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2013-07-03 05:41:50 PM
I must first chide subby for sending us into a slideshow unwarned, but other than that, this is basically the greatest off-season football article ever written I agree with it just about 90%.
 
2013-07-03 06:05:29 PM
That is such a piss-poor article. The first entry on Green Bay makes no sense whatsoever. The entry on Houston is even worse. Seattle and Jacksonville make some sense. I agree that FedEx field is an utterly miserable experience, but how are 45,000 people (1/3 to 1/2 of the game-day crowd is usually not Redskins fans) "the fan base"? How can the front-running, bandwagonning Cowboys fans from places like Bethesda, Connecticut, and Syracuse not be on this list? It boggles the mind.
 
2013-07-03 06:13:12 PM

kronicfeld: How can the front-running, bandwagonning Cowboys fans from places like Bethesda, Connecticut, and Syracuse not be on this list? It boggles the mind.


Front-running bandwagon fans for a team that hasn't won a Super Bowl in 17 years? How does that work? How about contrarian fans. That's more like it.

Also, I would trade Philly fans for Houston in that list. I would also have a very different write-up for Green Bay, but I think they belong there.
 
2013-07-03 06:18:34 PM

Di Atribe: Front-running bandwagon fans for a team that hasn't won a Super Bowl in 17 years?


Front-running for those who became "fans" in the mid-90s, bandwagon for those who subscribe to the popular team.
 
2013-07-03 06:24:18 PM

kronicfeld: Front-running for those who became "fans" in the mid-90s, bandwagon for those who subscribe to the popular team.


Popular for a reason. Probably because we're so amazing & the best at everything we do.

And I mean really, if you stick with a team for 17 years, you're not front-running any more. Just accept it, man. Be at one with the world & be the thing where we are.
 
2013-07-03 06:27:58 PM
Green Bay? One of the worst? What the fark is this guy talking about?

We have the smallest market for any NFL team, yet Favre and Rodgers jerseys were always top sellers. The estimated wait time for someone trying to get season tickets is almost a thousand years. We have foam hat that look like cheese for God's sake!
 
2013-07-03 06:31:51 PM

ArkAngel: estimated wait time for someone trying to get season tickets is almost a thousand years


I like the Packers just fine, but that figure is total BS. The Skins boast of their generationally-long waitlist, but every single offseason they are cold-calling people trying to unload season tickets by the barrel.
 
2013-07-03 06:33:38 PM

ArkAngel: Green Bay? One of the worst? What the fark is this guy talking about?

We have the smallest market for any NFL team, yet Favre and Rodgers jerseys were always top sellers. The estimated wait time for someone trying to get season tickets is almost a thousand years. We have foam hat that look like cheese for God's sake!


Ixnay on the athay.  We're trying to live that one down.
 
2013-07-03 06:46:07 PM

Di Atribe: I must first chide subby for sending us into a slideshow unwarned, but other than that, this is basically the greatest off-season football article ever written I agree with it just about 90%.



Shenanigans....that article is bullshiat.
 
2013-07-03 06:50:09 PM
FTFA:

The team's homefield advantage stems from pre-sets that have nothing to do with the fans: geography as it relates to other NFL cities, climate, a recent rise in hard-hitting defensive backs, and engineering that brought a synthetic loudness to CenturyLink Field.


Climate?  Get back to me when Seattle has harsh winters like Green Bay, Buffalo, and Denver.

Synthetic loudness?  Whatever you say, pal.
 
2013-07-03 06:55:49 PM

kronicfeld: That is such a piss-poor article. The first entry on Green Bay makes no sense whatsoever. The entry on Houston is even worse. Seattle and Jacksonville make some sense. I agree that FedEx field is an utterly miserable experience, but how are 45,000 people (1/3 to 1/2 of the game-day crowd is usually not Redskins fans) "the fan base"? How can the front-running, bandwagonning Cowboys fans from places like Bethesda, Connecticut, and Syracuse not be on this list? It boggles the mind.


People don't root for the Cowboys because they're bandwagon fans. They root for the 'Boys because in a cynical world, in a game of lies, the Cowboys stand up for what they believe in.
And what they believe in is bestiality, which makes that accomplishment all the more impressive.
 
2013-07-03 06:56:17 PM

The_Sponge: Synthetic loudness? Whatever you say, pal.


You say that because because you're an acoustical engineer and you've studied the design of The Link, you because just *know* that you have the ability to yell louder than any other fan of any of the other NFL teams?
 
2013-07-03 06:56:52 PM
because
 
2013-07-03 06:58:29 PM

ArkAngel: We have the smallest market for any NFL team, yet Favre and Rodgers jerseys were always top sellers. The estimated wait time for someone trying to get season tickets is almost a thousand years


WE KNOW

That's why Packers are on this list. Their fans cannot stop reminding everyone about the small-market, fan-owned, Norman Rockwellness of the whole experience. WE KNOW because their fans never shut up about it.
 
2013-07-03 06:58:52 PM
Jesus, what an abortion of a comment.

Gecko Gingrich: You say that because because you're an acoustical engineer and you've studied the design of The Link, you because or because you just *know* that you have the ability to yell louder than any other fan of any of the other NFL teams?

 
2013-07-03 08:00:25 PM
Not sure where this clown is coming from. The Texans have sold out every home game since they have been around. Also rated one of the top tailgating stadiums. I have NEVER been a Cowgirl fan in my entire 53 years.
 
2013-07-03 08:04:32 PM
#1 Cowboys Fans!
 
2013-07-03 08:16:08 PM
Jacksonville is about the only one on there I would agree with.

/no Philly fan?
//no cowboys?
///and of course, it's hard to be a Raiders fan
 
2013-07-03 08:18:55 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Jesus, what an abortion of a comment.



And I'll forgive you because you're drunk.
 
2013-07-03 08:34:21 PM

The Italian Farker: Not sure where this clown is coming from. The Texans have sold out every home game since they have been around. Also rated one of the top tailgating stadiums. I have NEVER been a Cowgirl fan in my entire 53 years.


I know. That article was all kinds of farking dumb. We're not supposed to root for the Texans cause they're not the Oilers and cause we're defaulted to root for the Cowboys? Get farked.

He should have been here when the Oilers left. My dad took me to the last game (I was about 11). Bud Adams had to be escorted out of the dome cause Houstonians were lined up at every exit waiting to throw things at him. And losing the Oilers hurt much worse when they went to the Super Bowl as the Titans not much longer after that. And I'll lick clean every chemical refinery in Pasadena and LaPorte before I root for the Cowboys (their friendly fans are alright in my book though).

I was a hardcore Oiler fan till they left and became a Texan fan the day they announced it on the news. Even during the Carr/Capers era. *shudder*
 
2013-07-03 08:47:14 PM
Link would have included Raiders fans, but they're all clearing the dinner trays right now, and laundry duty still waits.
 
2013-07-03 08:49:01 PM

alwaysjaded: The Italian Farker: Not sure where this clown is coming from. The Texans have sold out every home game since they have been around. Also rated one of the top tailgating stadiums. I have NEVER been a Cowgirl fan in my entire 53 years.

I know. That article was all kinds of farking dumb. We're not supposed to root for the Texans cause they're not the Oilers and cause we're defaulted to root for the Cowboys? Get farked.

He should have been here when the Oilers left. My dad took me to the last game (I was about 11). Bud Adams had to be escorted out of the dome cause Houstonians were lined up at every exit waiting to throw things at him. And losing the Oilers hurt much worse when they went to the Super Bowl as the Titans not much longer after that. And I'll lick clean every chemical refinery in Pasadena and LaPorte before I root for the Cowboys (their friendly fans are alright in my book though).

I was a hardcore Oiler fan till they left and became a Texan fan the day they announced it on the news. Even during the Carr/Capers era. *shudder*


See, that's faithfulness right there. I can admire that. I've got no problems with the Texans fandom. Also, I live Arian Foster, so there's that.
 
2013-07-03 08:56:57 PM

Di Atribe: ArkAngel: We have the smallest market for any NFL team, yet Favre and Rodgers jerseys were always top sellers. The estimated wait time for someone trying to get season tickets is almost a thousand years

WE KNOW

That's why Packers are on this list. Their fans cannot stop reminding everyone about the small-market, fan-owned, Norman Rockwellness of the whole experience. WE KNOW because their fans never shut up about it.


How this doesn't sync with people is beyond me.  Though I do have to say that the article is only half-right about the Patriots fans.  There are plenty of people who have been fans forever that just are some of the most miserable people out there.  At least the big four are still in one of the greatest streaks of success of all time.
 
2013-07-03 09:03:10 PM
Two posts before the Cowboys bashing? At least Di got in the first shot.

i286.photobucket.com
/here's looking at you, Di ;)
 
2013-07-03 09:05:41 PM

Pokey.Clyde: Two posts before the Cowboys bashing? At least Di got in the first shot.


/here's looking at you, Di ;)


Ha! I knew this would be a fun thread. I don't mind kronic bashing the Boys. At least he's got a good reason.
 
2013-07-03 09:07:16 PM
That article was... a little random, outside of the Jacksonville pick. You could probably make a similar case for almost any  fanbase in the league.

As a biased Chiefs fan, my list would go something like this:

Raiders
Broncos
Seahawks
Jaguars (for the same reasons listed in the article)
Redskins
 
2013-07-03 09:09:01 PM
Di Atribe:

See, that's faithfulness right there. I can admire that. I've got no problems with the Texans fandom. Also, I live Arian Foster, so there's that.

Rooting for your team during that bad years just makes it all that much sweeter when they finally get good. But  we got shiatloads of fairweathers now, in their newly minted jerseys talking about how "Adrian Foster and J.J. Watts" are their favorite players. Probably had Cowboys jerseys in the mid 90's. But you cool Cowboys fans who just treat it like a friendly in state rivalry are always welcome in my pit area for whiskey and brisket. Just hand over the fans that caused all those fights during the last meetup that got the tailgaiting restricted so that we might hang them from the bulls horns in the square and we'll be peaches.
 
2013-07-03 09:09:27 PM

The_Sponge: Gecko Gingrich: Jesus, what an abortion of a comment.


And I'll forgive you because you're drunk.


I wasn't then; I am now.
 
2013-07-03 09:22:16 PM
Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two Super Bowls and three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.
 
