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 28, 2009
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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?"
by PsychicJellyfish November 25, 2013
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The reason why tickets are higher when the team is winning
Real Fan #1: Man, I been a diehard fan since Day 1, win or lose. I'm so happy that the (favorite team) are finally in the playoffs!!!
Real Fan #2: Me too but I can't believe the ticket prices for these playoff games.
Real Fan #1: Damn Bandwagon Fans !!!
Real Fan #2: Fuck those guys
by 2010-2014 Miami Heat Fan March 5, 2015
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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, 2010
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When a person decides to route for a team, not because they are faithful fans, but because it is the popular thing to to. Perhaps the team is winning, their friends are fans or they may be the team closest to their favorite mall. Either way, when you have never watched that specific sport your entire life, then you start posting things, repeatedly, about how you're so happy they've won, yet you can't name one player on the team. You are a bandwagon fan.
Like, OMG, the Giants just won! That guy with the long hair threw the ball really fast, yay! Bandwagon fan!
by SeriouslyMrsA October 20, 2010
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Someone who is currently a Packers fan, Heat fan, and Yankees fan but doesn't live in any of the areas those teams represent. They tend to only watch ESPN highlights and can only name the 3 best players on any of their teams.
*Real Fan*," Name 10 Packers"
Bandwagon Fan*," Rodgers, Matthews, Woodson, I can't think of anyone else."
by Die-Hard August 9, 2012
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A person who becomes a fan of a sports team just cause they're the "newest hit" or "big thing". Also almost all of the Golden State Warrior fans. Want to be saying "Go Golden State!", Just because they're 23-0 and because they won the 2015 NBA Finals.
Real Fan: "Go Lakers!"
Bandwagon Fan" "Haha, Lakers suck. Kobe can't even make a three pointer. Go GOLDEN STATE!"
Real Fan: "At least I stick to my team you bandwagon faggot!"
by DamianMoDollaz December 10, 2015
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