NCAA's Best College Fan Base: Alabama or Michigan? | The Tylt
NCAA's Best College Fan Base: Alabama or Michigan?
Many sports fans claim to love their teams, but there is no community more passionate about their clan than college sports fans. Whether its the sweet smell of an irresistible tailgate or the eardrum-shattering chants at a game, fans of NCAA sports know how to have a good time.
Despite having larger venues in college football, fans have no trouble filling the seats and making their environment as inhospitable as possible. We at the Tylt love college sports fans, and their rapid support of their teams. And that's why we want to know who is the loudest and proudest 12th man in the NCAA. Will your team win?
Here, we have the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Michigan Wolverines. Alabama rolled through hated rival Auburn in its first-round matchup with 79.9 percent of the vote. The Crimson Tide destroyed the LSU Tigers getting 86.4 percent of votes in their debate to reach the semifinal round.
Michigan also dominated in the first round, beating Oregon with 78.3 percent of the vote to advance to the second round. The Wolverines then narrowly beat Penn State to advance to the semifinal round.
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With five national championships in the last eight years, the Crimson Tide have heard their "Rammer Jammer" victory song a lot. Their recent success has only grown their army of super fans into a rapid nation that has no problem letting you know they just whopped you up and down the field.
Say what you will about their manners, but don't deny how loud and proud they are for their team. It doesn't matter where the team goes on Saturday. You'll always find a line of RVs, trucks, and vans driving from Tuscaloosa to wherever the Crimson Tide are playing. The Alabama faithful are a force to reckon with.
It's tough to fill a nearly 110,000 seat stadium (hell, the Los Angeles Chargers struggle to sell out 27,000 seats), but somehow Michigan fans do it every Saturday. Michigan Stadium is an ocean of blue and maize with the sound of over 100,000 fans reverberating through Ann Arbor. A lot of fan bases claim to have an army of fans. Michigan is one of the only fan bases with the numbers to prove it.
While a huge fan base can have some bad apples in its ranks, Michigan fans are generally some of the most welcoming fans in the country. Maybe that's why people keep joining their legion in droves.