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(ESPN)   The Pirates get their 81st win, clinching their first non-losing season since 1992, ending the longest such streak in Pro American sports history   ( scores.espn.go.com) divider line
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2013-09-03 11:32:14 PM  
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2013-09-04 12:37:54 AM  
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Andy will now, FINALLY get up outta centerfield then.

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/go a's
//go cards
2013-09-04 12:19:59 AM  
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2013-09-04 09:41:32 AM  
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Mid_mo_mad_man: Gunny Highway: GoldSpider: falcon176: and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan

Yeah, and they were proud fans of their Buccos the whole time too!

People seem to confuse "bandwagon fans" with "people who arent willing to spend excessive amounts of time money on a shiatty product but still root for a team and when the team starts to get good they pay more attention."

Happens all the time.

Actually what you just described is a bandwagon fan. I wear a dog eared Royals cap just so I can say I've followed them for years. I really want a new cap but I don't want to look like a new fan. So I wear an old cap

1. It's both sad and pathetic that you care that much about what other people think of your hat status.
2. Casual fans (i.e. bandwagon fans) give the team more money, which should give the team a better chance at acquiring better talent and winning more games.
3. What's the end game for you?  So you can be sitting in a bar when the Royals win the WS, turn to the crowd of happy, cheering people and say "No, no, I was here first!  I was here first! Stop having fun!  That's my fun!"

If the Cubs ever win the WS in my life, I will make sure I'm in Wrigleyville when it happens.  I will immerse myself in the crowd, and when that moment comes, I don't care if the people around me just started rooting for them during the WS, I'm hugging every motherfarker there.
2013-09-04 02:42:16 AM  
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regindyn: I think I'm more proud of the fans that stuck around.  I don't know how you did it.

Generally by crying for the first few years, blackout drinking for about the next decade after that, then just laughing at the absurdity of the team's upper management.

/went to 1979 WS as a kid
//thought I'd die before Bucs saw .500 again
2013-09-04 01:30:45 AM  
1 vote:
and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan
2013-09-04 12:55:28 AM  
1 vote:
Clearly it was the Astros and their awesomeness living in the same division that was keeping them down all this time.
2013-09-04 12:03:45 AM  
1 vote:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: 81!

An entire generation of people have never seen the Pirates have a winning season. Maybe, just maybe, we're about to see a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh.

Oh, and fark Kevin McClatchy. I hope he knows how reviled he is by Pirates fans. He promised the world and delivered jack shiat. Nutting did everything McClatchy promised to do and didn't. Tonight we are finally free of his legacy of failure.

So I assume if somebody wants to be killed all they have to do is stand in between PNC Park and Heinz Field and say the names Kevin McClatchy and Neil O'Donnell.

/Braves fan in Pirates Country
//I feel relieved that I no longer have to walk around here feeling responsible for my team knocking the Pirates into what seemed like permanent futility
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