|1.||long distance bandwagon fan|
A long distance bandwagon fan is a specific variety of bandwagon fan. Typical bandwagon fans are local, they ignore the particular sport altogether when their local team is doing poorly, and suddenly become superfans when they're doing well. Meanwhile, long distance bandwagon fans will become superfans of any team in the country when they're doing well, and then just as quickly pick a different team when the tables are turned.
They are often spotted wearing team merchandise which is later donated to a thrift store. Just like the regular bandwagon fans, they will swear that they've always liked their current team du jure, and vehemently deny ever being a fan of any other team.
Some prime examples of teams with great numbers of long distance bandwagon fans are: San Francisco 49ers in the 80s, Edmonton Oilers in the 80s, Dallas Cowboys in the 90s, Chicago Bulls in the 90s, Atlanta Braves in the 90s and early 2000s, New York Yankees in the late 90s and 2000s, and Indianapolis Colts in the 2000s.
LDBF: I love the Yankees! Those are my boys and always have been! I'm soooooo lucky that my favorite team is so good!!!
REALIST: Yeah, ok. Luck has nothing to do with it. You live in Kansas, you've never travelled anywhere near New York, and somehow I doubt you can name the starting lineup. You're the epitome of a long distance bandwagon fan.
LDBF: Whatever, you're just jealous because my team rulez!!!
REALIST: Right, because it would be so difficult for me to buy a Yankees hat and start calling myself a fan. <rolls eyes>
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...
What people will "ride" or get on when they want to be accepted, espescially in the NFL. People will get on the (Colts) bandwagon and suddenly become their fans because they are doing really good or because they have a large number of fans so they can be accepted.
People will ride a bandwagon even if they dont give a shit about football or whatever the bandwagon is.
This kid at my school wears a Cincinnati Bengals shirt to school when he is a Denver fan.
Girls who don't care about football chant: who dey! who dey! who dey! who dey!
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"
|5.||New York Giants Fans|
The first fans to leave when their backs are to the wall. These fans often more commonly resemble spectators.
Also see: Worst fans in the History of sports.
Giants down by 6. And the stands are clearing out. I've never seen anything like it, New york Giants Fans have abandoned this team.
What a display of poor sportsmanship.
|6.||red sox fans|
The team with the most ridiculous, stupid, bandwagon, don't know their ass from their mouths fans in all of sports. Here's the problem with red sox fans: You win a couple times and all the sudden you think the whole sports world needs to bow down to you. They are a bunch of contradicting fans that think they KNOW EVERYTHING. They rip on the Yankees and their fans thinking it makes them look superior, but it makes them look SO STUPID! They have such loud mouths for a team that hasn't won much in their history. They spend their entire days trying to find ways to put the Yankees down, almost bully like. And we all know that bullies do that because they feel incompetent and have low self-confidence. They're also the team that doesn't know how to win properly. The Yankees in their years won with grace, sportsmanship and pride. The Red Sox win with disgusting sportsmanship and gross actions (ex. dancing on the yankee dugout after you beat them in game 7 in 2004. Smoking cigars and dancing on busch field after you beat the cardinals). Find me a Yankee player that did that in Fenway Park and tell me all of Boston wouldn't be up in arms. Plain and Simple: Boston fans have a lot to learn. Their like a really disrespectful and immature child. They need to grow up.more...
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.