I Hate Bandwagon Fans!!

There are many things in life that I don’t care for but there is one thing that especially gets my blood to boil more often than not. That one thing? BANDWAGON FANS!

So why do people such as my self hate bandwagon fans? First and foremost the word fan is actually short for fanatic as is an extreme enthusiasm for our sports but more importantly our sports teams. We true sports fans live and die with every pitch, every swing of the bat, every jump shot, free throw and every open field pass for our respective teams. I wish I could put the actual feeling I felt in 1996 into words that I felt when the team that I rooted for as a child, into my teenage years and the team that I continue to root for finally brought home the hardware. That team, believe it or not, is the New York Yankees.

I Hate Bandwagon Fans because……….

Sure that Yankees are probably the most hated sports team in America but that is MY TEAM. There actually was a time when the city of New York was a Mets town. The World Series in 1986 and a team loaded with talent as in Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez and the rest. Growing up it seemed everyone was a Mets fan except for me. Then it happened and the Yankees became good. First place in 1994 and than the baseball strike. The first American League wild card winner and a heartbreaking 3 games to 2 series loss to the Seattle Mariners after being up 2 games to 0. Than it happened. The Yankees went all the way to the World Series against the Atlanta Braves only to find themselves down 2 games to 0 and heading to Atlanta for 3 straight. To this day I’m kicking myself for not getting tickets to game 6 as my friend in college suggested as we ate lunch before class. I could have been in attendance to watch what I thought would never happen. CHAMPIONS OF BASEBALL and World Series winners for the next 3 out of 4 World Series with another coming in 2009. Of course what pissed me off is what seemed liked a never ending battle against bandwagon fans. No longer could I show up on game day to get a tickets as I had been accustomed to for the previous 10 years. Damn bandwagon fans!

I Hate Bandwagon fans because……

I made a lifelong friend in college who was born and raised in the Bronx. His football team…the Seattle Seahawks. Yes an actual living breathing true Seattle Seahawks fan from New York City. Seriously who in the hell wears a #96 Cortez Kennedy jersey every Sunday during the NFL season? HE DID and I was happy for him when his Seattle Seahawks finally won the Super Bowl. Of course he had to deal with all the bandwagon Seattle Seahawks fans who claimed the team as their own who of course had no idea as to who the quarterback was prior to Russel Wilson being drafted.

I Hate Bandwagon fans because……

So why this random post about bandwagon fans here in February of 2015. This may sound a bit crazy but it’s because of the New York Knicks. Yes the current worst team and cellar dwelling 10-43 New York Knicks. The New York Knicks are in the midst of having the worst season in franchise history. That’s right the 2014-2015 have set a new mark of being terrible but they are my team and there is nothing but up from here on out. That’s right Carmelo Anthony is shutting it down and will finally get knee surgery which means that even if the Knicks can somehow win another 10 games we should be assured a top 5 pick in this years NBA draft. One superstar player, one lottery pick and about $36 million in cap space for next season if not more if the Knicks can rid themselves of Jose Calderon. Better yet is even if the eat all their cap space for next season, the following season the cap space should increase by at least $20 million as the new CBA will be put into place meaning the Knicks are in prime position to go from worst to contender in only two seasons. When that happens the bandwagon fan will once again drive me insane. “I was always a Knicks fan.” “I’ve always liked the Knicks but really didn’t start watching them like I do now until this year.” and blah blah blah.

People such as myself hate bandwagon fans as they don’t have a vested interest in our respective teams. They simply jump on board while the getting is good and jump off to the next team when our team is heading the wrong way. Simply put I HATE BANDWAGON FANS!

FUCK NBA 2K15!!!

After NBA2K14 last year I swore I would not purchase another NBA2K anything again. Than I happened to get a PS4 for Christmas and in sheer stupidity went out and purchased NBA2K15.

Yeah I know the title of this post is “Fuck NBA2K15” but I actually enjoy playing the game but there are quite a few things that drive me absolutely bat shit crazy! So here is my list of things that make me shout FUCK NBA2K15!!

1. If the Playstation network isn’t down it seems that 2K servers are down which means you can’t play the fucking game and earn virtual currency!

2. Worthless fucking locker codes! What the fuck is the point in releasing locker codes if they expire?! What the fuck is the point in releasing locker codes that have a fucking use limit?!

3. Why the fuck can’t I change my fucking shoes/sneakers? Yeah I got a fucking shoe contract and made my kicks. I decided to sign a free agent contract with another team. Looks pretty fucking stupid wearing Knicks sneakers when my player is on the fucking Houston Rockets! I know I’ll just edit my shoes and change the colors. Seems simple enough but it doesn’t fucking work! Yup I’m back to wearing 2K generics….great.

4. Game settings! Try playing on Hall of Fame mode and it will make you won’t to never play again. The team you’re playing doesn’t miss a shot yet your teammates can’t hit a wide open fucking layup? You have got to be kidding me. It’s cool that your opponent plays much tougher but makes no sense that your teammates play like they are drinking booze instead of Gatorade on the sidelines!

5. NO VC when simulating! Why do I have to play an entire games to earn VC? I know it’s because 2Ksports wants us to spend actual currency!! It would be nice to at least earn a few coins for the part of the game I played.

