What is a sports fan? A fan that goes out of his way to see the game live. One that waits three hours in line to get a ticket. Call me crazy, but a
fan should want to sleep outside in the blistering cold just to get a good seat.
The fan should be able to break prior engagements to go to a last minute game to see his favorite player play. Even if that fan, "significant other"
has a fit about doing so. A fan goes out and leads the cheers when his team is losing by twenty, or winning by one. The fan has the responsibility
to get people in the seats to watch, regardless if that team is not so good.
He should want to eat, sleep, and breathe sports. A fan is not someone who criticizes is own team, but his very boisterous towards the opposition. A
fan should want to travel all over the country to support his team. A fan is a leader not a follower. He doesn't let anything get between him and his
A fan will not however throw things at anybody. He should be respectful to other fans and opposing players. A fan should know his limitations, and
what he can and cannot do. A fan should represent his sport and what it stands for. A fan should not associate himself with the wrong crowd. A fan
shouldn't be a drinker, it usually leads to trouble. A fan should act crazy, but not dumb. A fan should know that he helps the sport get stronger.
A team isn't good without a fan. A fan helps the team to that most important W. A fan shouldn't fight, that is not what a fan is all about. A fan
should channel his anger into enthusiasm for the team. A fan is the poster boy for sports. A fan is a roll model. Fans outnumber players, so they
Now, if you cannot abide by those rules, then you shouldn't call yourself a fan. What happened at the Pacers/Pistons game was shocking. A fan
crossed the line by throwing a drink at a player, while he was on the court. We always put blame on the players every time something happens. But
this time around, both sides should be blamed. The players involved, Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson lost their professionalism by
attacking the fans. Also, the fans that came onto the court, who were throwing alcohol and food should be ashamed of themselves. That is not the way
to go about doing things. Players and fan should know their limits. The world is already violent enough; do not bring it into sports.
I am a fan, what are you?
Remember, two wrongs don't make a right...
By Librado Wright
Copyright Librado Wright 2004