Somewhat off topic, I'll be away this coming weekend interviewing for a job in Wyoming. I'm not sure what this means for my football loyalties. I am a firm believer that it is undignified at best to not root for the hometown team, although "hometown" can be loosely defined. It could be the town where you were born, where you grew up or where you live now.
I was born in Tucson, but Arizona didn't have a team until long after I left. I grew up in Tulsa, which is Cowboys country, but it's far enough from Dallas that I am comfortable hating that team.
But then, the Cowboys make it easy to hate them.
I went to college near Boston and loved the Patriots for a while after I moved away, but that faded just in time for them to start winning.
Now I've been in North Carolina for almost half my life and have stuck with mah Panthers through thick and (this year, very very) thin. If I go to Wyoming, does that mean I have to start caring about the Broncos? I just don't think I have it in me, at least not until they change coaches again. I'll hang on to the Panthers until someone better comes along, I imagine.
Ray Edwards, Vikings - One of far too many players who was dropped in many leagues when his early season production didn't live up to his preseason hype, Edwards turned it on with two sacks against the Cardinals in Week 9 and has a chance to improve on that performance matched up against the Bears this week.