out and pull for the local team?? Never???
Easy choice...pull for the local team...you stated you lived close to Ciny young and that obviously impacted you, you have memories of that. Establish that for your kids. Wish I had a pro team close by...guess Charlotte is and I've lived in Charlotte, and dis-owned them when the drafted Cam. As last season progressed I thought that was silly, but my boys all like to follow former Bama guys and are big Saints and Falcons fans...soon to expand I am sure.
"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
Hard to abandon what was once the Big Red Machine.
My all time favorites.
Never Gets Old
I'm a Yankees fan..given my love for the pinstripes that would never change. However, I became a Spurs fan when I lived in SA and haven't changed (didn't like the Suns or Sonics). I was a Redskins fan as a kid...but now i just cheer for Bama players.
Long story short...stay with the Reds and explain to your kids why...your stories, etc.
With the way pro athletes change teams these days, it seems like all we're really cheering for is a uniform.
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