This blog has been great for me to express some of the more serious elements of the adoption process, about how they are going, how they are affecting us, etc. I value this outlet. If you know me though, I’m not always serious. So I hope you don’t mind the occasional light hearted conversation.
This topic may the be the most important part of our child’s development. Which teams will our child cheer for when growing up? Can we steer our child clear of the evil clutches of the Yankees, Cowboys, Heat and Jeff Gordon? Will my child stab me in the heart and cheer for the Packers?! (gasp!).
I’ve done them nothing but disservice. I moved our family to Ohio, where the teams are the Bungles or Cleveland. The Bengals will be nothing while the current owner owns them. I do feel for Cleveland, but how long have they been tortured?
Of course, I’d like the child to be a Twins/Vikings fan. But really, the Vikings are just as bad as Cleveland. I’ve managed to stay excited for my 30+ years, but at some point, I’ll break. Just think of the past 15 years. 3 NFC championship games that ended in horrible fashion. (Gary Anderson ’98, 41-0 ’00, 12 men in the huddle ’09). The Love Boat. The Moss mooning. The Moss return. Daunte’s implosion. The liteny of terrible qbs (Brooks Bollinger, Gus Frerotte, Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb). Favre season 2. The Metrodome collapse. A Chicago visit to the Super Bowl. A Green Bay win in the Super Bowl. The Wizzinator. Dimetrius Underwood. Troy Williamson. The Moss Ratio. Adrians “slave” comment. I have to be teetering on collapse, right?
We could support my wife’s team, the Colts. Of course, what happens when Peyton leaves?
I suppose that’s the response to all teams. Each season is a new season. Anything can happen. Even a Vikings Super Bowl! (every Cubs fan is shaking their head no now).
At least we have the Twins. They’ve won in my lifetime, and always are competitive (lets pretend this season isn’t happening).
However, if I’m not careful, those Reds may be problem. They’re actually good. They are close. They are on TV. Our child’s friends will like them. What am I going to do?