I’ve started to enjoy the NFL a bit. Now that I understand that it isn’t a game of rugby, but more like a game of chess with one move taking place at a time, I’m starting to enjoy it more. Seeing a few documentaries style TV shows (NFL-America’s Game) about different seasons in the NFL and getting a bit of history of the game helped as well. Anyway, I think I need a team to follow next season. The team I follow in the Australian Rugby League (The Manly Sea-Eagles) are easily the most hated team in the competition. Everyone cheers for 2 teams, their own team and whoever is playing Manly that week. Manly fans only have 1 team. You don’t need a back-up when you know you’re the best. We have a reputation as being a wealthy team who pay of refs and steal the best players from the poor teams etc. Which team in the NFL matches that description? I think I’ll take them on as the team I follow. It won’t be the same as having a proper emotional ownership of the team that you get from growing up in an area, but at least it will give me someone to cheer for.