Becoming a Casual Fan

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  1. barfolomew

    barfolomew Well-Known Member

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    The Jets have a die-hard fan base. Going to Giants, Falcons, Panthers games, there is a clear enthusiasm gap between their fans and ours. Our crowd/fan base seems highly motivated and highly involved in the game.

    I used to be one of these die-hard fans. But after the past few seasons, I now am much more casual.

    I don't care about the games as much anymore. When the Jets blow it, I take the attitude of "Same shit as always."

    Moving away from the NYC metro area and into a part of the country where fall might be the best time outdoors, I am not motivated to go to a bar and pay money for the privilege of watching the Jets suck.

    I was able to watch the Jets game at home today, due to the Patriots being a national team. Yet I was still detached from it for the most part. Seeing the stands half-empty today and patriots fans making up at least a quarter of the people there, seems to show our franchise is dying.

    With over-priced tickets, a losing team across decades, and the diversity of entertainment now available, I wonder if the Jets will be around in 20 years.
     
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    the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises.

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    17. San Francisco Giants, $2.85 billion, (MLB)

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    19. Boston Red Sox, $2.8 billion, (MLB)

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    21. New York Jets, $2.75 billion, (NFL)

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  3. barfolomew

    barfolomew Well-Known Member

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    What do those stats mean?
     
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    HomeoftheJets Well-Known Member

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    Chris Johnson is already a casual fan.
     
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    barfolomew Well-Known Member

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    Haha, that may be.

    But I'll tell you what, I like him a lot better than his brother.
     
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    I am now at a stage where I get mildly irritated by a loss but I really don't care very much, its hard to maintain that level of interest when the product is just so 'meh' (at best)
     
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    There was a stretch or two over the years when I detached from the team but never really cut the cord. I'm at that point again, but this time the scissors might come out.
     
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    I have tried many many times over the years but I like the NFL and cannot bring myself to support someone else though I wish I could - I know I should try to identify a really poor team and start supporting them if I can find something to latch on to (then I don't feel like a bandwagoner but you know anyone is going to have more long term success than this franchise)
     
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  9. horsehead

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    I’ve been watching the Jets since the 70s.
    Still love them...but something’s different.
    Maybe it’s the fact that I’m getting older and don’t get pissed like I did when I was a young buck...whatever.
    One thing that’s really changed is that I don’t care to watch other games at all anymore. After the Jets weekly embarrassment, I’m out. I used to soak up as much football as there was out there, now I couldn’t care less. Is it because the Jets continually suck and there’s no point being invested in the league...maybe. The NFL has a real problem when diehards don’t care about the totality of their product anymore. I don’t think there’s a quick fix either.
     
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    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    The vast majority of NFL fans are casual fans - they only care on Sunday during game time and then forget it, or they don't really care at all because it's all about fantasy football for them. If the team is good they care more, and if the team is bad they care less, but overall they don't care much either way.
     
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    Laxg41 Well-Known Member

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    You say we have a die hard fan base yet every home game is basically an away game
     
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    I’m already to the point of being much less of a die-hard than I used to. Haven’t gotten to point of following another team but I definitely don’t get to the point of letting Jet games affect my moods.

    Life is too short. Why put yourself through the constant torment?


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    I became a casual fan of these bunch a while ago. I do more laughing at them on Sundays than anything else.

    They're actually getting fairly close to losing me entirely. Too many better things to do with one's time than watching this perpetual nonsense.
     
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    I haven't gone to a game since 2012.

    The stadium is too far to go to a game is a ALL DAY affair. The team hasn't been good for quite a bit so I don't think it's worth the cost in money & time to make it out there.

    It used to be cool when we still had training camp at Hofstra then Woody took that away from us.

    I wish the team played much closer to home I'd be at as many games as possible in good times or bad.
     
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    Maybe we all need a New York Jets version of Chantix to kick this habit :).
     
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    barfolomew Well-Known Member

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    My family and I used to have season tickets. We had them since I've been born, but when the Jets opened the new stadium and started that PSL shit, my family decided against getting season tickets.

    I'm very happy we didn't. There are too many other things to do on the weekends than to commit hours and thousands of dollars to a losing franchise.
     
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    True, but I think that's begun in the last few years, especially after the switch to Metlife stadium.

    The Jets marketing strategy for the new stadium was similar to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign assumptions. They thought every loss of a blue collar/working class fan (i mean those terms in terms of attitudes, not necessarily in terms of income) would be replaced by attracting a new yuppie/white collar fan. But the stadium isn't nice enough for people to go to just to go for fun and the tickets are somewhat prohibitive for that as well. I think many of the die-hards even those who could afford it chose to opt-out.

    I think that's why a lot of games have a disproportionate amount of away fans.
     
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    Does posting on a message board make you more then casual? I guess I can name the starters off the top of my head so that should qualify.

    I’d say I’m more on the casual side though, because the losses don’t hit me like they used too. This stretch since the worst of the Rex era has kind of made me detached from the franchise. Still supporting the green and white but the Bills game didn’t get me like it would have years ago.
     
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    I watch every Jets game, or as many as i can... but i rarely watch other football games. I think it's a combination of i dislike the way the NFL is going about its blatant move to a high offensive output game, i do like seeing defense, and that i like other sports over nfl right now.

    And of course that the Jets get knocked out by week 9 lately.
     
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    Cman65 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    You guys are late to the party. I've been a casual fan now for quite some time. I think the last time I was passionate about the Jets was the 2010 playoff run and before that, 1998. Since then, I can thank the Jets for helping me develop other interests that provide far more pleasure and reward.
    These days, I usually record the game and depending on the outcome, either watch or delete. 2018 doesn't hold anything of interest to me so I can see doing other things on Sundays weather permitting.
     
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