12 April 2013
Types of Sports Fans
“My biggest pet peeve is just girls who go to sports bars who have no intention on caring what teams are playing, like they’re looking for just a night out. That drives me crazy than anything else. Like don’t pretend to be a sports fan.” This quote was publicly said by American actor Jerry Ferrara. A sports team, no matter what the sport is; baseball, basketball, and football are nothing without the support of their loyal fans. Although, many people like sports, and watch them on television, few people actually have a strong pride for a team, or really care about how a team performs on a competitive game-to-game basis. There are different kinds of sports fans such as die-hard, part-time, fair weather and homer fans that will be individually discussed in this essay.
Every sports team deserves fans that will cheer them on, whether it is at home from the television or at the arena from the stands. We generally call these worthy fans “die-hard fans.” Die-hard fans are the best fans that can be relied on to be loyal to their favorite sport team and care about their team’s performance on a game-to-game basis. It is rare to find a die-hard fan o be rooting for another team other than his or her favorite team. These are the type of fans that have their chests and/or faces painted and also act reckless to cheer their team on. A die-hard fan will know every player on the team roster, what position they play, and probably even their uniform number too. They feed off on how well their team does throughout the season; if the team is having a good year then these fans will rarely be unsatisfied, but yet if the team is having an off year then do not cross paths with them. Die-hard fans will basically know everything that there is to know about their team, not necessarily their history, but definitely since their coming as a fan. There are also fans that know about their team but act as...