2013-07-03 09:23:33 PM

kronicfeld: That is such a piss-poor article. The first entry on Green Bay makes no sense whatsoever. The entry on Houston is even worse. Seattle and Jacksonville make some sense. I agree that FedEx field is an utterly miserable experience, but how are 45,000 people (1/3 to 1/2 of the game-day crowd is usually not Redskins fans) "the fan base"? How can the front-running, bandwagonning Cowboys fans from places like Bethesda, Connecticut, and Syracuse not be on this list? It boggles the mind.


DC area Cowboy fans exist because of the Marshall era of ownership. To this day many black folks here despise the Washington Snyders.
 
2013-07-03 09:24:15 PM

CavalierEternal: Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two Super Bowls and three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.


That's because their fans all live someplace else.
 
2013-07-03 09:28:49 PM
The Texans are an embarrassment to the great state of Texas because the birth right of all actual Texans is to support the Dallas Cowboys. You know, the National Team of Texas.

So his argument is that we aren't the Cowboys or Oilers? Fark that noise.

/Texans for life
//We do need a new QB though
 
2013-07-03 09:30:35 PM
Well, Jacksonville, sure.  Except for <b>bunny</b>.  And I think there's another one here who's cool.  But that's it!
 
2013-07-03 09:31:29 PM
Months later and I still get cheesed on the tags, Goddamn, lol.
 
2013-07-03 09:46:55 PM

alwaysjaded: Di Atribe:

See, that's faithfulness right there. I can admire that. I've got no problems with the Texans fandom. Also, I live Arian Foster, so there's that.

Rooting for your team during that bad years just makes it all that much sweeter when they finally get good. But  we got shiatloads of fairweathers now, in their newly minted jerseys talking about how "Adrian Foster and J.J. Watts" are their favorite players. Probably had Cowboys jerseys in the mid 90's. But you cool Cowboys fans who just treat it like a friendly in state rivalry are always welcome in my pit area for whiskey and brisket. Just hand over the fans that caused all those fights during the last meetup that got the tailgaiting restricted so that we might hang them from the bulls horns in the square and we'll be peaches.


Holy shiat brisket I am so there.

I love the friendly in state rivalry. There's no need for hatred at all. I'll pull for the Texans any time they're not playing the Cowboys.
 
2013-07-03 10:03:20 PM

The_Sponge: FTFA:

The team's homefield advantage stems from pre-sets that have nothing to do with the fans: geography as it relates to other NFL cities, climate, a recent rise in hard-hitting defensive backs, and engineering that brought a synthetic loudness to CenturyLink Field.


Climate?  Get back to me when Seattle has harsh winters like Green Bay, Buffalo, and Denver.

Synthetic loudness?  Whatever you say, pal.


Maybe he meant the constant farking rain? And in other news, 94 degrees is almost unbearable when it's 60% humid outside and you don't have AC. Monday farking sucked.

BKITU: Link would have included Raiders fans, but they're all clearing the dinner trays right now, and laundry duty still waits.


Yeah, I can't believe they got left off. A buddy of mine from back in the San Diego days was tailgating at the Q when he noticed a trickle of liquid running from underneath his truck right through the circle of chairs where everyone was sitting. He follows the trickle back to some asshole Raider Nation dickbag taking a piss on one of his tires. It's one thing to do that stuff when no one is there. It's another thing entirely when you can see 6 Charger fans right the fark there.
 
2013-07-03 10:06:24 PM
Hey Jacksonville! Portland, OR will take that team off of your hands for you.
 
2013-07-03 11:03:03 PM
The fact that this list doesn't include any team in Pennsylvania is proof that it is utter bullshiat.
 
2013-07-03 11:06:20 PM

Di Atribe: I must first chide subby for sending us into a slideshow unwarned


Try pulling it up on an iPad. I love it when mobile sites crash a mobile browser.

/Just load your damned website
//I don't want a web book
 
2013-07-03 11:10:06 PM

CavalierEternal: Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two Super Bowls and three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.


Do you wonder why? I'll tell you why: at 65,050, they have the 7th smallest capacity in the NFL. The stadium is packed on gameday, even for a dogshiatgame against the Browns who haven't won at Heinz is a decade. Speaking of which, have you seen the stadium in Cleveland when the Steelers play there? It's a 9th home game for them.

Support their team, indeed.
 
2013-07-03 11:13:08 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: CavalierEternal: Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two Super Bowls and three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.

Do you wonder why? I'll tell you why: at 65,050, they have the 7th smallest capacity in the NFL. The stadium is packed on gameday, even for a dogshiatgame against the Browns who haven't won at Heinz is a decade. Speaking of which, have you seen the stadium in Cleveland when the Steelers play there? It's a 9th home game for them.

Support their team, indeed.


The Steelers ranked 25th this year with 94.1% attendance. 

The Jaguars, the NFL's laughingstock franchise when it comes to attendance? 20th at 96.8% and about 3.5 thousand more fans than Pittsburgh.
 
2013-07-03 11:25:02 PM

CavalierEternal: Adolf Oliver Nipples: CavalierEternal: Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two Super Bowls and three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.

Do you wonder why? I'll tell you why: at 65,050, they have the 7th smallest capacity in the NFL. The stadium is packed on gameday, even for a dogshiatgame against the Browns who haven't won at Heinz is a decade. Speaking of which, have you seen the stadium in Cleveland when the Steelers play there? It's a 9th home game for them.

Support their team, indeed.

The Steelers ranked 25th this year with 94.1% attendance. 

The Jaguars, the NFL's laughingstock franchise when it comes to attendance? 20th at 96.8% and about 3.5 thousand more fans than Pittsburgh.


Really, what higher civic duty is there than to support the local football team?
 
2013-07-03 11:30:55 PM

CavalierEternal: Adolf Oliver Nipples: CavalierEternal: Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two Super Bowls and three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.

Do you wonder why? I'll tell you why: at 65,050, they have the 7th smallest capacity in the NFL. The stadium is packed on gameday, even for a dogshiatgame against the Browns who haven't won at Heinz is a decade. Speaking of which, have you seen the stadium in Cleveland when the Steelers play there? It's a 9th home game for them.

Support their team, indeed.

The Steelers ranked 25th this year with 94.1% attendance. 

The Jaguars, the NFL's laughingstock franchise when it comes to attendance? 20th at 96.8% and about 3.5 thousand more fans than Pittsburgh.


Is that the same Jacksonville team that had to close sections of the stadium with hefty bags for the duration of the season to reduce capacity so they wouldn't get blacked out? The same team that simply gives tickets away now to avoid blackouts?

Perhaps you might look at income from ticket sales to determine their alleged faithfulness. It's not hard to fill a stadium when the games are free or 20% is closed off and no longer counts toward sellout numbers.
 
2013-07-03 11:34:43 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: CavalierEternal: Adolf Oliver Nipples: CavalierEternal: Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two Super Bowls and three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.

Do you wonder why? I'll tell you why: at 65,050, they have the 7th smallest capacity in the NFL. The stadium is packed on gameday, even for a dogshiatgame against the Browns who haven't won at Heinz is a decade. Speaking of which, have you seen the stadium in Cleveland when the Steelers play there? It's a 9th home game for them.

Support their team, indeed.

The Steelers ranked 25th this year with 94.1% attendance.

The Jaguars, the NFL's laughingstock franchise when it comes to attendance? 20th at 96.8% and about 3.5 thousand more fans than Pittsburgh.

Is that the same Jacksonville team that had to close sections of the stadium with hefty bags for the duration of the season to reduce capacity so they wouldn't get blacked out? The same team that simply gives tickets away now to avoid blackouts?

Perhaps you might look at income from ticket sales to determine their alleged faithfulness. It's not hard to fill a stadium when the games are free or 20% is closed off and no longer counts toward sellout numbers.



So the reason that Pittsburgh can't fill one of the smallest stadiums in the NFL is because tickets are too expensive?
 
2013-07-03 11:44:53 PM
Eh, most of the time I hear people saying the Packers having a bad fanbase they either don't know what they're talking about, or they're Vikings or even Lions fans. Even Bears fans, as historic and bitter the rivalry is at least try to acknowledge the Packers history, fanbase and legacy, as much as a lot of my fellow Packer fans acknowledge the Bears in the same way, even if we don't usually like to admit it.  Vikings fans are those fans that are obsessed with their more successful rivals, to the point where a good portion of them spend more time hating their rivals than cheering on their own team. Lions fans (in the past 2-3 years anyway) are like that kid down the street who just started getting good but ends up throwing a temper tantrum whenever he doesn't get his way.
 
2013-07-03 11:53:39 PM

Di Atribe: I must first chide subby for sending us into a slideshow unwarned, but other than that, this is basically the greatest off-season football article ever written I agree with it just about 90%.


Allow me to chide you right back for being so fat and lazy that literally clicking 5 times causes you enough discomfort and distress that you decided to wahh wahh about it afterward.
 
2013-07-03 11:55:38 PM
As Red Smith once said of a bad book, "this shows that the English language can be a gun the author didn't know was loaded."

Or to put it another way, you know the bit about infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters eventually putting out the works of Shakespeare? This article - three monkeys, 10 minutes.
 
2013-07-03 11:57:38 PM

CavalierEternal: So the reason that Pittsburgh can't fill one of the smallest stadiums in the NFL is because tickets are too expensive?


That's not at all what I said, but actually, the answer is yes. The Steelers have sold out every game since 1972, which means that they don't have a fan problem but instead they have a scalping problem, something virtually every successful sports team has to contend with. I have never paid face value for a ticket, and I probably never will. Some people aren't willing to pay a 100% markup to sit in nosebleed for any reason.

So, if the tickets are all sold and yet the attendance is so "low", it's because someone is eating tickets. Oh, I'm sure there are the usual times when someone has to eat them because something unavoidable came up and they can't unload them in time, but for numbers that large it's scalpers not caring about the 50 tickets he has to eat because he made it all back and more on the markup on the other hundred he sold. The Rooneys don't have to give away thousands of tickets to charity to get sellouts like the Jags, and they never will.

If you look at the Overall category, assuming that you're using ESPN's numbers, their away game attendance goes up over 100% and they're 12th. The Steelers draw fans and the fans do show up.
 
2013-07-04 12:00:18 AM
I fell olike that article sucked living brain cells out through my ears. The entire article was rubbish that had no meaning nor theme. The author randomly chose 5 teams and called their fans names with no discernable theme or reasoning. It was as if they grabbed the first semi literate political troll from our own politics tab and told him to get busy writing something useless and pointless but divisive and inflamatory about football fans. Im essence to become ESPN-like for a blog
 
2013-07-04 12:00:51 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: CavalierEternal: So the reason that Pittsburgh can't fill one of the smallest stadiums in the NFL is because tickets are too expensive?

