I had wondered a couple times why there was no chest-thumping going on with all the Bostonians and Chicagoan's around here.
Anyone over 30 had a childhood of terrible Bruins teams, indifferent management and ownership that essentially stated "We don't care at all if the team ever wins a game so long as people keep showing up". I say childhood, but really it was like 20 years. The Red Sox were inept forever, but at least you had the feeling they were trying to win. The Celtics won most of the time, the Patriots were awful, but, again, you got the feeling they wanted to improve. The Bruins just did not care. Hence the (relatively) large number of people around my age who don't care about them. If they like Hockey, they likely found another team to care about. The Maple Leafs in my case.
Edit: Oh, and most of the Chicago posters are nebbishy coke bottle glasses wearing poindexter types. When Chicago starts a pro Quidditch team, they might pay attention to sports, otherwise, I wouldn't expect much regardless of which of their teams is doing well or poorly.
Edited, Jun 25th 2013 9:07am by Smasharoo