I have a very good buddy from New York who considers himself to be a die-hard Mets fan…that must be a tough life. This September the Mets perpetrated one of the worst collapses in MLB history, blowing a seven game lead with only 17 games left to play. I didn’t think that it was mathematically possible to blow that lead, but I did get C’s in college math, so I guess its not all that surprising.
Anyhow, my friend decided this morning that he was foregoing his allegiance to the Mets, and would cheer for the Yankees in the playoffs. Am I the only person that finds this sacrilegious and physically sickening? How can you pledge your undying love and adoration to one team your whole life, just to flip sides to another during bad times? There must be repercussions! You should be forced to burn your Mets jersey, be banned from celebrating any Mets victories in the next 25 years, and be given a large tattoo of George Steinbrenner on one of your butt cheeks to prevent any more team waffling in the future.
It is clear to me that as a sports nation, we need to institute some sort of basic rules for being a fan. And it just so happens that I have taken the time to write some up:
10 RULES FOR PROPER FANDOM
To read more check out Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Jonathan Colomb