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These days, Fair Weather Fan Syndrome is an all too common affliction. No sport is spared its characteristic ebb and flow, coming in and going out after a championship like the tide. When Super Bowls, championships and World Series are won, throngs of people are overjoyed with their newfound team identification; but when things go even slightly south? Well, it's like it never happened.

Some cities are more immune to the ravages of this disease: places like Green Bay, Chicago, and Boston. But one city could well be the ground zero for Fair Weather Fan Syndrome: San Francisco. No one knows exactly why, but when a team is winning, like the Giants were in 2010, it seems like the entire Bay Area is a hotbed of baseball fans. But inevitably, a slump sets in, and then everyone goes mountain biking.1