Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ    Contact Us  Your donations are greatly appreciated! Donate  Chat Room

Board index » THE NET NATION LOUNGE » [ THE NET LOUNGE ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:47 am 
NET Bench Warmer
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:13 pm
Posts: 5
New to the forum, and recently came to root for the Hawks after they acquired Wilson (We're from the same area in Richmond). My question is how long time fans feel about all the new Seahawks fans out there? Here on the east coast in VA, we've always had fans of the Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles, Panthers, etc. but we never had many Seahawks fans until this season. Sports Illustrated had a cover story about the Seahawks a few months back. One line stood out the most to me. It was along the lines of Seahawks fans in Seattle, not entirely happy about Seahawks fans outside of the area. Any truth to that?

-Larry


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:06 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:37 pm
Posts: 2539
what team did you root for before?
Also i dont think seattle fans care about fans who are not from seattle as long as they rooting for the hawks


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:24 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:47 pm
Posts: 1659
You're not a bandwagon fan as long as you're in it for the long-haul....as in pretty much forever. And if not, there is nothing wrong with being a bandwagon/fair-weather fan. The additional revenue from such fans pressures teams to perform better, which gives us a higher-quality product. Without them, you get the Seattle Mariners :( (I kid, I kid....sort of).


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:11 pm 
NET Bench Warmer
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:13 pm
Posts: 5
I never really had a team before, I just enjoyed watching high action football. I like watching Peyton Manning play, but was never really a Colts fan. But the more i began to follow the Seahawks, the more the team and culture as a whole started to stand out to me. The players, the ownership, the coach, the Seattle area, and especially the fans really brought everything into perspective for me (not to get too deep). All of those things kind of brought me to where, i don't know, i could kind of identify with everything as a whole. There are no other fans in the NFL that can hold their own against Seahawks fans. They are the most loyal, dedicated, and really a member of the team. I don't really think any other US sport franchise can say that about their fan base.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:57 pm 
* The Doc *
* The Doc *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:33 am
Posts: 8882
Location: Covington, Washington
There are some hard-liners that will kind of begrudge the newcomers to the fanbase, but no different than any other fanbase in my opinion. The fans feel they have a special bond with the team, the players and amongst themselves. You see a lot of Seahawks fans on twitter that support 12s following 12s, but we all are still people with differing tastes so you know there will be different points of view.

Our fanbase is not the largest so any and all newcomers should feel welcome. Other than battle scars there really isn't much we can hold our noses up about and who wants to brag about being a neurotic? :th2thumbs:

Welcome aboard the bandwagon. It is a fun team to follow and watching a game live should be something you try to get done. Come in Sep or Oct when the sun is still gracing us with its presence.

See you around.

_________________
Image
Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
Wilson will sign for $18M+ (3/4/2014)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:31 pm 
NET Practice Squad
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:47 am
Posts: 90
There's a fair number of Seahawks fans up here in Northern Virginia/DC. They get together at a bar downtown. I jumped on board in 2005.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:35 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:41 pm
Posts: 1588
Couldn't care less as long as they abide by the following:

Learn the history
Be dedicated
Don't be obnoxious and give the fanbase a bad name. Otherwise, I will have issues.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:42 pm 
* NET GIF Master *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:48 am
Posts: 850
I welcome all new fans. I think current fans who don't want people to jump on the bandwagon are few and far between. People have to start somewhere.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:23 pm 
NET Bench Warmer
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:36 am
Posts: 39
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
I started following the Hawks since 2006 (when the refs screwed us), which is when the game of football was relatively new to me. Never looked back since. I generally get real anxious during closely contested affairs and often berate the refs for terrible calls against the Seahawks!

I never thought I would get so attached to a team across the water but man.... I can't get enough of the Seahawks!


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:26 pm 
*NET FCC Liaison*
User avatar
Online

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 8:39 am
Posts: 22908
Location: Kirkland, WA
Welcome to the forum, Brit!

_________________
Sam Bradford is a game changer.

*He can change a win into a loss.
*He can change a loss into a win by getting injured.
*RedAlice is right.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:38 pm 
NET Bench Warmer
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:36 am
Posts: 39
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
RolandDeschain wrote:
Welcome to the forum, Brit!


Thanks my man! :D


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:29 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:56 pm
Posts: 6188
If you decided this morning you were going to be a Hawk fan because they are good there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. Don't pretend like you've been in a fan forever but length or sincerity of fandom really doesn't matter.

My wife is a great example. She hasn't really cared about the Hawks and now she's screaming at the TV with me.

_________________
SUPER BOWL 48 CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!

RIP ROAD WOES 12/2/2012


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:01 pm 
NET Bench Warmer
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:24 am
Posts: 4
Location: Whittier California
Been rooting for the Hawks since Pete Carroll became coach. I never had a NFL team before but I've been a USC fan all my life. From Cali with love to Seattle Seahawks. Looking forward to making it up there for some games this new year and perhaps meeting some people from the forum for tailgates... Although I'm outnumbered by niner fans at my local sports bar, I will have my "Beast mode" shirt on and root on.

Go Hawks

_________________

Deafening Noise


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:13 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 2:30 pm
Posts: 1117
Location: Camano Island
I hate people that hate the hawks then all of a sudden love them. Drives me.nuts.

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bandwagon Fans?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:15 pm 
* NET Radish *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:18 pm
Posts: 18018
Location: Spokane, Wa.
drdiags wrote:
There are some hard-liners that will kind of begrudge the newcomers to the fanbase, but no different than any other fanbase in my opinion. The fans feel they have a special bond with the team, the players and amongst themselves. You see a lot of Seahawks fans on twitter that support 12s following 12s, but we all are still people with differing tastes so you know there will be different points of view.

Our fanbase is not the largest so any and all newcomers should feel welcome. Other than battle scars there really isn't much we can hold our noses up about and who wants to brag about being a neurotic? :th2thumbs:

Welcome aboard the bandwagon. It is a fun team to follow and watching a game live should be something you try to get done. Come in Sep or Oct when the sun is still gracing us with its presence.

See you around.



Pay no attention to Dr. Diags, he's only been around since the mid 1970s and has no clue what being a Seahawks fan is.

:sarcasm_off:

_________________
Image
The SuperB owl ladys have left the building with our thanks.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

Board index » THE NET NATION LOUNGE » [ THE NET LOUNGE ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Seahawks.NET is an independent fan site and not associated with the Seattle Seahawks or the NFL (National Football League).
All content within this Seahawks fan page is provided by, and for, Seattle Seahawks fans. Copyright © Seahawks.NET.