"Changing favorite teams is like changing blood types." And sometimes, a transfusion of a different blood type can save your life. I changed teams a lot when I was a little kid but I haven't since I was like 12. The last time I switched teams was after my first visit to Fenway in '86 when I abandoned the Mets to become a Sox fan (admittedly not the best year for such a change). I've suffered through lots of crap and disappointment with the Sox, Bruins and Revs. But ultimately disappointment is an emotion. Anger is an emotion. Frustration is an emotion, just like joy and excitement. I don't need my team to win all the time or else I'll turn on them (I may live in NYS but this is the biggest reason I hate the Yankees). I know there will be ups and downs. But if you don't care about your sports team, what's the point? Over the last several years, not only have they given me nothing to care about but the organization has actively waged war against those who do actually care. Look at KC. For years, they had one of the most awful stadium atmospheres in MLS. It was little different than Gillette, except with a real playing surface. One of the most moribund clubs (I refuse to call them franchises). All it took was for management to actually put in some effort and suddenly they have one of the best atmospheres in MLS. They didn't win any trophies this year. And their atmosphere isn't yet as good as Seattle's or Portland's but there are great vibes around the team and the club. This didn't take 10 years to achieve. It took a few years to plan the stadium, one year of properly marketing the team and a lot of getting out of the way. The Revs organization is petrified of organic soccer culture. They want everything to be synthetic and managed with the cheerleaders and soccer mom nights and drawing a crowd reserving their noise for trying to get on the jumbotron (w/the game irrelevant to them). They would rather having 9,000 politely clapping when the jumbotron orders them to than 20,000 raucous fans where a dozen might have potty mouths. They stick the Fort where it can't 'contaminate' other fans when the whole purpose of a hard core supporters section is to fire up other fans. They don't want anyone to care and I'm sick of fighting them on this. They win.