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Annoying Fan Behavior #22: Trying To Get On The Jumbotron At Any Cost

For those of you that didn’t watch yesterday’s Bulls-Heat game (or see the highlights), you missed out on one of the most despicable sights the NBA has ever seen. No, I’m not talking about John Lucas being jumped over like an irksome puddle in the street by LeBron James. This was much, much worse.

During the fourth quarter the ABC sideline reporter relayed a story about Carlos Boozer’s family, which happened to be in attendance. Naturally the camera’s focused on them during the story, but what we saw through the lens of the camera was quite disturbing. Please take a look below…if you can stomach it. Continue reading

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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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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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Annoying Fan Behavior #14: Taking Stadium Quizzes Way Too Seriously

Attending a live sporting event is a lot of fun, but you quickly become aware that there is much more downtime during a game than you realized. Instead of watching commercials, grabbing a beer, or tweeting something clever during timeouts, you’re forced to sit there and watch the uniformed event staff try to intimidate you into not running onto the field or court while you slowly start to realize just how uncomfortable your seat actually is.

This is the reason why some benevolent gentleman (or gentlewoman…feminists…) introduced the idea of keeping the audience entertained with a series of quizzes and games throughout the event. Continue reading

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Annoying Fan Behavior #21: Telling A Player He Sucks

Nelson Cruz took a lot of flak for not making the catch on David Freese’s game-tying triple to right field in Game Six of the World Series. Cruz went back on the ball, seemed to slow down as he neared the wall, and mistimed his jump, allowing the ball to land over his head.

I can’t imagine how many Rangers fans shouted, “YOU SUCK!” in Cruz’s direction as the ball caromed off the wall.

Really, Rangers fans? Cruz tied an MLB record by blasting eight dingers in the postseason, but suddenly he sucks because he didn’t catch a ball that was about three feet from going over the fence?

That was just one instance of Annoying Fan Behavior #21: Telling a Player He Sucks. I’ve started a personal crusade to end this type of behavior, and I think this is a great place to start. Continue reading

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