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13 Things That Happen When You Move Away From Your Favorite Football Team

Distance makes the heart cheer louder. The life of a displaced fan can be tough. Luckily with NFL SUNDAY TICKET only from DIRECTV, you can watch every out-of-maket game every Sunday and never miss a play again.

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1. You become hyperaware of your team's colors.

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They're a beacon of light when you're lost at sea.

2. You blindly introduce yourself to anyone who possibly, maybe, could be a fan too.

A Hail Mary!

3. Soon enough, you make lifelong friends.

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The most important variable to friendship is vicinity — followed by football.

4. You meet one fellow fan who thinks he's a lot closer with you than he actually is.

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He'll invite you to the bar every week; you'll make up an excuse every week.

5. You buy tickets just because your team is in town — not because it's an ideal game to attend.

Come rain, shine, even pre-season, you're always willing to go.
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Come rain, shine, even pre-season, you're always willing to go.

6. And if you're dragged to merely watch the local team play, you end up on your worst behavior.

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You're the black sheep, and you're prone to act out.

7. You start getting confused by time zones.

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"Wait... we're AT Baltimore?"

8. You start to miss sports reporters from your old city.

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To cope, you start following all their social channels from afar.

9. The nice people in your new town get confused by your passion.

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Your allegiance to your old team is discussed on dates. The other person is surprisingly unforgiving.

10. They get annoyed by how much you're always watching highlights.

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You check your phone for scores underneath the dinner table.

11. You long for the days when you knew all the local rituals.

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You were raised on a certain set of values.

12. You make up for that lonely feeling by hugging strangers at bars.

After reviewing the play, random guy in blue jersey next to you is best friend.
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After reviewing the play, random guy in blue jersey next to you is best friend.

13. But then you remember that true fandom lies completely within yourself.

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You'll always be proud to root for the away team, even when everyone else thinks you're a crazy person.

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