I just wanted to let everyone know what I'm doing to help in my search for a new favorite NFL team. First of all, I've run out of patience with my previous favorite team, the Detroit Lions. So what I've done is emailed every NFL and AFL (arena football league) team that I could and told them that I am a long suffering, disgruntled Detroit Lions fan. I declared my fan free agency to each team (even the Lions) and asked them if they could tell me why I should be a fan of their team. I also asked what they could offer that the other teams couldn't. I remember reading about another person doing something similar to this but I don't remember what sport.
I supplied each team with contact info in case they wanted to get a hold of me.
To my surprise, five different teams contacted me! The Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, and Seattle Seahawks all sent responses from the NFL. So far, only the Grand Rapids Rampage have contacted me from the AFL. Buffalo and Houston sent me nice fan packs and Grand Rapids sent me a box of merchandise!
I've given teams until August 9th to contact me and make their case. I will be making my decision on that day.
This has been a very fun project to work on. If anyone else is disgruntled with their hometown team, declare your free agency and find out what other organizations will offer you! The professional athletes shouldn't be the only ones that teams fight over.