With Sarah Palin going around America talking about the average male American as “Joe Six-Pack”, let me try and give you what my views are on what the average sports fan or ”Joe One-Pack” is from some of sport’s major cities in The Northeast.
The New Yorker (or Jersian)
Behavior Patterns- rude, “Fuhgetaboutit”, will always criticize teams draft picks no matter who they are, the worst media in the world, the loudest fans there are, have to schlep to “Jursee” to see their beloved Jets and Giants
On the Plate- Pastrami on Rye, Dirty Water Dogs,
Teams to root for (or hate depending on who you like)- Jets, Giants, Yankees, Mets, Devils, Rangers, Knicks, Nets, and Islanders.
Behavior Patterns- Very close to one another ( brotherly love anyone?), flaming toilet paper kings, actually support their teams and stand behind them (a new concept instead of always complaining), poke fun at Amish who stroll into games by accident.
On the Plate- The Cheese steak (Pats or Genos)
Teams to root for- Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, 76ers
Behavior Patterns- the accent just kills you (Fenway Pahhhrk), masters of cold, You ask if they’re Irish or other, the well off one’s from Harvard Yard.
On the Plate- New England Clam Chowder, Corn Beef and Cabbage, Crab Legs and Lobster.
Teams to root for- Pats, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins
But seriously folks, while we all have different teams we root for, let us try and focus on the similarities here. We all cheer when we win, and boo when we lose. We praise players and Managers when they win and run them out of town when they lose. And it all provides for some common water cooler talk (or water fountain talk depending on where you are) the day after as we replay the miracles or atrocities of the past night. Most of all, we all come together over a nice frosty tall mug of BEER ( or the beverage of you choice for the minors out there).