Brace Yourselves, Raider Nation, The Bandwagon Fans Are Coming
Raider Nation has long been known as one of the most passionate and loyal fanbases in sports. But with newfound success, it’s only a matter of time before the bandwagon gets full.Bandwagon fans, aka the worst fans in the world. Everyone knows a bandwagon fan — that person who cheers for the Cubs, whatever team LeBron James is on, the Patriots, Penguins and Alabama Football — or whatever random combination of teams. Soon, one of those random teams will be the Oakland Raiders.
That’s what happens when a team gets competitive — at your local Chipotle, you’ll see half the people in there wearing gear so new, they forgot to take the tags off.It sucks.As a diehard fan, you’ve been through it all. Especially in the case of the Raiders — there were nine seasons where the Raiders couldn’t get above 5 wins and they displayed an overall level of dysfunction that was as comical as it was frustrating.
And then all these years later, after endless heartbreak, your favorite team is finally competitive. You couldn’t be happier…until you see some clown in brand new gear that has never even heard of Johnnie Lee Higgins.