Category: Sports History


11 Big Ten Super Fans

Iowa: George “Tommy” Thompson Iowa’s super fan, George “Tommy” Thompson, 86, passed away last March after attending 751 Iowa Hawkeye football games. Tommy Thompson attended a record amount of games and was a die-hard Iowa Football super fan. Maryland: Joel Ryerson Image Courtesy of: Joel Ryerson is the University of Maryland’s most well respected […]


5 Of The Strangest Fan Traditions In Sports

To many whom attend sporting events, fandom is more than sitting in their seat and cheering on their favorite team, to them being a fan is about the traditions. Here are 5 traditions that go beyond the “Seventh Inning Stretch” and “The Wave”. Oakland Raiders – Few sports fans are as terrifying as the Oakland […]


5 Most Engaging Sports Traditions

Packed like sardines, sports fans crowd into arenas to share super-charged experiences — experiences built upon deep-rooted traditions. Some traditions serve to intimidate opposing teams, while others serve to stir feelings of excitement and passion. These 5 sports traditions generate tons of fan engagement: 5. Ralphie’s Run, University of Colorado Many schools bring their mascots […]