• Keith Walsh

Red Hot Thoughts: Top 5 Most Annoying Fan Bases in Sports

It's been quite a while but we are finally back with another edition of Red Hot Thoughts! We're talking about the five most annoying fan bases in sports. Now, most of you know I am a die hard Philadelphia sports fan sooooo, there is definitely going to be a lot of bias in this piece. Let's jump right into the list of the most annoying fan bases in sports.

1. Dallas Cowboys

This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone as the most annoying sports fans are the Dallas Cowboys fans. A fan base that makes it very easy to hate them, every Cowgirl fan I have ever met has been the absolute worst. Every year they will tell you how great there team is and how they're going to the Super Bowl. Then what happens is the team sucks and the fans always go back to the 90's and go "yeah but we still won all those championships" YAWN! Stop living in the past ya nerds. You were good 20 years ago and you haven't been good since. The other most annoying thing about Cowboy fans is the fans that have no association with Dallas and for some reason choose to like this god awful team, I will never understand that at all. I have also never seen a fan base overvalue bad to average quarterbacks more than Cowboy fans. We saw it with Tony Romo and now we are seeing it with Dak Presscott. These two are average quarterbacks at best but their fans act like they are first ballot hall of famers. They refuse to give their elite running back the money he deserves but are talking about possibly making Dak one of the highest paid quarterbacks. As an Eagles fan there's nothing I hate more than the Dallas Cowboys and their fans so by all means don't pay Zeke and give Dak a contract that will keep him in the NFC East for years to come so we know that the Cowboys will never be a threat.

2. Pittsburgh Penguins

Coming in at number 2 another super annoying fan base, the Pittsburgh Penguin fans. The thing that makes them so annoying is the fact that the team has been around since 1967 and yet their fans have only been around since 2005. Yes, they had a nice run in the late 80's and early 90's but then the fans disappeared again. Being a fan means sticking with your team whether they are at the top of the league or the bottom and the Penguins fan base is the definition of bandwagon fans. The team was bankrupt and was so close to being relocated and my god I wish they would have been. Saved by Mario Lemieux and the NHL they were practically gifted top draft picks in consecutive years which helped land them Marc-Andre Fleury, Sidney Crosby, and Evgini Malkin. Once they started doing well again their fans crawled out of the sewers and back into the stands. There is nothing more annoying than fair weathered fans and I can not wait for Penguins fans to go back into hiding.

3. New York Yankees

We get it...you won a lot of championships 27 to be exact and trust me every Yankee fan you come across won't let you forget that. That is exactly why they come in at number 3 on this list. A bunch of obnoxious New Yorkers telling you how they have the best players ever and have won 27 World Series *eye roll* One of the more annoying things other than the championships being shoved down your throat is the fans that try to act like the organization didn't buy some of those championships. Your team has the biggest payroll in the league they should have the best players in the league when you can just throw all this money at them, who wouldn't sign with you when you offer the most money. I respect the great players that have come through their organization don't get me wrong but when you can afford any player in the league and you've been around since the start of the sport you should have that many championships. I'll give Yankee fans credit though they don't live in the past as much as Cowboy fans but still can get really annoying.

4. Boston Fans

First and foremost this kid sucks. Woopty freakin do kid you've been to a lot of championship parades. You know what's more important than that? The amount of school days you missed for these parades whether the school was closed or not he has missed some valuable classroom time. The Boston fan base comes in at number 4 on the list for most annoying as its another fan base that shoves championships down your throat. Yes, part of my hatred toward these fan bases is that I don't have as many championships but regardless Boston fans are awful. I'm tired of every year hearing about how great the Patriots are and about how the Celtics are the best young team in the east. The Red Sox don't bother me cause they suffered for like 100 years before winning again back in 04. I can't stand the Bruins mainly because of that rat Brad Marchand. All I hope is that the Boston teams all go back to sucking and hopefully it happens in the next few years.

5. Philadelphia Fans

Yup, that's me celebrating after Claude Giroux overtime game winner against the Penguins at the Stadium Series game back in February. I'm a die hard Philly fan, I was born here and for the last 24 years I've been suffering and have only had the chance to see two championships. Its probably a surprise that I put us Philly fans on this list, well it's probably only a shock if you're one of us. Everyone else is probably wondering why we aren't number 1 on this list. As much as I love everything about my teams we have some of the most annoying fans in all of sports. The amount of so called Philadelphia sports fans that turn their backs on their teams so quick is insane. We give up on players and coaches after one bad game or play. Now don't get me wrong there are some players, coaches, and GMs that deserved it and we all know who they are(Chip Kelly, Dave Hakstol,Gabe Kapler). For the most part though we have too many fans that act like they love Philly sports only to completely turn their backs when things start going bad. Being a fan means sticking with your team win or lose and yes more times than not it usually ends in heartbreak for us Philly fans. One of the most annoying things to me when at a game at the Linc, the Wells, or CBP is the amount of people that act like they know what they are talking about when they have no idea. The amount of people that make up these crazy trade scenarios like they are playing a video game with the trade difficultly set to easy is insane. We have way too many Philly fans that are so unrealistic when it comes to our teams. Personally, the Flyers fans are the worst. When it comes to ranking the Flyers are my number 1 Philly team but, so many people that claim to be Flyers fans have no idea what they are talking about. It's super annoying when your sitting at a game and some guy is trying to explain to his friend why we should trade Giroux or why we trade one of our best defenseman for two 3rd line players. Like you clearly have no clue what you're talking about so please just shut up. Im assuming all fan bases have these type of fans and there are definitely a few other reasons as to why I put Philly fans on this list. In the end though I love my city and my teams and win or lose I will suffer through all the heartbreak until the day I die.

Let me know what you think of the list!

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