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Field Notes
December 25, 2000
SI polled pro athletes to see how the fans stack up—and to pick up a few choice lines they've heard from hecklers*
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December 25, 2000

Field Notes

SI polled pro athletes to see how the fans stack up—and to pick up a few choice lines they've heard from hecklers*

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The Family of Fan

We asked 21 illustrators to draw upon their imaginations and portray paragons of good cheer

CUBS-Mark Fredrickson
RANGERS-Drew Friedman
TEXAS-David Cowles
LAKERS-Robert Risko
RAIDERS-Mark Stutzman
MISSISSIPPI-Michael Witte
PREDATORS-John Cuneo
ARKANSAS-Jeff Wong
VIKINGS-David O'Keefe
CARDINALS-Roberto Parada
76ERS-Fred Harper
MAGIC-Anita Kunz
BEARS-Tim Bower
BRAVES- Arnold Roth
PACERS-Chris Pyle
DOLPHINS-C.F. Payne
RED SOX-Victor Juhasz
DUKE-Hungry Dog Studio
KANSAS-Gary Locke
KINGS-Robert Grossman
MAPLE LEAFS-Peter de S�ve

Wild In the Seats

Without all those fans in the stands, the games would go on, but they wouldn't be much fun

MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE

KNICKS FANS
"Even the sportswriters in New York can talk basketball. In other cities the writers confuse the public, but in New York they seem to know the game."

TOUGH

JAZZ FANS
"Those Mormons are pretty nasty. You think they're all religious, but they cuss, and they talk about your mother. Your cousin, too."

*"Robin Ficker [in D.C.] once nailed Oliver Miller. He yelled, 'You guys have no guts—except for you, Miller. You have two.' "

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