...BTW this fair weather fan stuff is what is BS. What? Do I win a freaking medal from the Dolphins with my name etched in gold for being here when things were down? Do they suddenly help ME out when things are down in my life? I mean, loyalty begets loyalty, no? Give me a break. Its people like that who freak out over such things in life that make me want to be a 'fair weather' fan just to piss them off.
For example, I've been a Heat fan since the days of old (Ronnie Seikaly, Sherman Douglas, Glen Rice, Steve Smith, Grant Long, Keith Askins, Bimbo Coles, Kevin Edwards...heck Alan Ogg), and yet now they they are winning championships what did that 'loyalty' bring me? Some kind of personal satisfaction? I guess, Maybe if you count it like something similar to beating a Video Game. That's about it. Think Pat Riley gives a hoot about my 'loyalty'...really? Maybe I should personally contact Coaches Ron Rothstein and Kevin Loughery...even Alvin Gentry (who coached during those old Pre-Riley times) and see if I can get a special loyalty 'gift' from the Heat.
If I don't feel like following a team when they are losing then I choose not to, that's my right. If I have more fun following them when they win then so be it. If I am somewhere in the middle, that's fine to. The point is, just do what you want with your spare time and like whatever team you want to like. No one in the end, when your days are done on this earth, is going to give a crap about what team you followed and if you were a 'great' and special guy when they weren't winning.