Their love started out with a basic knowledge of a game and their favorite color, but now it has grown into a fiery passion, filled with fierce competition, and a never ending love and commitment for their team. It is normal for our Sacramento based students to love Sacramento and Bay Area teams, but our […]
Their love started out with a basic knowledge of a game and their favorite color, but now it has grown into a fiery passion, filled with fierce competition, and a never ending love and commitment for their team. It is normal for our Sacramento based students to love Sacramento and Bay Area teams, but our school is a beacon of inclusivity and diversity — we accept all no matter the team. The Talon was interested about some of these relationships between men, women, and their teams.
Marcus Cepeda (’17)
Favorite team: Charlotte Hornets (Bobcats)
Reason for becoming a fan: Became a fan in 2013 when the Charlotte Bobcats held the worst record in NBA history with a record of 7-59. Marcus hopped on the bandwagon early and called that they would make the playoffs in four years — he was correct.
“I like a nice underdog”, Marcus Cepeda told the Talon “[They are] the only reason why I got the [NBA] League Pass”
Fellow Fans: Marcus Cepeda’s father.
Favorite Player and attribute of player: Kemba Walker – handles, all around game, future NBA star.
Others view on this relationship: Marcus said that almost everyone he talks to doubts him and his team, but “it just fuels my fire” according to Marcus. He said that the Charlotte Hornets will be “the best team in the NBA” and “2019 NBA Champions”.
He claims that once they start winning, everyone is going to hop of the Hornets bandwagon, just like people are on the Golden State Warrior bandwagon right now.
“Warrior fans are all bandwagons after [the Warriors] started winning,” he claims.
Garrett Capello (’17)
Favorite team: St. Louis Cardinals
Reason for becoming a fan: When Garrett was in kindergarten, he played for the Cardinals for his little league baseball team and felt a personal connection to that team.
Fellow fans in household: None, they are all Red Sox fans.
Garrett was asked how he felt about the Cardinals missing the postseason
“It’s hard to be that close, but I just hope the Giants lose”
Describe the Cardinals in one phrase: “They’re my team” Garrett says, smiling and confident.
Garrett Perkins (’17)
Favorite Team: Los Angles Lakers
Reason for liking team: At six years of age, a young Garrett Perkins fell in love with The Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant.
“I liked his clutchness”
Greatest experience: When Garrett was 8 years old, he “got a little pass to go on the court and meet Kobe.” When he was sharing his story, he was leaning over, smiling, with obvious joy exuding from his face. This experienced inspired his whole basketball career.
The Lakers in one phrase: “Up and Coming”
Even though the Lakers are doing poorly right now, Garret shares the qualities of a true fan:
“When you love a team, if you a true fan, you’re not gonna give up on them”
Christa Singer (’17)
Favorite Team: Germany National Soccer Team
Reason for becoming a fan: Christa’s father is half German, and they are his favorite team so naturally Christa and her siblings fell into loving the team as well.
How to watch: Christa watches her team through ESPN and constantly checks their game scores online.
Christian Brothers High School is home to diverse and passionate fans from all over the nation and all over the globe. It takes an especially passionate fan to keep their love alive with their teams even though the distance is so great. However, no matter the team, no matter the sport. all fans share one thing in common– it is all love.