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just_kick_it

Premium Gold
May 25, 2009
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I notice from time to time that some posters have multiple teams from sports/leagues other than the AFL they they support in their sig.

I was wondering how closely you follow said teams/sports? I dont have any other teams/sports I follow like I do with Port, I have some interest in cricket in the summer and I watch the occasional game of rugby league if there is nothing else on TV but I dont really have a team in the NRL.
 

Andonis1997

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Jun 24, 2011
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I notice from time to time that some posters have multiple teams from sports/leagues other than the AFL they they support in their sig.

I was wondering how closely you follow said teams/sports? I dont have any other teams/sports I follow like I do with Port, I have some interest in cricket in the summer and I watch the occasional game of rugby league if there is nothing else on TV but I dont really have a team in the NRL.
Hi ;)
So all the teams in my signature are ones I follow passionately, from football, soccer and gridiron. I do have others I keep an eye on from other leagues/sports but I don't have any emotional connection to them (the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Lyon etc.)
 

just_kick_it

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Hi ;)
So all the teams in my signature are ones I follow passionately, from football, soccer and gridiron. I do have others I keep an eye on from other leagues/sports but I don't have any emotional connection to them (the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Lyon etc.)
Good on ya!
Occasionally (especially on other boards) I see people that have teams from every sport, from aussie rules to wife carrying, in their sig and I think to myself how does anyone have the time/passion to follow that many sports/teams

PS To everyone reading if this is you I am not having a dig. I envy you I would love for my life to filled with a passion for different sports/teams.
 

El_Scorcho

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 21, 2007
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Aston Villa, San Antonio Spurs
I notice from time to time that some posters have multiple teams from sports/leagues other than the AFL they they support in their sig.

I was wondering how closely you follow said teams/sports? I dont have any other teams/sports I follow like I do with Port, I have some interest in cricket in the summer and I watch the occasional game of rugby league if there is nothing else on TV but I dont really have a team in the NRL.
I always figure how much you follow a team can be measured by how much it hurts when they lose. For me:

10 - Port
9 - Aston Villa
8
7 - Miami Dolphins, San Antonio Spurs
6
5
4 - LA Angels
3 - Chicago Blackhawks
2
1 - Adelaide sides like the 36ers, United, Strikers etc.

This scale is exponential. I'd be happy to see the Angels fold if it meant Port winning a flag.
 

Andonis1997

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Good on ya!
Occasionally (especially on other boards) I see people that have teams from every sport, from aussie rules to wife carrying, in their sig and I think to myself how does anyone have the time/passion to follow that many sports/teams
Yeah it's a lot of effort to keep close and updated with all these, especially the overseas teams but regardless sport rules my life 😅
 

AxialMat

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Jul 14, 2014
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West Coast
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Liverpool, NY Jets
I notice from time to time that some posters have multiple teams from sports/leagues other than the AFL they they support in their sig.

I was wondering how closely you follow said teams/sports? I dont have any other teams/sports I follow like I do with Port, I have some interest in cricket in the summer and I watch the occasional game of rugby league if there is nothing else on TV but I dont really have a team in the NRL.
In terms of scale (thanks El_Scorcho)

10 - West Coast
9 - Liverpool
8
7
6 - West Perth
5
4 - Tennessee Titans / NY Jets
3
2 - Toronto Raptors
1 - other Perth sporting teams in sports I don’t care about (Basketball, Cricket, etc)
 

Red Crow

Modrarator
Jul 17, 2006
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Liverpool FC, Melbourne Victory
I always figure how much you follow a team can be measured by how much it hurts when they lose. For me:

10 - Port
9 - Aston Villa
8
7 - Miami Dolphins, San Antonio Spurs
6
5
4 - LA Angels
3 - Chicago Blackhawks
2
1 - Adelaide sides like the 36ers, United, Strikers etc.

This scale is exponential. I'd be happy to see the Angels fold if it meant Port winning a flag.
I saw something quite good on twitter a few months back that asked how you would allocate 100 “fandom points” across all the teams you supported. Thought it was a great excercise to figure out how much I followed/cared for all of my teams. I think it can fluctuate depending which teams are in season but I went with this:


Adelaide 37
Liverpool 24
Melbourne Victory 22
Green Bay Packers 7
San Antonio Spurs 7
NY Rangers 1
NY Mets 1
Panathinaikos 1
 

BringBackTheAnchor

#flagmantle
Apr 27, 2019
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Swan Dist, OKC, WA
I notice from time to time that some posters have multiple teams from sports/leagues other than the AFL they they support in their sig.

I was wondering how closely you follow said teams/sports? I dont have any other teams/sports I follow like I do with Port, I have some interest in cricket in the summer and I watch the occasional game of rugby league if there is nothing else on TV but I dont really have a team in the NRL.
I’ll do the same
10 - Freo
9 - Australia (Cricket)
8 -
7 - Swan Districts
6 - OKC Thunder, Perth Wildcats
5 - WA (Cricket)
4 - Perth Scorchers
3
2 -
1 - Canberra Raiders (who I sorta half follow)
 

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magpienato

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Oct 27, 2016
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I saw something quite good on twitter a few months back that asked how you would allocate 100 “fandom points” across all the teams you supported. Thought it was a great excercise to figure out how much I followed/cared for all of my teams. I think it can fluctuate depending which teams are in season but I went with this:


Adelaide 37
Liverpool 24
Melbourne Victory 22
Green Bay Packers 7
San Antonio Spurs 7
NY Rangers 1
NY Mets 1
Panathinaikos 1
I quite like this, for me it's something like:

Collingwood 45% - go to pretty much every game I can.
Green Bay Packers 25% - Wake up early around 5 to watch some games. Definitely going to make the pilgrimage to Lambeau some day.
Australian Cricket 20% - If there's a game on the TV somewhere, you can bet I won't be moving my eyes for at least another hour.
Toronto Raptors 10% - Not as invested as some others on here probably, but I try to watch game highlights every now and then. Watched pretty much every game of the 2019 Playoffs though so I guess that makes me somewhat invested.
 

