- 02/04/2011, 07:05PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 02/04, 07:05 PM
3. Man united
4. Brazil, soccer
5. Red sox
Dyhard is a certified stoner said 02/04, 07:12 PM
2. Red Sox
- was very close to naming the Heat, Celtics, Longhorns - but I thought that the teams I have listed have more of a bandwagon following than others
Hate to list first, but your first comment says so - so I guess I'll post my argument just like this
HighwayCrossingFrog said 02/04, 07:26 PM
I think you made a mistake..
I live in florida... I REPEAT I LIVE IN FLORIDA.. AND the number of people I see that wear Steeler shirts is off the charts!?!?!?!?!
I can see red sox and yankee people migrating there way down to warmer climates.. But people from Pitt, nah! Its pure, oh the Steelers are doing well, lets jump on the wagon..
You are jealous of my list..
Packers is a weak choice.. I dont know anyone that supports them in real life, (fan nation does not count!)..
Man United AND Brazil should both be ahead of the red sox..
Man United, are the yankees of soccer.. tons and tons of people want to jump on the best team in the sport.. Tons of kids and random losers jump on this team..
Same with Brazil.. Every World Cup, people all over the world want to jump on the favorites..
My fav examples of this were;
1. this loser Israel girl on CNN
2. AN ENGLISHMAN!?!?!?!?!?!
Luckily this was in 1998, and Brazil got destroyed in the final! The ONLY time in my life I was a France supporter!
Lakers is a solid choice.. Nothing wrong with that..
Dyhard is a certified stoner said 02/04, 07:52 PM
Is the number of Steeler shirts off the charts? You'll have to tell me that, I can't answer that for you.
The Yankees and Red Sox have the biggest fan bases in baseball, by far. And when I mean fan bases, I mean a lot are bandwagoners. There isn't any arguing with that. People jump on the Yankees and Red Sox bangwagons because of how good both teams are. The Yankees have won 27 World Championships, and people want to brag about that and are instantly a "fan" of their team. When the Red Sox turned it around in 2004, they were on their bandwagon as well. Heavily.
Not sure why you don't have the Lakers up there. With the success that they've been having the last couple of years in basketball, and with Kobe Bryant, you see plenty of people that are Laker "fans" just because of Kobe and because the Lakers are good.
How are the Packers a weak choice? I know FIRST HAND that in Wisconsin, there are MANY people that, ever since the Packers made the playoffs, were repping the Packers from then on out. A lot of Packer "fans" appeared after their win vs Chicago, and it seems like everyone is a fan of the Packers. Hell, the Packers have a bunch of fans all over the nation.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 02/05, 10:29 AM
The steelers are the 49ers of the 80's, the cowboys of the 90's and the pats of the early 2000's.. Everyone loves a winner, especially an NFL champion.. That is why there are soooo many band wagon jumpers.. Yesterday, at the school I was teaching, there were 2 kids wearing Polomalu shirts, which is sad, cause there parents made them bandwagon jumpers..
The reason why I ranked the steelers number one, is because they are the new fad.. And everywhere I go, all I hear is how much people love the steelers..
The Yankees have by far and away a bigger fan base than the Red Sox.. Thats part of the reason why I put distance between the two.. It pains me to say this, but this is Yankee country, (and this is coming from a Red Sox fan:( The Yankees are popular for several reasons;
1. People, whn they think of the Yankees they think of winning, (probably cause they have won 27 championships:(
2. NY, is the coolest city in the States, (miles better than Boston:(
3. Babe Ruth, and all the other Yankee Legends..
Packers.. Oh dear, did you forget that Favre left there about three years a go?:)
They were more popular under Favre..
Dyhard is a certified stoner said 02/05, 01:01 PM
I don't think so kids are bandwagon jumpers just because they have a Polamalu shirt... I have one, I'm not a bandwagoner...
The Steelers shouldn't be number 1. They have a lot of bandwagon jumpers, but they just aren't number 1. They aren't like the Yankees or Red Sox where there are millions of fans all over the country. Hell, just look at the international players, especially during the Little League World Series. Who do they all say their favorite players/teams are? Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees, Red Sox, David Ortiz, etc. All Yankees and Red Sox. They are the two biggest bandwagon fanbases.
Packers are a big fanbase, and a lot of people are true Packer fans... but there are a ton that aren't, but are just jumping on the bandwagon because of the history the Packers' have, because they're good right now and because Green Bay has been good for the past 10 years or so.
I know first hand that the amount of Packer "fans" at my school have gone way up just because of the Packers going to the Super Bowl. Nobody cares if they lose and for the entire season, people didn't care. Now, they care like it's life or death. The Super Bowl has raised the bandwagoners.
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