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Written By : Richard SchwartzCategory : 3. Everything
Location : Nashua, NH

I was looking for a word to describe the conflicting feelings inherent in being a Yankee fan, born in the Bronx, yet living in New Hampshire and being a New England Patriots fan. I came up with "schizofania", and it occurred to me that it might be an original coinage, so naturally I did a Google search which revealed that one other person has used the word, though in a different sense. A columnist who calls himself Clothman used it to describe the behavior of parents at peewee football games. Not a bad coinage, but I like mine too and I'm going to stick with it.

And btw: lest anyone accuse me of just going with winners, I was a Yankee fan all through the long drought between the early 60s championships and the late 70s, and through the next drought from 1982 to 1995; and I've been a Pats fan since long before they ever won a championship.

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