Originally Posted by dougdirt
If by mass appeal you consider the entire country, yeah, sure. If you consider mass appeal to the 2.5 million people in the greater Cincinnati metro area 'mass', then those three all count.
Even if everyone in Cincinnati is doing something, if Cincinnati is the only city doing it, then there is no mass appeal.
Does Skyline Chili have mass appeal?
And don't say "In Cincinnati it does" because "mass" means everywhere, not just one place. That's like saying your TV has mass appeal in your house because everyone likes to watch it.
So again I say, if your team only does well once every 20 years or so, then there is no bandwagon. Only fans with varying degrees of the "willing suspension of disbelief."