I moved from Indianapolis to Virginia Beach.
I was a fan of the Pacers and Colts from the moment I realized their existence. I didn’t grow up as a sports fan, or really knowing anything about sports. But in my early teenage years, both the Pacers and Colts advanced to their respective league semifinals, and I thus became an eternal fan of both teams, through thick and thin.
I didn’t have a hockey team, and still don’t.
Shortly after I moved to Virginia Beach, I was struck by a spring illness that kept me from work for about a week. There was little else to do but watch Washington Nationals games on MASN2. The Nats were a pretty awful team at the time, but I became a fan, and more or less memorized their batting order. I’ve been a fan of them ever since.
Dad went to Indiana University when I was a kid, so I’m still an IU fan.
And as far as Kent State University goes, I first learned of them when they met, and lost to, IU in the 2002 Elite Eight of basketball. I like their logo, so I started rooting for them too.
So I’m a fan of the Pacers, Colts, Nationals, Hoosiers, and Golden Flashes.
I will never be a fan of the Steelers or Redskins. GAH, especially the Steelers.