It’s sports fever! Rowdy hockey fans root for their home team, the LA Kings, as they compete for the Stanley Cup. MBA is boiling down to the final few tournaments with Oklahoma playing against the winner of Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Not to mention that the LA Dodgers started playing and it won’t be long until aggressive fans start flipping over cars and starting riots. People get so passionate about their home team, and strangely, I get a little jealous…
You see, I don’t have a “home team” that I passionately root for. Sure, I’d root for the LA Kings or the Lakers, but that’s only because I live here and seeing the rowdy crowd gets me excited. I know people who were raised in households that have family traditions to get together and cheer on their home team – and all of them typically tend to be extremely loud and hardcore fans. But me? I never had anything like that. My parents aren’t sports fans so I grew up not caring much about sports. Having moved around so much, I never had a dedicated team that I called “mine”. So in my case, I don’t typically get excited when teams play, but rather when my two countries compete in international tournaments – usually in soccer.
I’m rooting for Germany in the Euro Cup 2012!!The Germany Fan
Germany and Japan are the two countries I root for during soccer tournaments. I can get very patriotic (can you tell?), which I never get unless I’m watching them compete. It’s interesting – in everyday life, I feel more American, probably because I’m so engrained in living in the US. But when big tournaments like this month’s Euro Cup starts, I go back to my roots and go bonkers for my countries. Honestly, it’s a great feeling to be able to care so passionately about a team – it sort of feels like a relief. I think it makes up for all those games when I was forced to root for a team that my friends wanted me to root for but I silently didn’t care who took the trophy home. But not this time baby, I’m going German all the way!
But hey, I switch back and forth! Last year I was rooting for Japan during the USA vs. Japan finals in the World Cup finale. What an exciting game! Aaaaaand, it was SUCH a fantastic feeling when Japan took the titleMe and roomie cheering for Japan last year in the World Cup
Bring it on Euro Cup!! First Germany game is against Portugal this Saturday @ 11:45am PST
I’ll be drinking beers before noon. Don’t judge