Beyond The Bears: Our Other Football Fandoms – Chicago Bears News

Beyond The Bears: Our Other Football Fandoms – Chicago Bears News

Anybody reading this post on a Sunday morning during the deepest pit of the off-season is likely a fanatical Chicago Bears fan (or at least a fanatical fan of SOME NFL team).

I am a Chicago Bears fan root and branch.

Having said that, I do have my other football fandoms as I am sure most of you do as well.

Most of us have a college team or two that we support. In my case, I root for two… the “big school” from the state of my youth (more or less) and the college I attended.

My “big school” is actually pretty small compared to most… I am a Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors fan…


Vili Fehoko, University of Hawaii Mascot at Aloha Stadium
Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images

It’s been an off-and-on struggle to be a Warriors fan in recent years, but thankfully after too long of an absence, we returned to the Hawai’i Bowl this season and won it!

The college I attended, however, is another matter. I am an Alum of Culver-Stockton in Missouri, an outstanding school with a long and consistent history of losing football. I personally have been on hand when we broke losing streaks of 27 games in a row and 32 games in a row. Go Cats? Go Cats!

I also cover high school sports for KHQA-TV 7 out of Quincy, Illinois as a cameraman, and as a journalist I find it important to be impartial… to a point. I will always root for one of “our teams” (the teams in our coverage area) when they play schools who are not in our viewership area. In our area? Not so much.

It becomes hard when, for example, teams like Monroe City play South Shelby or…

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