50 Pictures of Fans Freaking the Freak Out
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.
50. The Tooth Fairy
Gingivitis is believed to be the No. 1 reason of all tooth decay.
49. The Rockstar
Gene Simmons would be proud.
48. Urban Lurkin'
Look Ma, only one hand!
47. An Ancient Tradition
Beloved, feared, studied. Raider Nation is a unique species.
46. Schedule in Conflict
Calm down bro, the game is tomorrow.
45. Permanently Striped
He may not come out of this.
44. A Lone Species
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.
43. A Rush of Blood to the Head
Most Neil Peart impressions turn into this.
42. A Nightmare Past
A juicy Big Mac is the only improvement we see fit.
41. Green and Mean
The squirmy green creature crawling beside the gargantuan Caucasian makes this shot somehow more uncomfortable.
40. Intermission Mission
Some fans just can't handle the seventh inning stretch.
39. Philly Pheastin'
A fish eye-esque lens makes this Flyer fan shot that much more legendary.
38. Mr. Congeniality
The only thing he forgot on the way to the game were his dentures. Other than that, great work.
37. Gentleman's Quarterly
And he hasn't even popped the champagne like they won a championship game (thank you Weezy).
36. Unique New York
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.
35. Duck Season
Perhaps attempting a ferocious quack really does motivate the Oregon football team. This dude's neighbor doesn't seem to agree.
34. Duke's Flukes
We'll have what they're having.
33. Wisconsin Ice Age
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.
32. Frozen in Time
World Cup madness. Nothing out of the norm here.
31. Pointer, Texas Ranger
Relax big guy, the Texans won a single playoff game. Although it was with T.J. Yates at the helm...alright bravo.
30. Blood Vessel Madness
The life of a soccer fan is rarely anything close to calm.
29. West Coasting
We haven't seen Snoop this excited since he was discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992.
28. The Boiling Point
Perhaps he'd feel a lot better if he ripped off the handcrafted hemp choker.
27. Culture Shock
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.
26. Blue Fan Group
A legendary side view is the only way to appreciate this type of loyalty.
25. A New Breed
Such a regal creature, truly breathtaking.
24. Wrap Battle
Few can resist the temptation to pop those bubbles.
23. Boston Delicacy
This is how Red Sox fans dealt with 86 championship-less years.
22. Hokie Dokie
Face Paint: $10
Ridiculous Cape: $13.50
Scaring young children: priceless
21. New Zealand Feelin'
Somehow this creation looks like the product of Marilyn Manson and Bill Colbert merged into one.
20. Here's Johnny
Jack Nicholson is the greatest sixth man in Lakers history.
19. Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
He may want to check those trousers at the commercial break.
18. Oh Canada
Fact of the Day: The east coast of Canada was settled by Vikings around the year A.D. 1000.
17. That Kung Fu Grip
Motivating Cam Newton and company one grinding expression at a time.
16. A Moment of Clarity
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.
14. Dominating Ivory Coast
The human statue can remain like this the rest of the game.
13. Jamming out in Louisiana
This Jam is ridiculously awesome! Eat it!
12. The Ringleader
More like "Tommy want Wingy".
11. World Travels
Just a crazy Italian fan who traveled all the way from Rome to cheer on the Packers.
10. A Tongue Twister
The next one to say this monkey isn't allowed in the arena is getting licked.
9. The Wild Bill
Disturbing, inspirational, baffling. There are few adjectives that don't describe this memorable masterpiece.
8. A Burning Desire
Aneurysm alert...He'll be a legend at work tomorrow.
7. The Human Vendor
Just another day at the office for this entrepreneur.
6. Heavy Duty Determination
The sexiest hardwood performance to date. Fact.
5. Watch the Gap
Going the Michael Strahan route? Alright, alright.
4. The Great Gator
Not now ladies, Timmy's got some Tebowing to do.
3. A-Head of the Game
11 Stanley Cups can have this effect on people.
2. The Origin of Marbles
Isuro Tanaka from Major League II?
1. Dazed and Confused
Just a harmless tailgate gone horribly wrong.