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NCAA Basketball March Madness

The 10 Types of NCAA Tournament Fans

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10 Different Types of NCAA Tournament Fans

Creighton v Xavier
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The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is unlike any other tournament in sports. It ropes in a wide range of sports fans and many people who aren't normally sports fans. For a couple weeks every March, people who usually could care less about basketball, suddenly get engaged. It's probably the many office pools people enter and the chance to win money, but whatever it is, it's magic. Here are 10 different types of March Madness fans:

The Hardcore Fan

North Carolina State v Syracuse
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The Hardcore Fan

North Carolina State v Syracuse

These fans have been traveling with their team all year and probably haven't missed a minute of action. For the hardcore fans, this time of year equals serious business.

The 'Not Moving From the Couch' Fan

Chicago White Sox visit the MLB Fan Cave
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The 'Not Moving From the Couch' Fan

Chicago White Sox visit the MLB Fan Cave

There are fans who place themselves on the couch and then barely move for entire first weekend of the tournament. Call it a basketball marathon or whatever you want, but the tournament creates a lot of couch potatoes.

The 'I Still Live With My Parents' Fan

UCLA v Arizona
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The 'I Still Live With My Parents' Fan

UCLA v Arizona

We've all seen these fans. They're usually all decked out in face paint, team gear, and the whole nine yards. But at the end of the day, we all know they go home to mommy and daddy.

The 'Take Out a Loan' Student Fan

Syracuse v Virginia
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The 'Take Out a Loan' Student Fan

Syracuse v Virginia

Oh, the poor students. Literally. I'm sure it seems like a good idea at the time to take out a loan and travel to see your school's team in the tournament. But someday, they'll regret it when they have to start paying back all the money they borrowed. Especially, if their team lost after only one game.

The Innocent Fan

VCU v George Washington
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The Innocent Fan

VCU v George Washington

Kids have it made. They don't yet know all the heartbreak that comes along with March and college basketball.

The Pessimistic Fan

Davidson v Marquette
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The Pessimistic Fan

Davidson v Marquette

Everybody knows this fan. He's the guy constantly running down his favorite team. He'll say he's just trying to use reverse psychology, but we all know he's just a moron.

The Mom Fan

St Joseph's v VCU
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The Mom Fan

St Joseph's v VCU

Moms aren't typically huge sports fans. But occasionally, we get treated to some fantastic mom fans in the crowd. Normally they wouldn't be caught dead watching basketball, but if the circumstances are right, they can become super fans. "Go team!"

The 'I Just Pick Teams By Name' Fan

Tennessee v Kentucky
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The 'I Just Pick Teams By Name' Fan

Tennessee v Kentucky

Every office has someone who uses this strategy while filling out their bracket. They have no clue about college basketball, but they'll still probably beat you in the pool.

The 'Take Time Off Work' Fan

Creighton v Villanova
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The 'Take Time Off Work' Fan

Creighton v Villanova

Everybody knows this guy. Every year around the middle of March, he's coincidentally absent from work.

The Loud Fan

North Carolina State v Syracuse
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The Loud Fan

North Carolina State v Syracuse

The loud fan exists in every possible location. They could be right next to you on the couch or 10 rows behind you at the game, but you can still hear them clear as day. No one likes the loud fan.