9. Sports dynasties, whether professional or major college programs, engender strong emotions in fans. If you want to go to the scariest place on the internet, just do a Twitter search for “Pens” while the team is losing. Oh also, some of these people genuinely believe that Nick Foles is better than Carson Wentz. There are plenty of pure-hearted die-hards that bleed green and things of that nature. Sports fans vastly overrating their team is as annoying as fingers on a chalkboard; especially, when the goal is holding a decent college football sports discussion. MelissaJ says: 10/14/2011 at 12:08 am I’ve been reading through your site for a while now and love it. Some seasons, they’ve had the two best players on the planet. On one hand, Toronto Maple Leafs fans are incredibly devoted. Adit Ganguly FOLLOW. Flipboard. Away from the stadium, or when not discussing their favorite team, Broncos fans are probably pretty chill and fun to be around. It’s hard to put into words how annoying Patriots fans are. The players are just doing their jobs on the field, and while there are some whose play engenders blind rage from opposing fans, the real bad blood is created by those cheering for them from the stands (or on social media). Incredibly enough, I do. That’s equal parts dumb and infantile and lands them here. Definitely. Despite what you’ve heard, Boston sports fans are actually the worst fans in the country, a bunch of whiny, needy, emo jerkwads who also hold the proud distinction of being far and away the most racist fans in America, too. Bears fans really are the characters from the famous "Saturday Night Live" skit. Chicago Cubs fans are on this list for one singular reason. Cardinals fans didn’t invent baseball, but they’d like you to believe that is the case. As with any bad sports behavior in Boston (redundant, I know), I blame Bill Simmons. The fans also tend to be more tolerable. The Pittsburgh Penguins (14.09%) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (10.93%) finished second and third, respectively. The college football team with the most annoying fans is Alabama, which garnered 21.9% of the votes. Remember when Red Sox fans were borderline likable? By Adam Wine r. March 17, 2011. Certainly there are rules that frustrate players, fans, and even referees, but then there are other things that are simply part of the game that make people hold their breath and tolerate. Immediately thereafter, they became even worse than Red Sox fans, an impressive feat. It's a nickname for a French-Canadian. And for those they don't fall into, they probably have someone in their life that does. Interestingly, there are probably around 32 million fans who claim Notre Dame as “their team” despite not having attended the school. Posted on January 3, 2011 by shamgaranath. It’s okay to “hate” the New England Patriots NFL team. Maybe drop the whole “we’re better than you” bit until it’s actually true again. Perhaps that will bring the fans back to earth. Pinterest. But probably not. If I have to hear one more time about the unique energy at a prime-time “white-out” game, I’m going to puke. They want their team to win, but if they suffer an upset, no big deal, because they’ll be back with a bevy of top recruits the next season. In fact, it is likely that most sports fans just want to enjoy sports again and would prefer to end the polarizing debates on the fields of play. It’s kind of nice that the team is suffering through a brutal first season in their shiny, comically expensive arena. Are they malicious? A glorious history of success that gives every fan a superiority complex? An astonishingly infuriating fan base. The Clippers, White Sox and Mets are all examples of this. The Red Sox have won three more World Series since that 2004 curse-breaker, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to their fans whine all day, every day. Yada yada yada, details, whatever. However, they make the cut for one reason, and one reason only: They pioneered the worst cheer in sports history. With 19.74% of the votes, Boston Bruins fans are the most annoying of pro hockey fans, putting Boston’s four pro sports teams in the top three in every major league sport. The booing of every top draft pick is played out, and the mere existence of Fireman Ed is enough to make any person hate a fan base that could produce such a clown. You’d think that some of the ugly losses the program has suffered this century would have humbled Wolverines fans somewhat, but you’d be wrong. But some fans take things a bit too far – and they always seem to come in packs. But hey, at least they have KAT until he demands a trade! And they’re not shy about where they’re from, or who they root for. They always get loud and give me headaches. Duke fans deservedly get the most venom of any college hoops fan base, but North Carolina isn’t exactly filled with humble, “aw shucks” types. However, Houston’s trash can scandal has brought out the worst in their fans, who are playing the victim card, the revenge card (though their team richly deserved their punishment, and probably got off easy) and the “we’ll win it again this year just to stick it to baseball” card. Feel the same way. Duke, with 35.34% of the votes, has by far the most annoying fans of any college basketball team, even beating out Patriots fans for the overall title of the most annoying fans in any big-time U.S. sport. In a poll that asked the fan bases of four U.S. professional sports (NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL) and college football and basketball teams to name other teams’ fans that they just can’t stand, pest control firm Insight Pest Solutions identified the fans that “bugged” other team fans the most. And complain. It’s mind-boggling, cult-like behavior, and it’s infuriating every time you see it. They just like to complain. The Warriors’ mid-2010s run produced some of the prettiest, most dominant basketball in recent NBA history. Lots of people do. Sports fans are cringy and sad Watching the reaction videos for the Cubs winning the World Series or the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, and it just strikes me as really sad that these people are so emotionally invested in a silly game that they cry over it and hug each other. They’re still living off the accomplishments of the 1985 team, and despite the fact that Chicago usually isn’t a serious threat, owing to its abysmal quarterback situation, fans still assume that every year is the one that will signal the team’s return to glory. They’re a phenomenon unto themselves, and not in a good way. Why? Get catfished, Irish. Reddit. See also: The 10 Most Hateable Fan Bases in College Basketball “ The patronizing attitude from fans in the ballpark is bad enough, but Cardinals fans on Twitter? The blind, unwavering, loudly expressed belief in the Bears would be exponentially more annoying, if it wasn’t so sad. The point is, every fanbase is annoying unless it’s the team you root for. Of course not. Oh, and like Cardinals fans, they’re terrible on Twitter too. So being a fan can be enjoyable or annoying (or worse). Overall, Bears fans find Packers fans the worst of all. Spoiled doesn’t begin to describe this group, who are the Patriots fans of the NHL. I can't stand many sports fans, usually football fans. On the other hand, they scrutinize everything that every player on the team does and try to ascribe meaning to all of it. Pats fans still think the NFL is out to get them, that the powers that be want them to lose, and that every one of their wins is somehow a victory for the little guy over the establishment. 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