As we have seen across the blogging landscape rooting for ones team comes in many forms. The way in which we root for a team says many things about us as we usually follow the patterns and tendencies of those around us. Rooting for a pro team usually comes from living in the city for the team you root for or it has a connection to something near and dear to us.
Rooting for a college team of course is different as usually your allegiance is based on your attending the school you root for. I am the one exception to that rule here at SBN, at least a far as I know, and I outlined how that came to be in this post. Suffice it to say the relationship that I have with my dad is priceless and his involvement in my life has made me who I am today.
So why is this important?
Well, read this post here on Bruins Nation. Now, we have had our differences with BN in the past but this story breaks down those barriers because in the end we all, at some time, have that one person in our lives that we have been able to share these experiences with.
Sports has always been the great uniter more than the great divider, the games post 9/11 here in NYC showed that loud and clear. We as fans have forged bonds because of who we root for but getting there was because someone at one time took the time to share those experiences with us. We may not always agree on with our rivals, whomever they may be, but we all have something in common; that someone cared about us enough to open us up to these experiences and because of them we have been able to share them with those who we care about around us.
I hope I can do as good a job with my kids as my dad did with me. As to me two things will only write the epitaph of your life; how you raised your kids, as they are your only legacy and how you treated people. To me it's as simple as that.