Bandwagon Fans: The Nuisances of the Sports World

Dusty FloydCorrespondent INovember 6, 2008

In life, there are many things that can get on a person’s nerves, and one of them that sticks out in my mind is bandwagon fans.

Many people may not be so sure about what a bandwagon fan is. Bandwagon fans cheer for a certain sports team just because they are good.

Whenever somebody tells me they like the New England Patriots, the first thing I ask them is why. More than half of the time they have no good reason for rooting for them at all. I just can’t stand it one bit.

I have always cheered for the same teams all my life. I’ve always been a Baltimore Orioles fan despite how bad they have been. Even when the beloved Washington Nationals came to town, I never switched my team. The Orioles haven’t had a winning record since 1997.

Now this is an example of the dedicated sports fan that I will always be.

I hate the bandwagon fans that just switch to a new team after every single year. I can understand it a little bit if it’s a little kid, but if they're in college and still switching teams around, then they have no excuse at all.

It especially drives me crazy when they say how bad the team that I like is. I try my best to ignore it, but it just totally gets on my nerves. I’m sitting here right now with Tennessee’s 3-6 season, and all of the bandwagon fans have already changed teams.

During a losing season is when a team needs their fans the most. I can't emphasize that any more. When a team is in a tough situation, they need as much fan support as possible.

Their fans are what will keep them going in the fourth quarter. By the time the team is starting to turn around, all of the bandwagon fans would've moved on by then.

Bandwagon fans will always get under my skin, and they will not stop annoying the world of sports.