How New England Didn’t Top This List is Mind-blowing and Probably a Crime
It doesn't matter whether it's seeing the Red Sox at Fenway, the Celtics or the Bruins at TD Garden, or the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
If you've been to a game for a New England sports team, you know. You know. Hell, even the players and everyone else know -- New England sports fans are next level, and that's not always necessarily a compliment.
In fact, we are such a hardcore, loyal, loud -- and often times harsh -- fanbase, that in their 2004 song Tessie, the Dropkick Murphys refer to Red Sox fans as "Boston's 10th man" (since there are nine players on a baseball field for one team.)
No matter the sport, we'll talk smack to whoever the opposing team is, often going too far and taking shots at someone's personal life.
(Author's Note: I remember being at a Sox game one time sitting next to the bullpen, and then Anaheim Angels' pitcher Brendan Donnelly was just coming back from an injury that could have killed him after a fly ball hit him in the face and he lost half the blood in his body -- a guy sitting in front of me talked smack to Donnelly about that and he got tossed out of Fenway.)
Hell, we talk smack about and boo our own home team and players when they're not performing to the level we expect them to.
Which is why it's shocking that in a recent viral Instagram reel listing the Top 10 Most Annoying NFL Fan Bases, New England wasn't ranked on top.
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I mean, at least he ranked us in the Top 3 but still, there's no way we shouldn't be #1 on this list easily.