Yeah but the Pistons and their fans always had sand in their panties. And I didn't say "Jordan" I said "the Michael Jordan Bulls." Pippen. Rodman. Jackson.
You've got the thread of it with the Joe Six Pack Bears, though. The Packers or the Steelers aren't any fun to cheer against because they seem like a bunch of dudes. This is why everyone loves Ayerton Senna but nobody loved Michael Schumacher - the Patriots are utterly devoid of humility, approachability or likeability. They're the Gold Team from Hunger Games or whatever. It's the reason everyone hates the fuckin' Yankees.