Originally Posted by steelfury02
I hate you all. And I mean this in the nicest way possible lol. terps - you guys need to wait for "the lean years" in Ravens history ala the 1980s Steelers. When your fan base goes through that kind of crucible - you'll find out who the real Ravens fans are. Me personally, it is just hard to find a lot of respect when I know of a lot of people that place and remove those purple flags on their cars at a mind boggling rate - too many people too willing to jump ship when you guys have lost big games. Just my own experience. hey - we have band wagoners too - I think a lot of us just can't understand some of the mid-season bluster at 9-2, but then re-realize what the area has had to go through in terms of actually having a football team - dunno if that makes any sense to you - but, for me, its kinda weird listening to Ravens fans talk about Johnny Unitas, then, in the same breathe, talk about how they rooted for the Redskins, Eagles, or Steelers (or "America's Team" - especially when it was easy to in the early 90s), then jump right back on board when 2000 rolled around and you found yourselves in the Super Bowl.
Haha. I do understand what you mean - I'm a big O's fan, and we certainly have been going through "the lean years" recently. I think this can be said for almost all fan bases (like you mentioned) and the Ravens have been lucky to end up with good records fairly consistently over their existence.
When we have a downturn (which will inevitably happen), I'm sure many fans will all of a sudden disappear. I don't think this is more prevalent in the Ravens fanbase than any other fanbase though - and I generally don't understand the questioning of the Ravens fanbase that pops up fairly regularly on this board. We all have our shitty fans, I'm not proud of those that we have, and I'm sure you aren't very proud of yours (maybe).