Who are the most loyal and least loyal fans in professional sports?

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  1. PurplePeople

    PurplePeople New Member Banned User

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    I'll keep my bias for Chicago teams out of this, but I do think the Cubs deserve some mention for loyalty.

    Best baseball fans: First thought is Cardinal or Red Sox fans, but I think each franchise needs a good ten or fifteen year drought from the playoffs to know how good they really are. I'm picking the Milwaukee Brewer fans. Small market team and they always draw well even when the team is mediocre. Minnesota Twins fans also very loyal.

    Worst baseball fans: Tampa and Miami in a dead heat with Atlanta Braves fans deserving an honorable mention.

    Best football fans: Most cities sell out each game, but I pick the Kansas City Chiefs for staying rabid even with bad teams. Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles also near the top.

    Worst football fans: Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers. Two cities that do not deserve teams. Move one team to Los Angeles and the other to London or Toronto (hopefully that won't hurt the CFL) and be done with it.

    Best basketball fans: Utah Jazz. They got nothing else going on in Salt Lake City, but the fans are totally into that team, good or bad (and don't Mormonism and jazz music go together so well?).

    Worst basketball fans: New Orleans Hornets or Pelicans or whatever. City only cares about football. Move team to Seattle.

    Best hockey fans: Detroit an obvious choice, but they are always good, so it has to be a Canadian city. I say Toronto Maple Leafs. Almost never a good team and probably has more true fans than any other team in NHL along with Canadians. All other Canadian cities and Pittsburgh for honorable mention.

    Worst hockey fans: Phoenix Coyotes. Why the hell is there a hockey team in Phoenix, anyway?
     
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    wtf is that? just wondering
     
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    puddee from seinfeld......you cant stop the deeeeeevils aaaaaaaaaaaaa
     
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    Me. After tolerating the Dolphins for 20 + years
     
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    Oh come on... everyone loves to shit on NY, but just suck it up for once. In sports there are no fans like Yankee fans. Everyone outside of NY hates us, but its only because they're jealous. NY fans are the most loyal. Look at Met fans, Jet fans, Islander fans. For decades these teams have sucked the biggest in sports but those fans stuck by em.
     
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    ya because god knows red sox fans have never gone through a drought before.
     
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    Yeah, especially Flyers fans. We're pretty much basket cases at this point. But I love us.

    On a side note..I'm looking forward to seeing Rob Zombie's film about the Broad Street Bullies.

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    Boston fans are bandwagon riders.....as soon as the team starts to lose, people are jumping off.

    I'd expect less than 10,000 fans at Celtics home games this season
     
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    When the Yankees go 20 years without a playoff appearance and still show up then they are as good as Brewers fans. Metro Milwaukee is a fraction the size of metro New York. From a per capita standpoint Milwaukee is way more loyal than New York.
     
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    from Boston and completely agree
     
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    No World Series is one thing (as a Cub fan I can relate) but the Red Sox rarely had bad teams. From 1945 to 1984 the Cubs had only three plus 500 teams. That is true suffering.
     
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    Every dumb whore between 20 and 40 that you see at dive bars these days are "HUGE" Red Sox and Patriots fans.

    But they didn't know shit about either team during the years they sucked ass.

    Happening now with the Celtics... during the days of the fab-5 (Bird, Parish, McHale, Ainge and Johnson), there were tons of Celts fans. Then when the team sucked, nobody cared, until we had a couple of good years, then you started to see the jerseys come out and people wanting to go to games.


    In other news, isn't Boston by far the best sports city in the whole USA right now?

    We're in the world series, we went to the Stanley cup last year (and won it the year before), Patriots have won a few superbowls and made it to the finals in the last few years, and the Celtics were in the finals recently too.

    Is there any other city who has top shelf teams in all 4 major sports? I can't think of any.
     
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    Yankees & Giants #1. All the rest of you are FAGS. :)
     
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    Brilliant thought. Trying to compete with Newcastle as the most worthless poster?
     
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    You are right on that. Those Philly fans seem to want to boo their teams more than cheer.