When most people go to a sports game, they throw on their team hat and maybe a t-shirt and head out to the park to casually cheer on their favorite team. Some fans take this a little bit too far sometimes. They paint their faces, wear costumes or do outrageous things to try to encourage their fellow fans to cheer louder. Here are the best of the best.
These two Oakland A's fans, known only by the names Freakuency (right) and Delirious (left) can be found at almost any given game wearing their Luchador masks. They wander the Coliseum and flex their muscles, often times appearing on the scoreboard between innings, screaming, grunting and showing off their guns.
Since 1973, John Adams has sat in the last row of the left field bleachers at just about every Indians' home game banging his giant bass drum. In the last 47 years, Adams has only missed 34 games.
Birdman attends Philadelphia Eagles games in his trademark winged helmet, cape, mask and beak, with stuffed eagles sitting on his shoulders.
Crazy Ray was the unofficial mascot of the Dallas Cowboys until his death in 2007. He attended almost every home game since the team's inception. He entertained fans by galloping around on a toy horse and performing magic tricks.
Chief Zee has been going to Redskins games since 1978. He wears a Native American headdress, a red tribal jacket and carries a rubber tomahawk. In 2008, a fan stole Chief Zee's tomahawk and held it hostage in exchange for a Chris Cooley autographed jersey.
ROLL CALL! Every game, during the first inning or two, the crazy Yankees fans in the right field bleachers take roll. They continuously shout the names of every Yankee in the field until that player turns and acknowledges them. The tradition was started by Ali Ramirez, "The Original Bleacher Creature", in the 80's and still continues today. Ramirez passed away in 1996, but his seat is still reserved for him today.
Fireman Ed has been cheering on the Jets in his trademark Jets fireman helmet since 1986. He is supposedly the inventor of the chant, "J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS!"
Banjo Guy has been amusing A's fans for years with his catchy banjo tunes and his propeller hat.
Freddy Sez died last October during the Yankees' latest playoff run. For the last 20 years, he had become famous for walking around Yankee Stadium game after game banging pots and pans and showing off his trademark "Freddy Sez" sign with something inspirational or clever written on it.
Not only do the Hogettes dress up like old ladies and go to Redskins games, they are also quite charitable. Since their origins in 1983, they have raised over $100K for local charities by making appearances at events and fundraisers.
Darth Raider has become so famous in Oakland over the years in his Vader costume that even Al Davis wants to meet him. And let's face it, thats the biggest smile we're ever going to see from Mr. Davis.
Like their associate, Darth Raider, these Raider fans, along with many more, dress up in Silver and Black costumes every Sunday and intimidate their opponents. What could be scarier than a mob of angry Raiders fans dressed in skulls and spikes? Not a lot.
These two green men are known only as Force and Sully have quickly become the second most famous set of twins in Vancouver. They do anything they can to get in the heads of the opposing players and It seems to be working. The Canucks won their first President's Trophy in team history 2010/11.
For 30 years, Barrel Man wore nothing but an orange barrel, a cowboy hat, and cowboy boots to every Broncos home game. He retired his act in 2007 and passed away in 2009.
Krazy George invented the wave by accident at a San Jose State Hockey game in 1980. In 1981, it became famous when he started it at the Oakland Coliseum in the ALCS. He has since been hired by many teams to lead their cheers, but he is most famous for his work for the Oakland A's and SJSU Spartans.