Penguin, on 30 October 2013 - 10:14 AM, said:
I have family in Baltimore and my wr coach and mentor as a kid played for them in 99. Golden State is just my offbeat team for the nba I'm really more of a lebron fan. I do not own a single piece of nba gear. Yeah I have reasons for liking teams other than "they win" and tying all of my self esteem in how good a football team is that I have little to nothing to do with. I think bammers who didn't go to the school are so annoying because they are the loudest about their support, they are also generally idiots.
See, before you elaborated on your reasons for being a Ravens fan, I would have assumed it's because they won the Super Bowl. Which is the same assumptions you're making towards most Bama fans. Sure, a lot of the time you're probably right, they didn't go to the school and have no significant ties to the program, but there is still probably a large portion of the fan base that has some significant ties to the school in some form or fashion that makes it special to them to root for Alabama. Could be their child goes there, or they met their spouse in Tuscaloosa, or something else like that.
But again, I still don't think it matters if someone went to school there or not. Annoying people are going to be annoying, regardless of whether or not they choose Bama as their school they support. The same types of people exist in every fan base. Hell, want a perfect example? Vandy has historically been a terrible program, yet they still produce Hogan's.