GQ's new column on the 15 worst sports fanbases in America includes Penn State at No. 7 and WVU at No. 3. Here's a bit about Penn State:â†µ
Behold: a group of fans so vile that the university had to adopt a resolution denouncing "negative cheering" all the way back in 2000. Loophole: They didn't tell the kids not to throw stuff! Thus students from the Princeton Review's 2010 top party school have pelted visiting players and band members with snowballs, mud balls, and bottles of urine.â†µ
And on WVU:â†µ
But what really defines the West Virginia University faithful is their devotion to celebratory arson. The school led the nation in intentionally set street fires from 1997 to 2003, lighting up an unmatchable 1,120 blazes. That includes 120 in a single night to celebrate a football win over Virginia Tech in 2003 and sixty infernos set to celebrate advancing to the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2005.â†µ
And that's without even mentioning this!â†µ
Both Penn State and WVU, um, lose out to fans of the Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers, but third place isn't too shabby, and I'm sure someone in Morgantown is setting a couch on fire over that right now.â†µ
Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers were jobbed here, by the way -- two of them gave a man brain damage for having the nerve to wear a Giants shirt to Dodgers Stadium.â†µ
Via Pitt Script.