The Chicago White Sox have a pretty famous fan as the star quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers cheers them on during the summer.
The Chicago White Sox are usually outnumbered when it comes to famous fans. Most famous people from Chicago wear blue and red representing that other team on the north side. That is not the case with San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He is a pretty big fan of the Chicago White Sox. He has made that clear on Twitter and in a pretty fun article on “The Athletic”. It is always fun to cheer on our common fans if it doesn’t interfere with our own rooting interests.
Garoppolo is a local boy as well. He is from Arlington Heights, Illinois originally. He attended Rolling Meadows high school before going on to play college football at Eastern Illinois University. He was then drafted by the New England Patriots where he was Tom Brady‘s backup en route to two Super Bowl titles. Later he was traded to San Francisco where he would become the full-time starter.
Garoppolo is going to play in the NFC title game today looking for his third berth in a Super Bowl, but first as the starting quarterback. It is a dream come true for the local boy who also cheers for our favorite baseball team. There might even be some extra incentive for White Sox fans to root for him as the 49ers are matched up against the Green Bay Packers who are public enemy number one in Chicago. Garoppolo has a lot going for him in terms of the south side faithful rooting for him.
This is a unique opportunity for a local kid who cheers for the White Sox. He also roots for the other non-football Chicago teams like the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls. He seems like a competitive guy so he is also probably looking forward to the hopeful 2020 season ahead of the White Sox. This team is going to be good so maybe Jimmy can inspire them to do even better. It is up to the White Sox to save Chicago baseball and it is up to a White Sox fan to save Chicago football.