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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/17/2011

GQ: Maryland basketball fans among America’s worst

(Jonathan Newton - WASHINGTON POST)
In case Maryland fans are feeling like they have no relevant reading material on this first Thursday of the NCAA tournament, GQ has stepped up with its Worst Sports Fans in America list. As with all such lists, it’s just an excuse to try to get people to flip through a bunch of slides, in this case 15 of ‘em. As with all such lists, this one is based on cheap stereotypes and easy jokes.

Still and all, when Maryland basketball fans get named the fifth-worst fanbase in America, the local paper of record needs to make a record.

The Terps entry doesn’t even contain an argument; it’s just summaries of five post-game riots. Only one of these riots took place in the past five years. But a cheap stereotype is a cheap stereotype, and you can’t get away from those compelling riot photos.

Here, in case you’re curious, is the top 10. Terps basketball fans have some interesting company here.

1. Philadelphia Phillies

2. Philadelphia Eagles

3. West Virginia Mountaineers

4. Oakland Raiders

5. Maryland Terps basketball

6. Boston Red Sox

7. Penn State football

8. Duke basketball

9. New York Yankees

10. LSU football

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Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

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