Hi, just wanted to introduce myself as I will most likely be lurking in the corner of your blog shortly. I'm a longtime reader of SB Nation, but first time poster, and I decided to make an account to learn a little more about AS Roma. I'll start by telling a little about myself, I've lived in New York my entire life up until college and have been bonded to New York sports teams from birth. I currently attend Temple University and I am studying in Rome this fall. Due to the time difference, I will (unfortunately) have a tough time watching all my favorite sports this fall/winter. Since I am a bit of a sports addict, I have decided to fill that void with soccer (or football, if you will). I decided to try and get in to the local team (AS Roma), and this is how I landed here. I hope when I live over in Rome, I can walk in to a sports bar and watch the game without embarassing myself.
So here is where I might request some help to learn a little bit about the team. You do not need to explain the rules of soccer to me, I have watched more than enough to understand the intricacies of the game (most on the international level). If anyone could give me a little background on the team, I'd be appreciative. Sort of who are the fan favorites, some of the lore that I won't just find on the wikipedia page, rivals, hated players, sellouts, etc. Well, anyway I look forward to meeting you all, and if any of you live in Rome, maybe we can grab a beer. Thanks.