I cover high school spots for a weekly paper in the western U.P. of Michigan, about 130 miles due north of Green Bay. So we are officially in Michigan, but our economic ties are with Wisconsin--and sports ties, too. I used to be a Brewers fan (was raised near Milwaukee), but earlier this year I finally gave up on them--too muddled in mediocrity, plus we can't get their games on radio or TV or even via Extra Innings. So I follow the Tigers--their games are on cable.
I gave up on baseball, too--it used to be my top love, but hockey and football have sent it into third place. Deservedly so--Hank Aaron was my favorite player when I was a kid, and when MLB brass permitted his home mark to be eclipsed by Barry Bonds ... don't get me started!
Since I live in the northwoods and a couple hours from even the closest pro franchise (the Packers, who always sell out), I only can watch games on TV. And I work a lot--cover local events often, especially in fall and winter.
I'm 60, the kids are gone, my wife doesn't care about sports, so sadly I'm on my own. First love: Hockey Night in Canada, since we get CBC on our cable system. Looking forward to getting NFL Network, too. I've heard they love and respect their sport as much as CBC loves and respects the NHL. Can't stand ESPN any more--I'm so old, I remember the old ESPN and pine for the good old days.
I enjoy soccer when I can see a good game. I even follow cricket and can explain how it works. But NHL is #1in my heart, and NFL is #2.