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Anyone who claims they are a "fan" of a particular sports team, even though they had no prior support for/interest in the team until that team started winning. These types of fans only show playoff interest, have probably never watched a regular season game, don't own any type of team merchandise, nor would they buy any.
Everyone in Cleveland became a bandwagon fan only after LeBron James got drafted and they made the playoffs.
by mikeyJ4U May 27, 2009
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Most common in sports, a bandwagon fan is a fan of a team simply because they are the reigning champions/have the most championships/doing the best at the moment. The second these fans notice that they're team is starting to do poorly, they'll jump ship and hop on the bandwagon of a different team that is doing well. As a result, they will have little to no knowledge of their current team and the true fans of said team will hate them for it.

Bandwagon fans are typically fans of the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Duke basketball, and Alabama football.
Bandwagon fan: Bama won the championship! Roll Tide!

Alabama fan: Since when are you an Alabama fan?

Bandwagon fan: Since--

Alabama fan: 2011 right?

Bandwagon fan: ...Roll Tide!

Alabama fan: You probably don't even know what that means...
by zuawg January 11, 2013
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Anyone who became a Miami Heat fan in 2010-2011
#1: Lets go heat!
#2: Name three players from the Heat.
#1: Lebron, Dwyane, Bosh.
#2: Definitely a bandwagon fan.
by DMasterJay May 27, 2011
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Whenever a region's sports team suddenly gets really good really quickly, everyone and their fucking dog either buys a sports jersey or takes their old one out of the closet where it's been for 20 years, proclaiming they are a diehard fan. Bandwagon fans usually flock to their team's games in large numbers and usually constitute 80% of that team's fanbase. See Florida Gators.
Gators Bandwagon Fan #1: Hey man, I heard Tim Tebow is playing today on TV!

Gators Bandwagon Fan #2: Oh yeah! Who cares that I didn't know who the Florida Gators were before their national title season! I'm a Gator Fan for life!
by Anonymous31443 December 27, 2009
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Switches support to whatever team/game/allegiance/belief happens to be successful at the time
"Brothers in Arms fans were pissing there pants once they played Call of Duty:World at War, now they're saying the its the most authentic game ever. And all this because the MP of Brothers in arms:Hell's Highway sucked... Such worthless bandwagon fans"

"Celtics fans at the middle of the 07-08 NBA season"
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Someone who becomes a fan of something because everyone else is.
Example 1
Johnny, "Hey, I heard that everybodies voting for Barack Obama!" Bill, "Why, what political views of his do they support and what about his past makes them believe he will be a good president?" Johnny, "I don't know but I love him, he's sooooo cool! He sounds so nice when he talks!!!" Bill, "Johnny, you're a bandwagon fan!"
Example 2
Johnny, "Bill why do you like the Yankees and the Patriots even though you're from Texas?" Bill, "I have some friends who made me big fans!!!" Johnny, "Bill you're a bandwagon fan!"
by tdeatslettim June 10, 2010
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A disgraceful sports 'fan' who roots for a particular team (usually one that has constant postseason success) but knows nothing about that team's history, players, coaching staff, etc. In fact, the 'fan' probably didn't give two shits about the particular team until they started winning. The bandwagon fan makes the established fanbase of a team look bad and is often seen flaunting New York Yankees hats, Miami Heat jerseys and/or Alabama Crimson Tide gear. A bandwagon fan is usually someone who fails at life and cannot think for him/herself.
Ex. 1)
True Fan: "I didn't know you liked the 49ers. You didn't root for them when Alex Smith was quarterback."
Bandwagon Fan: "What are you talking about? I was born in San Francisco!" (Lie)

Ex. 2)
Bandwagon Fan: "Hey did you see the Bruins win the Stanley Cup last night?!? Look at my dedication, I bought all this fan gear last week!"
True Fan: "You follow hockey?"
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