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04-30-2013, 11:53 AM
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Bandwagon fans can catch the bug permanently. Careful!

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04-30-2013, 12:02 PM
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anything that requires being a fan breeds these sort of people who look down on those that are less dedicated or are "casual" to feel better about themselves and justify the huge amount of time they've wasted with it

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04-30-2013, 12:18 PM
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anything that requires being a fan breeds these sort of people who look down on those that are less dedicated or are "casual" to feel better about themselves and justify the huge amount of time they've wasted with it
Yup. True of all hobbies. Every scene I've been apart of has had "real" members.

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I'm not sure citing an increase of interest/social media at the start of the playoffs is an indication of "bandwagoning". I watch hockey every single night of the regular season, yet my interest also increases during the playoffs.

And, frankly like others have said, I don't see any problem with these kinds of fans anyways. The NHL playoffs are truly the most exciting playoffs in pro sports and I hope everyone gets in on them.

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I'm not sure citing an increase of interest/social media at the start of the playoffs is an indication of "bandwagoning". I watch hockey every single night of the regular season, yet my interest also increases during the playoffs.

And, frankly like others have said, I don't see any problem with these kinds of fans anyways. The NHL playoffs are truly the most exciting playoffs in pro sports and I hope everyone gets in on them.
Well put. Fans have to come from somewhere. No reason to shut folks out.

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I do look down on people who choose teams just because they're successful. It feels like cheating.

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04-30-2013, 01:07 PM
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I do look down on people who choose teams just because they're successful. It feels like cheating.
They only cheat themselves. The sweet isn't as sweet without the bitter. No need for us to play gatekeeper.

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04-30-2013, 01:09 PM
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I've been a fan forever, but I did not really get into it until 2006. Oddly enough, the genesis of my increased interest was the series between the Wings and the Oilers.

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04-30-2013, 01:15 PM
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I've been a fan forever, but I did not really get into it until 2006. Oddly enough, the genesis of my increased interest was the series between the Wings and the Oilers.
****ing Legace.


Also, I don't see what the issue is with bandwagon fans. They only time they become a problem is when you see them have a discussion with another team's fan and make themselves look stupid due to rehahsed arguments like "we are the class of the league" and "talk to me when you won 4 cups in 20 years" or whatever. Hell, those arguments even come from "true" fans.

Basically, people need to get over the fact bandwagoners exist. Gives me more people to high-five at the bar when the Wings score or win.

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His assessment is pretty spot on. My Facebook news feed is filled with Red Wing fans once the playoffs start. They say how proud they are to be a Wings fan and how much they love the team, but you could count the number of games they saw this season with one hand.

That group of fans is the most obnoxious out of all sports.
Probably because most people on Facebook don't give two ***** about someone expressing their love for the Red Wings during the regular season.

And what is so obnoxious about those people anyway? Because they are phonies compared to us true Red Wings fans?

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Gives me more people to high-five at the bar when the Wings score or win.
Right on.


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Pffft, come to Chicago and see what a REAL bandwagon looks like.

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Pffft, come to Chicago and see what a REAL bandwagon looks like.


That I don't doubt.

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And what is so obnoxious about those people anyway? Because they are phonies compared to us true Red Wings fans?
Because they don't hate Holland as much as we do.

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Also, I don't see what the issue is with bandwagon fans. They only time they become a problem is when you see them have a discussion with another team's fan and make themselves look stupid due to rehahsed arguments like "we are the class of the league" and "talk to me when you won 4 cups in 20 years" or whatever. Hell, those arguments even come from "true" fans.

Basically, people need to get over the fact bandwagoners exist. Gives me more people to high-five at the bar when the Wings score or win.
Yeah, I agree with this. Bandwagon fans for any team are inevitable and nothing to get upset over. Join the party.

However, annoying obnoxious people like that who know relatively little on the subject are always going to be annoying and obnoxious. That part really has nothing to do with hockey, I just hate people like that. Just stop making the rest of us look bad.

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****ing Legace.
I thought it was Williams selfish cross-check to the back at the worst possible time...

