As the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years go by. I run into a lot of sports fans. I'm pretty much used to running into fans that are loyal and been representing a team from the good, bad, and ugly. But now, this era of "bandwagons", "hot teams/players" has reached an all time high. Which has made me raise my eyebrows and ask “What the hell is going on here?” On Twitter and Facebook, there are a lot of fans of teams. Created pages for teams and players to show their "fandom". This is what did it for me. I read a lot of bios of fans all the time and I can’t believe what I see. Some of these fans are Lakers AND Clippers fans. Celtics and Pacers fans. Mets and Yankees fans. Cowboys and Titans fans. The one that got to me was the 3 team combo: Mavs, Grizzlies, and Lakers fan or a KNICKS, PACERS, & BULLS FAN!!! 7
As Katt Williams like to say: "What part of the game is this?" You mean to tell me that you root for two teams in the same sport? So basically you have a Plan A and B as being a fan. Or better yet, just flip a coin to see what team you will root for tonight. Didn't know it was an option for these people as a fan to do this. So of course I ask them why you like two teams. The answers I get from these guys really bring pure comedy to the table.
Most of the responses I get are: "Both the teams are winners.” They’re always on ESPN" "I'm just joining in with everybody else." Or their "favorite player plays for them." If this is the case then wouldn't it be better than to just root for the player and not the team then? These "fans" of these teams can’t even name the whole roster of the team, let alone the coach. Or the history of the team and just the main player (i.e. Lebron, Melo, Dirk, CP3). Or when their "team(s)" loses. It's always the excuse of "The team sucks, but Dirk had a good game though."
After talking to these fans I came to a conclusion that I can't respect you or take you serious as a fan. Why like a team where you know nothing about them just their record and the main player on that team. Just say that you are a Lebron, Jeter, or Derrick Rose fan. You have no right to like a team or teams in that case. I’ve always been a fan of ONE team. No matter who played on that team and what their records are. It never got to a point to where I will just say "forget it" and find another team.
Maybe I'm just overlooking this situation too much and need to chill. Just let them have their fandom moments. But there's was always a question that NEITHER of the "player's fan's" answered for me. Which is "So what If you’re Plan A team best player goes over to you're Plan B team? Then what? Or maybe I should just join the movement and find me another team. No thanks. I'm too loyal for that.
B-Mo(Byron Moten) was born and raised in the Oak Cliff section of