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(Fansided)   The 5 worst NFL fan bases. No surprise that the Jaguars are here, but yes, Green Bay, you're on this list. And so are you, Washington. Hey, "12th Man", you're here also   (fansided.com) divider line 26
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2013-07-04 12:50:13 AM
3 votes:
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 07:12:48 AM
2 votes:
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 03:37:04 AM
2 votes:
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 01:33:13 AM
2 votes:
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 12:06:28 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-07-03 11:44:53 PM
2 votes:
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 09:24:15 PM
2 votes:

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 06:58:29 PM
2 votes:

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 05:41:50 PM
2 votes:
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%.
2013-07-04 11:30:52 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-07-04 09:01:46 AM
1 votes:
"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 03:32:26 AM
1 votes:
How the hee-haw did Oakland fail to even place? i10.photobucket.com
2013-07-04 03:24:35 AM
1 votes:

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 02:03:01 AM
1 votes:
I stopped reading at BroJackson.com.
2013-07-04 12:10:42 AM
1 votes:
Green Bay and Seattle?

Really?

REALLY?
2013-07-04 12:00:18 AM
1 votes:
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
2013-07-03 11:30:55 PM
1 votes:

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 11:25:02 PM
1 votes:

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 11:10:06 PM
1 votes:

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 11:03:03 PM
1 votes:
The fact that this list doesn't include any team in Pennsylvania is proof that it is utter bullshiat.
2013-07-03 09:22:16 PM
1 votes:
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 08:34:21 PM
1 votes:

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 06:50:09 PM
1 votes:
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 06:46:07 PM
1 votes:

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 06:27:58 PM
1 votes:
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 06:05:29 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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