making my son a Giants fan. I know its too late for me and I will never switch but, he is only 7. There is still some hope. I only get let down by this team.
Disgraceful. I get not wanting to torture your kid, but no real Jet fan would send his son to the giants. Steelers, Packers, someone like that, fine. In fact, buy him an RGIII jersey so he can hop on the bandwagon of the next superstar.
You can't "make" anyone a fan of a team. That said, son's do normally root for the teams of their dad. It's a connection thing. I told my son (11 now) a couple of years ago that the Jets were my team because I grew up in Queens, but they didn't have to be his team because he was born and raised in Williamsport PA, and he could pick any team as his favorite (the Steelers being a fine option). After all, that's what being a fan is all about. I'm proud to say that he "chose" to be a Jet fan because as he said "That's who we are" (as sad a statement as any 9 year old has ever made). He did hedge his bet, however, adding that we should both make the Steelers our second favorite team just in case.... smart kid.
I hope my kid grows up to be an even bigger die hard Jets fan than me. Valuable lessons to be learned from the heartbreak that comes with the territory. And I hope they finally win it all in his lifetime so he can feel the joy that offsets his and his father's lifetime of pain