Tuesday, May 1st marks National Loyalty Day in America, and since loyalty is so embedded in the lifeblood of sports fandom, we’re doing a little something special today in honor of that.
Loyalty, according to Webster’s dictionary, is defined as the state of being true and constant in support of someone or something.
Loyalty can take many forms, but in sports it’s most synonymous with fans who steadfastly support their teams in the face of a long-standing history of futility and losing.
Despite a number of insanely long championship droughts that have come to an end in recent years (Chicago Cubs in 2016, Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, Washington Capitals in 2018 – just to name a few), there are still a chunk of teams that haven’t rewarded their fanbase with a championship since the baby boomer generation.
Here’s a list of the 11 longest championship droughts in North America as of 2019:
|1||Arizona Cardinals||NFL||1947||71 years|
|2||Cleveland Indians||MLB||1948||70 years|
|3||Sacramento Kings||NBA||1951||67 years|
|4||Detroit Lions||NFL||1957||61 years|
|t-5||Atlanta Hawks||NBA||1958||60 years|
|t-5||Texas Rangers||MLB||Never||60 years|
|7||Tennessee Titans||NFL||1961||57 years|
|8||Los Angeles Chargers||NFL||1963||55 years|
|t-9||Minnesota Vikings||NFL||Never||53 years|
|t-9||Atlanta Falcons||NFL||Never||53 years|
|t-9||Buffalo Bills||NFL||1965||53 years|
Losing stinks, but only one team can be named champion each year per league. So, it’s never fair or realistic to expect your favorite team to come away with championship trophies at any rate of consistency; although Golden State Warriors and New England Patriots fans may beg to differ…
It is fair, however, to expect your favorite team to win at least one championship trophy over the course of your lifespan, though, right…?
Well, that isn’t always the case; a stark reality that is tough to grapple with for passionate fans of teams listed above. Heck, even a quarter-century’s-worth of time qualifies as a pretty lengthy and legit championship drought, at least in our eyes at FANCHEST.
But on National Loyalty Day, it pays to be a fan of the losers, for once…
On this National Loyalty Day only, we’ll be offering a 20% discount off the FANCHEST of any team that has gone at least 25 years since winning their last NHL or NFL championship trophy.
All you have to do is shop for any one of the qualifying teams on FANCHEST.com and use the promo code below upon checkout…
Don’t wait, though… this code will expire tonight at 11:59pm EST!
Here’s a full list of teams that qualify for the promo code at 20% off :
NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, & Carolina Panthers
Don’t see the team you like…?
Well, just because your team won its last championship(s) (@Bostonfans) in the past 25 years, doesn’t mean we’re leaving you out in the cold… your loyalty counts too – just 5% less today.
For a 15% discount off ANY other team’s FANCHEST (college teams included), simply follow the same instructions above, but use promo code below instead…
But, wait… there’s more!
In addition those discounts in honor of National Loyalty Day, we’re also conducting two social giveaways and offering 2x loyalty reward points for anyone who participates! Full instructions below:
- Social Giveaway
2. Double Loyalty/Reward Points!
- Yes, we have a loyalty/rewards program at FANCHEST, and it’s pretty cool
- Today only, we’re offering 2X the points you see on that page! For instance, if you refer a friend, you’ll receive 400 points (a $40 value) as opposed to the regular amount of 200 points (a $20 value)! And instead of 1 point for every $1 spent, today you’ll earn 2 points for every $1 spent!