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17 Things Every Diehard College Football Fan Does On Game Day

It's not weird, it's college football.

1. The rituals all begin with the initial rush of adrenaline when you wake up on game day.


You immediately begin screaming your school's fight song while waking up everyone else in the house.

2. You toss on your lucky underwear.


It's not weird if it works, right?

3. And your lucky game-day socks.

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You gotta rock your team's colors and insignia at all times.

4. You bow before your football shrine.

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You pay homage to the coaches and players that graced your school and summon the great football Gods to bless your team today.

5. You psych yourself up watching your team's intro video.

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And you recite every line, only in your socks and undies.

6. You grab your lucky game-day jersey and toss it on.

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You don't care if it smells from weeks of not washing it. Your team is 5–0, and you aren't going to risk not wearing it.

7. And you make sure never to wear anything close to your opponent's colors.

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8. If you're really hardcore, you'll rock body paint instead of a jersey.


And you wholeheartedly believe that your painted presence plays a part in every victory.

9. You've been crowned the king of the tailgate on more than one occasion because you pull out all the stops when it comes to showing passion for your team.


If pregaming were a major, you'd have a PhD already.

10. You compare your playoff beards with your fellow beard-os.

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It's not the size that matters, it's the spirit.

11. You have your own little mini game-day, separating the winners from losers.


A rare flea flicker pass is executed, the ball is handed off to Jason, he pitches it to Blake. Blake goes for the goal... and IT'S GOOD!

12. And then you carb-o-load for game day fuel.

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If you're a Tigers fan, you never ever in your life would touch a corn dog. Hot dogs, burgers, and brats all day, son.

13. As you head to the game, you make sure to scream along to your fight song as the band marches into the stadium.

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A small tear of pride wells up in your eye as your belt the words to your fight song.

14. You wait 'til the second half to be like Gloria Estefan and get on your feet! (That's a joke about standing.)

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If by some chance your lack of enthusiasm and cooperation with the rest of the stands costs the game, you would never be able to live it down.

15. You have a crazy superstition to make it a point never to celebrate too early. So what?


Sure, there are four minutes left. Yeah, your team has a 21-point lead. But ANYthing can happen, and it doesn't matter that their starting running back is out with an injury.

16. And once that game-winning pass is complete, you bust out your go-to victory dance.

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It's like one part Bernie, one part Running Man, and two parts Mashed Potato. You know what we're talking about.

17. At the end of the day, win or lose, you still are proud of your team and know there is always next time.


What matters is the community of energy of game day. It is the glue that binds you together and you wouldn't have it any other way.

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