Some of you make me feel old, and others young. I like being in the middle, lol. My dad doesn't watch sports at all. He actually actively dislikes organized sports is more like it. So I didn't have much of a role model or guidance on the topic. As a kid, I loved the actual dolphin animals, and loved the color aqua. My "baby blanket" was actually aqua instead of blue, and I had a stuffed Dolphin from a visit to Sea World. The first sporting even I have memories of watching was the Super Bowl following the 84 season, when I was seven years old. I remember one of my uncles asking me if I was rooting for the Fins or the 49ers, and it was an easy choice. From that point on through the rest of the 80s, I was a typical casual kid fan. I loved Marino and had posters on my wall. I thought Shula was this awesome general type of figure, and I'd watch a MNF game if it was on and my parents let me stay up a bit. Wore Dolphins shirts and had Dolphins bedsheets, the whole nine yards. Then, my specific moment happened in the 1990 playoffs vs Kansas City, when I was 13. Very first sporting even I ever became emotional about. Jumping and screaming and running back and forth. So high with emotion when they won, and then equally down when they lost at Buffalo the following week. The next summer (May/June 1991 or so), I used my allowance to buy my first NFL preview magazine, from Street and Smith. After that, I bought more and more, and started down the road to becoming a knowledgable NFL fan. The following fall when I started high school, I met a friend who introduced me to football card collecting and the video game Techmo Super Bowl for the NES, and between the two I became obsessed with everything NFL. Watched my first draft the next April, and have been a superfan ever since.