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Old 11-18-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Like lets say that you have been through the worst seasons with your team by sticking with them no matter what, and when your team finally has a good season or wins a Championship people start saying you're a "bandwagon" even though you been with that team LONG before they'd became winners. Even the ones that had talked bad about you sticking with your team when your team has been through before they started winning start calling you a bandwagoner. WTH!?

Like me that I have been a Saints person since the days of Jim Mora when he was the Head Coach of the Saints and been with them through the 1990's and they had their lows. And during that time I was or somewhat made fun of for being with that team. NOW, after the Saints won the Super Bowl I get called "bandwagoner" including from the ones that knew I was a Saints person for years.

And even if I tell them the history of my team some of them still don't believe me!

Matter of fact, even some of the people that were Saints fans before the SB win saw that I have been a Saints fan my whole life tell me that I'm a bandwagoner which to me let's me know that their selfish since they now want to try to keep the team for themselves and act like all the true Saints fans are bandwagoners.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:12 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Pittsburgh sports fans are all front-runners. Just ask anybody in Cleveland.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The answer to the original question, for me, is no.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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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.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:07 AM
 
Location: The Communist State of NJ
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My DH is a lifelong Saints fan, since the days or Archie Manning. Has worn the paper bag on his head etc. Now, when we go out for football on Sunday and he wears a Saints jersey, he gets the third degree from people who don't know him. Why do people care anyway?
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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My DH is a lifelong Saints fan, since the days or Archie Manning. Has worn the paper bag on his head etc. Now, when we go out for football on Sunday and he wears a Saints jersey, he gets the third degree from people who don't know him. Why do people care anyway?
It could just be jealousy. I dealt with the same **** two years ago. (It got even worse after the Penguins won the Stanley Cup.)
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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You can generally determine if a person is a bandwaggoner by finding out what other teams they like. A Steelers fan who's also a Yankees fan and who also likes the Lakers or Bulls is 95% likely to be a bandwaggoner. More often than not somebody saying " I've been a ------ fan all my life" translates to " I've been a ------- fan ever since they had those winning seasons."
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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You can generally determine if a person is a bandwaggoner by finding out what other teams they like. A Steelers fan who's also a Yankees fan and who also likes the Lakers or Bulls is 95% likely to be a bandwaggoner. More often than not somebody saying " I've been a ------ fan all my life" translates to " I've been a ------- fan ever since they had those winning seasons."
Yep, people who have six-degrees of Kevin Bacon reasons for their teams, like "I went to my first NFL game at Heinz field, my wife lived in New York, my cousin went to USC, LeBron is on my fantasy team, and I'm pretty sure Crosby played against my high school at regionals".
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:11 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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I'm a lifelong Lions' fan.

I don't know what a bandwagon is.



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Old 11-23-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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Pittsburgh sports fans are all front-runners. Just ask anybody in Cleveland.

Well, there are a ton of bandwagon Steelers fans here in NE Ohio that mysteriously were Cowboys fans in the 90's and Pats fans 5 or 6 years ago.

Most of these guys are also "Lifelong" Yankees fans and Miami Heat/LA Laker fans as well.

I do know plenty of people that have been lifelong Steeler fans thru the lame Bubby Brister/Merril Hoge/Kordell Stewert years but nearly all of the 'fans" I see are total frontrunners. I really do lose respect for someone that does that. They are usually the same people that when you ask them what kind of music do they like they respond by saying "whatever is in the top ten".

Losers.
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