I think it’s obvious, seeing that we’re reading a Cubs blog, that we all share a common bond of being a Cub fan. From there, it tends to branch out. My question to you is who are your teams? Here are mine.


Chicago Bears – I’m from Chicago so the Bears are my main team in the NFL. I watch them every opportunity I can despite being in NC.

NY Giants – This one goes back to the middle school days playing Techmo Super Bowl. I grew up loving Lawrence Taylor because of that game and even now pull hard for the Giants.

Baltimore Ravens – This is a newer one for me. I needed an AFC team to root for and because Baltimore is the closest one and they have my favorite NFL player in Ray Rice, they make the cut. Plus, I’ve always been a sucker for a good defense and the Ravens continually bring it.


Chicago Bulls – I went through about a 3 or 4 year stretch where I pulled for the teams playing the Bulls because I was mad at MJ for retiring and then just up and unretiring. When the dust settled, I went Brokeback Mountain on the Bulls and told them “I wish I knew how to quit you.”


University of Illinois – I really want to cheer for them for football in addition to basketball but they’re just so bad on a consistent basis. As a result, it’s the basketball team that I live and die with. After the Cubs, they’re my # 2 favorite team, followed by the Bears.

Notre Dame – Here is where my NCAA football needs (as small as they are) get met. I look at my need for college football about the same way as most women look at a need for sex. They’re fine with it if they have too, and even enjoy it at times, but in the end if they never had to again, that’d probably be OK too. Until the NCAA gets a playoff system, my interest ends with the first Irish loss.

Other Sports

I’ll watch any sport. I love competition. Among the lessers, I cheer for the Blackhawks. I don’t get to see any of their games because I don’t have the NHL package and don’t have Versus, but I know who’s on the team.

How about you?

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids and helps people protect their assets as an independent insurance agent. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail