What Team Does Your Family Root For?

By: Raj Chander

What Team Does Your Family Root For?
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About This Quiz

Many families root for sports teams. But a lucky handful play together professionally. Dell Curry was the product of a rural Virginia upbringing, attending school at Virginia Tech in scenic Blacksburg. His two sons, Stephen and Seth, would both go on to play in the NBA. This past year, the Curry brothers played against each other in the Western Conference Finals. It was just the seventh time in league history two brothers played against each other in a playoff series.

The Mannings are another successful sports family. Archie Manning, who grew up in a small Mississippi town, starred as quarterback at Ole Miss and went on to play a 13-season career in the NFL, including two Pro Bowl appearances. Both his sons, Eli and Peyton, grew up to become NFL quarterbacks. Each of them has won two Super Bowls.

The next best thing to being a family on the field is a family cheering a team on together. But sometimes, for whatever reason, there are disagreements in families, spouses who had entrenched loyalties before marriage, or siblings who grew up separately with allegiances to different sports teams. These households can make for some of the most interesting and contentious!

What team does your kin cheer on? Answer the questions below, and we'll give you our prediction – no family dinner or vacation required!

Parents Grilling Who is most likely to be doing the cooking on game day?
It could be any of us.
Mom and dad
We are probably getting takeout.
We are all helping out equally.

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Texas House with Porch In which area of the country does your family live?
The South
We're spread out.
In or near a major coastal city
In a small town in a relatively small state.

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Friends watching game with snacks What's your family's go-to food for watching the game?
Barbecue
Sandwiches and chips
We each bring our individual snacks.
Wings with mac and cheese

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Friends watching sports game Who is in the main family group that watches games with you?
Brothers, sisters, cousins and sometimes parents
All the cousins, aunts, uncles and, of course, my parents.
Usually just my immediate family
My core family and whichever friends happen to be visiting

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Friends wearing jersey, watching game What type of fan gear are you guys most likely to wear?
We each have our preferences
Team-colored suits
Hoodies
Jerseys

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NFL Football Which of these sports does your family follow the closest?
We have varying interests in athletics.
Football
Baseball
Basketball and football equally

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Derek Jeter Which of these athletes does your family admire most?
LeBron James
Peyton Manning
Derek Jeter
Russell Westbrook

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Multi-generational American Family Did everyone in your family grow up in the same place?
No, we were spread out.
Yes, around the same town
For the most part
We started out in one place, but relatives have since spread out.

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Sports Stadium How would you describe the city your family's sports team represents?
Small but mighty
Large but troubled
Friendly and charming
We like teams from several different cities.

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Sports Cheering During Game During what season does your family like to watch sports?
We're year-round fans.
Fall and winter
Summer and fall
Spring and summer

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Tailgating Football Which of these fan-related activities is your family's favorite?
Texting each other highlights from recent games
Tailgating
Criticizing the front office
Creating custom team clothes

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College Football What's the highest level of sports someone in your family has reached?
Minor leagues
College-level
We had a pro in our family a long time ago.
High school

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Spectators Cheering at Game How often do you guys attend games to see your team?
Not too often, maybe once every year or two
Several times a season
Once a year
As often as possible, when everyone is around

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Slam Dunk Which of these sports plays does your family like the best?
Slam dunk
Home run
Three-point​ shot
Deep touchdown pass

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Outside Family Photo Who typically puts together the family plans ?
My siblings and me
We all work together
Our parents
We rotate each year

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Guys Cheering during Sports Game How does your family usually communicate during big games?
We try to console one another.
Yell loudly
We Skype since we live a long distance from one another.
We try to be as optimistic as possible.

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Dad and Son playing Soccer Who usually wins the games when you guys play sports?
One of my cousins
My dad
It could be anyone.
I do, of course!

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Watch Game at Sports Bar If you guys were heading out somewhere to watch a game, where would you go?
A chain restaurant
A local sports bar
An exciting new spot
A friend or relative's home

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Family arriving at resort Families who root together usually travel together. Where do you guys typically go on family vacations?
An island in South Asia
Mexico
A ski resort
To a relative's house in a desirable city

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Group Using iPhones How do you guys keep in touch about games when you are apart?
We talk in the group chat.
We call each other once or twice a week.
Social media
We try to visit each other's houses at least a few times a month.

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Thanksgiving Family Football On which of these holidays does your family play sports?
Almost all of them
Christmas
Thanksgiving
Whenever we get together ... why wait for a holiday!​

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Baby Boy Basketball How do you plan to pass on your team allegiances to the family's next generation?
Each person will have to decide on their own.
Starting them at a young age
I will let them choose their team.
The entire family will help teach them.

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Fans Cheering at Sports Game Which of these songs would your family most want to listen to before the game to get excited?
Queen - "We Will Rock You"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"
Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline"
Toby Keith - "Beer for My Horses"

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Family Having Dinner What was the most important lesson your family taught you while you were growing up?
Always work hard and pursue opportunities.
Family is most important.
Tradition and loyalty are everything.
Never forget your roots.

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Baseball Player Signing Memorabilia What type of team memorabilia do you guys own?
Team jerseys
Signed game balls
Trading cards
Photographs of important games

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Quarterback Which of these sports positions best resembles your family?
Basketball wing
Quarterback
Shortstop
Linebacker

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Family Reunion Where is your family likely to have a reunion?
A different place each year
A foreign country
A mountain resort
A lake house

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Family Reunion Hug What's the one thing you don't like about your family and its sports allegiance?
Our team doesn't attract star free agents.
Our team kind of stinks.
We don't get together often enough.
My family tends to gossip.

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Kids Getting in a Minivan What kind of car did your family have when you were younger?
A sedan
A pickup truck
A minivan
A station wagon

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Family in Minivan What do you guys like to do together when you're not watching a game?
Catch up about each other's lives
Eat!
Something active, like hiking.
Just hanging out at family members' houses

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