I grew up in Poconos and there was not much hockey around there. The Wilkes-Barre Pens didn't move to the area until I was already in High School. I loved watching hockey but didn't have a team for years and decided I needed a team. I think it was the start of the 1993-94 season. I lived 2 hours from NYC and 2 hours to Philly. I could never root for a new york team for what ever reason I had that rule. I was eh about the Flyers. So I looked at the standing and picked the Devils. Still localsih and the underdog. Boy did I make a great decision that day!
When I was really young the Detroit Tigers were my baseball team because my cat's name was Tiger and Jack MOrris was like named after the cat.