Let's face it, undying team loyalty doesn't just prompt us to spend absurd amounts of cash on team gear, tickets and memorabilia—it inspires us to say and do the kind of things that would almost certainly be deemed unacceptable in any other context.
Wins become personally directed affirmations of our awesomeness and losses turn into individually tailored methods of torture.
The resulting passion makes a normally coy sports fan erupt into a profanity-laced tirade, kiss a total stranger or simply bury their head in their hands...and quietly sob.
Yep—what's good for a team's business is hell for the super fan's emotional well being. Throw in a steady infusion of booze and hot wings and the 'student section' can become the 'riot section'.
And while most of us manage to keep one foot squarely in reality and our faculties intact, others (often normally pleasant people) cross over into a zone where they say and do things that run the spectrum from tasteless to outright criminal.
One thing that becomes apparent is that these sports fans gone wild make the same embarrassing mistakes or do the same awful things regardless of the event or era.