U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-29-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: TX
5,412 posts, read 14,042,971 times
Reputation: 1700

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheWereRabbit View Post
Recent success. sure. Only for the Pats. Every other of our teams has been there since the sports started.
When the Sox were losing everyone still lived and breathed it. Don't even try to deny that.
Bruins....original 6, amazing in the 60s and 70s.
Celts - Most championships of any franchise in the NBA, right? ummm... 1959-1966. Oh, and the 80s weren't too shabby either.

Boston fans don't "all of sudden think they're 'championship city' based on recent success"

They ALWAYS thought that.
There are a lot of bandwagon Red Sox fans that didn't exist before 2004.

 
Old 04-29-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
2,116 posts, read 4,062,550 times
Reputation: 1114
Quote:
Originally Posted by beowulf7 View Post
There are a lot of bandwagon Red Sox fans that didn't exist before 2004.
The post I was responding to didn't seem to be about bandwagon fans vs. genuine fans. It seemed to be about all fans of all Boston sports thinking their teams were better through-out history then they are.

I 100% agree there are a lot of bandwagon sox fans
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:01 PM
 
5,757 posts, read 13,323,224 times
Reputation: 4523
Of course there are bandwagon fans for most teams which are the latest to win some championships. For just one example, I think about how many kids you used to see decked out in Bulls gear during the '90's.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 11:53 AM
Status: "It's Hockey time!" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Planet Earth
6,940 posts, read 7,954,515 times
Reputation: 4642
somebody asked " Who hated the Bulls in the 90's?", a while back and I can say I knew a fella who did, bigtime. But it wasnt because of the Bulls popularity. The fella was and still is a die-hard New York Knicks fan, who had to witness MJ torture his team.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 12:17 PM
 
6,745 posts, read 8,073,405 times
Reputation: 1846
My most hated teams

NFL - Green Bay Packers
MLB - Milwaukee Brewers
NBA - Boston Celtics
NHL - Colorado Rockies
NCAA Football - Iowa
NCAA Basketball - Wisconsin
NCAA Hockey - Minnesota
 
Old 06-14-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: SWFL
321 posts, read 901,467 times
Reputation: 162
Wink Hate is such a strong word!

But I completely dislike...

The White Sox, Red Sox, and Yankees
University of Miami football
Argentia national soccer
The Baltimore Ravens
And I would not hate a person, but I don't like PGA golfers Rory Sabatini and John Daly.

Huh, that might actually be it. I'm more loving than I thought!
 
Old 06-14-2008, 07:38 PM
Status: "James O'Keefe is my hero!" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
44,332 posts, read 35,387,011 times
Reputation: 27281
I don't know if you can adequately generalize who really are the most hated sports teams anywhere. It only depends on your region, where you hail from, and what your local franchise's tradition entails. And it comes down to strong rivalries. In Dallas, for example, Cowboy fans absolutely despise the Washington Redskins because of a long and storied history in the NFC East. In LA, Laker fans hate the Celtics, and in Boston, I'm sure Celtic fans feel the same way about the Lakers. And unless you are a New York Yankee fan, that franchise is the most hated team in most baseball cities, but yet, also, one of the most revered because of its history and the fact they have had more success than any other team in major league history.

So, it comes down to regions. You just can't really generalize with something like this.

My most hated teams?? For me, it's the Redskins, Giants, Colts, and Titans in the NFL, and the Yankees in MLB. That's pretty much it.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: TX
5,412 posts, read 14,042,971 times
Reputation: 1700
^ case, I thought Cowboy fans hate the Eagles more than Redskins and Giants.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 11:29 AM
Status: "James O'Keefe is my hero!" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
44,332 posts, read 35,387,011 times
Reputation: 27281
Quote:
Originally Posted by beowulf7 View Post
^ case, I thought Cowboy fans hate the Eagles more than Redskins and Giants.
You can make a case for the Eagles, too, beowulf, especially with the Eagles' recent run of success. They've always had a strong rivalry. But, believe it or not, Cowboy fans actually hate the Redskins more. Really, the NFC East has the strongest head-to-head rivalries of any division in sports and, without question, excessive passion.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: TX
5,412 posts, read 14,042,971 times
Reputation: 1700
Quote:
Originally Posted by case44 View Post
You can make a case for the Eagles, too, beowulf, especially with the Eagles' recent run of success. They've always had a strong rivalry. But, believe it or not, Cowboy fans actually hate the Redskins more. Really, the NFC East has the strongest head-to-head rivalries of any division in sports and, without question, excessive passion.
Interesting about the 'boys and 'skins. I used to live near Philly for several years and was surprised those Eagles fans hated the Cowboys more than the nearby Giants. And then when I moved to north TX and told people I'm originally from NJ and a Giants fan, they said, "That's bad, but at least you're not an Eagles fan".

The T. Owens situation (getting kicked out by the Eagles and signing w/ the Cowboys) probably didn't help repair the relationship between the Cowboys and Eagle fans and Eagles and Cowboy fans.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top