Advertisement. Kentucky fans finished second (8.96%) and North Carolina fans came in third (6.59%). However, as we all know, there are certain fans that annoy you and really get under your skin. Duke fans deservedly get the most venom of any college hoops fan base, but North Carolina isn’t exactly filled with humble, “aw shucks” types. They always get loud and give me headaches. Seriously, they're adults now and it's embarrassing. And for those they don't fall into, they probably have someone in their life that does. People who support the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and/or Eagles (as in Boston College Eagles). Second place went to fans of the Dallas Cowboys (13.34%), and Philadelphia Eagles fans (9.02%) came in third. Read The Blonde Side’s latest on Elite Daily, in the sports section. Robin Ficker. I’m a huge NASCAR fan, have been for years it was something I shared with my dad and so it’s meant a lot to me. It's a nickname for a French-Canadian. Also, most of them haven’t set foot in Dallas once in their lives. Pats fans still think the NFL is out to get them, that the powers that be want them to lose, and that every one of their wins is somehow a victory for the little guy over the establishment. Sports have always brought people together, giving fans a common goal and a common enemy. Posted on January 3, 2011 by shamgaranath. 9. The Pittsburgh Penguins (14.09%) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (10.93%) finished second and third, respectively. However, Houston’s trash can scandal has brought out the worst in their fans, who are playing the victim card, the revenge card (though their team richly deserved their punishment, and probably got off easy) and the “we’ll win it again this year just to stick it to baseball” card. The 5 Most Annoying Things About Sports (To Non Sports Fans) Facebook. These fans … Houston Astros fans would never have made it onto anyone’s “annoying fans” radar before this past year. The Jets are not. You’d be wrong. Fans of these teams often say "haters gonna hate" or some equally stupid variation, but the fact is these teams comprise most of the sports coverage in this country. I bet it’s easy to appreciate great performances from opposing players when your team is a perennial contender. However, they make the cut for one reason, and one reason only: They pioneered the worst cheer in sports history. Full disclosure: I went to Penn State. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. Let’s make this clear- annoying doesn’t equal bad. Here is a list of the top 10 most annoying fans in sports: 10. And finally, it’s partly the fans, who pretended the Irish still mattered for many years when they didn’t, and who now are actually pissed Notre Dame isn’t getting more credit for its successes last season. I don’t drink, but if I did, this would be the equivalent of a “drunk tweet” or “drunk dialing.” The sleepier I … Football is the world’s most popular sport and rightly so. Those are the nicest things I could say about them too. Just an awful fan base, which will jump ship en masse at the first sign of trouble. Not necessarily. Released from the Curse of the Bambino, Red Sox fans were free to embrace their true, infuriating nature. Cowboys fans are everywhere, and they want you to know that the Cowboys are America’s team, and they’re the best fans around and they’re hyper-loyal. The point is, every fanbase is annoying unless it’s the team you root for. Those emotions can be either positive or negative and generate positive or negative behaviors. You’d think that some of the ugly losses the program has suffered this century would have humbled Wolverines fans somewhat, but you’d be wrong. The rates of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in America have risen... People in the U.K. began receiving the Pfizer coronavirus... the only one that posted a negative favorability score was the Patriots, In a poll that asked the fan bases of four U.S. professional sports, these are the sports teams running out of fans. Pinterest. SHARE. When enjoyable activities (like watching sports) are internalized, they become part of a fan’s identity, a passion, so cheering for a team indirectly includes cheering for the self. There’s the towering superiority complex, which is rooted in the belief that their school is Ivy League-quality, and there’s the reverential-bordering-on-creepy devotion to everything Bo Schembechler did. The Warriors’ mid-2010s run produced some of the prettiest, most dominant basketball in recent NBA history. Vapid celebrities attending games just to be seen? Some seasons, they’ve had the two best players on the planet. Of course not. Cardinals fans didn’t invent baseball, but they’d like you to believe that is the case. On one hand, Toronto Maple Leafs fans are incredibly devoted. It’s not even close here. Of course, the opposite of all of this is what is actually true. Some sports fans disagree. Perhaps even more eye-popping were the Patriots grabbing first place for most annoying fan base regardless of sport, taking 12.08 percent, topping the Los Angeles Lakers who had 5.93 percent. It annoys the heck out of me. Sports fans vastly overrating their team is as annoying as fingers on a chalkboard; especially, when the goal is holding a decent college football sports discussion. THEY WHINE SO MUCH. Not all of them, to be fair. Why? We love sports and society wouldn’t be the same without them. Ohio State finished second (15.75%) and Michigan (9.04%) finished third. No one is clean. Even though the SEC is objectively the best league, the fans are so annoying with their constant reminders of this fact that it makes me root for Alabama, Georgia, LSU and the rest of the conference’s powerhouses to go down in flames