Originally Posted by crasherino
I would shed a tear, for sure. I almost shed a tear in 94' as well, but that was probably for different reasons than you.
Having kids brings a new perspective on things too. My Dad's a Giants fan so I don't have that connection with him that Locke was talking about. I previously thought that any type of Super Bowl victory would entail boozy all night celebrations while waking up in some subway station, not knowing how I got there. Now, my image of a SB win is hugging my son jumping up and down and watching the glee on his face. Well, that's my 5 year old. My little one thinks the Jets won last night.
My younger ones (daughter 8 and son 6) are really resisting this whole "stay loyal during the tough years" approach. Most of my son's classmates are Giants fans. He keeps asking me "Dad, why we don't root for the Giants. It's fun to watch them win the Super Bowl! When did the Jets win anything?". My younger daughter, who loves going to hockey games, asks "Dad, why do we like the Rangers? It takes so long to get to the games, and they don't have a mascot like Sparky."
My oldest (14) seems committed to the teams (Jets, Rangers, Yanks and Knicks) we root for. Even when she was much younger she never fell into the trap of rooting for the team that won the recent championship, or who had the funniest mascot, etc. She has always gotten the fan loyalty thing, and has never wavered. Poor kid...