It's very possible the Toronto Maple Leafs fan base has taken the most abuse of any franchise in sports in the last 50 years. The only thing that seems to be a constant is that their team will let them down, whether it's MLSE overcharging them for tickets, coaches being fired every year or epic collapses when everything seems to have taken a positive turn.
What makes Leafs fans hang in there? Well, maybe it's because at least they know what they have with their team. In a way it's admirable that they'd stick in there until the end... Literally.