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GQ Names the Top Ten Worst College Sports Fans
Tuesday March 15, 10:08 am ET <TABLE height=4 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD height=4></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>- Duke, West Virginia, Maryland Lead Best of the Worst

NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the NCAA final four, GQ magazine names the top ten most obnoxious college sports fans.

Duke: The Cameron Crazies are the Clay Aikens of college sports fans-too loud, too geeky, too cute, and terminally annoying. It'll take twenty consecutive losing seasons just to make them tolerable again.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers might be the college-sports version of soccer hooligans. Nothing says school spirit like lighting 1,129 intentional street fires (according to Morgantown Fire Department data from 1997-2003) or hurling a whiskey bottle, golf balls, and a trash can from the stands.

Maryland: They don't say "Fear the Turtle" for nothing: Terp outrage caused over $500,000 worth of damage on a single night in 2001, and the frequent vulgar outbursts at home games have prompted university officials to seek the state attorney general's advice on how to control UM fans.

Ohio State: OSU hell-raising after the 2002 Michigan football game-which involved more than one hundred fires, including a nine-car victory pyre-cost the city of Columbus over $135,000 in police overtime.

Harvard: With their tweed jackets and sickening chants of "safety school," the Crimson faithful are the epitome of Ivy League smugness.

Washington State: Cougars fans are still talking about that time after the 2002 Apple Cup when rival University of Washington athletic director Barbara Hedges told people, "I feared for my life." Of course, we'd like to see what those fans would do if someone threw beer bottles at them.

Minnesota: In 2002 & 2003, Minnesota fans waged two full-blown riots, setting fire to a TV-news van and causing around $200,000 in total damage, all after winning the ... NCAA hockey championships? We don't want to think about what they'd do if they won a title that mattered.

Florida State: They started the tomahawk chop. Let us repeat that: They started the tomahawk chop.

Vanderbilt: Vandy actually makes this list for student-fan apathy. Despite being smack in the middle of arguably the nation's best football conference, student fans have grown increasingly scarce as the team's fortunes have tanked. Home attendance at Vanderbilt Stadium is so anemic that after a 2003 Vandy victory over Kentucky, it took fans a pathetic ten minutes to tear down the goalposts.
Colorado: Few college fans take more joy in rioting than the Buffaloes of Boulder, whose lust for postgame rampaging led local officials to institute a "sofa ordinance" in 2002 to curb the burning of furniture during sports-related celebrations.



cant call it said:
Ohio State: OSU hell-raising after the 2002 Michigan football game-
Well I think we was going to Tempe-enuff cause for celebrating and we beat scum

yes, going to a national championship game is reason enough to cause property damage. :roll1:
i guess you are Exhibit A as to why OSU fans belong on that list.
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Capo Regime
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tibor75 said:
yes, going to a national championship game is reason enough to cause property damage. :roll1:
i guess you are Exhibit A as to why OSU fans belong on that list.

Damm I'm Exhibt A. I'm not the person shoving alcohol down there throats to do stupid shit. if I'm A Tibor is B with all his red chicklets
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Capo Regime
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tibor75 said:
Yes, people aren't responsible for their actions if they are drunk. The stupidity continues....
I thought you said drugs and alcohol for "fun" were acceptable?

I realize that rioting is not nearly as bad as using 'roids to hit homeruns though:roll2:

Where is that damn sarcasm font??
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I had a truck that I was wanting to get rid of at the time of the 2002 scUM game. I had actually thought about parking it near the stadium and using shoe polish write "Fuck the Bucks" all over it. I figured it would most likely get set on fire. I just couldn't bring myself to do it though.
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The list by GQ is a bit too narrow in its assessment of school fans by just looking at students of the school. While they do make up a large portion of the fan base, they certainly don’t represent all Buckeye fans. Currently I am a University student (U of Ottawa) and I know that when alcohol and drugs are involved we can get a bit crazy. My point is that the majority of Buckeye fans are not the crazy rioters that the article suggests they are.
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hipster doofus
I lived on 13th Ave. that year. I was the one passing out jello shots to people running from the tear gas. I wasn't destroying stuff though - I was just celebrating a great victory, trying to keep from getting TOO drunk, and trying to get some ass.

I too had a car that was a piece of shit. After previous riots, some of the people who had their cars flipped were given brand new ones. I was secretely hoping mine would've been one of them. Alas, I drove a fucking barge, so it would've taken far too much effort to flip the thing.
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What's wrong with the article? I just came across an article I thought was terribly interesting. I didn't know it would cause so much grief on this board!

In all seriousness, how can you not expect to be on this list? Like tibor said, you should know you have many obnovious fans. You have so many that you're bound to have a few idiots.

As for the game itself, I've promised myself I wouldn't respond to it because it would be like beating a dead Serena Williams.
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