Re: what makes a ban wagon?
posted at 12/10/2010 5:31 PM EST
being a relatively young fan myself (just turned 25) and living out of mass (moved to denver a few years back) i get really annoyed if anyone calls me a bandwagon fan. noone i know personally would because i am the most enthusiastic pats fan i know (in person, no disrespect to anyone on this board). i havent missed a game since 1994 (a streak that will come to an end this weekend as i have to work!!!), and i watched the games that didnt count after getting mathematically eliminated from the playoffs in all those pre-bb years.
truth be told, i am obsessed with football. i watch football all day sundays, monday nights, and thursday nights when there is a game on. i played for 9 years (5 years pop warner, 4 years in highschool). my house is littered with pats jerseys, posters, and other memorabilia. i am no band wagon fan when i comes to the pats.
redsox and celtics i watch when they are good (or bruins when they make the playoffs), but i dont claim to be a diehard fan of those teams, so im ok with that.
my question to you is would you turn the tv off if the pats are getting blown out? would you skip watching a game to go snowboarding or something? will you root for the team even after bb and tb are gone? i know i will. if you find yourself yelling and jumping up and down during the games, watching highlights a few times a week, and reading every article you can find (not to mention engaging in discussions with some real fans here), id say youre a true fan,. otherwise, youre probably like me with the sox and celtics, watch them when they are good, never root against them, but not a diehard.
just to clarify about missing the game this weekend...
i will be going into full football blackout mode all day sunday. when i get off work, will fire up my favorite website (tenyardtracker.com) and download the game in 720p (or maybe 1080p if im lucky enough to have someone upload it) and watch it all commercial free while probably waking up my girlfriend from making too much noise as she will probably be trying to sleep