Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
No, they get labeled as the worst fans in sports because they have an entitlement mentality -- they feel they deserve to win a title every season and they make statements like "America wants to see the Lakers/Yankees in the finals" or "It's every high school kid's dream to go to Kentucky."
Wanting to win and refusing to accept mediocrity as an OK outcome isn't and shouldn't be just a Yankees or Red Sox thing.
Nah. It never gets to that point with me.
Talk to a Kentucky fan (or an OSU football fan or a 'Bama football fan or a Louisville basketball fan or an IU basketball fan or a Duke basketball fan-- they're just about everywhere) long enough, and you'll hear (likely within the first 15 minutes or so), "I won't apologize for high expectations for my
team." They'll then go on and on about how it's a national championship or bust.
That's a piss poor fan who, in most years, is among the Cadre of the Miserable. By claiming "high expectations," these fans feel justified to rail against players, managers, and anyone else who might get in the way. They don't cheer for the team or a players or even the situation-- they wait, furious and miserable, arms crossed, blood pressure high, watching and waiting for the inevitable screw up just so they can say, "I told you so."
They don't root for players, laundry, or anything else because it's so much easier to complain once they prove their humanity.
(And, yeah, that's a strong opinion.)