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    I'm interested in becoming a Cavs fan

    I'm a Warriors fan right now but I'm having a tough time seeing that our management is interested in anything but making more $$$. This obviously doesn't sit well with me, and shouldn't sit well with any fan of the game. So I'm putting my feelers out for a new team and have interest in Cleveland (always have tbh).

    What can you tell me about the franchise that shows it's good character (or bad), and why I should switch (forget the LBJ and player stuff, I got that down obvi).

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    Outside of the players something that I think you can latch on to is the fan base. Cleveland sports fans are crazy passionate sometimes to a fault, but you won't ever see us leaving early in playoff game etc. I really like the new GM Griffin and even though Dan Gilbert has his faults he will do anything to win and has proven that. Money is not an issue with that guy which is huge for a mid market franchise in a cold weather town.

    I also think the new coach Blatt is going to be very interesting to watch as the first Euro coach to come over to the NBA as a head coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanklin View Post
    I'm a Warriors fan right now but I'm having a tough time seeing that our management is interested in anything but making more $$$. This obviously doesn't sit well with me, and shouldn't sit well with any fan of the game. So I'm putting my feelers out for a new team and have interest in Cleveland (always have tbh).

    What can you tell me about the franchise that shows it's good character (or bad), and why I should switch (forget the LBJ and player stuff, I got that down obvi).

    Thanks,

    --Spanklin
    This is sarcasm...so, please don't be offended...

    WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE FANS, look at what has happened to our forums since LeBron has come back!!! The crazy number of idiotic posts has increased exponentially!!!


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    Welcome to Cavs Nation!

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    Well, the Lakers suck, and so want to be a fan of a winning organization. Can I join the bandwagon too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P&GRealist View Post
    Well, the Lakers suck, and so want to be a fan of a winning organization. Can I join the bandwagon too?
    You are already saying "WE" on other threads in regards to what the Cavs should do so I guess you are already on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P&GRealist View Post
    Well, the Lakers suck, and so want to be a fan of a winning organization. Can I join the bandwagon too?
    Welcome P&GRealist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P&GRealist View Post
    Well, the Lakers suck, and so want to be a fan of a winning organization. Can I join the bandwagon too?
    You may hop on the bandwagon, but I think it's a misuse of the term to call yourself a fan. Fan is short for fanatic. Fans live and die with their team. Fans suffer through the bad season without ceasing to be a fan.

    Cleveland sports fans are REAL fans and, to the OP, are the real reason to become a Cleveland sports fan. You know that your brothers and sisters are beside you during those long, cold, lean years. Even if you don't always agree with one another, or like one another, you know, with a sideways glance and a knowing nod, that the person you're looking at is a Cleveland (insert team name here) fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browniebuck View Post

    WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE FANS, look at what has happened to our forums since LeBron has come back!!! The crazy number of idiotic posts has increased exponentially!!!
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    What the hell is this? You can't just change teams?
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    Apparently the sports fans rules says you can, although im not sure the Warriors fans fall under this clause. We are also given permission to give them shite for doing it.



    Loyalties
    18. If you live in a city that has fielded a professional team since your formative years, you have to root for that team. None of this, "The Bengals weren't very good when I was growing up in Cincy, so I became a Cowboys fan" crap.

    Also, you can't start rooting for a team, back off when they're in a down cycle, then renew the relationship once the team starts winning again. All those Cowboys fans who jumped off the bandwagon in the late-'80s, jumped back on during the Emmitt/Aikman Era, then jumped back off in the late-'90s ... you know who you are. You shouldn't even be allowed out in public.

    (There's nothing worse than a Bandwagon Jumper. If sports were a prison and sports fans made up all the prisoners, the Bandwagon Jumpers would be like the child molesters -- everyone else would pick on them, take turns beating them up and force them to toss more salads than Emeril Lagasse.)

    19. Once you choose a team, you're stuck with that team for the rest of your life ... unless one of the following conditions applies:

    Your team moves to another city. All bets are off when that happens. In fact, if you decided to turn off that sport entirely, nobody would blame you.

    You grew up in a city that didn't field a team for a specific sport -- so you picked a random team -- and then either a.) your city landed a team, or b.) you moved to a city that fielded a team for that specific sport. For instance, one of my Connecticut buddies rooted for the Sixers during the Doctor J Era, then happened to be living in Orlando when the Magic came to town. Now he's a Magic fan. That's acceptable.

    One of your immediate family members either plays professionally or takes a relevant management/coaching/front office position with a pro team.

    You follow your favorite college star (and this has to be a once-in-a-generation favorite college star) to the pros and root for his team du jour ... like if you were a UNC fan for the past 20 years, and you rooted for the Bulls (because of MJ) and then the Raptors (because of Vince). Only works if there isn't a pro team in your area.

    The owner of your favorite team treated his fans so egregiously over the years that you couldn't take it anymore -- you would rather not follow them at all then support a franchise with this owner in charge. Just for the record, I reached this point with the Boston Bruins about six years ago. When it happens, you have two options: You can either renounce that team and pick someone else, or you can pretend they're dead, like you're a grieving widow. That's what I do. I'm an NHL widow. I don't even want to date another team.

    If you're between the ages of 20-40, you're a fan of the Yankees, Cowboys, Braves, Raiders, Steelers, Celtics, Lakers, Bulls, Canadiens and/or Oilers, and you're not actually from those one of those cities ... well, you better have a reason that goes beyond "When I was picking a favorite team as a kid, they were the best team, so I picked them."

    Young New York fans
    If you live in New York, you can't root for both the Yankees and Mets. Pick a side!

    At least give me a reason like "Reggie Jackson was my favorite player growing up," or "I always liked the red Bulls uniforms," or even "Everyone in my gang wore Raiders colors." Do you really want to be known as a bona fide Bandwagon Jumper?

    20. If you hail from New York, you can't root for the Yankees and the Mets. You have to choose between them. Repeat: You have to choose between them. Don't give me this "As long as one of them is doing well, at least New York is winning" spiels. What is this, the sports fan's version of bisexuality? How about making a choice? Any New Yorker who said the words "It's the Yankees versus the Mets ... I can't lose!" during the 2000 World Series deserves to be tortured with a cattle prod.

    Besides, as we mentioned in the beginning of this column, you shouldn't practice "Sports Bigamy" in general. Sports teams are just like wives ... you can only have one wife, you can only have one sports team, and for the love of God, I will not argue about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanklin View Post
    I'm a Warriors fan right now but I'm having a tough time seeing that our management is interested in anything but making more $$$. This obviously doesn't sit well with me, and shouldn't sit well with any fan of the game. So I'm putting my feelers out for a new team and have interest in Cleveland (always have tbh).

    What can you tell me about the franchise that shows it's good character (or bad), and why I should switch (forget the LBJ and player stuff, I got that down obvi).

    Thanks,

    --Spanklin
    wow bandwagon fan and a half. the warriors are not a sorry team. stay loyal to your team. thats a true fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cle12152433 View Post
    What the hell is this? You can't just change teams?

    bandwagon fans do this all the time. if this was the early 90's he would be wearing a bulls hat.

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    Haha, y'all weren't real fans to begin with... Bunch of disloyal pricks. This is the craziest chit I've ever heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nycbball08 View Post
    Haha, y'all weren't real fans to begin with... Bunch of disloyal pricks. This is the craziest chit I've ever heard of.
    Well, just so we can keep everything in perspective, how much chit do you typically hear of?

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