Ice Breaker – Are You Ready For Some Football?

Each week on The Stretched Blog, we ask an ice breaker question.  The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community.  I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments.  While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

With fall comes football – high school football, college football, and professional football.  It can be a fun time of year especially if your team is doing well.  This week’s ice breaker is all about football.  If you’re not a football fan, it’s okay.  Give us your best answer anyway

My college intramural football team after a muddy game and an amazing victory!

Question: What is your favorite football team – college or professional or both?

My Answer: I’ve lived in the Philadelphia area since the summer of 1980.  The year we moved here the Eagles went to the Superbowl.  It was hard not for me to become a fan of my local team.  It’s been a tough roller coaster ride since then.  One of these years, we’ll not only make it back to the Superbowl, but we’ll win it!  My backup professional team has always been the Chicago Bears.  My family lived in the Chicago area before we moved to the Philadelphia area.  Walter Payton was my favorite player then, and he’s still my favorite all-time player.

As for college football, this won’t win be many points outside of Pennsylvania, but I’m a Penn State fan.  I graduated from Penn State with my MBA in 2006.  It hasn’t been a fun year for our fans, but I’m hopeful for the future.  If it’s division three, I’ll be cheering for Grove City College.  They don’t make the news for the football program very often, but they’re my team.  If you look up college football rushing records, you’ll find that R.J. Bowers set several all-division rushing records at Grove City College several years ago.

There you have it – my answer.  Now, it’s your turn.  Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment.  I look forward to reading your response!