Well said Garv.I don't know how one just "chooses" a team to root for. How does that process even work?Who CHOOSES to be a bucs fan? Do you choose that in december of the 2002 season?? To me, you don't just "choose" to be a Bucs fan. You either lived there during the expansion, or you were born into it. That's what happened to me. My parents birthed me in tampa and raised me in tampa, I'm 26 now and don't ever imagine not being a Bucs fan, regardless of where I move. If you chose to be a Bucs fan for some other reason than that you live(d) in Tampa, god bless you! I just don't know when you would choose to do that. Maybe in '95 season, or the '97... otherwise, you're just either a sadomasochist or a bandwagoner... or I guess a foreigner who likes underdog piratesMy parents (who birthed me into this) moved to Maine and are Patriots fans now because "why not - they win all the time" - I'm like, WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?My wife is a packer fan from a wisconsin ticket-holding packer family - and asks me yesterday, "why don't you just root for the packers with me?" I'm like "HELL no, that's too easy" She's like, "well do you think you'll ever be a packer fan" I'm like "HELLLLL no, and neither will our son!" She shrugs and I go back to watching my Bucs getting blown out 28-0 in the first quarterif you want to root for a team to "feel like a winner" then you need to check yourself. I don't get that. I don't get bandwagoning Cowboys fans, or bandwagoning steelers fans, or bandwagoning seattle fans - I mean, what gives you the "right" to think you're "one of them"... you're just a poser. YEAH THAT'S RIGHT, MY PARENTS ARE POSERS, I HOPE YOU'RE READING THIS MOM
Predictable. "You are not a real fan, blah blah blah." I am a fan and have been since the 1980s. So I have seen some bad teams. What makes this team tough to root for is ownership. Sorry, but I don't support mediocrity unconditionally. And neither should you!
No, you're a front runner, a bandwagon "fan." Own it. Hell, you already have. You think Buccaneer fans LIKE what's happening now? Did they LIKE 0-26? Noooooo. But we stuck with our team and life goes on and hopefully things get better. They did before and eventually they will again. Then you can come back and claim you were on board all along...... like most bandwagon "fans" do. So be it.
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