When it comes to bandwagon fans, I have countless pet peeves. To get out all my thoughts on bandwagons fans, it would require a novel. So, I’m going to have many, many editions of some of the things that bother me about bandwagon fans. For this particular edition, my focus will be on Girls who buy sports jerseys.
Girls who buy a jersey just for the game:
When it comes to buying a sports jersey, most devoted male sports fans don’t just go around buying a jersey of any ordinary player. For us, a jersey is usually bought for a player who has excelled for your team for many years. An all-time great. Most guys I know only have a few choice jerseys that they will wear. And these jerseys are dedicated to players who they have had an attachment with due to years of excellent performances for their team. Plus, jerseys are expensive. So, we give thought when we think of buying one.
Before I start trashing all women for their ridiculous behavior at sporting events, I apologize to the .01 percent of the female population that are actually good fans. So let’s begin.
Do you ever see a girl wearing a jersey and think to yourself, “wait does that girl even like sports?” During football season, this happens all the time. You see pictures of girls at tailgates and football games wearing jerseys. For Skins fans, it’s usually a #47 Chris Cooley jersey. (which pains me since I own such a jersey and it has been ruined by bandwagon girls). I often get angry and laugh at the same time when I see this. You see this girl wearing a jersey and you know this girl is not a fan, so a thought that comes to mind is, “Where’d she get that jersey?” I thought to myself that maybe the girl just borrowed it from one of her guy friends. Understandable. Girl’s take social events seriously, so borrowing a guy’s jersey makes sense. And speaking of girls treating sporting events as social events……I’ll get to that. Upon further examination though, I’ve noticed that most of the time there is no way that the jerseys these girls are wearing came from a guy friend. If it did, you would be able to tell because a Large or X-Large jersey would look huge on a girl.
But no, these jerseys you see them wearing fit them perfectly. Which begs the question, “Did this girl buy that jersey just for this one time she was invited to the game?” Would a girl go to that great length just fit in for this particular social setting? The answer of course is yes.
Look at me, I spent 150 dollars to fit in!!
For guys, a sporting event is serious business. We are there for the game. All we care about is if our team wins. Everything else is secondary. For women, the game isn’t even secondary, it is irrelevant. Women view live sporting events as just another opportunity to show others how much “fun” they are having and being able to pretend they are a “fan.” They truly believe that buying a jersey actually makes them more of a fan. That’s the problem, they have no clue what goes into being a real fan. You can buy that all the t-shirts and Clinton Portis jerseys in the world, it doesn’t change the fact that you can’t name one interior lineman.
It’s ridiculous to even think about. I’m not a Washington Capitals fan. I’m just not a hockey guy. If I was offered a ticket to a game though, I’d surely go. I couldn’t even imagine buying an Alex Ovechkin jersey just for that game. That would be a joke. And that’s what these girls are who do this, complete jokes. Do they really think that men don’t see right through this? I think girls know that guys like a girl who enjoys sports, so buying a jersey will impress said guys. Except, it usually has the opposite effect. We just laugh at your phony attempts to act like a fan.
Pink jerseys. Girls who wear a pink colored jersey of a team are barely above Hitler. Being a bandwagon jersey wearing attention seeker is bad enough, but when you buy a jersey that isn’t even in the team colors, then you deserve to be banned from sporting events for life. There should be a specific security unit at all sporting events that automatically ejects these women who wear these to games. This isn’t a fashion statement sweetheart, it’s a freaking football game. If you’re going to do the “pretend you’re a sportsfan” routine, at least wear your team colors.
The problem is, guys do like girls who can go and enjoy a live sporting event. We don’t expect girls to be able to recite the roster off the top of their heads. We don’t care if you tag along and enjoy the game. Just as long as you aren’t obnoxious about it. However, when you put on a jersey and can’t back it up, it is obnoxious. And when you take pictures with your back to the game while it is going on………ok that is for a separate post. That’s enough for now, but with Capitals playoff hockey approaching, expect some bandwagon fan rants to come.