Originally Posted by steelreserve
That's not correct at all. Just because you don't have huge tailgate parties and/or jump around screaming with a painted face in the background of the ESPN on-campus gameday show, doesn't mean you're not interested in football.
Sure, Midwestern people have all kinds of elaborate rituals around game day. That doesn't make them any better fans, just more into doing that kind of shit.
Fan..short for "fanatic".
If being a fan means "being into that sort of shit", well, yeah, guilty as charged I suppose.
I've seen no evidence whatsoever that the West Coast has any sort of real zeal for the game of football. It's a distraction like a thousand other distractions. Somehow I'm the bad guy for pointing that out, but, ok...whatever...it literally is what it is and I appreciate a couple people trying to stick up for an otherwise largely apathetic fan base...