Having been born and raised in southern California my attachment to our local teams is strong. I love my Angels, Clippers, Trojans and LA kings. My allegiance to either of our new NFL teams (Chargers and Rams) is currently for sale to the highest bidder. My fandom is unique compared to most SoCal fans as I have my interests split between both Orange County and LA teams.
In my childhood home, the discussion of sports was usually second to music, movies, and politics. However, it was not totally absent. In a sort of reversal of typical parent-children roles, it was I that introduced sports into the lives of my parents. Ironically, it was through the dominance of the Chicago Bulls and the chemistry of the New York Yankees that caught our attention. It was the 90s after all.