whenever possible. From college to the pros, let's take a look at the most annoying fan bases across sports. The only thing that makes all the unearned arrogance bearable is the fact that the Irish reliably get their teeth kicked in anytime they play a truly great team. It’s okay to “hate” the New England Patriots NFL team. “In-com-plete!” I don’t care how long it has been going on. The Pittsburgh Penguins have had, with the exception of perhaps two seasons out of the last 36, either the best hockey player on the planet, or someone in the top three. They want their team to win, but if they suffer an upset, no big deal, because they’ll be back with a bevy of top recruits the next season. Incredibly enough, I do. Sports fans are cringy and sad Watching the reaction videos for the Cubs winning the World Series or the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, and it just strikes me as really sad that these people are so emotionally invested in a silly game that they cry over it and hug each other. The most serious sports fans fall into many of these. Interestingly, there are probably around 32 million fans who claim Notre Dame as “their team” despite not having attended the school. But hey, at least they have KAT until he demands a trade! (USA TODAY Sports) 2. If not, their fans will tell you. Tech bros paying obscenely inflated prices for courtside seats, the idea that somehow everything Golden State does on the court is revolutionary — all of it is just bad. level 2. Perhaps that will bring the fans back to earth. I don’t care that it’s a little routine with the public address announcer. This is not the fate of many professional teams — these are 25 hardest teams to root for. Notre Dame fans will lecture you about how this year, it’s going to be different, and how Touchdown Jesus and the rest of the game day experience border on mystical. But along with your fantasy points and actual team wins comes dealing with the most annoying sports fans known to man. The Dallas Cowboys haven’t reached the NFC championship game, let alone the Super Bowl, since 1995. And complain some more. In big cities, usually it’s easier to root for the “little brother” team than the established powerhouse. Feel the same way. Rant on Annoying Sports Fans. But along with your fantasy points and actual team wins comes dealing with the most annoying sports fans known to man. Even since they FINALLY won the World Series in 2016, they still whine and cry more than any fan base, in any sport. Insight Pest Solutions also has constructed a matrix showing the most annoying fans in all six categories based on a favorite NFL team. While all sports fans can be considered annoying by fans of other teams, Boston sports fans take annoying to a new level. There are few things in sports more infuriating than passive-aggressive friendliness from opposing fans, and Cardinals fans have that market cornered. The booing of every top draft pick is played out, and the mere existence of Fireman Ed is enough to make any person hate a fan base that could produce such a clown. Immediately thereafter, they became even worse than Red Sox fans, an impressive feat. Of course, it’s fine to cheer for a school without having gone there, but it’s practically an epidemic when it comes to the Fighting Irish. They expect a national championship every year, and while the team is usually at least on the fringes of serious contention, the idea that a Final Four trip can be viewed as a disappointment is nauseating. Los Angeles is a Lakers town through and through, but while the team and its fans aren’t as annoying as some other flagship organizations, they are still incredibly tough to tolerate, even with the eminently likable LeBron James as the face of the franchise. Fans are as integral to sports as the players themselves. These people are the fans … I am sports fan and while I can understand what he says, his issues don't go into the real issues like the cult like behavior of some fans. The NFL season is upon us, and boy, does it mark a glorious time in our lives. In fact, plenty of generally very well-liked teams are struggling in that department — these are the sports teams running out of fans. To non-sports fans, caring about sports makes no sense. Spoiled doesn’t begin to describe this group, who are the Patriots fans of the NHL. For fans of winning teams, then, victories generate celebrations. If there’s a perennial leader among most-disliked pro sports teams, it has to be the New York Yankees. The players are just doing their jobs on the field, and while there are some whose play engenders blind rage from opposing fans, the real bad blood is created by those cheering for them from the stands (or on social media). They're so annoying that once in a while, they even manage to make Mike Krzyzewski angry. It's just annoying when people take credit for it and gloat at you when they really had no influence on it. In fact, it is likely that most sports fans just want to enjoy sports again and would prefer to end the polarizing debates on the fields of play. Wrong. See if your favorite team had the misfortune of making our list of the most annoying fan bases in both professional and college sports. Are they malicious? Saban has brought five national championships to Tuscaloosa, has lost more than two games in a season just twice in 13 years, and routinely has the Crimson Tide looking so dominant that even when they suffer an upset loss or two, many still view them as the best team in the country. Kentucky basketball fans are the college hoops equivalent of St. Louis Cardinals fans. You are likely guilty of at least a couple of these incredibly annoying behaviors often seen at sporting events. I’m glad Mookie Betts got traded. Reddit. Relax Cubs fans. Raptors fans seem pretty cool. It’s hard to put into words how annoying Patriots fans are. They’ve won five Stanley Cups since drafting Mario Lemieux way back in 1984 and three this century with Sidney Crosby. Then came their 2004 rally from down 0-3 to the Yankees in the ALCS, a subsequent World Series romp, and friends, everything changed. There’s a lot of self-satisfaction there plus the overwhelming sense of ownership of the sport itself. He defended them and it was this whole argument. For fans of losing teams, celebrations may be obnoxious displays of arrogance. There are plenty of pure-hearted die-hards that bleed green and things of that nature. From college to the pros, let's take a look at the most annoying fan bases across sports. