Category Archives: College Football

Annoying Fan Behavior #4: Sporting the Apparel of a Team That’s Not Even Playing

When attending games, fans often wear clothing affiliated with the home team to show their support. They’ll put on a hat, t-shirt, jersey, or their favorite player’s hair to show that they’re proud to be a fan of their local team.

Likewise, courageous fans of the visiting team often wear clothing representing their squad to make sure that everyone in the stadium knows where their loyalties lie. It’s a sign of a true fan that you’re willing to wear your team’s logo knowing that you’re going to get booed for the majority of the game.

But there is a third type of fan—a fan who inexplicably wears the gear of neither the home team nor the visiting team. He or she is the victim of Annoying Fan Behavior #4: Sporting the Apparel of a Team That’s Not Even Playing. Continue reading

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The Sad State Of Sports In Los Angeles

This past week the greater Los Angeles area was ravaged by robust winds that left thousands without power and caused massive trees to be uprooted and fall on everything from cars to houses. But that disaster paled in comparison to what I had to endure on Saturday when I watched the UCLA men’s basketball team lose to Texas.

No, I’m not talking about the 20-minute delay when the winds knocked out the lights at the L.A. Sports Arena. I’m talking about what took place on the court after that. Continue reading

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Annoying Fan Behavior #72: Repeatedly Reciting Statistics During A Game

Statistics are part of what make sports so fan-friendly. If you miss a game you can immediately see what happened by looking at the box score online. It will tell you a lot of things—who scored, who failed, who got injured—but it will never be the same as watching that game.

That’s why Annoying Fan Behavior #72: Repeatedly Reciting Stats During A Game is especially frustrating. Continue reading

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Spin Cycle Podcast – Colin Talks To Sow About Harvard-Yale, Neftali Feliz, and MLB Awards

You’re going to be doing a lot of traveling in the next couple of days, so I figured I’d provide you with some much needed Ipod material (or for those of you without mp3 players, you can always burn it to a cd to play in the rental car).

In this edition of the Spin Cycle Podcast, Sow and I talk about horrific Ivy League football, the Rangers situation with Neftali Feliz, and we debate the recently announced MLB awards. Continue reading

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One Man’s Quest To End AFB: Annoying Fan Behavior

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.” Continue reading

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