I recently saw statements from some Panthers fans in the aftermath of Wednesday's beatdown courtesy of the Ottawa Senators and how many had left the game early for various reasons. My reaction to this is that I can't blame them and would have followed suit if I was there. However,many other fans state that they stayed the entire sixty minutes no matter what and ostracize others for leaving early.
I have not as yet walked out on the Panthers. But I have walked out on my favorite team before, the Florida/Miami Marlins, usually out of pure disgust for their play or when facing a beatdown by the opposing team. Some may deem me a bad fan, even though I sat through the longest game in Marlins history (6 hours, 10 minutes) that wound up being a loss, so one can't assume that because people leave means they are lousy fans. They may be the most die hard supporters ever, so much so that it pains them to watch a horrendous showing and they just gotta get away.
So what have you, LBC crowd? Have you ever walked out on the Panthers or any other sports team? Love to hear the horror stories...
Have you ever walked out on a team LONG before the game ended and at what frequency?
Yes, many times (14 votes)
Yes, though rarely (50 votes)
No, I go down with the ship (94 votes)
158 total votes