College Football Fans TikTok Highlights American Football Culture
To all the Euro snobs, all the enemies of the United States who think America needs to replicate every aspect of European football, allow me a counter-argument: whatever it is.
Coming to you from a women’s college football game in Missoula, MT, meet the parking team, as confirmed by J. Landham, associate head coach of the University of Montana Griz.
YES…. It’s the PLS, The Parking Lot Squad, we love them and they love us.
While European football is undoubtedly beautiful – when the fans aren’t racist assholes – there is something special and unique about the way the American football fandom has developed over the years. We still have a lot of European tributes with a fair share of Latin American influences, all combined with that minor league baseball style that does whatever it takes to grab people’s attention.
Add varsity sports and it’s even better. Where else in the world will you get drunken cowboys using duck calls to shake off the opposing keeper?
Now you might be wondering what duck calls and combinations have to do with football, which I would answer: Who cares? It is clear that they are dedicated and intelligent football fans. What else would someone wear a Dansby Swanson Atlanta Braves jersey for? It’s clear this guy is a huge fan of Mal Pugh – he’s high profile fandom.
Kegs, boots, cowboy hats, empty beer cans – it’s American football at its best. Or at least at its most fun. Scenes like this take place in universities across the country, where the unbridled enthusiasm for his choice of college meets the desire to play silly and have fun at a sporting event. Who needs racist chants or fan violence when you have rich white boys who are dumb and having fun? There is literally nothing more American than that.
(M / T @MLS_Buzz)
American football culture is truly its own world pic.twitter.com/calQPRfkmQ