Earlier this week, I posted about my making a choice to not try to get Titans tickets Sunday because the greatest NFL rivallry in the universe would be airing on our local FOX affiliate. In the comments, there was some discussion of my true fandom and loyalty to the Titans.
For those of you who've come in late to the story, let me break it down again. I love the Titans and will pull for them to win every time they play except the few occasions they play the Washington Redskins. In my dream scenario, the Titans would be 17-1 and playing the 18-0 Redskins in the Super Bowl.
Interesting that thoughts about loyalty to a team would come up this week, when a UT Vols fan has decided he's had enough
of the team and is selling his fandom on E-Bay
. Now, I can understand the frustration with the Vols football team this past season. Heaven knows I experienced it time and again--dear heavens did we really lose to South Carolina and Vanderbilt in the same season?!?. But, never at any point did I think of giving up my love for Tennessee.
I realize that what this guy is doing is a joke and intended to be all in good fun. But even all in good fun, let me say one thing--my loyalty to the Big Orange has not nor will it ever be for sale. Like my love of the Redskins and Titans, I'm a fan for life. And I will be there, week in and week out, passionately rooting for my team to win.
That's what being a fan is all about.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/16/2005 07:37:00 AM