Poll: Being A Fan Of Which Team Would Be A Deal-Breaker For You?

The Background

I was perusing Twitter earlier today when I saw this tweet from our very own MLB Fan Cave finalist Lindsay Guentzel, complete with a video.

I watched said video, even though I’ve become a bit tired of the “Sh*t (This group of people) Say” meme, and in between a couple of laughs, I noticed a few attractive women in the video (Lindsay in a bathrobe may or may not have been one of them). Thus, I went over to the MLB Fan Cave site to get to know these women a little better. Wow, that doesn’t sound creepy at all!

I happened to find Megan Washington, which the website tabbed as a supporter of the Tampa Bay Rays. I clicked on her video and enjoyed the eye candy I was watching until I heard a phrase that jolted me out of my fanboy daydream.

“Now, I deserve to be in the MLB Fan Cave for the 2012 season because I’m obviously a really big baseball fan, especially of the Rays and the Yankees.”

Please click this link and then click the ensuing button on the website that appears to fully understand my disappointment.

You see, there are two baseball teams that I absolutely hate. First is the sin that Megan has committed, and that’s being a supporter of the Yankees. The second team is the White Sox, though that’s probably just due to Hawk Harrelson and 2008′s Game 163. I feel that if I was single and I was interested in a girl, it would be a deal-breaker if she told me that she was a fan of either of these two teams. Seriously though, it’s rather humorous that I was so disappointed, due to a multitude of reasons:

  1. I already have a girlfriend and am more than happy with her, even though I sometimes ask for baseball relationship advice.
  2. I’m most likely never going to meet Megan Washington.
  3. Even if I was to meet her, there’s no guarantee that she would be able to handle a person as suave, manly, irresistible, and humble as myself.

The Question

I tweeted my dismay over this fact, and I was pleased to see I wasn’t as shallow as I believed as I was greeted with many tweets from people expressing their list of teams that would cause them to cut off a relationship. As a result (and also from some prodding by K-Bro) I decided to crowdsource this question: Which team(s) would a man/woman have to be a fan of for you to consider it a deal-breaker?  Don’t feel restricted by the sport of baseball. If you feel the need to share your distaste for  the Packers, go right ahead. Note that Team Edward and Team Jacob are not viable options. Leave your choices in the comments below, and let’s see which team is so hated that it would actually stop you from dating one of their fans.

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6 Responses to “Poll: Being A Fan Of Which Team Would Be A Deal-Breaker For You?”

  1. Doctor Teh Says:

    Even though you beat me to it, only team that would be a deal breaker is the Packers.

  2. Topper Anton Says:

    White Sox for sure. While I can understand the anti-Yankee sentiment that would leave me with too few options out here… The third being the ever-hated casual fan who claims to like a team but doesn’t know anything about them. That’s almost worse than being a straight-up White Sox fan.

  3. AW Says:

    I’m pretty certain that I could not date a Yankees fan. That wipes out half of the women where I live (Connecticut), but luckily I’m married.

  4. k-bro Says:

    Yankee or White Sox fans for sure. Especially the Yankee fans who only like the Yankees because “they’re winners.”

    Also, anyone who simply can’t or won’t like baseball. I once “unfriended” someone who proudly stated on Facebook that he f—ing hates baseball.

  5. waltomeal Says:

    Red Sox (and it’s not even a close call).

  6. Louie Schuth Says:

    For me it’s any ALC team except for probably the Royals. The White Sox and Yankees are no doubters.

    Also, with Megan Washington, she like the Rays and the Yankees?! They’re in the same division!

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