31 Reasons Why You Know You’re a Sports Fan From New York
New York sports fans have a strong bond with their teams
New York is home to two teams in every major sport, giving New Yorkers plenty to cheer for and plenty of reasons to cry into their beers. With so many teams to choose from, New York is often torn apart in a sports civil war but New Yorkers know this is their civil war and interlopers are not welcome. New York fans hate each other on the surface but deep down inside they love each other. Sports rivalries are more like sibling rivalries in New York and outsiders are better off if they don’t get involved.
This is the home of 36 World Series trophies, five Super Bowl trophies, four NFL championships (pre Super Bowl era), eight Stanley Cups and two NBA championships. You know New York is truly title town and even if your team is down right now you know their rise is just around the corner.
As a New York fan you know the rest of the country hates you and you don’t care. In fact, you forget half the country is even part of the United States. When fans of other teams talk smack you are quick with a comeback and content in the knowledge that the other team’s fans are just jealous.
New York is home to the country’s first dedicated sports radio station, a station that only unites us in our genuine disbelief that Mike Francesca is the best it has to offer.
This is New York, the greatest city on earth with the best fans on earth. New Yorkers may boo their own from time to time but it’s because we love our teams and desperately want them to win. Do well and you will become immortal, just ask Derek Jeter and Mark Messier. New Yorkers don’t want anything but a championship; there is no second place in the best city in the world.
Without further ado, here are the Reasons Why You Know You’re a Sports Fan from New York. While numbered, they aren’t in any real particular order.