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Boston Fan Jackass Level Reaches DEFCON 1

1/25/08 in NFL   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

There's an old saying that when things are going well for you, you shouldn't rub it in other peoples' faces. You should be humble, and simply let your success speak for itself.

But apparently the Boston fans and media disagree with that rationale.

How's this for rubbing it in your face? The Boston Herald recently had an article that says Patriots fans are smarter, classier, healthier and own pricier homes than "the riff-raff who root for the New York Giants."

Oh, very classy Boston Herald, very classy indeed.

The article goes on to say:

Some 62 percent of Pats fans living in the Boston area earned a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree or have some higher-education experience, compared to 59 percent of Giants fans, according to the latest marketing data provided by the Nielsen Co., the TV ratings firm.

Likewise, 72 percent of Pats fans live in homes worth north of $200,000, compared to 63 percent of Giants yahoos, the Nielsen data show.


We drink Amstel Light, not Bud Light. Giants fans slug back lots of whiskey.

We are likely to read connoisseur magazines like Wine Spectator. Gotham fans like to pig out on junk food like pretzels, chips and nuts. They’re also less likely to favor organic food than other New Yorkers.

And it just goes on and on.

Strangely, the article didn't look at "jackass factor" for fans of both cities. Sure New York is high in that category, but Boston takes it to a whole other level.

For years, we've had to listen to Boston fans bitch and moan about how they hadn't won a World Series, and how the Pats weren't any good, and how God forbid they hadn't won an NBA Championship in so long - despite the fact that they've won more than any team in pro basketball.

So now things are going well, and they won't shut up - with Bill Simmons being Public Enemy #1 for writing a national column on ESPN that is essentially a brown-nosing board for his Boston area teams. And to top it all off, they're downgrading other people in the process. Sounds like you're trying to compensate for something, Boston. Like perpetually being in New York's shadow.

So congrats Boston, you've been on the fence for a while, but you're now officially the most annoying fan base in all of sports.

Enjoy the run, because when it's over, everyone's going to rub it in your face.

And by the way, everyone knows you're a complete tool if you drink Amstel Light.

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7/27/08   |   azcardsfan   |   4 respect

Ask any player in any sport what city has the most passionate fans and most would say Boston, all around

7/21/08   |   olysback

Hilarious article!! The thing us (Boston Fans), yeas we are loud...usually louder than any other fan, but we love our teams, it's part of who we are...we talk trash every chance we get and we expect it in return and we're ok with that...it's part of the game...I know that's a hard concept for "fans" from other cities to grasp, but that's the way it is...when/if all our teams start to suck...dish away, we can take it. All our teams just started to gel at the same time, this is why we may seem a little bit much...it basically comes down to jealousy...don't worry...all you other fans will have your day...maybe, and probably not all at the same time like us...but there's always hope!! :)
P.S. Amstel Light sucks...just like the Yankees

1/31/08   |   soxfan90

frostdude1 wrote:
The entire city of Boston is a joke now. Just like you mentioned, once they start losing, EVERYONE will make their fans' lives a living hell.

If the Patriots lose Sunday, the Pats nation will get everything they deserve.

1/30/08   |   YankeeDudeL   |   15 respect

I'm looking for the Giants to end all this come Sunday night.

1/29/08   |   frostdude1

The entire city of Boston is a joke now. Just like you mentioned, once they start losing, EVERYONE will make their fans' lives a living hell.

1/29/08   |   soxfan90

I'm sick of the insufferable Patriots fans. I'm also sick of hearing all these comparisons with them and the 85' Bears. I just hope that Osi and Strahan make a living in the backfield Sunday and shut up Pats fans and bandwagoners across America forever.

 

No one wants to miss the greatest upset in football history Sunday, do they?

1/27/08   |   azcardsfan   |   4 respect

hey the Herald is a joke anyway, no one here in Boston takes that paper seriously, as for the fans well it goes both ways, as some of the crap I read on websites, magazines, ect, is ludicrious, about Pats, Belechik, Brady, for instance everyone said Brady was not a great quarterback just a product of the team, cause, he never put up manning like numbers he just won, now that he puts up numbers their saying "well look at the players he has " bottom line he just wins yea there are some stupid obnoxious fans here and even media guys but isn't it like that everywhere its just that its magnifide here i mean look at whats happening, Pats possibly something never been done in football history, Red Sox 2 world series in 4 years, Celts best record in NBA, even the bruins are not bad

1/27/08   |   airdale1

As someone who grew up just north of Boston then left in 1978 to pursue a life of riches in the US Air Force, I am almost embarrassed by the Herald. But, then I remember the NY Times, New York's version of the Herald, and I feel better. Although Mass is fulled with liberal tools there are a lot of hardworking blue collar people that sit quietly and enjoy the recent success of our sports franchises.  After being stationed in NY for 6 years I can say the same thing about NY fans. So please, when you bash the fans in any area of this country remember those that sit quietly.  Target your lash backs to only those fans that make idiots of themselves and let the rest of us think you are happy for our current successes as we will be for your future successes. After a 22 year career which featured travel throughout the US and overseas, I can honestly say that there are good fans everywhere.  I hope all of you can be good fans too.  Lets just enjoy the game for what it is...  a game.    Go Pats.

1/25/08   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Boston fans, if you ever wonder why most people are openly rooting against your teams, remember this article.

1/25/08   |   Jon   |   5 respect

JewelOfSong wrote:
Wow, the Boston Herald actually published that article? I know the New York Post is a joke, but even they wouldn't print something like that. I don't see why one's income is indicative of one's fandom... the two things are completely incongruous :P

Only Patriots fans are supposed to use big words like "incongruous" :P

1/25/08   |   JewelOfSong   |   7 respect

Oh, and for the record, whiskey is awesome. My habit of drinking it, which may come as a surprise to the Boston Herald, didn't stem from tailgating at Giant games. No, actually, that was from spending time in Irish pubs. And considering how many Irish descendants there are in Boston and the surrounding area, I would think they would appreciate "the water of the Gods" ;)

1/25/08   |   JewelOfSong   |   7 respect

Wow, the Boston Herald actually published that article? I know the New York Post is a joke, but even they wouldn't print something like that. I don't see why one's income is indicative of one's fandom... the two things are completely incongruous :P

1/25/08   |   Tron

"We are likely to read connoisseur magazines like Wine Spectator"

 

Seriously? No, they read the Wine Spectator to make people think they are smart. If you have talk about how awesome/rich/smart your fans are, then  your fans obviously aren't that awesome/rich/smart.

1/25/08   |   Jon   |   5 respect

And by the way, everyone knows you're a complete tool if you drink Amstel Light.

Yeah!

It's still cool to drink Zima, right?

1/25/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4216 respect

I was going to rant, but I'm really speachless. 

1/25/08   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

Is that fans or only people who live or lived in Boston? Because I met a nice Bostonian once or was he Bosnian?