We’ve all been there. You invite your friends over to watch the game, but one of them takes it upon himself to bring Dave from work. While you and your friends are doing your thing, Dave starts off quiet but slowly starts making little interjections here and there.
You don’t completely agree with what Dave’s saying, but you appreciate him taking an interest and you don’t want to be a discourteous host. You break for halftime and chow down on some hot wings while Dave tells you about how he was “really into sports” growing up and that he’s happy to “finally have a group of guys to watch games with.”
You head back to the Man Cave for the start of the second half and that’s when it happens. Suddenly Dave, comfortable with his new chums, begins exhibiting the worst fan behavior possible. He’s making inappropriate comments, standing in front of the television, and speaking at a volume only acceptable in a Maxell commercial.
That’s when it dawns on you. Dave, the poor guy, has a sever case of AFB: Annoying Fan Behavior. He leaves and you and your friends razz him for a little bit, but then you realize that this is a serious problem affecting thousands of sports fans across the country.
Suddenly it’s not so funny.
The worst part about AFB is that it affects not only the person who has it, but also any person in the living room, bar, or stadium that happens to be in the vicinity.
That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to end AFB. One by one, I will list the symptoms of AFB. As you all know, there is no cure, but I will offer suggestions and alternatives that will allow you to suppress AFB as much as possible.
I look forward to our journey to end this crippling disease.