Bandwagon fans in sports are just the absolute worst, aren’t they? I mean they cheer on their teams when things are good, but when things are not so good, they are nowhere to be found.
For die-hards, the term “bandwagon” is the last thing they ever want to hear. It basically means you only care when the team is doing well. As per request from the Huddle Nation, here are the top 5 bandwagon fan bases.
Honorable Mention: Philadelphia Eagles
They will turn on their players or coaches in a heartbeat. Just ask Donovan McNabb or Andy Reid. They also run their mouths more than just about anyone. I used to love when the Saints played the Eagles because I would talk shit to them for the whole game and proceed to watch their entire life fade as they realized they were going to lose. These people threw snowballs at Santa Claus. They are assholes and deserve to be treated as such.
5. New Orleans Saints
I know this will probably piss a lot of my friends and family off, but it is 110% true. My dad bought us season tickets in 2003. Prior to the Saints getting Drew Brees, I remember going to the games and the Superdome being empty. I remember several games being blacked out. No one was putting up with the Aaron Brooks and Jim Haslett era. People will tell you how “bad” the Saints were, meanwhile under Sean Payton, they are doing the same thing as of late. They are flirting with .500. Although this fan base probably doesn’t deserve to be in the top 5, I am putting them there simply because they ignore the fact that they do front run. I am big on self-awareness and clearly the fans have none.
4. Whichever team LeBron is playing for
As much as I enjoy LeBron, his fans can be some of the most aggravating. For the record, if you like the player and want to follow him, cool. Spare me how you were such a Cleveland Cavs diehard or Miami Heat diehard before he showed up. No you weren’t. I know it. You know it. Everyone else knows it. Admit you like LeBron and you just want to spot whatever team he is playing for.
3. Golden State Warriors
I get it. They are flashy. They are fast-paced. They are fun. But don’t pretend you love and have always loved the Warriors. Get on Facebook or other social media sites during the NBA playoffs and you see dubs statuses all over the place. The only reason they make the list now is because they are relevant. If this was three years ago, the Seattle Seahawks would probably be in this spot.
2. Dallas Cowboys
It is not just that Cowboys fans are front runners. They are also the most annoying breed of people. You will hear me say this on more than one occasion. If you want to run your mouth, do it when the chips are down and not just when things are going your way. Cowboys fans are notorious for this. They are the loudest when things are good. That is a recipe for hate.
1. Michael Freaking Hotard
Although Saints are the hometown team and I will always claim them, I tend to gravitate toward good teams. My philosophy as a fan is that if I am going to spend my valuable time watching something, I am not wasting it on poo poo. I want to watch a good product. The Saints have been miserable to watch as of late. Despite having season tickets, I have missed more games (8) in the last two years than I had for the previous 11 combined probably. I used to never miss a game. Now, I rather spend my Sundays watching better football. I absolutely love the Patriots because they know how to maximize all of their talent and they have Tom Brady. I love the Packers because Aaron Rodgers is a freaking magician at QB. I love watching the Seahawks because their defense is absurd. In basketball, I enjoy watching the Warriors because they are pleasing to the eye. LeBron is the most dominant force in the NBA. Does this mean I will stake my claim to these teams? No. I am not going to be THAT guy who pretends like I have been a fan of these teams forever. I am a front runner and forgive that I would rather not spend my time watching garbage. Sue me.