For being a Blues fan in exile is not even remotely the same as being a fan in exile for other teams. You comb the schedules of the local teams to see when, or even if, they’re coming to town. You calculate if you can get tickets, how beaten up will you get in the parking lot, and if just makes more sense to watch the local broadcast.
On the last episode of the podcast I mentioned the fact that I’d never picked a March Madness bracket as poorly as the one I did this year. Turns out, if you picked the Tar Heels to win it all you could still claim plenty of prize money.