GQ needs to stick to fashion. Not having the Buckeyes in here at all, is blasphemy. Other than that, a somehwat interesting read.
OT: GQ Rates 15 Worst Fan Bases In Sports
I couldn't decide whether to click the up arrow or the down arrow. But I have to give you this, that is memorable. In a very disturbing way.
This would be much less disturbing if it were two hot girls.
Seems like they took all of 20 seconds to put that list together. No thought when into it at all.
Yeah for page views!
Here's the list:
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Philadelphia Phillies
- WVU Former Fighting RRs
- Da Raidaaaaaaaaasssssss!
- Maryland Terrapins (aka Duke's #1 Rival!)
- Bo Sox
- NY Yankees
- LSU football (Tiger Boobs)
- Montreal Canadiens
- Dallas Cowboys
- Wiscy Football
- University of Oregon BBall
- LA Lakers
The summary is nice, but #10 is probably worth the trouble of clicking a few times.
I suggest searching elsewhere for southern half naked girls.
no. I don't know what you're talking about.
I'm a little surprised that they didn't just put a big circle around the entire state of Pennsylvania...
Very surprising that list had two Big Ten teams and no Buckeyes.
Maybe because I live in Minnesota, but I completely agree.
Wiscy fans are easily the worst in the big ten. 10 years of relative success have resulted in a completely unearned sense of entitlement. For the most part, I don't get the sense that relatively "nice" fan bases like Minny or Iowa hate fans of UM/OSU/PSU. They do however hate Wisconsin fans.
They may win games, but I have never been around as many assholes in my life as at the one game I went to in Columbus.
I disagree with LSU being on that list. I wore Michigan gear to an LSU game in 07 when it looked like we'd go after Miles. People came up to me to talk about it and were nice. I wore Michigan gear to and LSU game in 09 and the fans wanted him to come to Michigan. They just get loud and obnoxious to make the stadium a hostile environment.
I know there are some good people in Philly. But,BUT they have more violent animals in that fan base than anywhere else in the U.S. You cannot go in there wearing an opposing jersey and think you'll have a good time. Friendly ball busting it is not. You'll either end up getting beer poured on you, see your car vandalized or you get in a physical atercation. It's such an angry city.
Boston fans. Eh, I went to Fenway once with a Mattingly jersey and I didn't have much trouble. But that was before things went up a notch with the Clemens/Pedo/Zimmer/Manny violent stuff. So maybe it's not as safe now. Dunno.
Maryland fans. Yeah they're not clever chanters. They just yell Fuck and fill in the blank with a players name. They also toss stuff on the floor.
Duke i don't get. I understand nobody likes a smartass. But they just yell funny stuff. Gotta give 'em that. They're not uncivil.
Just want to preface I'm a Yankee fan. I have to think Yankee fans are hated because of a sense of entitlement. I don't think it's based on bad experiences because I don't see things that cross the line at the stadium. I don't see it go past ball busting. If you want to pick the most ill mannered fans in my area I'd say it's Jets fans.
Montreal fans. F*ck 'em. They booed the U.S> national anthem too many times.
Cowboy fans. I think it's the same stigma as Yankee fans. The entitlement thing. Although it's harder the see the source of Cowboy arrogance since they've won 1 playoff game since '95. As for manners they seem to be civil to opposing fans down there. I'm a Giants fan BTW.
"Just want to preface I'm a Yankee fan. I have to think Yankee fans are hated because of a sense of entitlement. I don't think it's based on bad experiences because I don't see things that cross the line at the stadium".
Lol, I've got a feeling Cliff Lee's wife might disagree a tiny bit with the statement above.
While I have no love for either PSU or Wiscy, if you have ever been to either stadium, their fans really get into it. I have been at both Madison and State College on two occasions for each school and have always been nicely treated other than for an occasional dig, but nothing worse than that. In fact, people have for the most part been very nice. Biggest knock on Wiscy is that the student section is empty much of the first half, probably due to the fact that many of their games start at 11 am CST.
As for the suckeyes, that is another matter altogether.
Any article that references Philly fans booing Santa Claus gets a big fat FAIL from me. That was 40 years ago, I think. Not that the people here aren't maniacs, but at least do some original work first.
Throwing batteries, intentionally puking on a off duty cop and his daughters, cheering when Michael Irvin might have had a spine/neck injury etc. Those were just off the top of my head and I'm not even a fan of one of your teams rivals.
Shane Victorino had a beer poured on him when backing up to the wall in a game last year. Also 1 fan vomited on a girl horrible yes but to say that the whole fanbase is bas is absurd. In Philadelphia every incident that occurs in the stadiums is magnified by the media.
or Cubs games are never on national TV.
So how is 1 fan dumping a beer comparable to any of the examples I gave? I'm sure beer getting dumped on a player has probably never happened at an Eagles or Phils game. You're trying to cushion it a bit don't ya think?
It is comparable because it is using the actions of one person or a small party of people to characterize a much much larger group. I did not read a single thing on ESPN or any other major news/sports outlet about the Victorino incident but if that had happened in Philly it would have undoubtedly been portrayed as another case of the big bad Philly fans by the media.
but Philly sure does have either some of the worst or the most to consistently be lumped in the worst fan lists.
Not to mention, it ran on ESPN a ton of times especially while the "man hunt" for the guy was still on.
it seems like yost should be in there. except we're awesome and they're not
I went to a Red Sox spring training game and there were douches there taunting a college pitcher. At least most of the crowd applauded when BC got a hit though.
ridiculous homers. See Simmons, Bill, Shaughnessy, Dan and Whalberg, Mark as prime examples.
Buckeye fans are the worst in America. They don't discriminate against anyone. They'll treat you like shit regardless of your race, age, sex or school.
They idoloize a coach who cheated, got caught and refuses to apologize. They send death threats to a former player. They force a former quarterback to move 3 hours away just because he has the nerve to question the school on some of their moves.
Remember what they did to Grant Bowman's mom outside Ohio Stadium?
They force other schools like Texas to write out a full article in their school newspaper to see to it that their own fans don't sink to an OSU-like level.
A boy of just 10 years old is out to dinner with his family at Applebee's and flips the bird at a highlight on ESPN of an injured Denard Robinson on the ground against Bowling Green. (Something I witnessed myself in Columbus last Fall).
And finally, they can't even respect a helpless band member. A friend of mine from high school, a girl, got punched in the eye by a middle aged OSU fan simply because she was a Michigan Marching Band member standing outside the stadium chanting, "Let's go blue!"
How they were excluded from this list while UW and PSU fans were included is beyond me. Yes, Badger and Nittany Lion fans are obnoxious .... but they aren't sociopaths!
A good friend of mine wore a Michigan shirt in Columbus ... during the summer ... to a U2 concert ... repeat: U2 concert ... and had a glass beer bottle whiz just a few inches by his head. Assault with a deadly weapon is NBD in Columbus.
I just scanned this thread but OH MY GOD the tits on that LSU fan are epic.
That's all, really. Boob praise is all I'm good for today.
Can't even bring myself to click on a GQ link talking about sports.