El_Scorcho

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Aug 21, 2007
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Aston Villa, San Antonio Spurs
I saw something quite good on twitter a few months back that asked how you would allocate 100 “fandom points” across all the teams you supported. Thought it was a great excercise to figure out how much I followed/cared for all of my teams. I think it can fluctuate depending which teams are in season but I went with this:


Adelaide 37
Liverpool 24
Melbourne Victory 22
Green Bay Packers 7
San Antonio Spurs 7
NY Rangers 1
NY Mets 1
Panathinaikos 1
This is probably a better system, i'll have a go at this at some stage.
 

Andonis1997

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Jun 24, 2011
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God this is tough, whenever I watch the games on TV or live they all go to 100 😂

22 Carlton
18 Panionios
17 Wellington Phoenix
13 Liverpool
12 Pittsburgh Steelers
12 Sturt
5 - Other soccer teams I keep my eye on from a distance (Lyon, Dortmund, Adelaide Olympic)
2 - Any leftover SA team from other sports that I don't care enough to stop supporting in favour for other teams e.g. Carlton or Wellington
 

exile

Premium Platinum
Jul 21, 2010
7,232
10,200
Gold Coast
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Philadelphia 76ers
gold coast suns 35
philadelphia 76ers 25
manchester united 15
australian cricket 10
philadelphia eagles 10
philadelphia phillies 4
brisbane heat 1
 

The Victorian

Premiership Player
Oct 23, 2018
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4,535
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Gold Coast
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Storm, Western Utd
10 - Gold Coast Suns
9 - Melbourne Stars
8
7
6 - Bushrangers/Spirit
5
4 - Storm, Vixens
3
2 - Maroons
1 - other Melb teams like SEM Phoenix, Western United
 
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Swooping_Magpie

76,000 members, just as many teeth.
May 16, 2021
118
158
Near The Servo
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Collingwood
Other Teams
Liverpool, Storm, Victory
10 - Collingwood
9 - Liverpool
8
7
6 - Victory
5 - Renegades
4
3 - Storm, Melbourne United
2 - Milwaukee Bucks
1 - Any other teams (Barca, AEK, Greenbay packers, any other local teams)
 

Rubber Arm

The Milkman
Oct 10, 2018
968
1,709
Geelong
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Other Teams
Geelong, Arsenal, Atlanta
10. Geelong Cats
9. Feyenoord
8. Arsenal
7. Port (My whole family supports port plus I'm originally from SA so I have a soft spot for them)
6. NBA (if I were to follow a team it would be Knicks but I really just follow the players more than the teams although basketball is my second favourite sport, behind soccer)
5. San Diego Padres
4. Aston Villa (I have family that were part of the creation of the club, but I don't really follow them too hard)
3. Miami Dolphins
2. Local teams ect.
1. Melbourne United, Melbourne Victory
 

Freight Train

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Sep 12, 2015
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I guess kind of in order…?

- Perth Glory (10/10)
- West Coast Eagles (10/10)
- AFC Bournemouth (9/10)
- Toronto Raptors (8/10)
- Western Warriors (8/10)
- Australian cricket team (8/10)
- Portuguese football team (8/10)
- Perth Scorchers (7/10)
- Perth Wildcats (7/10)
- Socceroos (7/10)
- Rockingham Flames (6/10)
- East Perth Royals (5/10)
- CS Maritimo (4/10)
- South Sydney Rabbitohs (4/10)
 

TheDoctor11

Premiership Player
Sep 14, 2010
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LA Lakers
10 - Adelaide Crows
9
8 - LA Lakers, Australian basketball in major tournaments (olympics/world cup)
7 - Australian Cricket
6 -
5 -
4 - Vancouver Canucks
3 - Seattle Seahawks, Adelaide 36ers
2 - Adelaide based teams in sports I'm not overly invested in.
1 - Portland Trailblazers (more of a soft spot based on spending a bit of time in Portland, but already having a team).

I don't have a real interest in soccer yet, but I've been watching Ted Lasso recently and that's helping to draw me in somewhat. I guess I'm leaning towards Arsenal a bit but there's no strong connection there.
 

Fizzler

BBTB
Dec 26, 2013
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Port Adelaide
Other Teams
BOLTS, REN, OKC, WFC, LVB, STORM
10 - Port Adelaide
9 -
8 -
7 - Australia at the Olympics (especially basketball), Aus Boomers
6 -
5 - Australia in cricket
4 - OKC Thunder, Melbourne Storm, Werribee Tigers
3 - Melbourne Renegades, Port Magpies
2 -
1 - Everything else (so Victory, Melb United)

Yeah... for someone who is “sports obsessed” I really don’t care beyond Port, honestly going up to 10 doesn’t illustrate how much more I care about Port than the rest. I guess percentage wise I care about Port 90% and the rest take up the other 10%.
 

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