How to Fake Fanaticism

10 steps to jumping a bandwagon
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2008 1:14 PM CDT
It's a safe bet that any Red-Wings rooter willing to touch a dead octopus is a true fan; throwing slimy sea creatures isn't on ESPN's list of ways to prove your (newly) undying support for a team.   (AP Photo/Jerry Mendoza)
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(Newser) – With some sports teams soaring and others tanking, there's no time like the present to jump on a bandwagon, writes D.J. Gallo for In 10 easy steps, you too can latch onto a winning organization:

  1. Pick a team. Hint: avoid the losers.
  2. Get some gear, but skip the tattoo.
  3. Involve your family. They make pink jerseys for a reason.

  1. Concoct a story, however phony, for your newfound love.
  2. Get the dirt on the team's stars and goats.
  3. Get more detailed dirt, like how to pronounce tricky names.
  4. Know your enemy, and heckle him.
Click on the link below to get the rest of these critical tips.