A post in the baseball thread got me thinking about fan stereotypes*. For example, I'm from Chicago (and a White Sox fan), and these are the stereotypes I've noticed about the two Chicago baseball teams: Chicago Cubs fans: This is their year. Every year is their year, so long as it is opening day. They eagerly await opening day like it is a national holiday (and many take the day off work to celebrate, even if it involves calling in sick), and with the exception of the occasional good season, are generally downtrodden, angry, and shattered halfway through the season. Despite this, Wrigley Field will continue to sell out, as it is less of a baseball game and more of a bar with a baseball game in the middle. If the Cubs ever moved from Wrigley Field and lost all the nostalgia fans who visit just to say they've been to Wrigley, the team would go bankrupt within ten years. In short, Wrigley Field itself is significantly more of a draw than the team playing there. Cubs fans are notoriously obnoxious when the team is winning (especially towards White Sox fans), and when losing will beg for mercy from insults (especially from White Sox fans). Despite the White Sox and all White Sox fans. Chicago White Sox fans: Whiny fans who constantly complain that the Chicago media only cares about the Cubs. Consider themselves the "red headed step-child" of the city of Chicago and have developed an unwarranted chip on their shoulder because they feel constantly neglected. Consider Ozzie Guillen infallible, and embrace AJ Pierzynski, despite the fact that both are generally despised by the rest of baseball and baseball fans. Physically aggressive (see: attacking first base coaches at US Cellular Field) to a fault, especially towards Cubs fans. The bane of Cubs fans existence since the White Sox won the World Series in 2005, as that victory remains a constant trump card in any argument with Cubs fans. Despise the Cubs and all Cubs fans. Note: If the Cubs and White Sox ever face off in a World Series, the ensuing riots will make the great Chicago fire look like a sparkler show in comparison. Focus: What stereotypes have you heard/experienced about a group of fans? Are all Yankees fans really elitist douches? Is this an accurate portrayal of New England Patriots fans? Ever experience these stereotypes first hand? *These are stereotypes. They are clearly not true for every fan in the group, but by and large apply to the group as a whole. For example, I'm a White Sox fan that actively roots for the Cubs, so long as they're not actually playing the White Sox.