Wednesday, December 27, 2006

USA TODAY: Fickle fandom

I have an editorial in today's USA Today about the changing nature of fandom.

It begins:

From now until college football's title game on January 8, thousands of sports fans will crisscross the country for bowl games, some to games steeped in tradition (such as the Rose Bowl), others to contests whose names invite a snicker (Chick-fil-A Bowl, anyone?). Fans don the team colors, barbecue meat byproducts and devour the constant football chitchat on the airwaves.

In one Seinfeld episode, the recurring character Puddy was berated for being a face painter. His retort: "Gotta support the team."

Well, I am one of them.

But my fandom in college football comes with a twinge of guilt. ...

For the rest of the article, click here.


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