2021 - Prove It
- May 15, 2002
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Could be a fair point. Rams have also bounced around a ton which is similar to the Cardinals and a reason they still have a fan problem despite their winning. I look at the Patriots. They were meh for a long time. Then the start winning and now have a huge fan base. Dallas has been competitive over multiple decades and have won titles. Pittsburgh...the same. Green Bay...the same. Minnesota haven't won titles but have been a competitive franchise. Seattle blew up once they started winning.I agree with pretty much everything else you're saying, but this is a tough one to swallow. There are a lot of really good fan bases for terrible or middling franchises. There are franchises like the Rams who have been extremely good and mostly get 40% opponent attendance at their brand new stadium.
I think great traditions correlate with great fan bases, and Michael and team have done little to generate great tradition among the fan base, so you get memorable events like a season-ticket hike being especially salient.
What I know is that Baltimore has probably the best fan base of a team that has relocated states or started new in the past 30 years, and a lot of that has to do with them being a winning franchise for the majority of it.