Great story and a true testimate to these "self centered" fans. I was home from leave in the Marine Corps back in 2006 and we were tailgating outside of the stadium. I was at a tailgate and the "Buck Nut" guy, or whatever his name is, walked up into a tailgate. A crowd had gathering around somebody else's TV to watch the end of a close game. "That team up north" was playing the Irish (at least I think it was them) and was losing. In the end, the Irish lost in the closing seconds. Of course we were all cheering for the Irish to beat "them", but after the game was over I said oh well, I'm glad they won b/c I want them to be undefeated when we crush their dreams in November. This idiot overheard me and said, "you're not a true fan if your cheering for "that team up North""! We starting arguing, and I ended up walking away b/c I was really close to getting into a fight with this clown in make-up and I didn't want to beat up and old man. Needless to say, I'm glad that the stories I've heard here validate his charector.
I have no problem with people that go over board dressing up for the games and so forth. Its a way for them to show their passion for their team... but some of these guys just do it for the attention. If you LOVED the team so much, you WOULD NOT miss a single second of the game to be posing for the camera and so forth. I've seen them paying no attention to the game at all for a long period of time. I don't know about you guys, but when I'm at the game, I barely sit down and I'm glued to the field!! Even during breaks in play, I'm watching the players, coaches, the cheerleaders, etc... I don't understand some people. How can you just walk around town on non-ame days in your "super-fan" attire???