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Old 02-26-2017, 12:45 PM   #21
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Bandwagon fans: Helpful for growing the brand of the team... detrimental to the psyche of the loyal fans.


It's just one of those things in the human experience that will happen. People want to be on the winning side, and if you care more about the wins than you do the team or sport, it is easy to jump on to the popular team. This is especially true if that team had fewer fans to begin with because it has the added bonus of feeling like you are among a unique faction that is different than the others.
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:54 PM   #22
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Bandwagons don't exist for losing teams. So just think about that for a minute
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:53 PM   #23
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The absolute worst ones are the Gamecock fans who say "oh I am a Duke fan when it comes to basketball".

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Old 02-27-2017, 11:59 AM   #24
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How do you guys feel about band wagoners? Been thinking about this topic a lot recently with all the new Falcons fan I came across before the Super Bowl. Personally I can understand adopting, or at least semi-adopting, a team if you move to a new city but those who jump on the bandwagon of a winning team just to do it always irritate me. They're also usually the first to jump off if things go bad.
I would like to have seen a graphical representation of the number of Falcons fans, as determined by Facebook posts, as the Super Bowl progressed. It certainly would have spiked during the 3rd quarter, started dropping during the 4th quarter and bottomed out in OT.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:10 PM   #25
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:29 PM   #26
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To be 100% honest, I LOVE bandwagon fans. When you're team has bandwagon fans it means your team is winning a lot. I don't care if someone was at every game during the 0-21 streak. I don't even care if they know we went 0-21. If they want to jump on the Gamecock bandwagon, bring 'em on. That just means we're winning.
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:58 PM   #27
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Every fan base has em. When Carolina crashed to 3-9 the wagoners just became Clemson fans. You see them everywhere.
Don't get me started on those who suddenly discovered that we play baseball at 11:36 pm June 29, 2010.
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:59 PM   #28
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I pull for whoever is beating Clemson...does that make me a band wagon fan?
No. Just makes you a Gamecock.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:27 PM   #29
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I worked with a guy that was a Sooner fan in football and Tarheel fan in basketball. He gave me crap years ago when unc beat us in basketball. Sometime around 2006, 7 or 8. I can't remember. I told him to STFU since he did not go to unc, ever live in NC and chose them probably because they won a lot. Douche.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:22 PM   #31
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i dont like bandwagon fans. most lifelong fans/alumni are going to represent the university alot better than some uppity bandwagon fan who is going to get in the face of opposing fans and brag like theyve been here since day 1
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