We moved around a lot growing up, so my roots to certain teams were pretty shallow. I still cheer for the Mets, but I was not heartbroken after the 2000 World Series. After the last year's Syracuse loss my wife was worried I was going to throw myself infront of one of the golf carts at her parents' beach house.
I don't know any of the current players. But they live where I lived. They ate where I ate. They took many of the same classes. My experience was very different from most BC jocks, but there is still a common bond that we share as alumni of Boston College.
I am too emotionally invested in BC sports. It is somewhat comforting to hear others have this same blessing/curse too.