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Why I Finally Know What Truck Day Is

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 02.10.2016 | Sports
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

I've never been a sports fan, so normally this wouldn't mean much to me. But there I was, living in Massachusetts where the Sox logo shows up on everything from license plates to ice cream boxes.

Anatomy of an Alabama Football Fan

Neal Wooten | Posted 12.11.2015 | Sports
Neal Wooten

As the Crimson Tide makes another run for yet another national championship, I am once again enlightened by what I believe to be the most amazing, and...

9 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Sports Fans

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.23.2015 | Sports

Sports fans, you're on the clock. Halloween is just days away and you, in all likelihood, still need to draft a costume. Aside from New Year's Eve, H...

Why I Hate Being a Sports Fan

Brent Stoller | Posted 10.21.2015 | Sports
Brent Stoller

I wish I could follow it all more casually, that I could watch a game, talk trash with my friends and cheer when my team scores. And when it's over, it's over. That's the dream: reaping the good without suffering the bad. But being a fan doesn't work that way.

Calm Yourself, NFL Fan Of A Winning Team: My Team's Losing

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.12.2015 | Sports

Here's how the NFL has worked for the better part of the last decade: Peyton Manning's teams win and the Oakland Raiders always lose. You'd think that...

This Young Heckler Was So Hilarious Miguel Cabrera Gave Him A Bat

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.25.2015 | Sports

Now this is how you get Miggy's attention.

Why I Asked My Sons To Turn Off The Game

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Eileen Flood O'Connor

Growing up in Queens, New York, I played softball at P.S. 144 with "Killer Conlon," whose mother coached, hurling a litany of expletives and wayward cigarettes at all bad calls -- and plays. Only the winners walked off with the hardware.

Why I Was Heartbroken When the Wisconsin Badgers Lost to Duke (And Why That's Normal)

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

Unless you belong to the lucky few, a sports fan's journey ends the same way each season: just short of one more W. And if you aren't part of the fandom, you probably wonder why so many people care so much about a bunch of players they don't even know.

5 Reasons to Become an Archery Fan

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.03.2015 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

So you think Katniss Everdeen is cool? Or maybe you followed Team USA at the London Olympic Games? Archery is awesome for lots of reasons, including its many health benefits and a major fun factor. But let's consider some other great reasons for becoming a fan.

Super-Size the Super Bowl

Rick Rosner | Posted 04.26.2015 | Sports
Rick Rosner

A six-quarter Super Bowl would have 50 percent more football and double the halftimes. It would take about five hours. New records would be set in just about every category. Who wouldn't want to watch a Super Bowl with a final score of 73 to 68?

Why you Get so Pumped up Watching Sports

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.27.2015 | Science
Dr. Gail Gross

Sports create a relationship between the fan and the players. This relationship resembles that of a family. Sports fans, like other people, separate themselves out into similar groups with common values, religions, aesthetics, ethnicities and so forth.

Even for Non-Fans, Super Bowl XLIX Had Emotional Hits

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Ben Hellwarth

We can all savor it, if we choose to. That's more easily done for viewers like me who, just a few hours earlier, had been noncommittal and teamless. Still, once the clock runs out on all the real-time Cinderella stories, we can conjure up glass slippers -- or cleats -- to fit any feet we want.

How Being A Sports Fan Makes You Happier And Healthier

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living

It's easy to be cynical about professional sports -- especially the NFL. But despite the disturbing headlines the league earned this year, ranging fro...

How Do NFL Fans Get Over Their Team's Big Playoff Losses and Bad Seasons?

Quora | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports

Most social scientists who study the psychology of sports fans would say that it has to do with the NFL fan identifying with the team so strongly that the outcome of the game has emotional and even physiological consequences for the fan.

Stop Slandering 'Black Lives Matter'

William Lynch III | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
William Lynch III

The news media has been hard at work tracking down the handful of protesters and others who did or even wrote something violent in order to stereotype the entire Black Lives Matter movement as violent. And when there isn't something, the news media has resorted to doctoring footage.

Jets Fans REALLY Want The GM Fired

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports

At some point in November and lasting through early 2015, New York Jets general manager John Idzik might see a billboard demanding his firing every ti...

Eagles Fan Steals Veteran's Prosthetic Leg

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.13.2014 | Sports

Good news: Philadelphia police have recovered a prosthetic leg stolen from a Vietnam veteran by an Eagles fan Sunday night. Bad news: An Eagles fan...

Sports Blackout Rule on Its Death Bed

Ken Reed | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The decades-old blackout strategy is nothing more than a wedge that is driven between the team and long-time fans who cannot afford to regularly attend NFL games at stadiums their tax dollars built.

The 5 Types of Fans You See at Every Baseball Game

Zachary Stockill | Posted 10.18.2014 | Sports
Zachary Stockill

We're approaching the end of August, and, like every year, that means the MLB season is starting to get interesting. Teams are jostling in the standings for playoff positions, and both the drama, and calibre of baseball is starting to increase.

5 Reasons Why Sports Matter in American Cities

Localeur | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel

With football season nearly here and Major League Baseball approaching the dog days of summer, it's the perfect time to consider the overall importance of sports and what they mean to a city. What makes a city primed for sports relevancy?

10 Things No Sports Fan Should Ever Do

Bleacher Report | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports

Being a sports fan in today's day and age isn't an easy task....

I'm With Stupid: Chicken Wings, Rolling Rock and Brazilian Balls

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports
Todd Hartley

I drank Rolling Rock beer and ate chicken wings, and I yelled at the TV to make sure the Huskies players knew what they were supposed to do. Without my advice and directions, those kids would have been completely lost out there.

Facebook Data Creates Incredible MLB Fan Map That Proves That Yankees Fans Are Everywhere

Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports

Baseball is back but it seems that not everyone is ready to root, root, root for the home team. Many baseball fans are apparently choosing to support ...

A Profile of the Modern-Day Sports Fan

Uloop | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports

The modern-day sports fan is what we call a numbers guy (but of course, they may be a gal). No stat is too insignificant or unimportant. Their brain's...

Fan Videobombs Welker In Most Hilarious Way Possible

Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

A few days before the big game, Wes Welker and some of his Broncos teammates attended the Knicks-Celtics game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday nigh...