The first recorded sighting of a "whiteout" takes us back to the late 1980s. The theme has since been utilized by many teams to create a crowd of unified fans and ultimately an intimidating atmosphere.
It has become a common sight at professional games all the way down to high school football contests, where students may even shoot massive amounts of baby powder into the air to create an even whiter effect.
It must be a lonely feeling when players of the opposing team look into the stands and are suddenly suffocated because they are drowning in a sea of white.
It appears everyone is against them, and they are. Only the most mentally strong players can combat the effects of a whiteout, and that is why many teams have used such a showing of team pride in their stadiums recently.