Tammy Mackert

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Why Blue?

The road that leads to Maine Road has been a strange one for me. I am a 27-year-old American southern girl. The obvious choices for a sports preference in the “baseball capital of the world” weren’t all that appealing. I live in Atlanta, GA and have been subjected to an array of sports by my brother and father. But my last boyfriend had the real impact. He is from Scotland and a Man United fan. Of course, I had to find out about his favorite sport – and of course I had to pick the rival team. It didn’t hurt that I’m a huge Oasis fan, either. Anyhow. Over our several-year relationship I became more and more of a supporter. I try to watch as many games as I can and I can’t wait on Tuesdays and Thursdays to read the McVitee. My son has even caught the “Blue fever” from me. He painted his room Man City blue – and of course his Oasis posters are all over the place. He’s a pretty special five year old. It’s neat to hear him talk about baseball with his dad and ‘football’ with me. Indeed our blood runs red, white, and Man City Blue. Thanks Ashley for making sure I get my “Blue fix” for the week, and thank you Paul Gallagher for suggesting I write this.

First printed in: MCIVTA Newsletter #593 on

2000/04/03

Tammy Mackert


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