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The Morning Brew is the best daily read about all things financial that I know of, and it got better in my eyes today with this . . .

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Reader question: As a Londoner moving to New York City to work next year I’m trying to pick the right sports team to follow. However, every time I mention a team to an American they seem to wholeheartedly hate that team for some reason or another. So my question to you is, what sports team can I follow that is the least hateable and why?

Neal’s A: At first, I almost rejected the premise of your question. The only reason teams are hateable is because they are good, and I don’t want you to support a bad team. For example, no one really hates the Cleveland Browns, but that’s because they’ve won 17 games in the past five years.

Then it dawned on me...how good are you at bodyslamming fiery tables? Because if you are above average, then I would suggest rooting for the Buffalo Bills. They’ve got a history of heartbreak, an exciting young team, and a crazed fan base that throws the wildest tailgates in the league. Plus, you can reliably find a packed Bills bar in any city you live in. Go with the Bills—no one really hates them, and no one will hate you for rooting for them. 

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Good response! 
Great time to be a long suffering Bills fan. We are about to get the payoff for years of heartache. 

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It is all true and now is a good time to get on the bandwagon. My question is who has been a consistent winner for a  10 year period but still liked by vast majority? I came up with Saints recently and San Antonio Spurs but no one else in any sport.

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I respectfully disagree although we can disagree a backhanded compliment.  He was just referring to resolve of the team and it’s fan base, and the opportunity for long term success in the future.  We’re a great pic for a Brit (even though I’m Irish - old timers will get that one) and they can tip a Bass Ale on a Sunday watching the only NYS team!  They also can root for their colors as well as ours in Red, White, and Royal Blue.

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I agree with this article. Bandwagoners welcome here, but dont pretend to be die hard until you've taken the bad with the good!

 

I just cracked another Morning Brew myself 😉 Chores are (mostly) done , it is a beautiful day, i am still getting a paycheck, ***** COVID19, and GO BILLS 2020!!!!

 

 

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When the Bills win the Super Bowl this season, we’ll go back to being a fan base like we were in the early 90’s. I used to get grief all the time when I wore Bills gear anywhere back then. I will trade a Bowl win for the treatment we get these days, but I do like the fact that I receive a lot of positive remarks from fans of all teams about our squad these days.

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The article author: doesn't hate us, seems to believe the team is on the rise, and thinks we have a passionate fan base.  The author also mentions that we have a history of heartbreak, which is very true throughout the past as well as present.  The article stops well short of predicting Super Bowl appearances in the near future.  At the very least, being a Bills fan now is A LOT better than being a Bills fan as recent as just a couple of years ago.

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Ok.  I think this was a smart take and sort of shows that the opinion comes from someone paying attention.  Here are some other reasons why a Londoner should find a rooting interest:

 

1)  Christian Wade.  He is a fun story and we Bills fans love our underdog, fun stories.  

 

2) The British lady that fell into a chat group of Bills fans.  We are a resilient, dedicated group that is mostly proud of our association.  

 

how-a-woman-ended-up-in-wrong-group-chat-and-became-a-buffalo-bills-fan-for-life

 

3) The British burned Buffalo to the ground in the War of 1812.  That sort of connection should imply that a show of good will might be a dose of what the alliance could use in 2020.

 

4)  When insulted we tend to donate to charities.  Turning the other cheek is a tough and rare thing to do but we have turned it into a ritual of ultimate revenge.  So, so clever we are.

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9 hours ago, JESSEFEFFER said:

Ok.  I think this was a smart take and sort of shows that the opinion comes from someone paying attention.  Here are some other reasons why a Londoner should find a rooting interest:

 

1)  Christian Wade.  He is a fun story and we Bills fans love our underdog, fun stories.  

 

2) The British lady that fell into a chat group of Bills fans.  We are a resilient, dedicated group that is mostly proud of our association.  

 

how-a-woman-ended-up-in-wrong-group-chat-and-became-a-buffalo-bills-fan-for-life

 

3) The British burned Buffalo to the ground in the War of 1812.  That sort of connection should imply that a show of good will might be a dose of what the alliance could use in 2020.

 

4)  When insulted we tend to donate to charities.  Turning the other cheek is a tough and rare thing to do but we have turned it into a ritual of ultimate revenge.  So, so clever we are.

 

well done, bloke!

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10 hours ago, JESSEFEFFER said:

Ok.  I think this was a smart take and sort of shows that the opinion comes from someone paying attention.  Here are some other reasons why a Londoner should find a rooting interest:

 

1)  Christian Wade.  He is a fun story and we Bills fans love our underdog, fun stories.  

 

2) The British lady that fell into a chat group of Bills fans.  We are a resilient, dedicated group that is mostly proud of our association.  

 

how-a-woman-ended-up-in-wrong-group-chat-and-became-a-buffalo-bills-fan-for-life

 

3) The British burned Buffalo to the ground in the War of 1812.  That sort of connection should imply that a show of good will might be a dose of what the alliance could use in 2020.

 

4)  When insulted we tend to donate to charities.  Turning the other cheek is a tough and rare thing to do but we have turned it into a ritual of ultimate revenge.  So, so clever we are.

Technically, Canadians burned Buffalo. 

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14 minutes ago, JESSEFEFFER said:

 

The soldiers utilized by Britain were largely Canadian provincials. Their main forces were a bit tied up elsewhere.

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