Sports fan rage is absolutely terrifying

Logan Raschke, News Editor

This probably goes without saying, but the rage of an angry sports fan is simply terrifying.

I don’t know about you guys, but my dad is so bad about this.

My dad is a very lax dude. He’s easygoing, caring and compassionate to no end. But when it comes to sports? Well, that’s just a totally different situation.

I’ve heard my dad scream obscenities at the top of his lungs, probably painting the walls with salivation from absolute anger, all over some stupid football game.

It’s now become a running joke within the family. Come football season and any game featuring the Bears, it isn’t unusual to hear my dad’s fury at least once or twice a year, and it isn’t unusual to be at least a little scared. At this point, his anger is just hilarious to my sister and me.

That being said, growing up and communicating with a plethora of other sports fans from all different backgrounds has taught me one thing: This is just a reality for a vast number of them, no matter the match or sport.

I find that the angriest outbursts come from fans watching football. Then, it’s probably baseball and basketball. The latter two are pretty much tied from my experience, though.

This is probably much easier said than done (especially coming from someone who could care less about all sports), but why don’t we just tone it down a notch?

Is there really any reason to scream at the top of our lungs over something like a game that we have no control over? Well, if someone bets on someone or something, then maybe it is a little warranted.

I’ll just say this: If your rages are actually scary, maybe you should chill out. On that same note, if your rage makes people laugh (either in astonishment or pure delight), please continue raging. You are a blessing in disguise (I’m talking about you, dad).

Logan Raschke is a junior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].