Pittsburgh Penguins: 5 Tips to Avoid Being Called a Bandwagon Fan

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Nick Bonino
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NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 11: Nick Bonino /

Are you new to the whole ‘Pittsburgh Penguins’ thing and want to prove you aren’t a fan just because you feel like it? Well, you’re in the right place. Us Penguins fans love any and all Pens fans, and we aren’t afraid to give you some tips on how to seamlessly blend in.

One of the many flaws of general society is an innate desire to bring down those around us who seem happier or more fulfilled, brought on of course by deep, dark and very powerful personal insecurities. One way in which this manifests is through the malicious accusations of fans of successful teams being ‘bandwagoners’.

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While mean spirited, the use of this term is of course true in almost 100% of cases, even as most of us stubbornly and obliviously think otherwise. I certainly in my heart of hearts know that if Pittsburgh truly sucked, I wouldn’t have painted my bedroom black and yellow, or flown to see a Penguins game with my mom for my Sweet 16 or write on an unpaid, volunteer basis for a low-level Penguins blog site.

With that being said though, no one wants to be discovered as a bandwagoner, there’s literally nothing more humiliating. As fans of a team that has won back-to-back championships, we are prime targets for this type of accusation. Therefore to combat this, I’ve gathered together the top strategies to utilize to convince/trick your peers into believing you are a true, actual Penguins fan: