ProFootballTalk blantantly ignoring City of Philadelphia

pftI know the PFT folks are a bunch of newsmakers and newsbreakers, but you’re telling me that when three rows of fans were ejected from an Eagles game for brawling it was a sober affair?

I’m hoping to attend my first NFL game in about twenty years this season, and I think I have a good strategy for avoiding a lot of the financial pitfalls. Avoiding the over-the-top fan rowdiness seems to be its own challenge, however.

NFL Quick Hits 2013: The Fans

The NFL season begins tonight, when the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens travel to Denver to play the Broncos.

In 2013, NFL fans have so many ways to follow the game, it can be easy to lose track of the notion that this is all supposed to be leisure-time entertainment. The following are suggestions on how to cut through the volumes of NFL-fan-experience accessories and have fun this season:   Continue reading

Fandom

Apropos of my post touching on the origins of my own fandom, NPR has compiled the numbers on how we all became sports fans.  Nothing shocking, but all very interesting:

  Males/Females        
My father 38.7% 31.3%
My mother 4.8 2.7
My grandfathers 1.9 0.7
My grandmothers 0.4 0.4
My husbands 0.0 1.7
My wives 0.0 0.0
My son(s) 0.0 0.6
My daughter(s) 0.0 0.2
My brother(s) 10.7 5.0
My sister(s) 0.8 1.9
My uncle(s) 1.9 1.5
My aunt(s) 0.0 0.2
My friends (no gender noted) 10.1 7.1
My boyfriend(s) 0.0 6.9
My girlfriend(s) 0.0 0.0
My school 8.0 14.6
My coach 2.5 0.7
Media 6.9 4.1

NPR via Deadspin