I am sure the guys in here who grew up near and around Boston and Foxboro were almost for sure Patriots fans at birth but many if not the majority of guys and gals in here were born outside of that area and even far away from the New England States. I was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania,but for some reason always HATED the Eagles but the Steelers were even more hated by me and are still today. My very first game of watching football was actually the 1978 Clemson/Ohio State game where Woody Hayes punched away at LB Charlie Bauman and then I fell in love with the game at 14 years old since I thought 'wow! there is just as much action on the sidelines as well as on the field'! I watched my first NFL game the next week and the Chiefs appealed to me and some of those players from the Chiefs late 70s team were very good but then I grew weary of them fast,Then I started to catch on to the Redskins for a bit afterwards in early 1979 and became a fan of the Skins for a little while mainly because of my all time favorite RB John Riggins who I still think was the best ever despite the stats saying no,but no team took my attention more than in the beginning of the 1979 season when for the first time on TV I watched the American Red,White and Blue cool looking uniforms and Pat Patriot logo of the New England Patriots and their tough QB Grogan with the huge neck roll and that massive OL Hannah who sometime took on 2 pass rushers by himself and that lightning fast WR 'Steamer' Morgan and that was it, I was hook,line and sinker and never set my sights on another team ever again. So its been 29 years of watching this great team,my favorite and only team, who once was the laughingstock of the NFL and went through its high moments along the way as well as the bad years and I willl never look another way again whether they suck or not in the future,I will die a Pats fan . But shying away from my LONG story on how I became a fan is the question.... If you were not originally a Patriots fan from birth,then what was your favorite NFL team or teams early in your life?