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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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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
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"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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