I grew up and live in San Jose, and our only (real) professional sports team is the San Jose Sharks. Pretty much from childhood I was a Sharks fan. I,...didn't play it much, partially because I can't roller-blade or ice skate, but I slapped a puck around with friends more than once. I lost interest when I moved away in my teen years, though I got into it last season when my dad got really into it(The A's have not had the best of years, and he needed a team to feel good about). I got seriously hardcore about it during the play offs, and had a semi-decent beard for it.