It’s NFL football playoffs, the college national championship game on Monday and generally a time when team loyalties are at their prime (aside from the rural telecom industry’s own focus on the end of football season, per the chairman of the FCC). I attribute my team loyalty to two sources. First, from my father, who had gone to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where the lack of having any significant sports teams led to his adopting the Northwestern Wildcats (paying tuition for my brother and me at the institution certainly earned him the right), and then the Green Bay Packers while I spent most of my growing-up years in Wisconsin. My second source was from my husband, Don, who manages to get excited about even college sporting events like basketball and hockey, and sometimes even baseball and softball. While most of his classmates at Michigan Law School spent Saturdays in the law library, Don managed to make his way to the Ann Arbor stadium.
All to say, I had little choice today but to wear my Packers jersey to the grocery store and the gym. After all, I am an owner—thanks to the share that my daughters purchased for me a few years ago!
All in all, the most important thing is to have someone to root for!