That's not at all what I said, but actually, the answer is yes. The Steelers have sold out every game since 1972, which means that they don't have a fan problem but instead they have a scalping problem, something virtually every successful sports team has to contend with. I have never paid face value for a ticket, and I probably never will. Some people aren't willing to pay a 100% markup to sit in nosebleed for any reason.

So, if the tickets are all sold and yet the attendance is so "low", it's because someone is eating tickets. Oh, I'm sure there are the usual times when someone has to eat them because something unavoidable came up and they can't unload them in time, but for numbers that large it's scalpers not caring about the 50 tickets he has to eat because he made it all back and more on the markup on the other hundred he sold. The Rooneys don't have to give away thousands of tickets to charity to get sellouts like the Jags, and they never will.

If you look at the Overall category, assuming that you're using ESPN's numbers, their away game attendance goes up over 100% and they're 12th. The Steelers draw fans and the fans do show up.


Reasonable enough answer. Kudos to you, sir, for a well thought out rebuttal.
 
2013-07-04 12:04:25 AM
Wow, how did we Raider fans avoid this list?  Nevermind the reputation; when they suck we totally vote with our feet.

/And as someone said in an article from a year ago "Packer fans are just Raider fans with permits for their guns".
 
2013-07-04 12:06:28 AM
What really bothers me about Green Bay is their myth of righteousness. It's the same reason I was rooting for the Miami over San Antonio during the NBA Finals.

And then I stopped reading.
 
2013-07-04 12:07:08 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Wow, how did we Raider fans avoid this list?  Nevermind the reputation; when they suck we totally vote with our feet.

/And as someone said in an article from a year ago "Packer fans are just Raider fans with permits for their guns and even more drunk".


FTFY
 
2013-07-04 12:07:14 AM

CavalierEternal: Adolf Oliver Nipples: CavalierEternal: So the reason that Pittsburgh can't fill one of the smallest stadiums in the NFL is because tickets are too expensive?

That's not at all what I said, but actually, the answer is yes. The Steelers have sold out every game since 1972, which means that they don't have a fan problem but instead they have a scalping problem, something virtually every successful sports team has to contend with. I have never paid face value for a ticket, and I probably never will. Some people aren't willing to pay a 100% markup to sit in nosebleed for any reason.

So, if the tickets are all sold and yet the attendance is so "low", it's because someone is eating tickets. Oh, I'm sure there are the usual times when someone has to eat them because something unavoidable came up and they can't unload them in time, but for numbers that large it's scalpers not caring about the 50 tickets he has to eat because he made it all back and more on the markup on the other hundred he sold. The Rooneys don't have to give away thousands of tickets to charity to get sellouts like the Jags, and they never will.

If you look at the Overall category, assuming that you're using ESPN's numbers, their away game attendance goes up over 100% and they're 12th. The Steelers draw fans and the fans do show up.

Reasonable enough answer. Kudos to you, sir, for a well thought out rebuttal.


I have my moments, but it's football so fark you. :)
 
2013-07-04 12:09:13 AM

Lando Lincoln: What really bothers me about Green Bay is their myth of righteousness. It's the same reason I was rooting for the Miami over San Antonio during the NBA Finals.

And then I stopped reading.

Green Bay fans bad, Miani Heat fans good 
I was expecting an "APRIL FOOLS" at the end of the so-called article.
 
2013-07-04 12:10:42 AM
Green Bay and Seattle?

Really?

REALLY?
 
2013-07-04 12:16:33 AM

mikaloyd: I fell olike that article sucked living brain cells out through my ears. The entire article was rubbish that had no meaning nor theme. The author randomly chose 5 teams and called their fans names with no discernable theme or reasoning. It was as if they grabbed the first semi literate political troll from our own politics tab and told him to get busy writing something useless and pointless but divisive and inflamatory about football fans. Im essence to become ESPN-like for a blog


It was like five slides of lorem ipsum filler. Still not sure what the author's point was. Maybe I don't follow football closely enough.
 
2013-07-04 12:30:25 AM
I've been on the Steelers season ticket list for 10 years or so, and probably have at least another 20-30 to go.  The scalping issue is the only thing that makes sense, because the tickets simply aren't there to buy.

I'm skeptical if that Jacksonville picture was from a real game - preseason maybe?  If that's a regular season game, I am floored.
 
2013-07-04 12:41:48 AM

mikaloyd: The author randomly chose 5 teams and called their fans names with no discernable theme or reasoning.


Oh I disagree. Those teams were not chosen randomly. :)
 
2013-07-04 12:47:42 AM

Di Atribe: Those teams were not chosen randomly. :)


If a team can claim a sellout crowd for every single regular and post season game in the home stadium for the history of the franchise, that team should not be considered when talking about which team has the worst fan base.
 
2013-07-04 12:50:13 AM
That list is garbage.

A real list.

1. Dallas Cowboys: A whole lot of bandwagon fans that know little about football. They love to talk up their team when it is winning and then they disappear into the woodwork when their team sucks.

2. N.E. Patriots: The Boston fan base in general is known throughout the country for constantly bragging about how much better their teams are than anyone else's, regardless of how their teams are actually doing. Keep sucking Tom Brady's jockstrap. (All the people pointing fingers at Green Bay fans for their holier than thou attitude haven't hung out with many Packer fans. They don't have an attitude or a chip on their shoulder like the Patsy fans do.)

3. Pittsburgh Steelers: Similar to the Patriots fan base, these fans are constant loudmouths and braggarts, No matter where you are in the country, you can go into a sports bar on a football Sunday and find a Steeler fan yelling over everyone else in the bar and getting in someone's face.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Even in recent seasons when they have been competitive, they can't get anywhere near selling out a home game. (The Jaguars get a pass cause they haven't come close to being competitive in years.)

5. Philadelphia Eagles: Unlike the Patriot and Steeler fans, at least the Eagle fans have no problem hating on their team when they suck. But Philly fans still win for the most obnoxious and abusive fan base.
 
2013-07-04 12:57:33 AM

wesmon: 1. Dallas Cowboys: A whole lot of bandwagon fans that know little about football. They love to talk up their team when it is winning and then they disappear into the woodwork when their team sucks.


I really don't understand this. When the team is losing or mediocre, what do you want the fans to do? Stick around and keep talking their team up? Run their mouth some more so you can complain about how they never shut up? When my team's losing, I don't want to talk about it. I never understood this as an insult.

Also, like I said above, if you stick with a team for 17 years with no SB wins, through Chan Gailey & Dave Campo, Quincy Carter & Drew Henson, you're not a bandwagon fan any more. You're just not.
 
2013-07-04 01:01:54 AM

Di Atribe: wesmon: 1. Dallas Cowboys: A whole lot of bandwagon fans that know little about football. They love to talk up their team when it is winning and then they disappear into the woodwork when their team sucks.

I really don't understand this. When the team is losing or mediocre, what do you want the fans to do? Stick around and keep talking their team up? Run their mouth some more so you can complain about how they never shut up? When my team's losing, I don't want to talk about it. I never understood this as an insult.

Also, like I said above, if you stick with a team for 17 years with no SB wins, through Chan Gailey & Dave Campo, Quincy Carter & Drew Henson, you're not a bandwagon fan any more. You're just not.


The idea is there are a lot of Cowboy fans who are only fans when the team is winning. A by product of being the most well known team and attracting a lot of casual fans who know little about football.
 
2013-07-04 01:02:35 AM

SVenus: Di Atribe: Those teams were not chosen randomly. :)

If a team can claim a sellout crowd for every single regular and post season game in the home stadium for the history of the franchise, that team should not be considered when talking about which team has the worst fan base.


You misunderstand. Jacksonville is arguably the only team on that list that actually belongs there. The rest are "discussion creators", or, if you prefer, trolling. They knew it would generate outrage (and therefore clicks), and sure enough, it worked like a charm.
 
2013-07-04 01:09:10 AM

wesmon: The idea is there are a lot of Cowboy fans who are only fans when the team is winning. A by product of being the most well known team and attracting a lot of casual fans who know little about football.


Hm. I think it's weird to judge a fanbase by their casual fans. Every team is probably gonna have some (well not JAX), but honestly, they probably only claim a team because all of their friends like football, so they figure they'd better pick a team if they want to be in the conversation. To that I say, who farking cares what they say? They don't know shiat about football, so why should we pay attention to their uninformed opinions?

I mean, I don't judge Yankees fans because of their casual fans. I judge them by their legion faithful who never pass up an opportunity to remind you how many WS trophies they have, even when they're wallowing at 4th in the division.
 
2013-07-04 01:20:17 AM
Di Atribe:

Holy shiat brisket I am so there.

I love the friendly in state rivalry. There's no need for hatred at all. I'll pull for the Texans any time they're not playing the Cowboys.


Well, I wish I could be a bigger man and root for the Cowboys also but the mid 90's put such a jealousy/hate thing in me that just can't be ignored. Plus, in state rivalry. But I'll root for your happiness and keep it civil with other rational fans. So cheers!
 
2013-07-04 01:24:15 AM

Di Atribe: I mean, I don't judge Yankees fans because of their casual fans. I judge them by their legion faithful who never pass up an opportunity to remind you how many WS trophies they have, even when they're wallowing at 4th in the division.


You have that problem in Texas? I thought that was exclusively a northeast thing. Yankee fans make you and me look like amateurs.
 
