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Guys Who Wear Jersey With Names on the Back That Shouldn’t Have Names on the Back
Don’t get it twisted Yankee fans or Yankee haters, I’m not saying that New York fans are the most obnoxious in sports. Philadelphia fans got that title locked up. This article isn’t about alienating an entire fanbase from TSB (EDIT: except for Philadelphia fans. Seriously. You guys are scumbags), it’s about identifying the type of fans that are absolutely obnoxious, and people who wear jerseys with the names on the back of teams that don’t put the names on the back of jerseys tops this list.
The New York Yankees have never put the names of their players on the back of their jerseys. Ever. Unless it’s an All-Star game jersey, you should be ashamed of yourself if you own a Yankee jersey with the name on the back.
So just to be clear, ASG jerseys are the only exception, but if your girlfriend didn’t know any better and bought you a regular Jeter jersey with his name scrawled across the back, dump her. Trust me. You’ll be better off in the long-run.
People Sitting in Expensive Seats Who Aren’t Even Watching the Game
Taking pictures of the game with your phone is one thing. Totally disregarding the action on the court is downright obnoxious. Check out those two ladies in the picture above. If I had to guess, I’d say the one on the left is reading an email and the other one is posting something on twitter. They probably don’t even know who Dwight Howard is, yet alone care what’s going on in the game. Meanwhile, Tony in section 410 hasn’t even gotten out of his seat to use the bathroom yet for fear of missing the action. If you’re sitting in primo seats, please, for the love of God, put the iPhone away. Everyone behind you wished they had the view of the court that you have.
Fans Fighting in the Stands
Unless you’re in a sanctioned fight in the ring or the octagon, there’s never any reason to lay a hand on another human being. Ever. Unless you are defending yourself, things should never come to blows. But you know what? People get beer-balls, someone calls their girlfriend fat, and before you know it, it’s on. Right there in the seats.
Fighting in the stands is one of the most obnoxious things that occurs at sporting events. People need to grow up and realize that it just isn’t worth it. You could get injured, seriously hurt someone else, possibly go to jail, and/or lose your job. Think about it next time someone takes a verbal jab and questions your manhood. It’s just not worth it.
Fake fans are the worst. There’s no doubt in my mind that the girl in the above video had a few mimosas that morning before her and her friends finished off a Poland Spring bottle full of Smirnoff on the Path Train on their way to the parade, but come on. “Sanchezzzzz!” Really? Are you that blitzed that you don’t even know who the quarterback of the Super Bowl Champions is? Any casual fan of football should know they’ll never see Mark Sanchez at a Super Bowl Parade unless he’s retired and driving one of the floats. I can’t stand fake fans.
I said I wasn’t going to alienate an entire fanbase at the beginning of this article, but I changed my mind. Philadelphia fans are the most obnoxious in all of sports, and along with my own personal experience with Philadelphians, there is plenty of evidence to support this theory.
That’s Matthew Clemens, Philadelphia Phillies fan, in the above photo. Clemens stuck his fingers down his throat at a Phillies game and intentionally projectile vomited on an 11 year old girl and her father, who happened to be an off-duty police officer. After taking a few swings at the cop, it’s said that the people around Clemens jumped on him to subdue him as he continued to throw blows and puke on those trying to hold him down. Disgusting.
It takes more than one incident to declare an entire fanbase as the most obnoxious in sports. But like I said, Philadelphia fans got this locked up. Eagles fans booed Donovan McNabb when he was drafted 2nd overall, while McNabb turned out to be one of the greatest QBs ever to put on an Eagles uniform. Then there was the time Eagles fans cheered when Michael Irvin suffered a career ending injury. No, they didn’t cheer with respect as if he had given the crowd the ol’ “I’m OK thumbs up,” they cheered because he was injured. Classless.
I’ve had my own run-ins with Philadelphia fans, who in my opinion are the most unfriendly and obnoxious fans on the planet, but there’s no point in getting into it. When there’s enough instances for someone to create a Top 10 Worst Philadelphia Sports Fans Moments list, you know there’s a problem.