Originally posted by BirdmanJr:
Originally posted by jta854:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I think to a certain degree, the majority of fans for any team are bandwagon fans. I came aboard in the 80s as a kid, saw Montana and the Niners doing their thing, and I instantly became a fan.
There is nothing wrong with bandwagon fans. It's good for the team and it's a sign that the team is good. If anything, I don't like when someone suddenly drops that team when they are no longer winning championships. I was there for the great ride of the 80s and 90s, and my support didn't wane during this this past decade.
Ironically, didn't our decline start around this time 10 years ago?
Those people are called bandwagon fans.
this. You guys are confusing what bandwagon fans are, just because you become of a fan of a team just because they are good doesn't make you a bandwagon fan. The minute you switch teams because they start sucking and switch to another team, that right there makes you a bandwagon fan.
I welcome all new
fans with all open arms. I have no problem with fans who get hooked on a team when they are good. I am from Tennessee; I have no ties to the bay area at all. When I grew up the Titans were in Houston, and my dad was not much of a NFL fan. I started watching pro football with no ties to any team. The 49ers were the team I was drawn to, and I have stuck with them through the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The Bandwagon fans that aggravate me
, are the ones who abandon their team in the bad times. Ever since the early 90’s I have pulled for our team. I have had to listen to many people make comments like “why do pull for them, they suck!” I personally can not imagine packing up my 49ers stuff and putting it in the attic until they are “good “ again.
So welcome all new
fans! The 49ers are a franchise with great a winning tradition, a young team president, a coach who has everyone excited, and a talented young team.
To all the fans that have been dormant for the last ten years, I don’t respect you… But it’s a good sign you are back, because if we sucked you wouldn’t be here.