2013-07-04 01:33:13 AM
I don't know why they even bother to list them out.  I'd say almost every NFL "hardcore" fanbase is pretty insufferable:

-Packer fans; I've been to Lambeau and had a blast but most of those fans have been fans for 50+ years.  For every one of them, there's ten Packers fans who have never stepped foot in Wisconsin, grew up in a suburban McMansion, had mom and dad pay their way through undergrad and law school but like to remind you every 5 minutes about how blue collar their team is.  The former (who I've tailgated with) is awesome, the latter is the product of excellent marketing.
-Raven fans: My brother-in-law has had season tickets since they moved to Baltimore and tells me firsthand how hard it used to be to get rid of tickets he couldn't use for the first few years.  In fact, they had trouble selling out home games during their second season until local businesses bought out the tickets. Then they won the Super Bowl and all was forgotten.  BTW, every Raven fan I know insists I made up the aforementioned story about their second season in Baltimore.
-Steeler fans: Love to tell you about how well they travel; don't mention they actually traveled to those places to find jobs.  The blue collar bandwagon comments about the Packers apply here too.  Again this is another case where the originals are not so bad, and the follow-ons are the most irritating people on earth.
-Redskin fans: TFA nails it with them (I'm a Redskins fan for the record).  RFK in the 80s and 90s was absolutely electric.  FedEx Field, at 90k seats, is full of opposing fans and drunken sloths who may or may not know there is a football game going on.  The obsession with Dallas annoys me too.  There's been some incredible games between the two over the years and I definitely get amped up when the Redskins play the Cowboys, but lets keep it in context people.  Also the "sellout streak," while once a source of pride has been a work of fiction for about 10 years.
-Bear fans: They could go 4-12 next year and a Bears fan will tell me about how their record isn't really indicative of the team because they were within 7 points in the 2nd half of 8 of those 12 losses.  I never understood why people hated the Redskins so much until I spent a considerable amount of time with Bears' fans (I live in Chicago for the record).  Also the Bears play in one of the largest NFL markets, but for some reason chose to make New Soldier Field the smallest NFL stadium when they built it ~10 years ago.
-Seahawk fans: Retired #12 in honor of their fans in 1984 and have been blacked out on local TV a countless number of times since then for failing to sell out their games.  Considering the symbolic nature of the 12th man (i.e.: they're part of the team and its successes), and how much they pride the monicker, they should consider showing up like the other 11 guys
-Cowboys fans: Another distinction here.  I've been to Dallas quite a bit for work and fans there are actually pretty reasonable and dislike Jerrah as much as the rest of us.  Cowboy fans everywhere else are another story.  One of them talked trash with me once by bringing up that time that they beat the Redskins in the Super Bowl.  Think about that for a second.  To his credit, he left me with no response in that argument.

The rest of the NFL is a mish-mosh of:
Bitter drunks (Jets, Bills, Eagles, Browns, Vikings, Chiefs)
Fanbases that don't exist (Bucs, Rams, Jaguars)
Teams whose recent success masks their longer history of apathy (Saints, Patriots, Colts)
The violent (49ers, Raiders)
Fans easily distracted by nice weather [honestly I don't blame them, i'd be doing the same thing] (Cardinals, Dolphins, Chargers)
Fanbases that haven't had any prolonged success to get excited about (Lions, Panthers, Bengals, Titans, also the Texans / Falcons to a lesser extent)

And that leaves the Giants and Broncos.
 Honestly if you've ever referred to the collective group of fans that cheer for the same team as you as a 'NATION' then you are part of the problem.
 
2013-07-04 01:35:20 AM
Fan street credibility. nobody can define it or put a number on it. but y'all know who has it and who doesn't and each one sets the bar so his or her ass is over that bar. Everybody here is "A True Fan" and not "A Worthless Bandwagoner".  It sounds for all the world like "Bandwagoner" is the big bad wolf from a fairey tale.
 
2013-07-04 01:36:43 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: You have that problem in Texas? I thought that was exclusively a northeast thing. Yankee fans make you and me look like amateurs.


Hells yes, they're everywhere. I know one NYY fan who is actually from the northeast (who is actually quite nice). The rest of 'em jumped on that Yankee Doodle Bandwagon since the Rangers sucked for so very long and the next closest team is the Asstros. But like someone said above, sticking with your team when they're sorry only makes it so much sweeter when they start winning. I distrust anyone in a Yankees hat down here (except for my one friend, of course). They earn my harsh judgment without reservation.
 
2013-07-04 01:45:10 AM

balki1867: -Steeler fans: Love to tell you about how well they travel; don't mention they actually traveled to those places to find jobs.


I tell people that all the time whenever they try to claim that Steeler fans are bandwagon. No, they're not (well, some are), they're just spread to the four winds because the mills all closed up 30-40 years ago. It's not news.
 
2013-07-04 02:03:01 AM
I stopped reading at BroJackson.com.
 
2013-07-04 02:15:27 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: balki1867: -Steeler fans: Love to tell you about how well they travel; don't mention they actually traveled to those places to find jobs.

I tell people that all the time whenever they try to claim that Steeler fans are bandwagon. No, they're not (well, some are), they're just spread to the four winds because the mills all closed up 30-40 years ago. It's not news.


That I would have to disagree on. Especially here in Northeast Ohio, there are a metric f*ckton of bandwagon Steelers fans, most of whom aren't from Pennsylvania and don't have any connection to the region, and who only root for the Steelers because it's easier to cheer for the next closest team than the home team when the home team has the extended stretch of failure that the Browns have had.
 
2013-07-04 02:27:55 AM

CavalierEternal: Adolf Oliver Nipples: balki1867: -Steeler fans: Love to tell you about how well they travel; don't mention they actually traveled to those places to find jobs.

I tell people that all the time whenever they try to claim that Steeler fans are bandwagon. No, they're not (well, some are), they're just spread to the four winds because the mills all closed up 30-40 years ago. It's not news.

That I would have to disagree on. Especially here in Northeast Ohio, there are a metric f*ckton of bandwagon Steelers fans, most of whom aren't from Pennsylvania and don't have any connection to the region, and who only root for the Steelers because it's easier to cheer for the next closest team than the home team when the home team has the extended stretch of failure that the Browns have had.


The two cities are a short 2 hour drive apart. They are most definately in the same region. The economic background and history of both cities (thus their local fan bases are very alike) are extremely similar as well. As far as Pittsburgh being the next closest city, Detroit is closer to Cleveland.

I really disagree with the guy on his Texans argument. Him saying people from Houston should be Titans fans makes as much sense as people from Cleveland being Ravens fans. Thats such a stupid reason to call a fan base a bad one.
 
2013-07-04 02:32:18 AM
Way to project your insecurities on other fans. Packers fans just don't get that. We had awesome years, a long drought, and a return to prominence. But if you want to hate, go ahead. That is you prerogative. I'm only glad that my ad block deprived you of something. Lord knows I Xed out of that when I realized it was  a slideshow.
 
2013-07-04 02:40:15 AM
fark you subby. Deslide that shiat.
 
2013-07-04 02:52:45 AM
Sports fans are all just graphic design groupies.
 
2013-07-04 02:55:07 AM

kronicfeld: ArkAngel: estimated wait time for someone trying to get season tickets is almost a thousand years

I like the Packers just fine, but that figure is total BS. The Skins boast of their generationally-long waitlist, but every single offseason they are cold-calling people trying to unload season tickets by the barrel.


I am currently number 85,602 on the waiting list for Green Bay Packer season tickets.

As an owner, I read TFA and thought, 'you mad, bro?'
the ownership thing really grinds some people's gears, lol guess it's just because they can never own their team......

/GO PACK GO!
 
2013-07-04 03:07:50 AM

Gecko Gingrich: The_Sponge: Gecko Gingrich: Jesus, what an abortion of a comment.


And I'll forgive you because you're drunk.

I wasn't then; I am now.


Heh....have a happy 4th.
 
2013-07-04 03:18:18 AM

balki1867: -Seahawk fans: Retired #12 in honor of their fans in 1984 and have been blacked out on local TV a countless number of times since then for failing to sell out their games. Considering the symbolic nature of the 12th man (i.e.: they're part of the team and its successes), and how much they pride the monicker, they should consider showing up like the other 11 guys



Wow.....talk about old news.  You do realize that the Seahawks no longer play at the Kingdome, right?
 
2013-07-04 03:24:35 AM

no clever name here just move along: As an owner, I read TFA and thought, 'you mad, bro?'
the ownership thing really grinds some people's gears, lol guess it's just because they can never own their team......


I know what you mean man.  I was telling this guy yesterday about how I own Microsoft, Apple and Coca Cola and he started laughing at me because he had nothing else to say since he was so enraged with jealousy.  They just don't get it.  How much dividend does the Pack pay out BTW?
 
2013-07-04 03:30:20 AM

The_Sponge: Wow.....talk about old news. You do realize that the Seahawks no longer play at the Kingdome, right?


Yes... and your point is?
 
2013-07-04 03:32:26 AM
How the hee-haw did Oakland fail to even place? i10.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-04 03:37:04 AM
Whenever people start talking about the relative worth of sport fan bases, it pisses me off.  Quite frankly, I think it's ridiculous to look at any fan base as any group of people either better or worse than another group of fans.  People choose to root for a particular team for a particular reason.  If that bothers you, you have an issue.

Me, I have lived nearly my entire life in California; the vast majority of that in Northern California.  I am a Cowboys fan.  I have been since 1981 or so.  The reason (since so many people think they just HAVE to know why a Californian would root for a Texas team) is that my grandfather was a Cowboys fan.  He and my father had virtually nothing in common, so I only saw my grandfather once or twice a year, even though he lived about 15 miles away.  But I did see him every Thanksgiving.  Since I didn't have the same indifference towards my grandfather that my dad had for him, I became a Cowboys fan.  It gave us a bond we would not have otherwise had, and frankly, I had no other idea how to connect to the man.

That was well over thirty years ago.  My grandfather is still alive, but too senile to discuss football with.  But I have never wavered from being a Cowboys fan.  I loved them in the early 80's when they were good.  I loved them in the mid to late 80's when they were terrible.  I loved them in the early to mid 90's when they were awesome.  And I have loved them ever since when they have been very, very mediocre.  And I'll be a fan until the day I die.  But not such a fan that I would ever begrudge another fan for rooting for another team, even if that team isn't the closest in proximity to where they live.

Seriously, if you ever meet a fan of another team and decide it's your duty to question their allegiance, seek help.
 
2013-07-04 03:51:19 AM

Maybe you should drive: Whenever people start talking about the relative worth of sport fan bases, it pisses me off.  Quite frankly, I think it's ridiculous to look at any fan base as any group of people either better or worse than another group of fans.  People choose to root for a particular team for a particular reason.  If that bothers you, you have an issue.


It's tongue-in-cheek humor.  Most of the stories I posted in my post above are things that I've heard/learned from friends/family who happen to cheer for those teams (and that's why I was so comfortable ripping on my own favorite team).

If you picked up the Cowboys and bonded with your grandfather over it, that's cool.  If that defines you as a person, then that's unfortunate.

