April 23, 2010


The Caps get their first chance to eliminate Montreal tonight.  I was flipping through my twitter feed on the my way to work this morning, only when I'm stuck at a stop light...relax.   I couldn't help but think about the multitudes of people that are getting to go tonight that have no vested interest in the team of the game.  They are going because " a friend has tickets" or something like that, and a guy like me, who would pay good money to go gets shut out. The bandwagon phenomenon is the worst part about cheering for a team that has progressed from terrible to awesome like the Caps have.   I saw this exact same phenomenon at opening day up in Baltimore a few weeks ago.  The girl sitting next to me had never been to a baseball game before, and had no idea what was going on.  She and her friend got tickets from a friend and decided to go.  I'm sure there were thousands of die-hard O's fans that would have paid for those tickets, and stayed for more than three innings.  You'll have to forgive me for being a little bit bitter this morning.  Happy Friday!  Have a great day!



  1. If it weren't for fairweather fans and sort-of fans I'm sure revenue would be much lower for the teams despite the fact that it is frustrating.

  2. I love being a fan of the team that so many people are fair weather fans of etc. You can brag about sticking through everything with them and knowing so much about them. And when the dust clears...they won't be there, but you will