As the new pigskin season is upon us and players are in training camp preparing for the first snap of the regular season, we as fans have some getting-ready to do of our own. It’s been a long offseason, and some of you may have forgotten how to be a fan of your team.
Now, many moons ago I gave five simple rules for being a sports fan, a good starting point for any refresher course on proper fandom. But what I’d like to do today is talk about how you can sound more intelligent as a supporter of your team—this is mainly going to be directed at my fellow Steeler, Cowboy (the few that I know and can actually handle talking to), Packer, and 49er fans.
When having a healthy debate about the strengths and weaknesses of our respective teams, and arguing who’s side is superior, the conversation…
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