The fact is that every fan base has a subset of incredibly stupid people whose entire self-worth is wrapped up in the external perception of their fanbase's 'nation' and how hardcore they are.
 
2013-07-04 04:07:31 AM

balki1867: It's tongue-in-cheek humor.


Most of the time, yes it is.  But some people take it way, way too seriously.  To the point of challenging fights, which never ceases to amaze or frustrate me.

balki1867: If you picked up the Cowboys and bonded with your grandfather over it, that's cool.


Yes, I think it is too.  Although part of me wishes he had been a fan of a team that would have caused less drama.  He was from Oklahoma, a child of the Dust Bowl, and later a big fan of Tom Landry.  I can't account for it completely.

balki1867: The fact is that every fan base has a subset of incredibly stupid people whose entire self-worth is wrapped up in the external perception of their fanbase's 'nation' and how hardcore they are.


Yes, they do.
 
2013-07-04 04:13:23 AM

Di Atribe: That's why Packers are on this list. Their fans cannot stop reminding everyone about the small-market, fan-owned, Norman Rockwellness of the whole experience. WE KNOW because their fans never shut up about it.


We make the luxury box holders sit in the worst seats in the house. I think that's worth a point in our favor.
 
2013-07-04 05:30:10 AM

Di Atribe: kronicfeld: How can the front-running, bandwagonning Cowboys fans from places like Bethesda, Connecticut, and Syracuse not be on this list? It boggles the mind.

Front-running bandwagon fans for a team that hasn't won a Super Bowl in 17 years? How does that work? How about contrarian fans. That's more like it.

Also, I would trade Philly fans for Houston in that list. I would also have a very different write-up for Green Bay, but I think they belong there.


IT's one of the things that makes being a Giants fan pretty sweet: when you win, you're not just winning over a division, you're winning over some of the worst fans in existence.

Front-running, hey-its-still-the-mid-90's Cowboys fans addled by Troy Aikman on the stick, Mean, vicious angry Philly fans who have nothing to crow about but act like they do, and Washington for all the reasons laid out in this article. As a Giants fan, winning means these guys are losing. And THAT is sweet. The fact that they do it with a quarterback who looks like he should be wishing Ellie May and John Boy good night in ADR while our wide reciever salsa dances is just icing. :-)
 
2013-07-04 05:56:28 AM
Totally agree on Packers, Jags, and Skins. Packers (and Cubs [They're the same group of obnoxious white people]) fans are farking terrible. One of my favorite moments as a sports fan was sending them home in the first round a few years back in Arizona. A truly great day.

Definitely disagree on Hawks and Texans.
 
2013-07-04 06:09:18 AM

mikaloyd: I fell olike that article sucked living brain cells out through my ears. The entire article was rubbish that had no meaning nor theme. The author randomly chose 5 teams and called their fans names with no discernable theme or reasoning. It was as if they grabbed the first semi literate political troll from our own politics tab and told him to get busy writing something useless and pointless but divisive and inflamatory about football fans. Im essence to become ESPN-like for a blog


Except the real reason is no one wants to live in farking Pittsburgh. So they get the hell out as soon as they can then sit around acting like it (and its sports teams) are the best.
 
2013-07-04 07:01:32 AM

2wolves: kronicfeld: That is such a piss-poor article. The first entry on Green Bay makes no sense whatsoever. The entry on Houston is even worse. Seattle and Jacksonville make some sense. I agree that FedEx field is an utterly miserable experience, but how are 45,000 people (1/3 to 1/2 of the game-day crowd is usually not Redskins fans) "the fan base"? How can the front-running, bandwagonning Cowboys fans from places like Bethesda, Connecticut, and Syracuse not be on this list? It boggles the mind.

DC area Cowboy fans exist because of the Marshall era of ownership. To this day many black folks here despise the Washington Snyders.


the majority of the dc metro area african americans love the redskins. A good portion of the hate for the skins comes from them being horrible in the 60's (for the older fans) and the media overplaying them.  I lived there for decades and rarely heard any fan of any color say there hate had anything to do with the Marshall era.

Did the author place the skins at #1 to try to push his agenda for a name change.

horrible article. A horrible fan base is one that doesn't support the team when they go through a long period of losing or even worse when they don't support the team when they are winning but claim to be fans.

As a Redskins fan I of course hate the Cowboys, Giants and Eagles and I will like wise call their fans bandwagon fans to be snarky but all 3 of those teams have a strong loyal fan base. Philly fans could learn some manners but that might go for the entire city.

subby should be ashamed for submitting that link and the mods well I'm assuming they are hoping for yet another sponsor
 
2013-07-04 07:09:20 AM

2wolves: kronicfeld: That is such a piss-poor article. The first entry on Green Bay makes no sense whatsoever. The entry on Houston is even worse. Seattle and Jacksonville make some sense. I agree that FedEx field is an utterly miserable experience, but how are 45,000 people (1/3 to 1/2 of the game-day crowd is usually not Redskins fans) "the fan base"? How can the front-running, bandwagonning Cowboys fans from places like Bethesda, Connecticut, and Syracuse not be on this list? It boggles the mind.

DC area Cowboy fans exist because of the Marshall era of ownership. To this day many black folks here despise the Washington Snyders.


btw Bobby Mitchell pretty much won the majority of those fans back.  So your by your account there is nothing between the years of Marshall owning the team and Snyder?  Mr. Cooke would like to have some well chosen words with you. (if he was still alive)
 
2013-07-04 07:12:44 AM

Woolwine: Eh, most of the time I hear people saying the Packers having a bad fanbase they either don't know what they're talking about, or they're Vikings or even Lions fans. Even Bears fans, as historic and bitter the rivalry is at least try to acknowledge the Packers history, fanbase and legacy, as much as a lot of my fellow Packer fans acknowledge the Bears in the same way, even if we don't usually like to admit it.  Vikings fans are those fans that are obsessed with their more successful rivals, to the point where a good portion of them spend more time hating their rivals than cheering on their own team. Lions fans (in the past 2-3 years anyway) are like that kid down the street who just started getting good but ends up throwing a temper tantrum whenever he doesn't get his way.


Yeah, i'm a life long Packers fan and I'm perfectly happy to cheer for the Bears as long as them winning doesn't hurt the Packers chances of getting into the post-season, the better both teams are doing the better the games between them are.
 
2013-07-04 07:12:48 AM
Can we call out the packer fans who walk around saying,"I'm an nfl team owner." No you are farking not. You own stock in a publicly traded company. Jerry jones is an NFL owner. At the end of the game he can walk right down to the players locked room and do whatever the hell he wants in there. I'd love to see an "owner" of the packers try walking in after a game.
 
2013-07-04 07:36:08 AM
Your blog sucks, subby.
 
2013-07-04 08:19:09 AM
DELETE article
INSERT new list: "All teams from Florida"
 
2013-07-04 08:19:29 AM

CavalierEternal: Adolf Oliver Nipples: balki1867: -Steeler fans: Love to tell you about how well they travel; don't mention they actually traveled to those places to find jobs.

I tell people that all the time whenever they try to claim that Steeler fans are bandwagon. No, they're not (well, some are), they're just spread to the four winds because the mills all closed up 30-40 years ago. It's not news.

That I would have to disagree on. Especially here in Northeast Ohio, there are a metric f*ckton of bandwagon Steelers fans, most of whom aren't from Pennsylvania and don't have any connection to the region, and who only root for the Steelers because it's easier to cheer for the next closest team than the home team when the home team has the extended stretch of failure that the Browns have had.


Boy, do I have a video for you...

Mike Polk on Steeler fans
 
2013-07-04 08:29:48 AM
It's why the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys have such tremendous footholes in America.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-04 08:33:01 AM

Boxcutta: It's why the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys have such tremendous footholes in America.

i.imgur.com


He's just saying they're Jesus-like.
 
2013-07-04 08:34:50 AM

kronicfeld: Boxcutta: It's why the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys have such tremendous footholes in America.

i.imgur.com

He's just saying they're Jesus-like.


Don't be a foothole.
 
2013-07-04 09:01:46 AM
"Hmmm...I need an article.  I know!  Let me pick the top five fan bases in the country and then pick a bunch of ridiculous reasons and call them the WORST fan bases in the country!  Ha!  What an idea!"

\and, as a Seahawks fan, I have to say that if the guy thinks Rick Mirer was the only cause for pity in Seattle, he's completely ignorant
\\Dan McGwire
\\\Jon Friesz
\\\\Stan Gelbaugh
\\Tom Flores
 
2013-07-04 09:07:39 AM

kronicfeld: ArkAngel: estimated wait time for someone trying to get season tickets is almost a thousand years

I like the Packers just fine, but that figure is total BS. The Skins boast of their generationally-long waitlist, but every single offseason they are cold-calling people trying to unload season tickets by the barrel.


It isn't. I have been on the season ticket waiting list for about 18 years. I have moved up about 50 spots, when not taking into account the additional seats added at Lambeau. I am around 19000 now.
 
2013-07-04 09:09:50 AM
<B>FTA</B>
<i>But what have you done lately? Today's Green Bay fans stand on the shoulders of their fathers. The Packers' vaunted homefield advantage has waned over the last decade-especially in the postseason. Somehow, the fans let a young Mike Vick-on a Saturday night- own the joint during the 2003 Wild Card playoffs. They let Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper smoke the Pack during the '05 playoffs. The Packers blew the 2008 NFC Championship at home in a picturesque frozen tundra game that defecated all over the iconography. When Aaron Rodgers and the Pack won the Super Bowl in '11, the entire run was made on the road. The following season, the defending champs host a divisional playoff-they lose in Lambeau. </i>

Is he retarded? What does the team's choking have to do with the fans sucking?
 
2013-07-04 09:13:47 AM

machoprogrammer: <B>FTA</B>
<i>But what have you done lately? Today's Green Bay fans stand on the shoulders of their fathers. The Packers' vaunted homefield advantage has waned over the last decade-especially in the postseason. Somehow, the fans let a young Mike Vick-on a Saturday night- own the joint during the 2003 Wild Card playoffs. They let Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper smoke the Pack during the '05 playoffs. The Packers blew the 2008 NFC Championship at home in a picturesque frozen tundra game that defecated all over the iconography. When Aaron Rodgers and the Pack won the Super Bowl in '11, the entire run was made on the road. The following season, the defending champs host a divisional playoff-they lose in Lambeau. </i>

Is he retarded? What does the team's choking have to do with the fans sucking?