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in … DID YOU KNOW: The Pittsburgh Steelers have won six Super Bowls, tied for the most in post-merger NFL history? So being a fan can be enjoyable or annoying (or worse). It’s a desperate, off-putting habit, and one imagines that playing for the Maple Leafs isn’t all that fun, because the very fans you’re trying to win for are the ones who hate you the most. Harmonious fans were more likely to have high levels of self-esteem and life satisfaction, and more likely to show their feelings in positive fan behaviors, such as celebrating their team’s victories in the streets.”. The Clippers, White Sox and Mets are all examples of this. In fact, a poll earlier this year revealed that of 12 sports dynasties in the past 40 years, the only one that posted a negative favorability score was the Patriots. It also revealed to the general public how awful Golden State’s fans are. There are far too many fans like this. If not, just let literally any SEC fan tell you so. Giants fans might be elitist, but those who cheer for the J-E-T-S really S-U-C-K. A glorious history of success that gives every fan a superiority complex? But hey, I’m sure they’ll get ‘em next year! Certainly there are rules that frustrate players, fans, and even referees, but then there are other things that are simply part of the game that make people hold their breath and tolerate. You’d think that Alabama fans who lived through the legitimately disappointing post-Gene Stallings era would be overjoyed at the program’s overwhelming dominance since Nick Saban took over. Add to … Oh also, some of these people genuinely believe that Nick Foles is better than Carson Wentz. The college football team with the most annoying fans is Alabama, which garnered 21.9% of the votes. A lot of my friends in college are die hard sports fans that argue over stupid things. There are also plenty of people who act badly because they want to live down to the city’s reputation for boorish behavior. That's because Steelers fans are everywhere. That kind of got me thinking about who the most annoying fan bases in pro sports are. MelissaJ says: 10/14/2011 at 12:08 am I’ve been reading through your site for a while now and love it. These fans don't necessarily have to be opposing fans of your team's rival, but simply sports fans in general. The least-liked fans garnered right around a third of all votes in every sport except NHL hockey and college football, where about a fifth of other fans can’t stand the top vote-getters. 1/14 **15. Whether it be they know nothing about the sport, are obnoxious, or scream just a little too much at the umpire.I went to a Peoria Chiefs baseball game when they were facing the … Everything bad about the tech industry is manifest in the Warriors’ fan base. Also known as the most annoying fanbase in the country. Definitely. Duke, with 35.34% of the votes, has by far the most annoying fans of any college basketball team, even beating out Patriots fans for the overall title of the most annoying fans in any big-time U.S. sport. There are, however, some groups of fans that tend to take things a little too far come game day. Have you ever had to sit nearby or in the same section with an annoying sports fan? SEC fans hate each other, but close ranks to defend the conference as a whole whenever any analyst or talking head has the gall to suggest that the league isn’t as good as it thinks it is. They’re still living off the accomplishments of the 1985 team, and despite the fact that Chicago usually isn’t a serious threat, owing to its abysmal quarterback situation, fans still assume that every year is the one that will signal the team’s return to glory. I blame Joe Maddon for at least some of it, so perhaps things will improve from here on out. Give us your Worst Sports Fan story in the comments or share it with all your friends on Facebook here. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Yada yada yada, details, whatever. Sometimes, it's peaceful as they're watching a game but then all of a sudden, they all start screaming and I jump. They take pride in it at this point. Well part of it was my bizarre affinity for the Tommie Frazier Nebraska teams of the mid-1990s, but the much larger part was the jaw-dropping arrogance from fans of a program that hasn’t won a national championship since 1986. Maybe drop the whole “we’re better than you” bit until it’s actually true again. It’s almost passe to say that Eagles fans are terrible. Are you aware that the SEC is a great football conference — the best in the land? The guy who used to wear the barrel to the games was pretty cool, however. They might not be historically annoying, but Astros fans have proved to be quick studies. That’s how sports work, I’m just glad we can all agree that the Lakers and their fans are the worst. It must be tough to cheer for the team with the deepest pockets in American professional sports — the team with 16 more World Series titles (27) than its closest competitor.