Why would this be even remotely weird? I would rather cheer for the team whose players are the most likable or whose organization is the best managed than base my fandom on something as arbitrary as the town I'm from. But then again, sports fans are weird about this stuff.
If anything, I think the skinny dude from Team Meat came off as a bigger jerk.
Yeah, in the movie, he came off as a depressing curmudgeon who hates his life, and I can understand why some people would find that annoying. But in his interviews from the past year or two he actually seems like a pretty pleasant guy to be around with a good sense of humor that's, dare I say it, kind of infectious. Plus he has a tumblr where he answers questions and gives good advice to people about game development.
I've always just laid it face down in my trunk and driven it to my new place and have not once had any problems. If I'm feeling especially ambitious I'll wrap it up in two bath towels. Of course if you have any of that liquid cooling business in there you might not want to do what I do.