6. Playing park games suck! You have to run around basketball courts and wait to fucking play! Why the fuck did they do away with simply wanting to play and bam you can play a fucking game? Instead I have to run around court after court like a crackhead and wait to play a game!!

7. Yes My Player free agent time. Before I sign on the dotted line I want to check out the rosters of the teams offering me a deal. Oh wait….I FUCKING CAN’T! I purposely didn’t sign with the Kings as I didn’t know if Demarcus Cousins was staying or going. I signed with Houston and Cousins resigned! WISH I WOULD HAVE FUCKING KNOWN!

8. If I pass the ball to my teammate and he fumbles the fucking ball, tries to shoot and gets stripped that is not my fucking turnover! Why am I getting charged for it?!

All in all I believe NBA2K15 to be a solid basketball game but for the reasons listed above I say FUCK NBA2K15!

James Dolan is a Douche!

It’s no secret that I’ve never been a fan of “Silver Spoon” James Dolan but this former alcoholic, former drug addict, CEO of Cablevision and my beloved New York Knicks, piece of shit crossed the fucking line big time! Filmmaker Aaron Bierman’s sent the following email to James Dolan:

Subject: I have been a knicks fan since 1952

At one stage I thought that you did a wonderful thing when you acquired EVERYTHING from your dad. However, since then it has been ALL DOWN HILL. Your working with Isaiah Thomas & everything else regarding the Knicks. Bringing on Phil Jackson was a positive beginning, but lowballing Steve Kerr was a DISGRACE to the knicks. The bottom line is that you merely continued to interfere with the franchise.

As a knicks fan for in excess of 60 years, I am utterly embarrassed by your dealings with the Knicks. Sell them so their fans can at least look forward to growing them in a positive direction Obviously, money IS NOT THE ONLY THING. You have done a lot of utterly STUPID business things with the franchise. Please NO MORE.

Respectfully,

[Aaron Bierman’s dad]

Pretty tame considering what the fuck I would have sent if I was somehow able to get a hold of James Dolan’s email address. The guy has been a fan since 1952 and the gist of the above email simply requests that the Knicks be sold. Dolan could have disregarded the email but instead chose to respond with the following email reply:

“You are a sad person. Why would anybody write such a hateful letter. I am.just guessing but ill bet your life is a mess and you are a hateful mess. What have you done that anyone would consider positive or nice. I am betting nothing. In fact ill bet you are negative force in everyone who comes in contact with you. You most likely have made your family miserable. Alcoholic maybe. I just celebrated my 21 year anniversary of sobriety. You should try it. Maybe it will help you become a person that folks would like to have around. In the mean while start rooting.for the Nets because the Knicks dont want you.”

You have got to be fucking kidding me. For a guy who has supposedly been sober for 21 years the above typo filled email makes me think that Jimmy Dolan must have fallen off the wagon. Aaron Bierman’s dad surely must be a miserable person and alcoholic simply because he was able to tell Dolan what all us Knicks fans want to tell Dolan but haven’t been able to? It’s official ladies and gentleman James Dolan is a douce! If I wasn’t clear let me expand. James Dolan is a HUGE FUCKING DOUCHE!!!!

Go root for the Nets? How about James Dolan talks daddy into selling the Knicks, Jimmy buys the Nets and bankrupts the fucking Nets?

Sure I liked Aaron Bierman’s email to lil Jimmy but here is what he should have wrote!

“Jimmy….you are a worthless piece of shit and your are unfit to run the Knicks or any of the many hot dog stands that reside just outside of Madison Square Garden. I understand that you claim to be sober for over two decades so can you please explain how you have been running the Knicks as if you’ve been drinking 2 bottles of Jack Daniels daily since you have been put in charge of the fucking team? Seriously if you’ve been sober for the entire time I would love to see you drunk at least once in my life for simple shits and giggles.

I hate to break it to you but the fact the people continue to pay money to see the Knicks lose game after game does not make a you a good business man. It simply means that you were lucky enough to be put in charge of a team whose fans are that passionate about basketball. That and all the corporate suites who now purchase a shit load of tickets. Had your daddy purchased the Minnesota Timberwolves instead of the Knicks the teams who have been liquidated by David Stern 3 years into your run.

Words cannot express how much I want your worthless ass to be disassociated with the team that I have been a fan of in excess of your supposed sobriety. In fact I should sue your fucking ass for turning me into a fucking drunk due to my death wish of believing the Knicks will ever sniff a fucking championship during your rain of terror! Jimmy Dolan you are a fucking douche and I hate your fucking guts!

In fact after your done blowing your boyfriend, Isiah Thomas, after playing a set with your joke of a fucking band you should take a fucking leap from whatever high rise you reside in. Us Knicks fans will rejoice with a parade down the Canyon of Heroes which is the only way such thing would happen while you are in charge of the fucking Knicks!! FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING DOUCHEBAG PIECE OF SHIT!!!!”

If anyone actually has lil Jimmy Dolan’s email address please send the above to him! In the meantime I feel the need to drink another beer. Thanks Dolan!!!