Originally Posted by Fon Duc Tow
a party, cause, movement, etc., that by its mass appeal
or strength readily attracts many followers:
Sorry man but a high school team cannot by definition have a bandwagon. It must be a Cincinnati thing (not knowing what a bandwagon is).
I've never seen so much misuse of the word.
The last time I remember seeing it was 2005 when the Bengals went to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. People were all like "look at all the bandwagon fans." The Bengals Bandwagon is parked in between the Montreal Expos and Detroit Lions bandwagons.
In the parking lot of "wrong use of that word."
Maybe its because our sports teams usually aren't very good. So at the first sign of even modest success, all the longtime fans try their hardest to play the bandwagon card. They want to have a bandwagon sooo bad, they really do. Then they might be included with the big boys.
But sorry, no. Not in Cincinnati. The only way you have a bandwagon here is if you don't know what bandwagon means.
Show me a small market bandwagon (except for the Steelers, curiously enough, but 6 rings will do that) and I'll show you someone who doesn't know what the definition of a bandwagon is.
I'm glad you've gotten the dictionary out twice but again mass appeal is a relative thing. Do the Lakers have a "mass appeal?" Probably not when compared to Manchester United or FC Barcelona. Outside of the US, China, and a few other places, basketball just doesn't have a mass appeal.
I guess my question to you would be what defines mass
? Does it have to exist outside of Cincinnati? That seems to be your definition which is fine.
But there's definately a mass of people in Cincinnati. There will be a mass of people at the Reds game tonight. There will be a mass of people at mass on Sunday.(Forgive me, I couldn't pass it up.)
In any event, unless you define exactly how many people constitute a mass, than it's hard to say whether there's a "mass appeal."