Fairweather fans suck. What I have seen so far this week is much more panic than fairweather fan behavior. If you haven't already picked up on this pattern, you will notice that I tend to go against the grain.
While everyone else was freaking out this week, I bought the right to two tickets to the Super Bowl if the Seahawks make it. That's right, where everyone else sees doom, I see a great buying opportunity.
If you haven't seen it before, First Dibz is a web site that acts as a major sports event stock market. You can pick any team for any major event and bid on the right for face value tickets if that team makes it. You can also sell the rights to these tix when the demand is extremely high (e.g., before the AFC/NFC championship game) for huge profits.
I had a bid in place about $100 below market asking price before the Bills game, and someone paniced and sold it to me as soon as the game was over. You may think I'm nuts, but I still believe.