Hey guys, I wanted to see if I could ask the Fear the Fin community for some help with a research project.
I'm a lifetime Sharks fan and I am researching San Jose Sharks franchise and fan culture as part of my college senior thesis. I would like to encourage a discussion about what exactly Sharks fan culture is. Also, if a few of you would take the time to answer the questions below I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
1. What are some of the traditions the San Jose Sharks fans have?
2. What makes you proud to be a Sharks fan?
3. In terms of marketing, how has the San Jose Sharks franchise appealed to you?
4. What are several ways that the San Jose Sharks fan culture is unique from other fan bases?
5. In your opinion, has San Jose evolved a "hockey culture" over time?
6. Over time, have you noticed any changes in San Jose Sharks fans?
7. Over time, have you noticed San Jose Sharks fan culture spreading or becoming more important in other parts of the Bay Area?
8. Lastly, who are the San Jose Sharks biggest rivals and why?