fair-weather fan

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fair-weather fan

A person who is supportive of and enthusiastic about a sports team only when that team is performing well. I've been rooting for the home team in their playoff run, but I'll admit I'm just a fair-weather fan.
See also: fan
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EXCITEMENT over the GAA Championships is mounting, and just in time comes the perfect companion for hardcore and fair-weather fans alike.
I moved back to Washington state just in time for the Seahawks to get good under gum-chewing dynamo coach Pete Carroll and was surrounded by fantasy leaguers, season ticket-holding diehards, and tens of thousands of new fair-weather fans.
The Forest marketing department obviously thought Huddersfield is not a very attractive home fixture, we'll let everyone in for PS5, trash them and sell the unsuspecting fair-weather fans half season tickets as Christmas presents to see our promotion push out of a league we think we shouldn't be in anyway.
If only the same could be said about her fair-weather fans.
Fair-weather fans may have been among the few that ruined the day for them.
It is the massed ranks of 10,000-plus part-timers, lapsed loyalists, ex-pats, newbies and fair-weather fans who will make the difference to the bottom line - and right now they are being charged over the odds for what is unsold product.
The 76ers fed off their crowd in game six, which was fired up by Kevin Garnett's comments about them being fair-weather fans, as well as the presence of former Sixer great Allen Iverson courtside.
In the current study, die-hard fans were more likely to BIRG and CORF than were fair-weather fans.
Like those great institutions, it pulls in the part-timers and fair-weather fans who might otherwise remain apathetic.
Their crowing knew no bounds (like I've said before, the Aussies truly are the worst winners in the world) - they were the very definition of fair-weather fans.
And though it could be asking too much for a new ground record at Liberty Way on Saturday, Boro's superb achievements of late could see plenty of fair-weather fans trek through the turnstiles to hopefully witness a second successive Boro promotion.
Arsenal's fair-weather fans prefer chatting to chanting.
I believe that what needs to be done to fix the situation is for the fair-weather fans to once again fall in love with the Welsh football team, as they did in the Euro 2004 qualifiers.
Michael Lipofsky ("Lame Laker fans, Your opinions, June 12) criticizes Laker supporters as fair-weather fans compared to supporters of NBA teams in the East and Midwest.
Which is my way of saying: I'll take advice about running my business from Monday morning quarterbacks and fair-weather fans, but I'm not taking it from a washed-up squash player.