Sports, without fans, would cease to be the perfect drama that draws us in so deeply.
And it’s the most passionate fan bases that make games and matches pop whether being attended in-person or on TV. The power that comes from the collective experience of fandom, whether in euphoria or misery, is what makes these games so compelling. And when stakes are heightened with championships on the line, it’s all the more riveting. Sports fans have their rituals and superstitions, their pain points and past triumphs. Yet, the one thing fans will never agree on is the question of which fan base is the best.
While the reality is that there is no right or wrong answer to this impossible question, we polled our team at USA TODAY Sports, asking them which fans are the best in all of sports. Here’s what they said.
The best fans in baseball, bar none, are the folks in St. Louis. It’s the greatest baseball city in the land where baseball news dominates the city and the sports section is dominated by the Cardinals.