I know we've all encountered them, fans of particular teams that just seem to be more annoying than the rest.
I mean, I love the Dodgers, I love the 49ers, and there are some baseball fans I can deal with. I have no beef with Angels fans, and I will even root for the Angels. They aren't my number 1 team, but they are a close #2. I have no problem with Cubs fans, or even Phillies fans. The ones I met at the game on Monday were nothing but nice. I have no problem with Green Bay Packers fans, or NY Giants fans, Pittsburgh Steeler fans, etc.
But there are some I just can't stand. Now, for the record, this doesn't mean ALL fans, just the annoying ones.
The "Nation" teams
If you are part of the "Raiders Nation" or the "Red Sox Nation":
Living in SoCal, we have an influx of the "Raider Nation". The local press still treats the Raiders like they are LA's team. The "Fans" are absolutely annoying. Just go to a Chargers game when the Raiders are in town. You'll see what I'm talking about.
In recent years though, it's been the "Red Sox Nation" that has probably gotten more annoying. Probably due to the teams success. Was there a Red Sox Nation before 2004??? I sure don't remember one.
Fans of the The Dallas Cowboys
That's right, I said it. The whole "America's Team" thing is a joke. Jerry Jones is a joke. And their fans, are annoying.
Fans of the The New York Yankees
With success comes cockyness, and the NYY fans have it in spades. Just like the Cowboys fans of football.
I think Jerry Jones, Al Davis and George Steinbrenner meet up twice a year in a secret bunker in Aspen to discuss the ways they can annoy the rest of us with themselves.