BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Red Sox fans are among the worst in America, according to GQ magazine.
GQ released a list of the “Worst Sports Fans in America,” listing Red Sox fans sixth, ahead of Yankee fans (9th), Montreal Canadiens fans (11th) and Los Angeles Laker fans (15th). Philadelphia Phillies and Eagle fans ranked 1st and 2nd.
Here is the reasoning for Sox fans being so high on the list:
“Winning the 2004 World Series was the worst thing to ever happen to Red Sox fans. Having been beaten into a state of lovable-loserdom by generations of championship futility, they now seem intent on living out some sort of horsehided cycle of domestic violence, inflicting upon us everything that for eighty-six years was inflicted upon them. It is a display of epic hypocrisy. All their whining about the Yankees’ salary-driven Evil Empire? They now gloat while drubbing opponents with what is routinely the second-highest-paid roster in baseball. All that self-satisfaction about being a bunch of scruffy underdogs? They blindly maintained it while winning the 2007 World Series with a payroll almost $90 million higher than Colorado’s. All these continuing claims to be an elite group of die-hard supporters? They have the biggest legion of bandwagon fans in the country, pushing past the Pinstripes as baseball’s top-drawing road team in 2005, 2007, and 2008. These days, Red Sox fans are indistinguishable from Yankees fans—just with more grating accents.”