The Die Hards

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It’s always fun to see just how drastically a team’s fan base increases when they reach a championship. With the NHL and NBA finals currently taking place, its hard not to notice that where there were once empty seats, there are now thousands of screaming so-called fans.

Take 2004 for example, when most people in Florida didn’t know the Tampa Bay Lightning even existed until they made the playoffs and eventually won the cup. Or 2005, when the White Sox who held the best overall record in baseball for most of the year, never saw a full ballpark until they ran the table in the post-season and eventually became World Series champions. The fact of the matter is that winning is contagious and no matter how much it may or may not bug you, if your team makes the playoffs, be prepared to sit next to someone who probably can’t even name 5 players on the roster.

Despite this phenomena, I can honestly say that bandwagon fans don’t really affect me so long as they don’t claim to be anything more than just that. However, once they start saying things like “I bleed purple and gold”, or start questioning calls officials make even when they’re 100% accurate, that’s where I draw the line.

Most teams have a small percentage of fans that fit this description, but it’s become blatantly obvious that there is one team who’s fan base is probably 90% bandwagon fans. That team would be, the Miami Heat.
The reason I make such allegations is because on numerous occasions throughout the season, I noticed quite a few empty seats at American Airlines arena, despite being the clear favorite to win it all. Not only that, but I’ve also noticed that Heat fans have all of a sudden discovered a sense of style come playoff time. This White Heat movement they’ve got going, has provided plenty of free advertising for the various fashion designers and plastic surgeons that work in the M.I.A. Don’t agree with me? Just watch this hilarious clip from Jimmy Kimmel’s show a few nights ago. You can’t fake how fake these fans are.

Need I say more? Just stop Miami, do yourself a favor and stay as far away from any cameras during these finals, as humanly possible. I mean I love the enthusiasm, but Librarious Booker?! Really?!
It’s always fun to see just how drastically a team’s fan base increases when they reach a championship. With the NHL and NBA finals currently taking place, its hard not to notice that where there were once empty seats, there are now thousands of screaming so-called fans.

Take 2004 for example, when most people in Florida didn’t know the Tampa Bay Lightning even existed until they made the playoffs and eventually won the cup. Or 2005, when the White Sox who held the best overall record in baseball for most of the year, never saw a full ballpark until they ran the table in the post-season and eventually became World Series champions. The fact of the matter is that winning is contagious and no matter how much it may or may not bug you, if your team makes the playoffs, be prepared to sit next to someone who probably can’t even name 5 players on the roster.

Despite this phenomena, I can honestly say that bandwagon fans don’t really affect me so long as they don’t claim to be anything more than just that. However, once they start saying things like “I bleed purple and gold”, or make comments about the team that they can’t back-up, that’s where I draw the line.

Most teams have a small percentage of fans that fit this description, but it’s become blatantly obvious that there is one team who’s fan base is probably 90% bandwagon fans. That team would be, the Miami Heat.
The reason I make such allegations is because on numerous occasions throughout the season, I noticed quite a few empty seats at American Airlines arena, despite being the clear favorite to win it all. Not only that, but I’ve also noticed that Heat fans have all of a sudden discovered a sense of style come playoff time. This White Heat movement they’ve got going, has provided plenty of free advertising for the various fashion designers and plastic surgeons that work in the M.I.A. Don’t agree with me? Just watch this hilarious clip from Jimmy Kimmel’s show a few nights ago. You can’t fake how fake these fans are.

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/1670724-miami-heat-fans-love-guard-mu-shu-pork-in-jimmy-kimmel-live-segment

Need I say more? Just stop Miami, do yourself a favor and stay as far away from any cameras during these finals, as humanly possible. I mean I love the enthusiasm, but Librarious Booker?! Really?!

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The Die Hards

20130613-020209.jpg

It’s always fun to see just how drastically a team’s fan base increases when they reach a championship. With the NHL and NBA finals currently taking place, its hard not to notice that where there were once empty seats, there are now thousands of screaming so-called fans.

Take 2004 for example, when most people in Florida didn’t know the Tampa Bay Lightning even existed until they made the playoffs and eventually won the cup. Or 2005, when the White Sox who held the best overall record in baseball for most of the year, never saw a full ballpark until they ran the table in the post-season and eventually became World Series champions. The fact of the matter is that winning is contagious and no matter how much it may or may not bug you, if your team makes the playoffs, be prepared to sit next to someone who probably can’t even name 5 players on the roster.

Despite this phenomena, I can honestly say that bandwagon fans don’t really affect me so long as they don’t claim to be anything more than just that. However, once they start saying things like “I bleed purple and gold”, or start questioning calls officials make even when they’re 100% accurate, that’s where I draw the line.

Most teams have a small percentage of fans that fit this description, but it’s become blatantly obvious that there is one team who’s fan base is probably 90% bandwagon fans. That team would be, the Miami Heat.
The reason I make such allegations is because on numerous occasions throughout the season, I noticed quite a few empty seats at American Airlines arena, despite being the clear favorite to win it all. Not only that, but I’ve also noticed that Heat fans have all of a sudden discovered a sense of style come playoff time. This White Heat movement they’ve got going, has provided plenty of free advertising for the various fashion designers and plastic surgeons that work in the M.I.A. Don’t agree with me? Just watch this hilarious clip from Jimmy Kimmel’s show a few nights ago. You can’t fake how fake these fans are.

Need I say more? Just stop Miami, do yourself a favor and stay as far away from any cameras during these finals, as humanly possible. I mean I love the enthusiasm, but Librarious Booker?! Really?!
It’s always fun to see just how drastically a team’s fan base increases when they reach a championship. With the NHL and NBA finals currently taking place, its hard not to notice that where there were once empty seats, there are now thousands of screaming so-called fans.

Take 2004 for example, when most people in Florida didn’t know the Tampa Bay Lightning even existed until they made the playoffs and eventually won the cup. Or 2005, when the White Sox who held the best overall record in baseball for most of the year, never saw a full ballpark until they ran the table in the post-season and eventually became World Series champions. The fact of the matter is that winning is contagious and no matter how much it may or may not bug you, if your team makes the playoffs, be prepared to sit next to someone who probably can’t even name 5 players on the roster.

Despite this phenomena, I can honestly say that bandwagon fans don’t really affect me so long as they don’t claim to be anything more than just that. However, once they start saying things like “I bleed purple and gold”, or make comments about the team that they can’t back-up, that’s where I draw the line.

Most teams have a small percentage of fans that fit this description, but it’s become blatantly obvious that there is one team who’s fan base is probably 90% bandwagon fans. That team would be, the Miami Heat.
The reason I make such allegations is because on numerous occasions throughout the season, I noticed quite a few empty seats at American Airlines arena, despite being the clear favorite to win it all. Not only that, but I’ve also noticed that Heat fans have all of a sudden discovered a sense of style come playoff time. This White Heat movement they’ve got going, has provided plenty of free advertising for the various fashion designers and plastic surgeons that work in the M.I.A. Don’t agree with me? Just watch this hilarious clip from Jimmy Kimmel’s show a few nights ago. You can’t fake how fake these fans are.

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/1670724-miami-heat-fans-love-guard-mu-shu-pork-in-jimmy-kimmel-live-segment

Need I say more? Just stop Miami, do yourself a favor and stay as far away from any cameras during these finals, as humanly possible. I mean I love the enthusiasm, but Librarious Booker?! Really?!

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