Topic: Fans

April 10, 2014

The Bucks are losing, and losing a lot. Which means that, in a weird sense, the would-be fan revolutionaries behind the online movement Save Our Bucks are winning. Their goal is simple: a future that doesn't look like the past for one of the NBA's most consistently mediocre franchises.

January 1, 2014

Being a sports fan is a passive thing, and can be a frustrating one. But it shouldn't make us smaller, less happy and less generous than we'd otherwise be. So let's stop letting it do that.

October 18, 2013

Karl Sides is a man and a St. Louis Rams fan. He is also a heavily costumed, widely recognized and carefully branded superfan named Ram Man, which is something else entirely.

August 23, 2013

In Argentina, the longstanding and supremely heated rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate means a lot. But that doesn't mean just anyone can get into it. 

July 11, 2013

Brett Favre did not leave things on the best of terms with the Green Bay Packers or their fans. But, for a variety of reasons, everyone involved is working towards letting those bygones be bygone. They'll all be a lot happier, and a lot lighter, when the peace is finally made, and Favre's number four is finally retired.

June 18, 2013

Elvis Andrus is a franchise cornerstone in Texas, despite a dearth of franchise-player statistics. But there's more to the game than what's measurable, and the quantifiable part of Elvis Andrus' game has little to do with why Rangers fans love him so much.

September 13, 2012

Mike Francesa is not just the most powerful and self-confident and ham-like personality in sports radio, although he is that. He's also a recognizably New York type, and a state of mind. So, yeah, definitely someone worth talking about.

June 11, 2012

Fandom requires a certain amount of surrender to contingency, given that we're not the ones playing the game. But, in his column advocating a politically motivated approach to picking a favorite in the NBA Finals, Dave Zirin takes engagement a step too far.

February 23, 2012

At the game that marked the turning point in the Philadelphia Eagles' disappointing season, a novelist and longtime football fan found karaoke and Yuengling in the parking lot, and all kinds of uncomfortable inklings in the stands.

February 21, 2012

Notes from the brief and bizarre career of a fan photographer in Madison Square Garden.