About Loyal Fans and Why You Need Them




It’s that time of year everyone! The weather is started to get nicer out, the birds are singing, and in a few basketball arenas around the country you can hear cheers, boos, and screams. That’s right it’s the NCAA tourney time! Though we are making our way to the sweet sixteen this week and many of us loyal fans are already talking about next season, a few march on.

In the spirit of March Madness, today’s blog wants to take a step out and discuss the meaning of a loyal fan. I am not just talking about their team, but the loyal fan outside of sports.

Basically you have two types of fans, the bandwagon fan and the loyal fan. Both are very different and both annoying to one and other.

To discuss the bandwagon first would be best. Here is the fan that loves to jump from one team to team depending on how good they are doing and if everyone around them is doing this. This allows them to slide into the crowd easier and have the best team, without the troubles of cheering through the hard times.

A bandwagon fan as a person is just what he/she is as a fan. He/she bounces from one person to another not showing much of a loyal heart. These people will leave as soon as times get rough or things are looking bad. Not knowing that if they stick with it, things can turn around and be amazing again. This person you do not want on a business team, relationship, or friendship with.

The bandwagon fan is just a mess and lack the commitment to go the distance. Though they seem like nice people and will cheer you on when you are coming up or on top. At the end of the day they are in essence a yes man/woman.

The loyal fan is the type of fan that can last 86 years of pain and torture of their team. Waiting their whole life for just one title and then they can die happy. These fans may yell at their team when they are down to do things different, but they still love them even if they get a broken heart every season.

To look at a loyal fan outside of the sport, you can see a very passionate person. This person would take a grenade for you. They will tell you when you are horrible and cheer you on at the same time.  When there is nothing left and all your bandwagon friends leave, that loyal fan will be there to help you up.

The loyal fan is someone you want as a friend or on your business team. They won’t jump ship as soon as it gets rough. They will work it out and be honest with you on the moves. Truth is the loyal fan wants to win, but they want to win it right through the rain and the sunshine. This is not a yes man/woman, but a true follower/leader. You would want them in your corner.

The differences between these two people is night and day. Funny, how you can judge a person by seeing how they watch a sports team.  Many fans loyal or bandwagon will show you their heart watching a sporting event. Just have to know what to look for.

Understanding loyal and bandwagon fans is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer living in, but beginning to own!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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