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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; So, I've noticed a lot of people suddenly trying to say, "I've been a fan longer than you," or, "You just jumped on the band wagon." I have a cousin from the 'Sip who is a die-hard 49ers fan, has ...

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Old 12-08-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
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Suddenly, everyone is comparing how BIG a fan they are...

So, I've noticed a lot of people suddenly trying to say, "I've been a fan longer than you," or, "You just jumped on the band wagon." I have a cousin from the 'Sip who is a die-hard 49ers fan, has been since Saints v 49ers was the big rivalry. He started loving them when it was the Montana/Rice Dynasty. I feel like there are kids around the country now who will love the Saints for the rest of thier lives simply because how good they are doing this year. I say, the more the merrier. Sure, I want a little respect for being born into a Saints family but I don't diss anyone who wants to get a piece of the Saints action.

What's your take?

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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i think this should be either in the saints forum or the trash talk forum

either way......i like to think im the biggest saints fan around......and in canton, im easily the biggest saints fan lol.....but it doesnt matter to me how many people like the saints.....its about time we have a bandwagon

i love new fans as long as they dont toss us under the bus when we lose....true saints fans are the ones i will appreciate.....its the front runners that are with us this year and against us next year that i dont like

as far as arguing who is the biggest fan....im the biggest fan in my eyes....but im not going to look down on someone else who claims they are the biggest fan because there is allowed to be 2 biggest fans.....hell, theres allowed to be millions of biggest fans

and for the "longest fan" argument......im pretty young considering the age of posters around here......and i dont remember all the historic moments all the time.....but ive done my share of homework and ive rooted for my team whole-heartedly since devoting my fanhood....and i'll never root more for another team or cheer louder for another franchise

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:50 AM   #3
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I think the more the better. I have been a saints fan my whole life. Have I liked watching them the past 20 years? Not really except for the early 90's team that won games. It gets hard to keep watching a team that self implodes every year. I think we finally have a good set of players and coaches which is awesome. The more fans we get I think will help us keep the good guys we have and also attract other good players to want to come here because we win games. We the fans have the reponsibility to help make our team great I think. If we continue to put up performances like the MNF game and I'm talking about the fans not the players then we will continue to be a good team that may turn into a great team for the next decade. I mean it was freakin loud as hell in the dome that monday night.

atleast thats my opinion. take it for what its worth.

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The long time fan knows who they are. Regardless I'm glad to share the good times....I just hope they stick around when the lean times come rolling around again in about 25 years.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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Re: Suddenly, everyone is comparing how BIG a fan they are...

not exactly a long time fan...5 years or so...i know im the biggest fan where i live...everyone else is either a patriots fan or a steelers fan or a giants fan...

(my little brothers case is hes a bucs fan)
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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Re: Suddenly, everyone is comparing how BIG a fan they are...

Canton is that a reference to your speedo pic? lol

Look, I don't care when you became a fan. We cheer together, we jeer together and we party when the B&G is on top.

Just don't "act" like you've been around longer than you have...
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:12 PM   #7
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you hit the nail on the head that last statement saintsfan1976
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:32 PM   #8
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Re: Suddenly, everyone is comparing how BIG a fan they are...

I like new fans.......but some i meet dont even know the coaches name...lol......i came onboard in the Bum Phillips era...so what about 81...82 ..I remember he gave us our first winnning season...I thought we were gonna be real contenders when he came and brought in Kenny Stabler...oh well...lol....but im glad i got to enjoy the Dome Patrol..man that was so much fun..im a defensive guy...so this year has been sweet...i hope we get our secondary back for the playoff push...were gonna need them...
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.. not so long ago I posted a thread about being a little peeved over seeing hundreds of people in Disney wearing Saints gear

It's not a case of "I've been a fan longer" or "you are a bandwagon fan"...
..it's more like playing the Blues... you cannot play the Blues if you haven't suffered in life. So if someone just started to cheer for the Saints, one didn't suffer through the AB years, or the Ditka years, or know who Carl Smith is, or the fall of the Mora Empire years, or the "the Whiners are in our division" years, or the Bum years, or the baghead years, etc etc etc. one is here just for the happy times. One may be a "fan", and we do appreciate the support and the revenue it creates, and all of the benefits of hordes of people following the team, but one does not bleed black and gold.

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Re: Suddenly, everyone is comparing how BIG a fan they are...

Originally Posted by nogumbo4u View Post
I feel like there are kids around the country now who will love the Saints for the rest of thier lives simply because how good they are doing this year. I say, the more the merrier. Sure, I want a little respect for being born into a Saints family but I don't diss anyone who wants to get a piece of the Saints action.

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I think you described it just fine. My feelings exactly.
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......i came onboard in the Bum Phillips era...so what about 81...82 ..
yep, 81. thats the beginning of my Sainthood too.

I want to welcome the new fans, and bronze the really old ones.
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