Being a sports fan is kind of like practicing Bird Law—it’s not always governed by reason.
We do weird stuff, and not all of it is perfectly logical to non-sports fans—or muggles, as I call them. Sports fanatics and appreciators of athletics adhere to codes, standards and practices that aren’t easily explained to the casual observer.
Why camp out in the tailgate field? I can’t believe people ask that question, but they do. And this list is here to attempt to clear up and explain some of the things we as sports fans have been doing for so long that they’ve become second nature.
They’re things non-sports don’t understand, and they’re our crosses to bear.