Spike TV is a solid channel 99% of the time. With shows like The Ultimate Fighter and Pros vs. Joes, how could you go wrong? Well don’t ask me but they sure found a way to get called out by That Fan! A recent article ranks the top 10 teams with the most annoying fans…the funny thing is, I could have put this same list together under the title “Top 10 Teams With the Best Fans”. I’ll let you be the judge…click HERE for the list.
Duke fans made the list? I mean come on, those guys have the best student section in college basketball and are the root of what this website is all about. This site supports the fan that goes above the norm and makes people say “Hey, look at that fan!” Well in the case of the Cameron Crazies, it should be “Hey, look at those fans!”
And Raider Nation? Come on, those guys haven’t had a winning season in years and they have Bernie from Weekend at Bernies as an owner. For those fans to still come out every week like they do, they deserve some praise in my book.
I dare you to tell this Raider fan he isn't "That Fan"
For those of you that think the crowds don’t impact baseball games, think again. In case you’ve been under a rock, last night Matt Holliday made an ugly error that cost the St. Louis Cardinals game 2 of their playoff series with the Dodgers. There were two outs in the ninth inning and all Holliday needed to do was make a rather easy catch to close the game out. James Loney hit a liner to Holliday and thought the game was over the second it left his bat, yet the Dodger Nation had other thoughts. The ball hit Holliday right in the gut and dropped to the ground, eventually allowing the Dodgers to win the game and take a 2-0 lead in the series.
How could this happen? Here is what Holliday’s teammate Adam Wainwright said:
“That ball got lost in 50,000 white towels shaking in front of Matt’s face. It doesn’t really seem fair that an opposing team should be able to allow their fans to shake white towels when there’s a white baseball flying through the air. How about Dodger Blue towels?”
What a great idea for baseball fans. I’m actually surprised that we don’t see more of that…maybe it is outlawed at some stadiums (sounds like another research project for the blog…I’ll get on that one). The Pittsburgh Steelers have perfected the towel wave…maybe they should start waving brown towels when opposing QB’s throw the ball? All you crazy baseball fans out there wanting to impact the game and be hailed as That Fan, get your white towels out and start impacting games!