Wow, I fail formatting. I need coffee
 
2013-07-04 09:19:06 AM

puffy999: Green Bay and Seattle?

Really?

REALLY?


Yes.
Green Bay fans are slightly more self righteous than NPR listeners.
And Seattle fans really want to live in San Francisco.
 
2013-07-04 09:36:04 AM
My unsolicited and uninformed opinion.

1. Jags
2. Dolphins
3. Vikes
4. Lambs
5. Chargers
 
2013-07-04 09:37:27 AM

machoprogrammer: machoprogrammer: <B>FTA</B>
<i>But what have you done lately? Today's Green Bay fans stand on the shoulders of their fathers. The Packers' vaunted homefield advantage has waned over the last decade-especially in the postseason. Somehow, the fans let a young Mike Vick-on a Saturday night- own the joint during the 2003 Wild Card playoffs. They let Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper smoke the Pack during the '05 playoffs. The Packers blew the 2008 NFC Championship at home in a picturesque frozen tundra game that defecated all over the iconography. When Aaron Rodgers and the Pack won the Super Bowl in '11, the entire run was made on the road. The following season, the defending champs host a divisional playoff-they lose in Lambeau. </i>

Is he retarded? What does the team's choking have to do with the fans sucking?

Wow, I fail formatting. I need coffee


Your formatting looks fine. You've either disabled HTML (there's a radio button at the bottom of the submit form, IIRC), or it's been disabled for you. Have you been naughty recently?
 
2013-07-04 09:39:06 AM
Hmmm....bold test.

/If that failed, then maybe it's the Fark 4th of July protest thingy.
 
2013-07-04 09:40:05 AM
Nope, something on your end.
 
2013-07-04 09:49:00 AM

Woolwine: Eh, most of the time I hear people saying the Packers having a bad fanbase they either don't know what they're talking about, or they're Vikings or even Lions fans. Even Bears fans, as historic and bitter the rivalry is at least try to acknowledge the Packers history, fanbase and legacy, as much as a lot of my fellow Packer fans acknowledge the Bears in the same way, even if we don't usually like to admit it.  Vikings fans are those fans that are obsessed with their more successful rivals, to the point where a good portion of them spend more time hating their rivals than cheering on their own team. Lions fans (in the past 2-3 years anyway) are like that kid down the street who just started getting good but ends up throwing a temper tantrum whenever he doesn't get his way.


As a Packer fan in Minnesota, I can confirm this.
 
2013-07-04 10:15:13 AM

alwaysjaded: The Italian Farker: Not sure where this clown is coming from. The Texans have sold out every home game since they have been around. Also rated one of the top tailgating stadiums. I have NEVER been a Cowgirl fan in my entire 53 years.

I know. That article was all kinds of farking dumb. We're not supposed to root for the Texans cause they're not the Oilers and cause we're defaulted to root for the Cowboys? Get farked.

He should have been here when the Oilers left. My dad took me to the last game (I was about 11). Bud Adams had to be escorted out of the dome cause Houstonians were lined up at every exit waiting to throw things at him. And losing the Oilers hurt much worse when they went to the Super Bowl as the Titans not much longer after that. And I'll lick clean every chemical refinery in Pasadena and LaPorte before I root for the Cowboys (their friendly fans are alright in my book though).

I was a hardcore Oiler fan till they left and became a Texan fan the day they announced it on the news. Even during the Carr/Capers era. *shudder*


On the one hand he applauds Ohio Fans+ the Bills and Lions fans for supporting terrible teams, then he says no real football fan in Houston would support the texans because they are a terrible team
 
2013-07-04 10:33:06 AM
Oh no I'm in a bad fan base. Such a bad fan base that I meet people accross the country and when we find out the other one is a packer fan we end up talking football for another hour. We're so bad.

Noone gives me shiat for being a packers fan. Article is bullshiat
 
2013-07-04 10:43:23 AM
That article was horrible.
 
2013-07-04 10:49:43 AM

ArkAngel: Green Bay? One of the worst? What the fark is this guy talking about?

We have the smallest market for any NFL team, yet Favre and Rodgers jerseys were always top sellers. The estimated wait time for someone trying to get season tickets is almost a thousand years. We have foam hat that look like cheese for God's sake!


Someone has never been to green bay, but figured by attacking the best, he would get eyes on his idiotic article.  Congrats, idiotic article writer, you have succeeded.
 
2013-07-04 10:59:49 AM

balki1867: The_Sponge: Wow.....talk about old news. You do realize that the Seahawks no longer play at the Kingdome, right?

Yes... and your point is?



What does old news have to do with a CURRENT fan base?
 
2013-07-04 11:04:11 AM
List is fail without Eagles, Jets, or Patriots.
 
2013-07-04 11:25:08 AM

Gecko Gingrich: machoprogrammer: machoprogrammer: <B>FTA</B>
<i>But what have you done lately? Today's Green Bay fans stand on the shoulders of their fathers. The Packers' vaunted homefield advantage has waned over the last decade-especially in the postseason. Somehow, the fans let a young Mike Vick-on a Saturday night- own the joint during the 2003 Wild Card playoffs. They let Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper smoke the Pack during the '05 playoffs. The Packers blew the 2008 NFC Championship at home in a picturesque frozen tundra game that defecated all over the iconography. When Aaron Rodgers and the Pack won the Super Bowl in '11, the entire run was made on the road. The following season, the defending champs host a divisional playoff-they lose in Lambeau. </i>

Is he retarded? What does the team's choking have to do with the fans sucking?

Wow, I fail formatting. I need coffee

Your formatting looks fine. You've either disabled HTML (there's a radio button at the bottom of the submit form, IIRC), or it's been disabled for you. Have you been naughty recently?


There is the button. Thanks!
 
2013-07-04 11:41:09 AM
FTA:
Seattle was a baseball and hoops town in the '90s and today is a soccer and college football town


Huh?  College football was bigger in Seattle in the 90's than it is now, with the Huskies winning a share of the national championship and whatnot.

And I'm pretty sure that the Seahawks are a bigger draw than the Sounders.
 
2013-07-04 12:05:42 PM

CavalierEternal: Adolf Oliver Nipples: balki1867: -Steeler fans: Love to tell you about how well they travel; don't mention they actually traveled to those places to find jobs.

I tell people that all the time whenever they try to claim that Steeler fans are bandwagon. No, they're not (well, some are), they're just spread to the four winds because the mills all closed up 30-40 years ago. It's not news.

That I would have to disagree on. Especially here in Northeast Ohio, there are a metric f*ckton of bandwagon Steelers fans, most of whom aren't from Pennsylvania and don't have any connection to the region, and who only root for the Steelers because it's easier to cheer for the next closest team than the home team when the home team has the extended stretch of failure that the Browns have had.


Lots of truth to that. We see it down here in Cincinnati too. The 90's came, people got pissed at the team, and a lot of them said "screw it, I'm going to root for their biggest most successful rival", which they've been lording over Bengals fans ever since. I don't think I hate Steelers fans so much as I hate this particular group of Steelers fans, because their biggest drive as a fan seems only to be making Bengals fans as miserable as possible.

I used to think these were the worst fans in sports... until we hosted the Cowboys last year. They were terrible.

/At least Steelers fans have a reason to brag these days. Cowboys fans? Not so much.
//And that's coming from a Bengals fan.
 
2013-07-04 12:09:15 PM
Man, fark the NFC East.
 
2013-07-04 12:54:38 PM

thecpt: Oh no I'm in a bad fan base. Such a bad fan base that I meet people accross the country and when we find out the other one is a packer fan we end up talking football for another hour. We're so bad.

Noone gives me shiat for being a packers fan. Article is bullshiat


Pretty sure that happens with all fan bases. I'm going to California next week. I'll wear my Cowboys cap. We'll see if it starts any conversations. If it does, I bet we talk about football. Don't get me wrong, some of my favorite people are Packers fans. Aaron Rodgers is quite likely the most likable player in the NFL right now. Wisconsin is Texas North in a lot of ways (don't fight it, cheeseheads). But this is the kind of comment that makes fans of the other 31 knock GB down a few notches in their minds:

As an owner, I read TFA and thought, 'you mad, bro?'
the ownership thing really grinds some people's gears, lol guess it's just because they can never own their team......

/GO PACK GO!


Y'all gotta knock it off with this shiat.
 
2013-07-04 01:02:30 PM

saintstryfe: Front-running, hey-its-still-the-mid-90's Cowboys fans addled by Troy Aikman on the stick,


I really think that maybe you don't know very many Cowboys fans.
 
2013-07-04 01:09:55 PM
Hah! See, as there is only 17 37 of us, the Cardinals don't actually have a base, merely a group of drunken homeless people who mistakenly end up at the stadium on occasion.
 
2013-07-04 01:39:54 PM

NKURyan: I used to think these were the worst fans in sports... until we hosted the Cowboys last year. They were terrible.


That reminds me, I take back my statement that the Steelers have the worst fans in the NFL.

That title belongs, without question, to Jets fans. Holy merciful f*ck, we could play them in the AFC Championship game and you'd be hard pressed to get me to share a stadium with those f*ck-knuckles again.
 
2013-07-04 02:51:13 PM
Absolutely fails without Philadelphia as #1.
 
2013-07-04 03:01:18 PM

Chupacabra Sandwich: Packers (and Cubs [They're the same group of obnoxious white people]) fans are farking terrible.


i will end you
 
2013-07-04 03:43:27 PM

CavalierEternal: That title belongs, without question, to Jets fans. Holy merciful f*ck, we could play them in the AFC Championship game


Let's not get insane here. It's going to take the end of days for Cleveland to make it back - I can't even conceive what would happen if the Browns and Jets make it in the same year.

DRTFA, but it basically seems to be this:

This team's fanbase sucks because there are too many of them! This team's fanbase sucks because there aren't enough of them! This team's fanbase sucks because their team was founded too recently! This team's fanbase sucks because their success was too long ago and they act like they're still great! This team's fanbase sucks because their success is too recent and they didn't act like their team was great before!
 
2013-07-04 03:47:36 PM
BTW, Steelers fans are the worst, but that's most likely because I spent most of the past several years in Washington, where most of the Steelers fans aren't actually from Pittsburgh and most of them are Pittsburgh fans simply because they're assholes who hate whatever local team there is, basically because they hate people.

