Top 5 Friday: Go Team Go!

TOP 5 FRIDAY is when we each list five of our favorite things, depending on the topic. Feel free to join in via the comments or by posting on your own blog and linking back here. Play along. It’s Friday Saturday.

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I know it is Saturday.

But there is a reason, my people, for this tardy Top 5 Friday. Just wait for it.

Let’s talk topic: Top 5 favorite sports teams. I love love LOVE sports. I mean, so much. I am the son my father never had. All I had to do growing up is merely HINT at wanting to attend a sporting event and Dad was all over it. Being raised outside of Atlanta had it perks- namely a professional team in most every sport. So we lived it up.

I like to watch every sport, really. My favorite is American football, but I also love soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball. I can be pretty easily convinced to watch any game.

[And dear gentlemen who might be in love with me and trying to figure out how to win my affections- the quickest way to this sister’s heart is a ticket to a professional sporting event. Throw in a soft pretzel and I’ll be swooning by halftime. You’re welcome.]

Now that the dating advice portion of this post is finished, onto the topic at hand!

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Top 5 Favorite Sports Teams

#1. University of Georgia Bulldogs

You see, here was the delay. The UGA football team announced their new uniforms today. So I obviously wanted you to see them. I personally love the glove design… I mean, it’s totally ridiculous and funny and a bit self-centered and all three of those are the key ingredients in my personality. So of course I would love it.

I’ve been a Dawgs fan for many-a-year. Some would say I bleed red and black. I wanted to marry one of the offensive linemen. I still hate all things University of Florida related. And nothing feels as good as a little Sunday morning sunburn from cheering the dawgs on to a victory on Saturday between the hedges.


#2. Atlanta Falcons

I also kinda wanted to marry one of the Falcons a few years ago. [Am I sensing a theme here?] But seriously, I have always adored Falcons games and for a while, we had a friend give us some really nice seats. So it was a pure pleasure to go to the Georgia Dome. Mom rarely went with us- she’s not manly enough for such an experience- so it was usually Dad and the girls. Great team. Great Dome. Great soft pretzels.


#3. Atlanta Knights

Laugh if you will, but in middle school, the Atlanta Knights were my JAM. A minor league hockey team, the Knights played super well, but tickets were always available. And when they sang the national anthem at games, you would say, “… gave proof through the KNIGHTS!” and my middle school brain thought that was awesome and rebellious. And also, remember in middle school when it was cool to like stuff that other people in your demographic didn’t really like? Insert minor league hockey.


#4. Atlanta Braves

Another theme seems to be arising… But yes, I also love the Atlanta Braves. As long as I can remember, the Downs family has been tomahawk chopping. Even as a little girl, I remember watching Dale Murphy play on television. And going to games is such a great summer memory [except that one time when it was so blazing hot we left after one single inning]. The Braves have had their ups and downs, but as long as they stay in Atlanta [I’m looking at you, Thrashers], I’ll love them.


#5. US Men’s Soccer Team

The boys aren’t the best in the world, but they can play some soccer. That is for sure. It is one of those things where no matter how they play, they are the team that we Americans cheer for the most. Because, after all, we are American. And also, if you haven’t seen this video from when Landon Donovan scored against Algeria, watch it. It will give you goosebumps.

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What are your favorite sports teams?

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