NCAA's Best College Fan Base: Michigan or Oregon? | The Tylt
NCAA's Best College Fan Base: Michigan or Oregon?
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?
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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.
In the sleepy forests of the Pacific Northwest, there is a loud patch of football heaven in Eugene, Oregon every Saturday—courtesy of Oregon Ducks fans. Their stadium may not be the biggest, but it's still arguably one of the loudest stadiums in the West. In terms of sports, the Ducks are the only show in town, and the city shows their appreciation with unwavering support. The Ducks had a 17-year sell-out streak did not end until 2016.
Eugene residents know few people would visit the town if it wasn't for Oregon sports. So they roll out the welcome mat when opposing fans come to support their team, sharing food and whatever else to make guests feel at home. No matter who you root for, these fans greet you like you're one of them—with the exception of Oregon State fans maybe.