December 30, 2009

NFL’s Most Annoying Fans - AFC East

This is the fifth in a running feature at ECB. We'll be rating NFL Fanbases by annoyingness and picking a winner for each division. After that, we'll select wild card teams, and have ourselves a little playoff. If you have suggestions for upcoming divisions or wildcard selections, send them to [email protected]. So far we have given you the AFC West, the NFC West, the AFC South, the NFC South, the AFC North, and the NFC North. Who will join the Raiders, Cardinals, Jaguars, Panthers, Ravens, and Packers fans as the most annoying fans in their division? Today we present the AFC East.  Later this week we’ll have the long-awaited NFC East winner and we’ll also announce the Wild Card winners.  We’ll try to do the Annoying Fan playoffs at the same time as the NFL playoffs.

Buffalo Bills

Quick Reaction: Don’t we all just feel sorry for Bills fans?  Their best player ever is a double murdering joke, they lost four Super Bowls in a row, and now the team might move to Toronto.

The most annoying thing about Bills fans (other than Chris Berman) is the fact that they seem to want you to feel sorry for them.  But overall, not a very annoying fanbase.

Miami Dolphins

Quick Reaction: Dolphins fans always seem like Hurricanes fans with nothing better to do on a Sunday.  For a team with a fairly storied history, the Dolphins lack the kind of passionate fans that other teams have.  Fortunately for them, those passionate fans are the truly annoying ones.

New England Patriots

Quick Reaction: Ten years ago, no one knew any Patriots fans, now they’re the kudzu of the Northeast.  As the team went from a joke of a franchise with ugly uniforms to a dynasty, the fans went from Sox/Celts fans to NFL experts.

Anyone who has ever had contact with a Patriots fan, either online or in person knows just how insufferable they are.  Apologists for Spygate, ignoring the fact that the NFL existed before 2001, and insisting that their team and fanbase is somehow perfectly unique are just some of the annoying things all Patriots fans do.

New York Jets

Quick Reaction: Loud, boorish, and obnoxious, Jets fans give little brothers everywhere a bad name.  The fact that their team has to play in a place named “Giants Stadium” has to be grating, but the reaction is to shout down fans of other teams in bars.  Also, Super Bowl III was 40 years ago.  Your only “tradition” since then is to berate women at halftime.

The Big Winner

There was never much doubt the Patriots would win this, although the Jets fans made a good case for Wild Card consideration.  There’s no doubt that the emergence of annoying Patriots fans is the worst thing to happen to NFL fandom this decade.  NO ONE DENIES THIS!

10 Responses:

gpb said...

I don't disagree with the pick but I must be meeting all the wrong fans. Perhaps part of it is living in Atlanta.

At least the feature is back! I was starting to wonder what happened. Regardless of the NFC East's results, the Jets will not make the wild card.

Jeremy said...

I fell asleep at the switch covering. Unfortunately I have to recuse from the NFC East selection. As a 'Skins fan, I think that if the teams were ranked 1-32 of annoying fanbases, the NFC East would occupy the top 4 spots.

Curtis Tarver said...

I anxiously await the NFC East. That's the group of death there!

Anonymous said...

1 (Non-Annoying)----10(annoying)

Jets fans- Just look at Fireman Ed to see how pathetic they are (6)

Bills fans- They suffer through the cold and suckiness of a bad team and still seem to draw decent crowds (2)

Dolphin Fans- People in Miami care less about sports. Who blames them? They have beaches with sexy chicks all around (3)

Patriot Fans- The definition of bandwagon fans. I agree totally with what you said. (8)

Jeremy said...

I'm not going to author it, but as a lifelong NFC East follower as a Redskins fan (back in the day of the St. Louis Cardinals being in division), my order would go as follows:

1) Cowboys - definition of NFL bandwagon
2a) Eagles - the jail at the Linc says it all
2b) Redskins - definition of NFL manic depressive fanbases
2c) Giants - would win any other division but pale in comparison to their NFC East brethren.

J-Red said...

I'm still in shock that the Steelers didn't win the AFC North competition.

Anonymous said...

Haha J-Red...So am I.


DMtShooter said...

Jeremy's lack of current knowledge about the Linc says it all. No jail. That was left behind at the Vet, along with affordable seats and a true home field advantage.

EastCoastSportsChick said...

As a fellow Skins fan, I have to agree with Jeremy that Dallas fans are definitely at the top of the list. After that, it's hard to say for the NFC East...

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Miami Dolphins, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.

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