/at least I'm willing to allow for the fact that probably most of the fanbase I hate the most is cool
 
2013-07-04 03:54:01 PM
How did the Iggles not make the list? Philly fans are the only ones I know of that cheered and gave a standing ovation for a potentially fatal injury to an opposing player.

/Also pelting Santa with batteries.
 
2013-07-04 04:16:25 PM

IAmRight: BTW, Steelers fans are the worst, but that's most likely because I spent most of the past several years in Washington, where most of the Steelers fans aren't actually from Pittsburgh and most of them are Pittsburgh fans simply because they're assholes who hate whatever local team there is, basically because they hate people.

/at least I'm willing to allow for the fact that probably most of the fanbase I hate the most is cool


Sounds like Ohio.
 
2013-07-04 04:17:18 PM
Eagles fans are the most disgusting, garbage fanbase of all time in any sport.
 
2013-07-04 04:20:43 PM
As mediocre and/or crappy as Dallas has been in the last 15 or so years, it's pretty asinine to call the fanbase outside of Dallas bandwagon at this point. They've earned their spot as a fan, hell, anyone that remained a fan through the early 00s earned their spot as a true fan. Same goes for the people that started  rooting for the team in the 70s and stuck by them even through the late 80s.
 
2013-07-04 04:51:39 PM

IAmRight: BTW, Steelers fans are the worst, but that's most likely because I spent most of the past several years in Washington, where most of the Steelers fans aren't actually from Pittsburgh and most of them are Pittsburgh fans simply because they're assholes who hate whatever local team there is, basically because they hate people.

/at least I'm willing to allow for the fact that probably most of the fanbase I hate the most is cool


I hate their fans the worst and I grew up in steeler territory. They really just hate people. Really liking the giants territory I'm in now. They're pretty good and knowledgeable, and they don't even give me hard times over the recent ass kickings they've given us.
 
2013-07-04 05:06:29 PM

wesmon: 2. N.E. Patriots: The Boston fan base in general is known throughout the country for constantly bragging about how much better their teams are than anyone else's, regardless of how their teams are actually doing. Keep sucking Tom Brady's jockstrap. (All the people pointing fingers at Green Bay fans for their holier than thou attitude haven't hung out with many Packer fans. They don't have an attitude or a chip on their shoulder like the Patsy fans do.)


Bullshiat. The real reason people are annoyed with Boston fans is because we have had a hell of a run.
Seven championships in 10 years? Loads and loads of playoff wins? Breaking the Red Sox streak? It has been a hell of a decade for Boston.

Delude yourself if you want, but if you talk to a real Boston fan (and not some shiathead on the internet), you'll see we are pretty decent and knowledgeable. The reason you hate us in general is that we have had a hell of a run, and while it is slowing down, Boston teams are still showing up in the playoffs.
 
2013-07-04 05:19:21 PM
Well, that was kind of a silly read.

/eagles fans ~not~ worst? ok
 
2013-07-04 05:32:44 PM

Publikwerks: wesmon: 2. N.E. Patriots: The Boston fan base in general is known throughout the country for constantly bragging about how much better their teams are than anyone else's, regardless of how their teams are actually doing. Keep sucking Tom Brady's jockstrap. (All the people pointing fingers at Green Bay fans for their holier than thou attitude haven't hung out with many Packer fans. They don't have an attitude or a chip on their shoulder like the Patsy fans do.)

Bullshiat. The real reason people are annoyed with Boston fans is because we have had a hell of a run.
Seven championships in 10 years? Loads and loads of playoff wins? Breaking the Red Sox streak? It has been a hell of a decade for Boston.

Delude yourself if you want, but if you talk to a real Boston fan (and not some shiathead on the internet), you'll see we are pretty decent and knowledgeable. The reason you hate us in general is that we have had a hell of a run, and while it is slowing down, Boston teams are still showing up in the playoffs.


Patriots fans are hated because 15 years ago there weren't any.  The team was about to move to St. Louis because of a lack of fan support.  Then the team started winning, and the fans returned, bragging about the team being the best ever and how they were the best fans ever.  Then we found out the Patriots had been cheating for the entire seven year run of their success, and the fans went nuts.  They denied any cheating ever happened, they claimed it was a new rule, they tried saying everyone did it, they tried changing the subject by accusing other teams of things, and they finished by saying they didn't cheat, but even if they had, it wouldn't helped.  Now the Patriots haven't won a title since they stopped cheating, but their fans are still arrogant about their team and brag about their success while cheating, while demanding that no one ever speak of their cheating again.

On the bright side, this run will end, and the Patriots and their fans will fade into the obscurity they deserve.
 
2013-07-04 05:45:48 PM

Publikwerks: wesmon: 2. N.E. Patriots: The Boston fan base in general is known throughout the country for constantly bragging about how much better their teams are than anyone else's, regardless of how their teams are actually doing. Keep sucking Tom Brady's jockstrap. (All the people pointing fingers at Green Bay fans for their holier than thou attitude haven't hung out with many Packer fans. They don't have an attitude or a chip on their shoulder like the Patsy fans do.)

Bullshiat. The real reason people are annoyed with Boston fans is because we have had a hell of a run.
Seven championships in 10 years? Loads and loads of playoff wins? Breaking the Red Sox streak? It has been a hell of a decade for Boston.

Delude yourself if you want, but if you talk to a real Boston fan (and not some shiathead on the internet), you'll see we are pretty decent and knowledgeable. The reason you hate us in general is that we have had a hell of a run, and while it is slowing down, Boston teams are still showing up in the playoffs.


Yes, Boston sports have been on a hell of a run. What's annoying about (some) Boston sports fans is that they still seem to think they have it pretty bad. You're not long suffering sports fans any more!
 
2013-07-04 05:49:40 PM
The noise in CenturyLink Field will NEVER, and I mean NEVER, be synthetic. To say as such is an insult to every 12th Man and both Seahawks and Sounders fans.

I've been on the field before a Sounders game as the Starting 11 are being announced, and the noise is for real. I have been a part of that same noise during a Seahawks game and if you can hear yourself, then it's halftime.

The asshole who wrote this article should be tied to the 12th man flag and run up the flagpole during a game, with no earplugs in.

// That article pissed me off
/// Can't you tell
 
Oak
2013-07-04 05:54:35 PM

TheJoe03: Eagles fans are the most disgusting, garbage fanbase of all time in any sport.


On Monday, December 5, 1988 I attended the game between the Bears and the Rams at Anaheim Stadium.  It was Jim Harbaugh's first start as a Bear (what ever happened to that guy, anyway?) and it didn't go well for the Monsters; they dropped it 23-3.  The most vivid memory I have, though, were the two leather-lunged fans several rows behind me.  By the time the end of the game rolled around, I had decided that there was something seriously wrong with both of them.  They exposed themselves over four quarters of football as two of the worst human beings ever to spend energy screaming invective at sports teams I've ever encountered, and I've spent a lot of time at stadiums.  The thing that I couldn't figure out was that they spent their time hurling unimaginative, repetitive, scatological abuse at everything: both teams, the other fans around them, the stadium and its amenities - everything.  You can already see the punch line here coming: the game ended, everyone got up to file out, and I spotted these two assclowns right away: Eagles jerseys.
 
2013-07-04 05:55:58 PM

CavalierEternal: Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two one Super Bowl, stolen another Super Bowl, and won three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.


Had to Fix that for you.

// War Seahawks
/// Proud 12th Man.
 
2013-07-04 06:02:40 PM

balki1867: The_Sponge: Wow.....talk about old news. You do realize that the Seahawks no longer play at the Kingdome, right?

Yes... and your point is?


...that you don't have one.
 
2013-07-04 06:15:27 PM

edgesrealm: The noise in CenturyLink Field will NEVER, and I mean NEVER, be synthetic. To say as such is an insult to every 12th Man and both Seahawks and Sounders fans.

I've been on the field before a Sounders game as the Starting 11 are being announced, and the noise is for real. I have been a part of that same noise during a Seahawks game and if you can hear yourself, then it's halftime.

The asshole who wrote this article should be tied to the 12th man flag and run up the flagpole during a game, with no earplugs in.

// That article pissed me off
/// Can't you tell


The stadium makes it sound louder.  It's built that way.  This isn't really a question.  You can say that if other teams don't like it, then they should build their own stadiums like that.
 
2013-07-04 06:25:58 PM

Komplex: puffy999: Green Bay and Seattle?

Really?

REALLY?

Yes.
Green Bay fans are slightly more self righteous than NPR listeners.
And Seattle fans really want to live in San Francisco.


Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (breathes deep) ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

// Why the fark would I want to live in San Fran
/// Last time I checked, the Seahawks left your 49ers tasting turf and broken ribs...
 
2013-07-04 06:34:18 PM

Dafatone: edgesrealm: The noise in CenturyLink Field will NEVER, and I mean NEVER, be synthetic. To say as such is an insult to every 12th Man and both Seahawks and Sounders fans.

I've been on the field before a Sounders game as the Starting 11 are being announced, and the noise is for real. I have been a part of that same noise during a Seahawks game and if you can hear yourself, then it's halftime.

The asshole who wrote this article should be tied to the 12th man flag and run up the flagpole during a game, with no earplugs in.

// That article pissed me off
/// Can't you tell

The stadium makes it sound louder.  It's built that way.  This isn't really a question.  You can say that if other teams don't like it, then they should build their own stadiums like that.


Granted, but if the noise was not real, then explain the Beastquake to me, and I quote:

In Marshawn Lynch's first career playoff game on January 8, 2011 against the New Orleans Saints, The home field crowd's reaction to his 4th quarter touchdown run was so strong that it was recorded as seismic activity at a monitoring station 100 yards from the stadium. The fourth-quarter run proved to be the game winner, as three minutes later the game ended with the Seahawks defeating the Saints, 41-36, capping one of the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history.

// The noise is real
/// The earth does not shake from cheering because an engineer designed it that way.
 
2013-07-04 06:39:11 PM

edgesrealm: Dafatone: edgesrealm: The noise in CenturyLink Field will NEVER, and I mean NEVER, be synthetic. To say as such is an insult to every 12th Man and both Seahawks and Sounders fans.

I've been on the field before a Sounders game as the Starting 11 are being announced, and the noise is for real. I have been a part of that same noise during a Seahawks game and if you can hear yourself, then it's halftime.

The asshole who wrote this article should be tied to the 12th man flag and run up the flagpole during a game, with no earplugs in.

