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Charlotte is the worst sports town in the galaxy

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About 12 years or so ago, I went to a Dodgers/Braves game in Los Angeles. Braves fans made up a significant portion of the crowd. My guess would be around 10 thousand. So Los Angeles is definitely the worst sports town.

There are 22 Million People in Southern California. It is not that hard to find 10,000 Braves fans.

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What can you do? It's a transplant town. Without the transplants and executives, Charlotte probably wouldn't be close to what it is and we wouldn't even have pro teams. It's a catch-22. Like others have said, only thing to fix this is to start winning.

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I like the Panthers. As long as it doesn't interfere with my Sunday play on the back 9.

Now back to my tea.

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Still better than Jacksonville

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Better than Buffalo too.

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It's a city that a ton of people want to move to because it's a great city. I'll take living in a great city over transplant/bandwagon fans any day of the week.

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In general I agree with you but I can't bring myself to complain about the fanbase when these teams have been such utter crap.

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true.

fun exercise: think of all the people you know who are lakers fans who don't have a single tie to LA

So that makes LA a bad sports city? I don't see the coorelation. Pittsburgh Steeler, Dallas Cowboy, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox, etc have simlar fanbases and I certainly wouldn't call those cities bad "sports towns".

I never got that you need to have ties to a city to be a fan of a team. I totally get that people in their 30's and 40's are Steeler, Cowboy, Laker, Celtic fans because I am in my late 30's and growing up as a kid that is who everyone saw on TV every weekend regardless of where you lived so people chose sides. Many people chose sides and stuck with those teams no matter where they live and have passed their love of the teams onto their kids. I dunno....it just doesn't bother me like it does some, I am just on the side of you can cheer for whoever the fug you want and for any reason you want. Besides, many of those people are usually easy to make look like a fool when debating sports.

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It could be worst.... We could be Cleveland

came here to say this, we have a long way to achieve the kind of torture that Cleveland fans have

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I hope it will gradually get better. It will take two things;

A. Time.

B. A decent product. The 2004-8 runs probably secured us some young fans, hopefully the Cam era will do the same.

As far as the Giants go, They had a pretty good showing at RFK last week. They have lots of bandwagoners, plus NY transplants are abundant.

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typically "good" sports towns are full of intolerable assholes

Philly, Boston, pittsbugh, detroit, ny, chicago

you can have it

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What is the saying paraphrased: 'Victory has many Fathers and Defeat is an Orphan'.

When the Panthers start winning more than 3 times in 15 years they will have and grow fans.

The number of people across the country who loved the 2003 Panthers team that made it to the Superbowl in 2004 was high, interest in NC was high.

By God, I even saw Panthers flags and decals here in ACC basketball territory.

Winning makes people interested, losing makes them find something else to do.

These are pros, not college, the expectation is high on pay for performance. I love ND and I love ND whether they win or lose, they are just college kids. The NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, come 'on man...you play like crap, people will NOT pay to see it.

As far as LA, I'm in the Orange County, LA county frequently and I can uneqivocally tell everyone that they will not support a NFL team. They have not in the past and they will not in future. Football is an intense sport and those people out there could give two shake's of a rat's ass about the NFL. They are just as full of %-wise transplants as Charlotte. The sports bars are full out there of those transplants.

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