That's right sports fans, Mt. Rushmore is back. Inspired by UTHorns' fanpost, I'm wondering who's on your Mt. Rushmore of favorite teams (minus anything Longhorn, of course). I suppose I could just look at your profiles, but why not have a discussion instead? Plus, I feel like it helps whenever we reference our other favorites in comment threads.
Here's my 4:
Atlanta Braves - My first love growing up, I cheered for them because I loved rooting against my dad (a big Astros fan). The Braves happened to beat them every time we watched, and they had the players one loves to root for (the Big 3, Chipper, Crime Dog, TP, etc.). They're killing me right now with their mediocre play, but first or worst, I'll root, root, root for the team.
- Kentucky Wildcats basketball - Another case of rooting against someone else, as my friend loved the Arizona Wildcats. So naturally, I picked the "other" Wildcat team, the big blue of Lexington. Despite the rocky start, I'm super-excited about the Billy Gillispie era.
Houston Rockets - It's a little disheartening to be the worst team of the NBA's Texas triangle, but treading water is a little better than the downhill trajectory of the Mavs. They've got to win a first-round series sometime soon, right? I'm not holding my breath, either.
- Colorado Avalanche - A throwback to the Roy-Forsberg-Sakic days. Watching Ray Bourque hoist the Cup was one of the more memorable sports-viewing experiences in my lifetime. Not a big hockey fan at the moment, but I'll still check in to see how the Avs are doing.
And just for kicks, four teams I love to hate: Philadelphia Phillies (if UT:OU is Braves:Mets, then UT:A&M is Braves:Phillies), Louisville Cardinals basketball (suck it, Pitino), San Antonio Spurs (so good it makes me sick), and Detroit Red Wings (like the Spurs, only since the dawn of hockey).
Programming note: I realize I have no NFL represented on here, which I attribute to my rising interest in college football. For now, it's the Texans, the Titans, and whichever teams have the most Longhorn representation.