// That article pissed me off
/// Can't you tell

The stadium makes it sound louder.  It's built that way.  This isn't really a question.  You can say that if other teams don't like it, then they should build their own stadiums like that.

Granted, but if the noise was not real, then explain the Beastquake to me, and I quote:

In Marshawn Lynch's first career playoff game on January 8, 2011 against the New Orleans Saints, The home field crowd's reaction to his 4th quarter touchdown run was so strong that it was recorded as seismic activity at a monitoring station 100 yards from the stadium. The fourth-quarter run proved to be the game winner, as three minutes later the game ended with the Seahawks defeating the Saints, 41-36, capping one of the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history.

// The noise is real
/// The earth does not shake from cheering because an engineer designed it that way.


Which is more likely?  That people in Seattle are somehow louder than any other fanbase, or that a stadium's unique construction results in a measurably loud phenomenon?
 
2013-07-04 07:06:19 PM

Dafatone: edgesrealm: Dafatone: edgesrealm: The noise in CenturyLink Field will NEVER, and I mean NEVER, be synthetic. To say as such is an insult to every 12th Man and both Seahawks and Sounders fans.

I've been on the field before a Sounders game as the Starting 11 are being announced, and the noise is for real. I have been a part of that same noise during a Seahawks game and if you can hear yourself, then it's halftime.

The asshole who wrote this article should be tied to the 12th man flag and run up the flagpole during a game, with no earplugs in.

// That article pissed me off
/// Can't you tell

The stadium makes it sound louder.  It's built that way.  This isn't really a question.  You can say that if other teams don't like it, then they should build their own stadiums like that.

Granted, but if the noise was not real, then explain the Beastquake to me, and I quote:

In Marshawn Lynch's first career playoff game on January 8, 2011 against the New Orleans Saints, The home field crowd's reaction to his 4th quarter touchdown run was so strong that it was recorded as seismic activity at a monitoring station 100 yards from the stadium. The fourth-quarter run proved to be the game winner, as three minutes later the game ended with the Seahawks defeating the Saints, 41-36, capping one of the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history.

// The noise is real
/// The earth does not shake from cheering because an engineer designed it that way.

Which is more likely?  That people in Seattle are somehow louder than any other fanbase, or that a stadium's unique construction results in a measurably loud phenomenon?


Okay, let's have the discussion:

First, read this:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CenturyLink_Field

Second, tell me if there is anything on that page right there regarding its construction (material or design) that would increase the noise synthetically, or even cause the existing noise to be amplified.

When you don't find anything, pick Option #1.
 
2013-07-04 07:36:04 PM
Problem here in Tampa is 3 fold.
1. The team has been losing and losing badly, no effort and less desire
2. A small "true Buccaneer Fan base" too many people from too many places up North. Bucs fans are always lost in the crowd at Raymond James.
3  It's Sunday morning in late November  and the weather will be sunny and warm. Do you want to A) go see a mid pack football team that still has no chance for the playoffs OR B) drive west across the bridges and relax watching bikini babes while sipping a cold beer. ?

/ See you at the beach my friends.
 
2013-07-04 08:16:25 PM
That article is terrible.  Mostly contrarian for the sake of being contrarian.

My hometown team has to rank in the bottom five (Tampa Bay)
 
2013-07-04 08:31:01 PM

edgesrealm: Dafatone: edgesrealm: Dafatone: edgesrealm: The noise in CenturyLink Field will NEVER, and I mean NEVER, be synthetic. To say as such is an insult to every 12th Man and both Seahawks and Sounders fans.

I've been on the field before a Sounders game as the Starting 11 are being announced, and the noise is for real. I have been a part of that same noise during a Seahawks game and if you can hear yourself, then it's halftime.

The asshole who wrote this article should be tied to the 12th man flag and run up the flagpole during a game, with no earplugs in.

// That article pissed me off
/// Can't you tell

The stadium makes it sound louder.  It's built that way.  This isn't really a question.  You can say that if other teams don't like it, then they should build their own stadiums like that.

Granted, but if the noise was not real, then explain the Beastquake to me, and I quote:

In Marshawn Lynch's first career playoff game on January 8, 2011 against the New Orleans Saints, The home field crowd's reaction to his 4th quarter touchdown run was so strong that it was recorded as seismic activity at a monitoring station 100 yards from the stadium. The fourth-quarter run proved to be the game winner, as three minutes later the game ended with the Seahawks defeating the Saints, 41-36, capping one of the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history.

// The noise is real
/// The earth does not shake from cheering because an engineer designed it that way.

Which is more likely?  That people in Seattle are somehow louder than any other fanbase, or that a stadium's unique construction results in a measurably loud phenomenon?

Okay, let's have the discussion:

First, read this:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CenturyLink_Field

Second, tell me if there is anything on that page right there regarding its construction (material or design) that would increase the noise synthetically, or even cause the existing noise to be amplified.

When you don't find anything, pick Option #1.


Shut up, homer.

50000, 65000, 80000...the same number of people make the same amount of sound regardless of where they're congregated. Also, familiarize yourself with how amphitheaters and acoustic guitars work.
 
2013-07-04 09:23:32 PM
I'm a Jacksonville fan, and even I think they should move out.  To me, the team is like an old dog with cancer that needs to be put out of its misery.  Sure, we love the dog and we had some good times, but it is time to let go.
 
2013-07-04 10:58:16 PM
Troll article is Troll.   All fan bases have jerks.  And with the right amount of alcohol, anyone's inner jerk can come out with the right provocation.   Some fan bases are jerkier than others.    It looks like the east coast folks think the east coast teams (not theirs) are the worst, and the west coast folks have a similar impression.

Sports bullying is still bullying.

In regards to the Seattle stadium, "the Seahawks designed a stadium that would optimally harness the volume of their boisterous fans." I trust Popular Mechanics  on this. Citation
 
2013-07-04 11:12:09 PM

Waldo Pepper: 2wolves: kronicfeld: That is such a piss-poor article. The first entry on Green Bay makes no sense whatsoever. The entry on Houston is even worse. Seattle and Jacksonville make some sense. I agree that FedEx field is an utterly miserable experience, but how are 45,000 people (1/3 to 1/2 of the game-day crowd is usually not Redskins fans) "the fan base"? How can the front-running, bandwagonning Cowboys fans from places like Bethesda, Connecticut, and Syracuse not be on this list? It boggles the mind.

DC area Cowboy fans exist because of the Marshall era of ownership. To this day many black folks here despise the Washington Snyders.

btw Bobby Mitchell pretty much won the majority of those fans back.  So your by your account there is nothing between the years of Marshall owning the team and Snyder?  Mr. Cooke would like to have some well chosen words with you. (if he was still alive)


Jack has been dead for some time. I don't believe you read what I actually wrote before you wondered off into the tall grass.
 
2013-07-04 11:30:52 PM

edgesrealm: CavalierEternal: Steelers.

FACT: Since 2006, the Steelers have won two one Super Bowl, stolen another Super Bowl, and won three AFC Championships.

Their rankings in attendance since 2006.

2006: 26th
2007: 27th
2008: 28th
2009: 25th
2010: 23rd
2011: 22nd
2012: 25th

At least Baltimore fans, for as much as I hate them and consider them hypocritical sh*tbags, go out and support their team.

Had to Fix that for you.

// War Seahawks
/// Proud 12th Man.


I was told a few years back that it was always Steelers fans that brought this up. Since then it has been people like you that put lie to that assertion. But, since you brought it up, your tears have sustained me for years and continue to do so.
 
2013-07-05 01:43:50 AM

Gecko Gingrich: 50000, 65000, 80000...the same number of people make the same amount of sound regardless of where they're congregated. Also, familiarize yourself with how amphitheaters and acoustic guitars work.


Husky Stadium is on record as being the loudest college stadium in the country as well. Could be that Seattle fans bring the noise better than everyone else...
 
2013-07-05 02:37:07 AM

BigJake: Husky Stadium is on record as being the loudest college stadium in the country as well. Could be that Seattle fans bring the noise better than everyone else...


The noise was good, but I think they phoned in a lot of the funk.
 
2013-07-05 04:15:51 AM

Publikwerks: wesmon: 2. N.E. Patriots: The Boston fan base in general is known throughout the country for constantly bragging about how much better their teams are than anyone else's, regardless of how their teams are actually doing. Keep sucking Tom Brady's jockstrap. (All the people pointing fingers at Green Bay fans for their holier than thou attitude haven't hung out with many Packer fans. They don't have an attitude or a chip on their shoulder like the Patsy fans do.)

Bullshiat. The real reason people are annoyed with Boston fans is because we have had a hell of a run.
Seven championships in 10 years? Loads and loads of playoff wins? Breaking the Red Sox streak? It has been a hell of a decade for Boston.

Delude yourself if you want, but if you talk to a real Boston fan (and not some shiathead on the internet), you'll see we are pretty decent and knowledgeable. The reason you hate us in general is that we have had a hell of a run, and while it is slowing down, Boston teams are still showing up in the playoffs.


Heh. Your response just backs up what I said.
 
2013-07-05 04:21:18 AM

FLMountainMan: That article is terrible.  Mostly contrarian for the sake of being contrarian.

My hometown team has to rank in the bottom five (Tampa Bay)


Yep. I'm also a local Tampa fan. The Tampa Bay area might have the worst fan base in sports. It really shows itself with the Rays, who can't sell any tickets despite fielding a good team every year. And you get the Tampa residents complaining about having to drive 25 min over a bridge to see the team and that makes it not worth it.

Pathetic sports town.
 
2013-07-05 10:02:09 AM
I'm trying to figure out what's more moronic
1.  Someone made this asinine list
2.  People are arguing about this asinine list

/hoping that this guy writes an article about who's fans are best looking next
 
2013-07-05 10:03:32 AM

GacysBasement: I'm trying to figure out what's more moronic
1.  Someone made this asinine list
2.  People are arguing about this asinine list

/hoping that this guy writes an article about who's whose fans are best looking next

 
2013-07-05 10:13:58 AM

BigJake: Gecko Gingrich: 50000, 65000, 80000...the same number of people make the same amount of sound regardless of where they're congregated. Also, familiarize yourself with how amphitheaters and acoustic guitars work.

Husky Stadium is on record as being the loudest college stadium in the country as well. Could be that Seattle fans bring the noise better than everyone else...


Or that CenturyLink was designed to look/feel like Husky Stadium.  With similar acoustic effects.
 
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