We all know them. Some of their missions are to get automatic satisfaction. Others are for a good cause. You may even be one yourself.
Yes, we are talking about bandwagon fans.
Bandwagon fans are headaches, fair weather fans, sometimes even calling themselves one for a good reason. These next 15 teams of 2011 have seen their share of bandwagon fans, but before we start, let's lay down some parameters to give ourselves a definition of what a bandwagon fan really is.
A bandwagon fan is someone who...
-Starts following a team, claiming them as "their team" in the beginning of or amidst a playoff run.
-One day decides to be a fan of theirs because of a monster deal they made, guaranteeing them success.
-Pulls for a team because they feel sorry for them or wants them to win for a good story.
-Picks a team to root for randomly while having no geographical background or reason to root for the team (ex. living in Chicago and rooting for the Diamondbacks, even though you have never lived there nor know anyone in the organization and/or state).
I hope we see eye to eye on our definitions of bandwagon fans, because you are about to see the list of the biggest bandwagon teams of 2011. Enjoy.