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LA Times Poll: Lakers Are Only 3rd Favorite Team In LA


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Isn't the truth that usually it has a lot to do with which teams are being succesful at that time?

Absolutely. When I was coming of age as a sports fan in Eastern Massachusetts in the mid-1970s, the breakdown would have been...

1) Boston Bruins

Tie 2) Boston Red Sox

Tie 2) Boston Celtics

4) College hockey program of choice

5) High school hockey program of choice

6) New England Patriots (and a DISTANT sixth-place, at that)

7) Remainder of college athletic program of choice

8) Boston Minutemen

9) Boston Lobsters

By the early-to-mid-1980s the breakdown would have been...

1) Boston Celtics

Tie 2) Boston Bruins

Tie 2) Boston Red Sox

4) College hockey program of choice

4.5) Doug Flutie and the BC Eagles football program

5) High school hockey program of choice

6) New England Patriots

7) Remainder of college athletic program of choice

8) New England Tea Men

Today, the breakdown would be...

Tie 1) Boston Red Sox

Tie 1) New England Patriots

3) Boston Celtics (would have swapped places with #4 last season)

4) Boston Bruins (would have swapped places with #3 last season)

5) College hockey program of choice

6) High school hockey program of choice

7) Remainder of college athletic program of choice

8) New England Revolution

9) Boston Cannons

10) Boston Blazers

11) Boston Breakers

12) Boston Lobsters

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Top teams in Orlando(Central Florida):

1. Univ. of Florida (The biggest bandwagon in the state)

2. Orlando Magic (Alot of people have jumped on board after last years run)

3. UCF football

4. Tampa Bay Bucs (Maybe not after this year)

5. FSU/Univ. of Miami

6. Yankees/Red Sox/Rays (In this order)

7. Dolphins

8. Steelers (We even have a Steelers themed bar?!?)

9. Jaguars (They may bump up if they do infact play a few games here in the future)

10. Gets a little crazy here...High school football, Tampa Bay Lightning, NY Giants, Atlanta Braves, Marlins, Patriots, Eagles, Celtics, Lakers, etc.

The only thing certain is numbers 1 & 2 after that it fluctuates every other year...its a large variety of out-of-town fans and too many fairweather fans in this town/region.

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My take on Chicago:

Bears

Cubs

White Sox

Blackhawks

Bulls

The Bulls are so not dead last right now. As high as interest in the Blackhawks' postseason was last spring, interest in the Bulls' postseason was as high or higher, and all the Bulls did was take more time than expected to lose in the first round to a mediocre old team without its best player. The Bulls have successfully marketed their first-round loss to dizzying heights. It's uncanny. You'd think this team had never been in a best-of-seven before, let alone won one, let alone won many, let alone won six goddamned championships. Anyway, my point is that lots of people care about the Bulls.

The Sox are going to slide back down into obscurity if they don't have a winning record next year.

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Can you Chitown posters explain why the White Sox get no love? As an outsider, I don't get it. They've won a World Series recently, they've been steadily competitive, they've got the South Side to themselves, plus they can draw in people who don't like the Cubs.

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