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What caused YOU to become more than a casual fan?

I've been mulling over how to ask this, and i guess ill just use myself as example. although i grew up watching the 9ers with my dad on sundays, (he would tape the game on a vhs, and then play it to avoid commercials), i didnt follow the teams offseason moves, or passionately follow their statistics and the injury/coaching news etc that was available until much later. 

However, i went to a trip overseas, and came home truly missing football. This was the year nate clements signed with the team. I haven't looked back.

i check blogs every day, often multiple times a day, my homepage is ninersnation, and my outlook on football has changed. i used to love going to the games to party and drink and yell, honestly now i would rather watch from my couch so i can re-watch plays and deconstruct whats going (thank christ for the dvr). I'm not sure if that makes me a bad fan. im just tired of the drunk idiot yelling "we want montana back" or whatever.

my question to you guys is, when did football become more than a game to you? how much attention do you pay to the team, and was there a specific event that made you pay this much attention?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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