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Chicago, A True Sports TownJune 21, 2013 -- Being from Delaware most people from my area growing up would “adopt” professional sports teams to follow. Because there are no hometown professional teams in Delaware, most Delawareans followed the teams in Philly or Baltimore, and some New York. When I arrived in Chicago it was immediately apparent that things were very different in my new hometown.
Whenever I go anywhere in the city or even outside the city in the suburbs, I can feel the sense of loyalty that fans have to their teams and it is truly contagious. Fans will recognize my teammates and me when we are out and about and they are always sure to show their Chicago sky pride and knowledge. Recently a fan even got a tattoo showing her support for one of my teammates. If I’ve learned one thing about the people of Chicago in the last month and a half its that they sure love their sports teams and I am blessed to be a part of it all!
Until next time,