Friday, March 18, 2011

Are West Virignia fans the worst college sports fans in America?

GQ has come out with its list of "The Worst Sports Fans In America." It's no surprise that Philadelphia tops the list. Not only that, it takes the top two spots, with one each  for Phillies and Eagles fans. But West Virginia Mountaineer fans might be a little hot under the collar for landing the #3 spot on the list, thus becoming the de facto worst college sports fans in America.

What earned West Virginia the dubious spot over the amazingly annoying Cameron Crazies of Duke (who only merit a #8 on the list) or the more violent antics of Penn State (#7)? Apparently a hopeless devotion to pyromania

"But what really defines the West Virginia University faithful is their devotion to celebratory arson. The school led the nation in intentionally set street fires from 1997 to 2003, lighting up an unmatchable 1,120 blazes."

1,120, blazes in seven years? That apparently counts for more than even the worst riots by #5 Maryland on the list (including one that did $500,000 of damage in 2001).

The other school fanbases on the list include Penn State (#7),  LSU (#10), Wisconsin (#13), and Oregon (#14).

(via GQ)

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