Hello from a new fan

Discussion in 'Introductions Board' started by BaseballJunkie, Feb 9, 2018.

Put it out there
  1. BaseballJunkie

    BaseballJunkie Draftee

    Adelaide
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    Hello, and thanks for the welcome! Most mid-life crises involve buying a new motorcycle or some such. For me, I’m becoming obsessed with the Australian sports scene. I remember watching footy when it would be shown here in the USA on cable back in the early 1990’s, but it was hard to follow it, since cable stopped showing games and there was no internet. Somehow, I started watching again (mostly old games on YouTube) and I really love it. Since I’m new to the scene, I have to reserve the right to change teams...all I really have to go on are old games on YouTube, which teams have cool guernseys, and team songs. So far I’ve narrowed it down to Adelaide, Richmond (I swear it’s not because they were in the Grand Finals), Carlton, Sydney and West Coast. But I’m open to suggestions (and maybe bribes...kidding, of course). Thanks again for the welcome!

    Real Name: Jim

    Age: Mid 40’s

    Location: Central Florida, USA

    Occupation:Geographic Info Systems

    Team: Adelaide, maybe. Not sure.

    Other Sports: Baseball, ice hockey, American Football, Rugby (both kinds), Gaelic Hurling

    Favourite Foods: Pizza, chocolate

    Favourite Drinks: it was Coca Cola, until my doctor told me to cut down

    Best Holiday Spot: Boston, USA

    Favourite Cartoon Character: Daffy Duck or Foghorn Leghorn

    Most amazing thing I've done or seen: Saw my daughter born

    Hobbies: Sports video games. Currently at 9 different sports.

    Favourite Video Games: NHL 18, MLB the Show 17, AFL Evolution
     

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  2. Dadadadaaaaaa

    Dadadadaaaaaa All Australian

    Carlton
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    G'day mate and welcome to BigFooty!

    Its always great to have new fans from all over the world following our great game. I am also a big fan of American sports following the Thunder in your NBA (not that their much good lol)

    Anyway its great that you have nominated Carlton as one of your choices and I highly recommend you make Carlton your sole team. Carlton has won the most premierships in the history of the VFL/AFL with 16, has the most passionate supporters in the league and has always been regarded as one of the "Big 4" clubs in the league. It also may interest you that our jersey unlike most others which have stripes etc actually has the club logo in the middle of it making it one of the most recognisable jerseys in the league.
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    Our theme song is also one of the most recognisable in the league too:

    And also if you want to sign up and become Bound By Blue, here's the place; https://membership.carltonfc.com.au/
     
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  3. BaseballJunkie

    BaseballJunkie Draftee

    Adelaide
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    At least the Thunder are better than my Orlando Magic (aka Tragic). Rebuilding again...but is it rebuilding if they didn’t have anything decent built in the first place?

    Still AFL team shopping, for now. Big Footy made me select a team to open my account, but I’m still not sure. How wrong would it be to follow a Victorian team and another one from another state?
     
  4. Chief

    Chief Admin

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    Welcome. As the most esteemed Admin, it is my job to nudge you towards the best team in the comp - Carlton.
     
  5. DapperJong

    DapperJong Brownlow Medallist

    Essendon
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    BaseballJunkie

    Carlton are terrible and have been terrible for 25 years. Support them at your own peril.
     
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  6. Allikat

    Allikat Aunty Allikat

    Fremantle
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    For once he's telling the truth.
     
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  7. eldorado

    eldorado Moderator

    Hawthorn
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    If you're in your mid 40s, Hawthorn have won 11 or 12 premierships in your lifetime...Get with the strength :)
     
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  8. BLUEALLTHRU

    BLUEALLTHRU Club Legend

    Carlton
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    BaseballJunkie jump on mate it's gonna be a great ride. Welcome to the Baggers mate:thumbsu:
     
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  9. Bodicifer

    Bodicifer Brownlow Medallist

    Western Bulldogs
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    Welcome BaseballJunkie . FYI, Kate Upton supports the Western Bulldogs. As you can see, she wears the red white and blue with pride

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  10. kaiserchief13

    kaiserchief13 Brownlow Medallist

    West Coast
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    Maybe you can give us your NFL team and we can compare it to an AFL team?
     
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  11. BaseballJunkie

    BaseballJunkie Draftee

    Adelaide
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    Green Bay Packers; my ex-brother-in law was a used car salesmen from Wisconsin and convinced me to be a Packers fan back in the 1980’s...That dude could sell ice to Eskimos.
     

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  12. BLUEALLTHRU

    BLUEALLTHRU Club Legend

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    BaseballJunkie have you picked Adelaide or still deciding. You don't want to miss the Blue train because it won't be stopping all stations! Express baby:thumbsu:
     
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  13. BaseballJunkie

    BaseballJunkie Draftee

    Adelaide
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    Still deciding...hope to choose by the end of the week.
     
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  14. kaiserchief13

    kaiserchief13 Brownlow Medallist

    West Coast
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    Packers a historical team with green and yellow colours. Currently a strong offense and a weak defense.

    No team matches in colours or mascot, however currently a strong attacking team and poor defensively with history could be Essendon
     
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  15. Dadda Dave

    Dadda Dave Club Legend

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    It's a no brainer to choose the blues buddy, you will not regret it..:p
     
  16. Crouch

    Crouch Senior List

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    Adelaide are always competitive but haven't gone all the way in 20 years (Sydney is the same except they have won 2 premierships the past decade). If you're looking for a decent team desperate for success I would stick with them.

    Also we have the most active community on BF, which may be a good thing for Americans because our time zones are opposite.