5 Types Of Sports Fans You're Sure To Notice At Every Big Game
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5 Types Of Sports Fans You're Sure To Notice At Every Big Game

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5 Types Of Sports Fans You're Sure To Notice At Every Big Game

Honestly, I'm not much of a sports fan. I played sports in high school, but I've never been an avid watcher of any particular sport. I couldn't tell you the first thing about football, so when watching the Super Bowl (personally I'm a bigger fan of the Puppy Bowl), I'm in it for the commercials and the half time show. Because I'm confessing this, you might be thinking, Well, who is she to writing an article related to sports?

I think my lack of interest in the game makes me among the best people to write an article about those who are actually watching. My attention is on anything but the game, so while it's on, I am able to closely observe those watching as I stuff my face with chips and french onion dip. That being said, here are a few of the types of sports fans I have noticed while pretending to clap and cheer at the appropriate times. See if you fall into any of these categories.


This pretty much speaks for itself. These are the people who are on their feet 90 percent of the game and really only settle down during half time. They can most likely be heard from way down the street. If they're team is winning, typical activities include clapping of the hands, springing up and down, and gloating -- loudly. A loss for their team may result in tears, angry stomping of the feet, and an early dismissal from the Super Bowl party due to overwhelming shame.


A fan of any winning team, this person usually shows up to the party in generic clothing, as he/she does not want to commit to either team fully until it is clear who is doing better. You only ever see this person clapping and cheering (at everything because nothing can be bad when you're a fan of everything) never cursing under his or her breath as a team makes a mistake.

Quiet ones.

These fans are no more or less a fan than any others. However, the most you'll usually get out of them is a tense, "yes," under their breath when their team does something well. Although, watch out for them when the ref. makes a bad call, this is when the quiet ones may become even louder than the screamers. As they say, it's always the quiet ones that surprise you the most.

Superstitious ones.

Ever notice a certain smell when huddled on the couch around the TV during a big game? This smell is most likely to be associated with a superstitious fan who has been wearing the same underwear, socks or any other article of clothing for the last month. They believe that their low standard of personal hygiene will bring their team the win. If your sense of smell isn't too keen, you'll definitely notice the overgrown and unkempt facial hair.


This person is probably a sports communication major and seems to know everything there is to know about every sport and all its teams. Throughout the game, this fan is the one narrating the game and telling everyone details about every player from stats to his personal life. While this person is very informative and helpful to those who do not know what's going on, you may find yourself longing to yell, "Ssh," at some point during the game.

So, who are you? Whichever category you fall into, it seems that all five of these will be in attendance at any sports-watching event. And for those of us who aren't really watching the game, they serve as an alternative form of entertainment while we bask in the wings, chips, and dips.

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