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  • 10/06/2010, 01:43PM ET

What is the WORST type of fan?

That Cigar Guy (1-3-1) vs Chosen1 (316-130-44)
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Halloween is around the corner and the sports world is buzzing with spooky, creepy, slighty questionable fans. What is the type of fan you dread? dum! dum! dum!!!!!!!!

1. The Fantasy Football Fan
2. The ???I Told You So??? Fan
3. The Bandwagon Fan
4. The Fair Weather Fan
5. The Blind Fan
6. The Person Who Only Cares about Making Fun of You When Your Team Is Losing Fan
7. The Biased Fan
8. The Drinking Fan
9. The Arguing Fan
10. The Season Ticket Holder Who Doesn't Care That Much about Sports Fan
11. The Person Who Decides That He Is a Fan of Your Team as a Way of Getting Closer to You Fan
12. The Sloppy Drunk Fan
13. The High Fiver

We've all had run-ins with them. We've all witnessed them. Hell, We might even be one of them. But Thanks to the Bleacher Report, Ive taken their catagories and made them into a throwdown.

My choice?

(drum roll)

the dreaded and ever so dreadful...folks, I give you... The bandwagon Fan!!!!!

Since I spent all my 1200 characters for the intro into my argument I will use my next talking points to tell you why I despise them.


I am going to go with the out of control fan....

This year a Phillies fan forced himself to vomit on the 11 year old daughter of an off duty cop. He did this because the cop had complained to security about the guy and his friend's out of control cursing.

I have no problem with a person drinking at the games if that is what they choose to do just as long as they can control themselves. What I do have a problem with is the fans that get drunk and start fights, throw food on people, and do things like vomit on a little girl.





I dont know about everyone else but when I go to the games I am there to enjoy myself and have a good time with my friends or family. I have a little niece who turns one this month and already enjoys watching the games on tv and going to see them in person.

So she goes to games with me, my dad and my brother and to be honest cursing, violent behavior and things of that nature are not what we go to the game for. People pay good money to go to the games and should have the right to enjoy them in peace.


Bandwagon Fans by far is the worst in my book. You will see bandwagon fans infront of you at a red light, youll see them at bars or in stores. One might even find a bandwagon fan on your couch. They are all around you, not just at the games.

My argument will be based on the worst kind of bandwagoners. Bama Fans. Honestly, as a Auburn fan, I have had my fair share of run-ins with bammers. I bring to you a couple of points.

I'll reference a few personal encounters i've experienced.

While at a social event at my favorite wing stop, Buffalo Wild Wings, I strike up a conversation with a guy who was clearly a bammer. a sure sign of this, the houndstooth hat. I am udderly stunned that this bammer had no idea what team bama plays in the iron bowl. How is this possible???

Another encounter with a bama fan happened when I encountered a bammer who had NO idea what "War Eagle" meant.

C'mon people, Bandwagon fans are udderly annoying. It seems to me that more people rather look cool and follow the crowd than actually understanding the history of said teams. point incase, Bama vs. Auburn. Folks, I tell ya, theyre out there. Need I discuss bandwagoners with the yankees or Boise?


Here is the thing did you have to talk to the guy at the wing place?

From how it sounds he was some random guy just in there to get some wings. I see people with jerseys and hats of team all the time but I dont stop and talk to all of them. You could have avoided talking to him and you would have been perfectly fine.


Bandwagon fans exist and they always have but personally I can get past them. What I cant get past is the super drunk out of control fans that want to start fights, that want to throw stuff on people and in the case of one guy I saw do a throwdown on here spit in his food.

See the examples I give are fans who physically force themselves on to you and you can not ignore them. For you well just dont talk to that guy in the houndstooth hat let him get his wings and go.



I am not saying bandwagon fans dont exist but to be honest I much rather sit next to a bandwagon fan than some guy who is going to do any of the examples I gave.




Well anyways I was just up to let my dogs out so back to sleep I go before I fall asleep at the keyboard.... good luck


Forfeited Turn


Thanks for a fun td and as for the forfeited turn well I hope things are ok with you.....



