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Old 02-22-2018, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
Meh. Patriots fans were a pretty humble bunch until 2001. I saw them play in Fenway as a kid when they were really lousy. I remember the Bears beat-down in 1986. I remember sitting on those crummy metal bleacher seats with a half empty stadium in 1992 when they went 2-14 and drafted Bledsoe. 1993 wasn't much better. Red Sox fans were pretty beaten down until 2004. Bucky F'ing Dent. Buckner.

The Patriots will be awful soon enough and all those bandwagon fans will vanish into the woodwork. The draft and salary cap will work eventually. The Red Sox will always be competitive because they fill Fenway and they have that NESN television revenue so they can buy players.
That's hilarious. They have been operating with the same salary cap as the rest of the league for the past 18 years. And they have been working with low draft positions every year due to winning every year. And no team in the NFL has done what they have done and none will ever do what they've done. The run will probably come to an end after Brady/Belichick leave but who cares?

I have also been a Pats fan long before the dynasty back into the 80's in my childhood and stuck with them through the dark ages of the Rod Rust and Dick MacPhearson era but fans and haters alike have to admit they have accomplished something that should be impossible in today's NFL.

But if the Pats and Sox never won another game I'd be fine with it. They've done all they need to do

As for what cities have the worst fanbases? To me the worst fanbases are cities that are apathetic. Tampa comes to mind. The Rays put very competitive teams on the field for years and still could barely draw 20k fans to a game unless they were playing the Yankees or Red Sox because they would fill the stands with the opposing fans which is embarrassing. San Diego is pretty bad too. I've gone to a bunch of Padres and Chargers games (vs Red Sox and Pats) since I moved to SoCal. Petco Stadium lets people leave and reenter and people will come in the 3rd inning, stay for two innings leave the stadium and go to a bar and then come back if the Padres are winning in the late innings.
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