Originally Posted by FreshBaked 24 7
We're hated everywhere because we live in one of the most hated douchebag filled areas in the country and we're not even THE team everyone roots for. We're considered the team of nobodies that takes up spots in the playoffs from other teams and waste it away for 40+ years, not because we want people fired or because we root against our team
This is nonsense. No one hates us on the scale that you imagine. The constant "everyone is laughing at us" schtick couldn't be further from the truth. You think Bucs fans care about the Jets? How about Bears fans?
You know what teams are hated? Patriots, Steelers, Cowboys, Giants.
What's the common theme there? They win Superbowls.
I wish we were hated for that reason. But we're not. We're irrelevant to most NFL fans. The last thing we should be doing is caring how our team is perceived by the rest of the country based on our own misguided perceptions of the rest of the country.