Thank you Lamprey and 96; BVB ended up being my team since I keep coming back to them. I was interested in them last season, along with several other teams, and found it easy to "connect" with them through the BVB Total!, the Yellow Wall podcast, and Talking Fussball. (For me, to feel connected with a team, I want to be able to watch all their games, read about them, listen to pods, buy some gear, etc.). I also found myself emotionally invested in them, unlike the other teams. In my heart of hearts, I just don't want to support Bayern, and the other local Munich teams just don't do it for me. I tried to like Schalke, and watched them in the Schalke cup games, but it didn't stick. Gladbach was a real contender, especially with Die Fohlen podcast and their monthly pay video site for complete games, but again, no emotional connection. Basically BVB chose me, and I'm all in. The description of the Dortmund area sounds like Buffalo, NY, where part of my family is from, so I can appreciate the area.