One team and that's it. You can hope for another team or teams to do well, but to call yourself a fan of them? No can do.
I've been accused of hating the Giants more than I like the Jets. Don't know if that's true, but you get my point.
A lot of my hatred towards the Giants comes from being around their fans (family, friends, etc...). Taking so much ribbing all these years has taken it's toll on me.
First, anyone posting on Jets Insider is, by definition, a die-hard Jets fan and doesn't reside in NY football limbo. So while you know doubt can find wishy-washy fan loyalty all around, you're not likely to find any of it here.
As other posters have said, it's not so much the Giants team that's the problem -- it's their d-bag fans. Personal stories too numerous to go into now, but suffice it to say that I've learned to love every setback that befalls that team, simply because of how their neanderthal fanbase will react.
are you kidding?:huh::huh::huh:
No issue with the Giants. I root for the Giants when they aren't playing the Jets and when we don't need them to lose.
I don't see any difference with liking both NY NFL teams or liking both MLB NY teams. It's friggin' stupid.
I'm a Jets / Yankees fan, but I have never had a seething hatred for the giants or the mets but I sure are hell don't root for them. That may be because my old man is a giants / mets fan and we like to talk sports.
In 1986, I wanted the mets to win the World Series... not because I wanted to see them win but because I wanted to see the red sox lose.
In 2007, I wanted the giants to win the Super Bowl... not because I wanted to see them win but because I wanted to see the pats lose.
To me if you like both NY teams in one sport you aren't a real sports fan.
I will admit I watched both the Jets and Giants growing up. I wanted both to win - of course unless they played each other and then I wanted the Jets to win. I always favored the Jets. Then in 1992 me & my dad started going to games and following year got our season tickets. And I have to admit it went from wanting both teams to win to wanting the Giants to fail miserably - lol.
I am a Jet fan through and through there are no other NFL team I root for. And out of the 3 sports I watch NFL, NHL & MBL - The Jets are always my top team!
I still get goosebumps watching the Tyree catch knowing it RUINED the *Pats perfect season, but cut me and I bleed 'effin Green!
You can only give your heart to one woman..
You can only give your heart to one team..
I don't see how you can possibly root for two teams.. I am a Jets fan and a Jets fan only..
My only other rooting interest only comes when I am rooting AGAINST certain teams.. And yes.. Usually I am rooting AGAINST the Giants..
My father, my uncle, my cousin, at least half my family are Giants fans and they don't root against the Jets because they know I'm a fan so it's a reciprocal situation.
From 1978-1982 my family only had 10 channels of fuzzy TV and the only non-Jets games pumped in to NY on Sunday's back then were Giants games, guess I got used to the NY doubleheader to this day.
Watch the Giants. Don't root for them.
As someone old enough to remember the AFL/NFL rivalry, I never root for the Giants.
As much as it bothered me to root for the Patsies in the Super Bowl I couldn't pull the trigger on the Giants.
I hate them, their buffoon owners and their fans.
Too bad Tom Brady chokes whenever he plays them.
The ONLY time, I repeat, the ONLY time I root for the Giants is when they play the Pats in the superbowl. During those two superbowls I had a complete allegiance to the Giants and more importantly NYC in general. Once the game ended I went back to hating them.
Pats will always be a worse enemy than the Giants because Boston is inferior to NYC in everyway.
Just like if Mets ever played Red Sux in the WS I would happily root for the Mets.
They're not in our conference, they have no impact on our playoff standings 75% of the time, and we no longer play in their stadium. The benefits of the Giants are a) they provide a strong second-game each Sunday as they usually play the NFC division winners each year, b) their presence in the NY market ensures that our owner has to stay on his toes and keep us competitive.