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

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Nick Bonino
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Nick Bonino /
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5. Support other Pittsburgh Teams

If someone tells you their favorite teams are the Penguins, Golden State Warriors and New England Patriots, its almost obvious they’re a fake fan. And that if you’d have asked them 4 years you could swap out Penguins for Blackhawks and Warriors for Miami Heat (and still the stupid Patriots cause they’re always so damn good, God I hate them).

BUT, if they say they’re a Penguins, Pirates and Steelers fan, that sounds a lot like a through-and-through Pittsburgh fan,  true or not. Again, similarly, if you choose other teams that are objectively horrible and boring (Pirates, Pittsburgh University Men’s Football + Basketball, etc.) its going to work all that much better.

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In closing, I’d just like to say that I’ve never actually been called a bandwagoner.  This is more of a hypothetical topic ,to me, I guess, so I’m not sure how relatable this post is. However, I’m sure that these tips can be helpful to any new Pittsburgh Penguins fan. I won’t tell if you wont.

Welcome to the team.