Passion plays a big role in honing the skills of a person to become a competent athlete. It is the drive the keeps a player to strive and do more in order to achieve their goals. Passion, probably, is the main reason why a lot of people chose sports as their career. But it is not only athletes that have a great passion in their sports and the team they are in. Even sports fans shows great passion in showing their support for their team.
Take a look on this list of the 5 most die-hard fan bases in sports.
The Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers is probably one of the most successful franchises in sports history. That’s a no surprise because they got the most number of NBA championships next to the Boston Celtics. Along with their success is the growing fan of this team. And although this team is currently experiencing a rough season, they still got fan bases that give their all out support. Also, since Lakers is located in the home of most Hollywood celebrities, they also got the most popular Hollywood fan including Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, and of course, Jack Nicholson.
It no surprise that Canadians love hockey. Even on hockey fantasy league games, you can see how passionate they are for the sport and no wonder the Montreal Canadiens got the most die-hard fan bases among other teams and sports. The team has been the most storied franchise in NHL. They are the oldest existing club since 1909 and they have the most Stanley Cup titles. With this history, it is not surprising if they got the most loyal and passionate fans in the league.
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers fans are referred as “Cheeseheads”. Perhaps, the main reason why this team has the most passionate fans is because it is a “community owned” team that simply means that the entire franchise is non-profit which built the strong ties between the residents of Green Bay and the team. Their fan base is very supportive no matter what.
Boston Red Sox
This fan base is one of the most die-hard fan bases even when the team are experiencing long World Series drought. The fans of this team are usually called “Red Sox Nation”. The Red Sox has been consistently in top in terms of road attendance and home-game sellouts. And now that they are back on their winning ways, they have earned even more passionate fans than before. They also got a share of Hollywood celebrity fans including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Mark Wahlberg.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have the most number of Super Bowls in NHL history and they also have one of the most passionate fan bases in sports. “Terrible Towel” is one of their most distinguished fan bases. This fan base has a unique way of showing their support. They wave towels throughout the stadium to show their support to the team. The “Terrible Towel” is arguably the best fan symbol known in major pro sports team.
Sports fandom has become a religion for many people. The level of identity that people gets from supporting sports has is getting higher that it becomes incomparable. Definitely, more and more people are supporting their favorite team and it’s undeniable that they bringing their support for their team in a higher-level.