There are a few stereotypes and stigmas that fit most College Football fan-bases across the nation – rednecks, drunks, dumb, loud, arrogant, arrogant, stoners, hippies. It just depends on which part of the United States you point to.
Here are some of the more recognized ones, although some we picked not because of the popularity of the school but because A) So many people seem to agree with it or B) It was too funny to ignore.
Anything to do with corn. Seeing this fan and the fact the state manufactures about 20% of the nation’s corn, there’s something to that stereotype.
Alabama Crimson Tide Fans
Like most southern states, it has to do with all the jokes involving rednecks. As ‘Bama students like to point out, most Tide fans never even went to the university.
Pretty much the same thing as Alabama. Both schools fan bases consider the others to be rednecks and what not, but the students from both schools always like to point out that that most of the fan bases never went to the universities. There’s a saying – Auburn fans are usually fans of Auburn university, but Alabama fans are fans of Alabama football. It was probably made up by someone who goes to Jordan-Hare stadium on a regular basis.
Washington State Cougars
Just like the South, just in the Northwest. WSU fans are also stereotyped as rednecks, referring to people living outside the greater Seattle and Portland areas.
California Golden Bears
Smoke weed, intresting looking, and kinda smart. Hippies or stoners, have it your way.
Corn, you guessed it. But also farms, farming, farmers and driving tractors to see the game.
That they can’t wait for an excuse to get into their jorts.
Michigan State Spartans
That they’re all just people who tried and couldn’t get into Michigan. The cow college thing that appears many times for many universities, and that they burn couches for some reason.
As the president of Boise State referred to them – Nasty and Inebriated. Being one of the top partying schools in the nation doesn’t help erase that stigma.
Stoners and hippies. Pretty simple, and partially true according to plenty of reliable sources.
Inside Texas, they’re probably referred to as the liberals. Outside, they’re mostly known for having more hot girls in their fan base than anyone else.
Here’s a line that describes it perfectly, said by a Baylor fan – We cut pages out of our bibles to hide our whisky flasks that we bought with our parents credit cards.
That they smell like bourbon and corndogs.
A bunch of overalls wearing, sister marrying, agricultural, inbred, knuckle dragging rednecks. Pick which one suits best.
Cocaine, strippers, pencil beards, white sneakers with gold chains, fair weather fanbase, speaks Spanish, sunglasses, gelled hair, calls fans of the opposing team derogatory names regarding their sexual orientation, loves techno. Great reputation.