GO PHILLIES, or why I hate (most) Rays fans

I actually dislike Rays fans more than any other team’s supporters. Not the team (I really do think the better team won). Not even the fans who were there last year or the ones who were there in August when the Rays were still only getting 15K in the stands. Them I respect. But most of those people last night hadn’t lived and died with their team. Yankees fans, Mets fans (OY!) them I have no problem with. Hate the Red Sox all you want. As long as you have suffered along for your team, I understand. But I hate these we’re-winning-so-now-I’m-a-fan types. I believe — based on nothing — that they’re the ones who start riots after winning a championship.

Figured the Rays were going to win it. Glad the sox got it to 7 games. Now I can root for the Phillies. So what are ratings going to be like for this Series? Has Fox started figuring out how much it is going to have to give back to advertisers? Will Obama’s commercial before the (theoretical) game 6 outdraw the series?

4 thoughts on “GO PHILLIES, or why I hate (most) Rays fans

  1. Although on the bright side, we now have our evenings back. Tampa folks have no idea how intense sports fan-ing can be when all of your teams are winning, all year round. The combined misfortunes of the Red Sox and the Patriots mean that we will all have relatively relaxed winters, with no sports intensity until maybe May.
    SK

  2. I keep reading this heading as “….why I hate (most) Rhys fans” and wondering if that’s Matthew, Ifans or Jonathan (Rhys) Meyers!

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