Wednesday Wars: “home team” vs. another team

As I’ve debated in past posts and aloud with friends and family, I am in the throes of choosing between rooting for the home team or another team. And a Wedneday Wars post is the best place to debate this entire debacle.

Side one: “home team.”
Unfortuantely it has caused me great stress to cheer for the big “M,” as of late. I bang my head against the wall trying to figure out what is wrong with them – wondering how things have gotten this bad. I sometimes defend them, but my defenses are wearing down. And I’m starting to consider other options.
I’ve done it before – cheered for a team other than the home team. I kind of had to.
But now, the decision is all mine.
I wish it were easy. I wish I could stay loyal through good years and bad. But the bad years have been overshadowing the good ones and I don’t see too much hope for the future.
Of course, this is the land that I love. Always has been. Always will be.
Side two: another team.
There are other teams. Teams I root against. Teams I despise.
Yet, they win. A lot.
And they recruit the best.
And retain the best.
But they are not the home team.
They are someone else’s home team. Always have been. Always will be.
Maybe I can cheer, too.
People say, home is where your heart is. Right now, my heart’s not here.
It wants to be. It wishes it didn’t have to wander.
But I think it’s time. Time to find a new team. Another team. A team I’ve cheered against.
Deciding that team will take time. The home team will always hold the #1 spot. Another team – I can learn to cheer for them. I’ve done it before. I can do it again.
Regardless of the team I choose, I will always cheer for the sport itself. For the players from this hockey state, who represent Minnesota hockey. Whether they’re on the home team or another team.

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