Which fan base most deserves a playoff win?

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In honor (there’s no honor in it, I suppose) of the Lions going 10,000 days (now 10,001) without winning a playoff game, Friday’s PFT Live had a draft in honor (again, no honor in it) of the NFL’s fan bases that most deserve a playoff win.

Simms and I picked three teams each. He went first. He blew it right out of the gates.

Some of you may be surprised by the selections. One specific fan base could be stunned by my second-round pick.

If you’re in a long-suffering fan base (and you know who you are), check out the video. If you’re in a long-suffering fan base that gets omitted from the video, all we can say is something you’re surely used to hearing: Better luck next year.

49 responses to “Which fan base most deserves a playoff win?

  1. No doubt the “OAKLAND” Raiders fans…..After this year then you can let all the hotels and casinos like MGM, Ceasars, Bellagio, Venetian, Mandalay Bay, Wynn, etc….can have all their fans from all the other teams fly in to come watch their team play the Raiders in Las Vegas….

  2. Us poor malnourished fans of Boston/New England teams have been without a playoff win from any of the major sports teams for about a week now. We have suffered enough!

  3. Cleveland Browns for sure!! Hope Vikings have to wait an extra long time, 2099 would be way too soon.

  4. The Browns, though I’m not a Browns fan. But Browns fans do, out of loyalty to the “factory of sadness” deserve to see a playoff win. Other very loyal fan bases–the Bills (though I don’t like the Bills), the Lions (God only knows why this team still has fans!),and the Bucs (yes, the Bucs, and I can’t stand the Bucs!) Screw the Bungles!

  5. I would have said the Brownies, but once their fans got a taste of success last year they quickly turned into jerks. They went from long-suffering to insufferable.

  6. Bills or Browns fans for football
    Knicks fans for basketball
    Phil Michelson at the US Open for golf

  7. Packer fans have been sidelined for the last 2 seasons, and though I may be a fan of a rival team, let’s face it, postseason football just isn’t the same without them.
    You can factor in their knowledge of the game, or their fierce loyalty to their team, but when it comes right down to it, January football in a snowy Lambeau Field, with nearly 80,000 screaming cheeseheads is quintessential NFL Playoffs.
    And after 2 long seasons of absence, their rabid fans deserve it.

  8. The common thread with all these teams is terrible ownership that cares only about collecting the huge TV revenue checks they are guaranteed to get, and who have zero interest in fielding a product that will compete for the Super Bowl.

    Want to see these teams get much more competitive? Split even half the TV money based on 256 shares each representing a regular season victory and you’ll see all the bad teams magically make improvements.

  9. Bills fans are insane because they haven’t won anything yet. I think Browns fans deserve to at least taste the playoffs because Buffalo went absolutely crazy last year. Bills VS Browns AFC Championship 2020.

  10. Besides my Jets, Detroit does deserve a win(10,000 days…wow) as does Buffalo. The Bills are in my team’s division, but has a passionate fan base that is less obnoxious than most and have been patiently waiting for a while now.

  11. I am going with two, the Browns and the Lions.

    I thinks Browns fans are amazing. I live in Michigan so I have to give a shout out to long suffering Lions fans.

  12. Cowboys fans. Despite not doing much this century the Cowboys have become the most valuable sports team on the planet and gets the highest tv ratings. All due to the most loyal fans.

  13. The Bills have terrible record of losing superbowls. I would not want to waste a playoff game on a team that will choke if they ultimately advance to the big one. Give me some Detroit Lions—at least they are not cursed when it comes to the superbowl since they have never been there. Plus the City of Detroit needs some positivity.

  14. The Bills and it’s bot even close. Cleveland fans at least had LeBron and a NBA title, Oakland has the Warriors! Detroit has had success with the Pistons, Tigers, and Red Wings, and also have ties to MSU and U of M college programs. Name one thing Buffalo has ever celebrated??

  15. It’s the Bills. Great fan base. Great people. I am not a Bills fan (as you can tell from screen name), but Buffalo is a great city with really good people in my experience. And they stick by their team no matter what.

  16. Buffalo & Cleveland are two fanbases that have and continue to support their teams through long periods of terrible football. If there is any franchise that deserves a playoff win it’s one of those two.

  17. Dolphins fans? NOPE! About the only time that stadium is filled is when they play the Patriots (since they almost always beat Pats in Miami)…Dolphins fans are about as “fair weather” as you can get. Last time their stadiums were filled every game was the Marino era. It pisses me off that the Bills, who have been worse than the Dolphins since 2001, have much more loyal fans. So anyone who thinks Dolfans are as loyal as Bills fans is delusional. The Fins DO have loyal fans, but not like the Browns or Bills do!

  18. NO team deserves a playoff win just because they sucked for a long time, when they build a “TEAM” is when they deserve and will get the playoff wins!

    Too many teams for years thought getting a few great players or having a top QB would turn the team around and make them competitive, even win SBs, but when there’s 11 players to a side and special teams it takes a lot more than just a few good players or a great QB to produce playoff wins!

  19. deborahlagarde says:
    May 24, 2019 at 5:13 pm
    Dolphins fans? NOPE! About the only time that stadium is filled is when they play the Patriots (since they almost always beat Pats in Miami)…Dolphins fans are about as “fair weather” as you can get. Last time their stadiums were filled every game was the Marino era. It pisses me off that the Bills, who have been worse than the Dolphins since 2001, have much more loyal fans. So anyone who thinks Dolfans are as loyal as Bills fans is delusional. The Fins DO have loyal fans, but not like the Browns or Bills do!
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    I guess you didn’t see any of the Browns last 4 or 5 home games of the 2016-17 seasons? The Browns stadium was nearly empty, maybe 10,000 fans for the last 4 home games in the seasons when they went 1-15 and 0-16! Well who in their right mind would want to go watch/support such a loser? But I guess that’s why I don’t have a favorite team, I just can’t back any team that makes bad move after bad move and thinks they should be getting better. I can’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would, it totally baffles me!

  20. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    May 24, 2019 at 12:43 pm
    Viking fans didn’t deserve the Minnesota Miracle, otherwise known as Mike Zimmer’s only playoff win.
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    It turned out to be the Meaningless Miracle.

  21. Ya gotta love it. The Lions and their fans get kicked in the teeth about the pathetic losing season, complacent owners, incompetent GM’s and strange coaching choices and the (2) superstars who retire before their time, and even when they talk about the saddest NFL team, who deserves one stinking playoff win, we still can’t win for losing! You folks have proven the point, Lions Fans do have it the worst! LOL.

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