Forget the box scores, highlight reels and player reactions. The only way to truly judge the outcome of a game is by reviewing the stadium-wide fan reactions.
Not their comments or ridiculous poster-board signs, but rather by their open-mouthed gawks, ferocious stares and comical flails. Fan shots are rarely normal, and never subtle.
There's no scenario in which these passionate fanatics aren't seen erupting like a pot of boiling water.
These explosive diehards continue to define the world of sports.
Here are 50 pictures of fans freaking out...hardcore.
We thank the photographers for catching these epic moments and the fans for having the audacity to produce such breathtaking art.
Gingivitis is believed to be the No. 1 reason of all tooth decay.
Gene Simmons would be proud.
Look Ma, only one hand!
Beloved, feared, studied. Raider Nation is a unique species.
Calm down bro, the game is tomorrow.
He may not come out of this.
Amid a calm, relaxed audience of more than several thousand is one thought-to-be-extinct Wookie.
He must've smelled the Ewok meat roasting in the press box.
Most Neil Peart impressions turn into this.
A juicy Big Mac is the only improvement we see fit.
The squirmy green creature crawling beside the gargantuan Caucasian makes this shot somehow more uncomfortable.
Some fans just can't handle the seventh inning stretch.
A fish eye-esque lens makes this Flyer fan shot that much more legendary.
The only thing he forgot on the way to the game were his dentures. Other than that, great work.
And he hasn't even popped the champagne like they won a championship game (thank you Weezy).
This may seem calm to most, but Mets fans understand that underneath the melancholy exterior is a fuming fanatic ready to burst.
The Amazins, however, might just be on the cusp of surprising the world.
Perhaps attempting a ferocious quack really does motivate the Oregon football team. This dude's neighbor doesn't seem to agree.
We'll have what they're having.
This curious artifact was thought to be from an ancient culture when it was uncovered moments ago. On second glance, it's clearly just a frozen Cheesehead.
World Cup madness. Nothing out of the norm here.
Relax big guy, the Texans won a single playoff game. Although it was with T.J. Yates at the helm...alright bravo.
The life of a soccer fan is rarely anything close to calm.
We haven't seen Snoop this excited since he was discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992.
Perhaps he'd feel a lot better if he ripped off the handcrafted hemp choker.
His piercing stare and point may seem routine for Raider Nation, but we believe this is a warning.
Don't ever question the Black Hole.
A legendary side view is the only way to appreciate this type of loyalty.
Such a regal creature, truly breathtaking.
Few can resist the temptation to pop those bubbles.
This is how Red Sox fans dealt with 86 championship-less years.
Face Paint: $10
Ridiculous Cape: $13.50
Scaring young children: priceless
Somehow this creation looks like the product of Marilyn Manson and Bill Colbert merged into one.
Jack Nicholson is the greatest sixth man in Lakers history.
He may want to check those trousers at the commercial break.
Fact of the Day: The east coast of Canada was settled by Vikings around the year A.D. 1000.
Motivating Cam Newton and company one grinding expression at a time.
Only in sports is this socially acceptable.
If only Philadelphia bartender Vince Papale came to tryouts in this getup. He could've been something special.
The human statue can remain like this the rest of the game.
This Jam is ridiculously awesome! Eat it!
More like "Tommy want Wingy".
Just a crazy Italian fan who traveled all the way from Rome to cheer on the Packers.
The next one to say this monkey isn't allowed in the arena is getting licked.
Disturbing, inspirational, baffling. There are few adjectives that don't describe this memorable masterpiece.
Aneurysm alert...He'll be a legend at work tomorrow.
Just another day at the office for this entrepreneur.
The sexiest hardwood performance to date. Fact.
Going the Michael Strahan route? Alright, alright.
Not now ladies, Timmy's got some Tebowing to do.
11 Stanley Cups can have this effect on people.
Isuro Tanaka from Major League II?
Just a harmless tailgate gone horribly wrong.