How To Fan-boy Like A Champ
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How To Fan-boy Like A Champ

Basketball season is in full swing, and with a 9–0 record the Hoos are really firing on all cylinders.

How To Fan-boy Like A Champ

It is very easy to spot the basketball players around campus. They really stand a head above the rest. Now running into a celebrity like London Perrantes can be exciting, but there are certain ways you should react. 

1. Don’t play it cool with a causal “Hello” and “How are you?”

You really should make a big deal out of running into a celebrity. It isn’t every day that you run into a student who participates in an extracurricular. When you first run into them, you should hang back with your friends and whisper, “Is that him?” or “Oh my god, is he on the basketball team?” Also, the obligatory snapchat picture needs to be taken. Preferably with the rear camera and the flash on — don’t forget to make your best duck face! Try to engage them in conversation as well, even if they look like they are hurrying to go somewhere. Remember their first priority is always their fans! 

2. If you start having a conversation with them, be sure to only talk about three subjects. 

If you are lucky enough to strike up a conversation with one of our glowing stars, there are really only three subjects you should talk about. Any basketball experience you have had, ever. This includes that time your IM team almost made it to the semi-finals, that time in high school when you tried to make a free throw, and that one time you played pick-up for 20 minutes at the AFC. After practicing all day the players really just want to hear about basketball some more. 

The second subject would be how great the team is doing. Saying things like, “Wow we are doing really well this year,” or “Wow are we really this good at basketball?” 

Oh and thirdly, talk about how tall they are. Phrases like “How’s the weather up there?” never get overused.  

3. Tell every single one of your friends about the experience.   

It may have just been passing them in the hallway, or maybe it was an awkward door holding session outside the dining hall. Either way all your friends have to know! Tell them how awesome it was to run into a celebrity. Talk about how you hope to run into them again and maybe grab lunch or something. Don’t forget to follow your new favorite player on every form of social media too. It isn’t creepy at all to follow them on Twitter, Instagram and friend them 20 minutes after meeting them.

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