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Old 11-23-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Speaking of bandwagon, wonder how many Cavs jerseys have sold outside of NE Ohio since LeBron left? Talk about bandwagon. I doubt there is still a single Cavs fan left outside of NE Ohio that isn't originally from NE Ohio.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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I'm a reverse bandwagoner....I jumped off the Eagles bandwagon while they're one of the hottest teams in football....on principle. Supported them through years of losing, but Mike Vick is the deal breaker for me.
This is sort of me as well. I'm EXTREMELY loyal (and to bad teams). I grew up in Cleveland and live in Oakland now so I root for a lot of underdog teams.

Where I'm similar is that in 1995, when the NFL (unbelievably) allowed the Browns franchise to be stolen by Baltimore, I was without my Browns for 3 years.

During those years, I rooted for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (where I was born). They were also not very good. Long story short, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, et al, come on board and Tampa turns into a contender. It just wasn't the same. They were winning, people were rooting for them, and I quickly sold my stock. Thankfully, we got the Browns back (albeit a terrible version).

I've never been called a bandwagoner because just about everyone knows the only championship I ever experienced was the Buckeyes in the early 00s. I think people probably feel bad for me rooting for a whole slough of loser teams.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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This is sort of me as well. I'm EXTREMELY loyal (and to bad teams). I grew up in Cleveland and live in Oakland now so I root for a lot of underdog teams.

Where I'm similar is that in 1995, when the NFL (unbelievably) allowed the Browns franchise to be stolen by Baltimore, I was without my Browns for 3 years.

During those years, I rooted for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (where I was born). They were also not very good. Long story short, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, et al, come on board and Tampa turns into a contender. It just wasn't the same. They were winning, people were rooting for them, and I quickly sold my stock. Thankfully, we got the Browns back (albeit a terrible version).

I've never been called a bandwagoner because just about everyone knows the only championship I ever experienced was the Buckeyes in the early 00s. I think people probably feel bad for me rooting for a whole slough of loser teams.
You know what? Speaking of the Browns being stolen by Baltimore, it's funny how the Bmore Ravens fans cry about the Colts being "stolen" from them when in fact the Browns was taken from Clevland by Baltimore. Plus Bmore fans said that the City Of Baltimore kept Art Modell from bringing the Browns name, logo and colors to Bmore, when actually it was Clevland that did that when the City Of Clevland PAID Art Modell to keep the team's name, colors and logo.

Along with the Mayor of Clevland that had agreed to build a new stadium.

If it wasn't for that the Baltimore Ravens today would still be called "Baltimore Browns".

Also, Indy(Indianopolis) got rid of ALL the Bmore Colts history and staff while the Bmore Ravens kept the same staff from the Original Clevland Browns.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Boise
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I've been a Pittsburgh Pirates fan my whole life. When they win the World Series I'm sure people will doubt my likeing for the team, especially since I've never even been to Pittsburgh. Of course, I'll probably die before they make the pennant, so I don't have to worry about it.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'm a lifelong Lions' fan.

I don't know what a bandwagon is.



I second this emotion.

As to the original post, there are always bandwagon fans that cherrypick the good teams. How much Rams swag did you see before the Warner/Faulk era? How many Pats/Colts fans were there before Brady/Manning? The Saints have theirs too. I never saw a single piece of Saints attire before the Superbowl win, now it's everywhere. These folks will always ruin it for the real fans. I've always said that if the Lions win a Super Bowl, I will be the first to call out all the bandwagoners. It sucks but that's how it goes.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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I second this emotion.

As to the original post, there are always bandwagon fans that cherrypick the good teams. How much Rams swag did you see before the Warner/Faulk era? How many Pats/Colts fans were there before Brady/Manning? The Saints have theirs too. I never saw a single piece of Saints attire before the Superbowl win, now it's everywhere. These folks will always ruin it for the real fans. I've always said that if the Lions win a Super Bowl, I will be the first to call out all the bandwagoners. It sucks but that's how it goes.
When I was growing up (in PA), the 49ers were the elite team, and I knew plenty of kids who were 49ers fans. I'll bet there are pretty much no kids these days in PA or anywhere on the east coast that are 49ers fans.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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When I was growing up (in PA), the 49ers were the elite team, and I knew plenty of kids who were 49ers fans. I'll bet there are pretty much no kids these days in PA or anywhere on the east coast that are 49ers fans.
Yep. I remember the 49ers good years. Lot of fans of them then. Actually used to annoy me somewhat, because I knew they were bandwagon fans. Now, outside of the Bay Area and except for diehards like myself, they've all disappeared.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:35 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Years back a friend owned a surplus goods store in NJ. He had a bunch of Saints jackets that he could not sell. One day he just gave me a jacket and I would wear it from time to time. (I am jets fan) Well last winter I decided to wear the Jacket just for kicks and all I got were "band wagon" remarks from anybody who saw me wearing that jacket. Nobody in NJ wears anything but a Giants or Jets jacket.
That's my story.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Back in the Southland
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I am an Eagles fan but have never been called a bandwagoner until recently. It annoyed me because if the person knew me they would know that I love my iggles, always will, always have. But I don't pay much attention to those people b/c 99% of them are lakers "fans". That is one thing I don't like about SoCal is that 99% of the people are bandwagoners, watch a Ducks game from 2007 and watch one now if you need evidence of that.

O' I miss philly
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