When Christopher Halajian moved to California, he felt like a fish out of water. He terribly misses the fast-paced lifestyle of New Yorkers, the white Christmases, the noisy streets, New Year’s at Times Square, the Broadway and off-Broadway shows—he simply misses everything about New York! But the one thing that gets to him is being away from the home of his favorite sports teams; not being able to proudly boast that he lives in the same state as the New York Giants and the Knicks! You see, Christopher Halajian is a huge football and basketball fan, and he considers himself as the number one fan of the Giants and the Knicks.
His California home is filled with his sports memorabilia, and friends who would come over would often chide him for his loyalty to his New York teams despite living in California now. Like any other die-hard sports fan, his loyalty is unwavering. It doesn’t matter if he moved to California or Florida or any other state in the country; he remains a true-blue New York sports fan.
In the world of professional sports, teams come and go. In the National Football League alone, there have been a couple of promising franchises that are now defunct. The most notable of these are those that have won championships, which are the following:
- Akron Pros, 1920
- Canton Bulldogs, 1922 and 1923
- Cleveland Bulldogs, 1924
- Frankford Yellow Jackets, 1926
- Providence Steam Roller, 1928
From the 1920s up to 1950s, there have been more than 50 franchises that have since folded. The last franchise to become defunct was the Dallas Texans in 1952. Thankfully, from this time on, no other teams have folded—a feat, says Christopher Halajian.
The New York Giants is one of the most celebrated football teams in the country, and arguably, in the world, with eight NFL championship titles under its belt. The team joined the NFL in 1925 and is one of the oldest remaining teams. They rank third in the NFL, having won four championship titles during the pre-Super Bowl era and another four in the Super Bowl (the last one was during the 2011 season, Super Bowl XLVI).
As for the NBA, Christopher Halajian roots for the New York Knicks. He never misses a game, and you can be sure to find him rooting for the Knicks in person whenever they play at Madison Square Garden. True, the Knicks haven’t enjoyed the success their fans expet of them, and people may only remember them for their embarrassing consecutive losses, but to Christopher Halajian, the Knicks should still be seen as one of the best teams in the NBA, if only for their resilience and stubborn determination to prove their detractors wrong.
Like any other true-blue Knicks fan, Christopher Halajian remains hopeful that his team will soon get that ever-elusive NBA championship title. Even now with Tim Hardaway, Jr. out following a ‘mysterious’ injury, Christopher Halajian remains hopeful.
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