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05-04-2013, 07:49 AM
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Mad about playoff bandwagon fans? Wait till the Wing's have a few bad seasons. I had friends who already stopped watching them this year.

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Ironically I hope we get more "bandwagon fans"

because...

you only get "those" fans when you win.

I am totally cool with being a fan of a team that has bandwagon fans!!

Imagine you live in florida right now. They aren't complaining about band wagon fans, they are lucky anyone cheers

also if you visit a message board to discuss hockey, you are already at 100/100 on the obsessed with hockey meter. Technically everyone is a bandwagoner compared to us

But honestly, every fan starts somewhere right?

Technically my dad was a DRW fan, I started watching hockey around 1994. Guess who my favorite teams were to start??? Well I got to see lots of TML games, and well I really didn't think hockey was a very good sport. I thought it was pretty boring watching dump and chase.

I ended up being a fan of the Nordiques, Canucks, and Red Wings. Surprise surprise i picked 3 "good" teams. Nordiques were bad but with a bunch of young talent, Canucks went to the stanley cup that year, and DRW were first overall. I liked watching all those teams. So technically i picked teams I liked watching, surprise they were good? Nah, everyone cheers for a winner.

Well the Canucks had less to cheer for for years, the Nordiques became colorado.. and then you know i had to choose between the DRW and colorado. Long story short, Detroit is my team because my Dad cheered for them. And my 2 second favorite teams (well one became our rivalry, so i had to stop liking them... Claude Lemieux!! )

If you analyze your own roots, there is a little bandwagoning in all of us. When I was in grade 7 i bought a baseball hat because i wanted a baseball hat. I picked a basketball team because it had a cool logo. Later i was "told" i was a bandwagoner because i wasn't really a fan of the team

That can happen too you know

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Heaven forbid people actually have lives that don't allow them to watch 82 or more regular season hockey games throughout the year. Some people, like my dad, just prefer to watch playoff hockey. He doesn't enjoy the drastic difference in intensity between the two seasons. He watches almost every playoff game played, meaning every team.

Plus, fair weather fans still put butts in the seats, still buy merchandise, still eat hot and readys, so, they still support the team.

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****ing Legace.


Also, I don't see what the issue is with bandwagon fans. They only time they become a problem is when you see them have a discussion with another team's fan and make themselves look stupid due to rehahsed arguments like "we are the class of the league" and "talk to me when you won 4 cups in 20 years" or whatever. Hell, those arguments even come from "true" fans.

Basically, people need to get over the fact bandwagoners exist. Gives me more people to high-five at the bar when the Wings score or win.



Probably because most people on Facebook don't give two ***** about someone expressing their love for the Red Wings during the regular season.

And what is so obnoxious about those people anyway? Because they are phonies compared to us true Red Wings fans?
You know what is funny is that those people probably think it is really odd that we watch most every game and then spend hours online posting about every aspect of the organization.

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05-04-2013, 07:02 PM
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Hockey has a very small amount of bandwagon fans compared to other sports. For instance I'm a huge Tigers fan as is the woman, yet it seems most people that go anymore do so to walk around the stadium and drink in right field. I know a lot of people that just go to Cheli's on game nights to drink and watch on the roof

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I'm really disappointed by some of the Red Wings fans tonight.

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I'm really disappointed by some of the Red Wings fans tonight.
I'm really disappointed in the Red Wings tonight.

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I'm really disappointed in the Red Wings tonight.
name me one red wings fan who isnt.

so you just walk out of the team who tried their best? and boo?

I see why some fans who stuck through dead thing era call new fans bandwagon fans now.

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name me one red wings fan who isnt.

so you just walk out of the team who tried their best? and boo?

I see why some fans who stuck through dead thing era call new fans bandwagon fans now.
I would've booed the Wings after the first. The stay till the end and cheer on the team no matter what mentality is PURE LIONS FAN.

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I would've booed the Wings after the first. The stay till the end and cheer on the team no matter what mentality is PURE LIONS FAN.
why would you have booed wings after first period?

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