With that being said the forfeited turn did not leave me with much to respond to so I will just put this one to rest now.

October 6, 2010  01:53 PM ET

The stat hugger.

October 6, 2010  01:56 PM ET

dont the bandwagon and fair weather kind of go hand and hand?

October 6, 2010  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

dont the bandwagon and fair weather kind of go hand and hand?

this is true, my mistake. please disregard

October 6, 2010  02:03 PM ET

The soccer fan would be my choice.

October 6, 2010  02:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The soccer fan would be my choice.

f the vuvuzenza or whatever that thing that ruined the world cup was

October 6, 2010  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

f the vuvuzenza or whatever that thing that ruined the world cup was

I heard that those fruity Europeans were pretending those horns were weiners.

October 6, 2010  02:14 PM ET

Shouldn't there be a category for 'fan who thinks his team is better than everybody's because of where they play?' (ie Yankees fans?)

October 6, 2010  02:17 PM ET

can i do my own category or does it have to be the ones listed?

I was thinking sort of like the person Ohio State that commented what about the people that feel some how there team is like entitled to win?

or how about the hibernating fan? they are still a fan when the team is bad but you would never know because they stay quiet and tuck their team jerseys and all away but when the team is doing good they want to pull out the jerseys and root hard as heck and show their team pride

October 6, 2010  02:19 PM ET

Yes, please do chosen1. There is no guidelines. I was just throwing ideas

October 6, 2010  02:20 PM ET

I dont understand the logic of leaving at half time even if your team is winning big or losing big. uhhh...tickets arent cheap.

October 6, 2010  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

or how about the hibernating fan? they are still a fan when the team is bad but you would never know because they stay quiet and tuck their team jerseys and all away but when the team is doing good they want to pull out the jerseys and root hard as heck and show their team pride

That is the "fairweather fan". He listed that in his argument.

October 6, 2010  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I dont understand the logic of leaving at half time even if your team is winning big or losing big. uhhh...tickets arent cheap.

I agree. If I'm paying big money to go to a game, I'm getting there early and staying late haha

October 6, 2010  02:22 PM ET

Red Sox Fans by far

October 6, 2010  02:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That is the "fairweather fan". He listed that in his argument.

no...fair weather fans....aren't fans when the team is bad.

October 6, 2010  02:26 PM ET

Philly Flyer fans. :)

October 6, 2010  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That is the "fairweather fan". He listed that in his argument.

no...the fair weather fan turns on the team...the coaches, the players....and basically tune out until the team turns around

October 6, 2010  02:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Red Sox Fans by far

The people I don't like are the ones that wear a Yankees hat or Lakers jersey, yet they are not a fan of either team and don't watch any of the games.

October 6, 2010  02:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

no...the fair weather fan turns on the team...the coaches, the players....and basically tune out until the team turns around

What I mean is that they are a fan when the team is good, and they don't care when the team is bad.

October 6, 2010  02:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That is the "fairweather fan". He listed that in his argument.

not really at least not how I look at it to me here is how i look at it

feair weather fan- really is the same as a bandwagon fan they often times have no problem cheering for the team that is the hottest and have no real true team loyalty. which is why I said dont bandwagon and fair weather go hand and hand

hibernating fans- have team loyalty it is just quieter during the bad spells. so its almost like they become a closet fan and they still watch the games at home and cheer for their team they just dont take it public. Like a lot of Raven fans I know of when the teams are doing good they rock the flags on their car, put on the hats, wear their favorite players jersey and take their love for the team public. when the team has like 5 or 6 wins on the season they root for the team just a whole lot quieter almost as if liking the team is something bad

 
October 6, 2010  02:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

The people I don't like are the ones that wear a Yankees hat or Lakers jersey, yet they are not a fan of either team and don't watch any of the games.

I hate fans that where apparel of the wrong sport at a game.....Like say wearing a Penguins jersey to a Pirates game. That is lame......of course wearing anything from either of those teams could be equally lame.

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