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The Greatest Sports Hecklers

“Booo Ref!” … “Hey goalie, you’re jockstrap is on backwards!” … “Aiiiiiiiiiiiir Ball!”… these are just some of the things you might hear from “a heckler” at a sporting event. And even though you’ve probably heard plenty of these types of comments from your own parents at your last soccer match, some fans take heckling to the max and make a career out of it. Whether it’s streaking across a soccer field naked or body painting, who are the greatest hecklers in the history of sports?


Spike Lee

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Famous filmmaker Spike Lee goes to almost every single New York Knicks game. He sits in the first row near center court and he has been known to yap insults at almost every great basketball player since the 1980s. Although he heckles hardcore, he has been pretty unsuccessful since the Knicks have not won a championship since 1973, when Spike was only 16 years old and not yet on the sidelines heckling.


Robin Ficker

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Robin Ficker was another basketball heckler that sat behind the bench of the opposing teams of the Washington Bullets. Robin was so good at heckling that Bullets power forward Charles Barkley bought him plane tickets to Chicago to heckle Michael Jordan in their playoff series.


The Philly Phanatic

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The Phanatic is baseball’s funniest giant muppet mascot. He has been known to terrorize opposing team players by dancing right in front of their dugouts, stomping on their helmets and destroying any type of symbol that represents their team. The Phanatic has been dancing for over 30 years, and his pranks never get old.



The Cameron Crazies

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There has never been a cleverer bunch of hecklers than a group known as the Cameron Crazies. These college students from the Duke University go to every home basketball game and flip the stadium upside down. Every time the opposing team has possession of the basketball, all the fans in the first 20 rows start to jump making the stadium feel like there is an earthquake.



The Green Men

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The newest hecklers on the block are known as the Green Men from Vancouver Canada where the Canucks play hockey. During the game, if an opposing team’s player gets a penalty the Green Men are sitting right beside the penalty box to taunt and harass that player for the length of his penalty. There is usually a video camera in the penalty box that captures all their antics.



There are many other famous hecklers and sport fans that never get mentioned. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen at a sporting event? Make sure to tell us about it in the comments below…


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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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