Whether it is the NFL, a sibling on a varsity high school team or even a beer pong tournament entered by a pal at your local watering-hole there is always a championship at the end.
At one time or another, most sports fans have a had a team make it to the championships. The team can be ranked #1 or the surprise sleeper of the season, but it all disappears because your team is in the finals.
That's when you meet the obstacles and annoyances that come with real fan-ship.
Cheering on your team for the first time or the twentieth doesn't say anything about your passion. Once you fall in love it's all over, as this group is in your heart for good.
Streaks and slumps affect your mood swings; this cannot be avoided. When the team is good, and everyone says so, the pain of distress can be bitter.
At the same time, the winning team you see might not be the general consensus from friends to ESPN. Then the team wins and it is pure satisfaction for any fan.
Just imagine a championship and finally to feel fulfilled, as your fan-ship and dedication has paid off.
That is when trouble starts.
To help a fan get the righteous glory of watching your team win, listed below are three 'types' to avoid: