We’ve talked a lot about fandom over the past few months, more specifically when it is acceptable for sports fans to switch allegiances and what rights we have as fans when our teams let us down year after year with piss poor play and hair-pulling, personnel decisions.
If I go to a store, a restaurant, a golf course or any company that provides me with a product or service with which I’m dissatisfied, regardless of how long I’ve been loyal to that establishment, if I don’t feel like they appreciate my patronage, I leave and never return. Don’t you?
The only area of commerce where that logic does not apply is professional sports… yet perhaps it should.
Here are just a few fan bases that have been getting the short end of the stick from their rather, one-sided relationships: