I have been told by various sources that last night's game was exciting because the final score was only 3 to 2 with the Giants scoring all three in the 9th inning.
I have also been told by various sources that there should be no question about me rooting for the Giants since I grew up in the Bay and to cheer for the Padres is disgraceful and worthy of the silent treatment (*ahem*Mabel*cough*).
I think people get addicted to the high that comes with your team winning, but that high is somewhat inversely proportional to how good they are. After all, if they are just unbelievably good, where's the thrill in seeing them win? Plus everyone else hates you (case in point: Yankees). So you want to pick a team that can and does win sometimes, but they have to try kinda hard so you really feel like you earned it. You don't want a team that's TOO good because you'll be accused of jumping on the bandwagon. But you don't want them to totally suck either so if they do win, it isn't just because they were lucky.
Therefore, to maximize the thrill of victory I am now a fan of the following "a-little-better-than-middle-of-the-road" teams:
Baseball AL: Seattle Mariners (I like Seattle)
Baseball NL: Colorado Rockies ('cause of Colorado snowboarding)
NFL AFC: Kansas City Chiefs (random, open to suggestions)
NFL NFC: St. Louis Rams (I was born the year of the Ram)
NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves (random, open to suggestions)
NCAA standings are too hard to read. Can anyone recommend a team? I want a team that's a little bit better than just ok, but not super good.