What is the role of a fan attending a super-important game for his or her favorite sports team? Sure, it varies by sport, but if you’re an old-school type like me, you’d probably say it’s to generally watch your team win, stand and yell and clap when it seems like it’s appropriate to stand and yell and clap (hint: when everyone else in the arena is standing and yelling and clapping), and otherwise not draw too much attention to yourself.
Well, #IntenseWakeFan laughs in the face of traditionalists like us. During Maryland’s 75-62 win last night in the first round of the ACC tournament, this man,
sitting standing behind the Wake Forest bench, became a trending topic on Twitter because of his unbridled enthusiasm. Take a look:
Best #IntenseWakeFan moves so far: 1. Throwing up 3 signs after made 2-pointer. 2. Constantly waving team back on D. 3. Everything else.
— Evan Markfield (@EvanMarkfield) March 14, 2013
Some have identified #IntenseWakeFan as Kenny Herbst, a former walk-on and current marketing professor at Wake Forest. Whoever he is, someone from Maryland may want to offer him some seats behind the Duke bench for tonight’s quarterfinals.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* The Caps won a game they had to win, thanks to Mike Ribeiro’s late goal.
* Mike Wise says the Redskins can’t blame the league for the salary problems they created by trying to cheat the system.
* Craig Stammen is ready to be a workhorse for the Nats.
* Michael Lee catches up with ex-Terp and current Hornet Greivis Vasquez.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Mike Ribeiro’s game-winning goal for the Caps:
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
J.J. Redick, on Maryland fans’ hatred of him back in the day. (Worth a read over at Grantland.)
“I probably deserved it. I was sort of a [jerk].”
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Georgetown-Syracuse (ESPN) and Maryland-Duke (ESPN2, WDCA-20) are both at 7. Uhhhhh. Plus a lot more college basketball. All TV/Radio listings are here.