You can believe anything you want. I disagree. "Many" would? I say most wouldn't. Most only care if their team wins or loses.And I certainly agree with Angela and I think many people would.
So you say, as a non Yankee fine, but I don't buy for a second that you would be embarrassed if the <whoever your team is> had the highest payroll and won the World Series.If I was the Yankees and I didn't win I'd be embarrassed.
When my teams win championships, the payroll is not a consideration in how much joy/pride I feel. I think this is most people's approach.
Worrying about the payroll is how losers justify not winning. "We would have won if we had more money to spend".