Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Which teams "define" their sports?
If you were talking to someone who knew nothing about the sport, which ONE team you would mention to teach him/her about said sport?
Keep in mind, it's not just about championships and it's not just about ticket sales...
New York Yankees: The logo, the uniform, the tradition. That's what baseball is all about.
Green Bay Packers: They are the classic sports franchise. Their fans are insanely loyal, and their history is essentially an encyclopedia of the game.
Los Angeles Lakers: I take them over the Celtics only because they've had just as much success and did it with a lot more pizazz in a league that has always been about just that.
Montreal Canadiens. They are hockey. Period.
Sadly, I must go with Notre Dame, even though they're a joke now.
UCLA: John Wooden made sure they'll always be the gold (and blue) standard of the game. East coast bias be damned...