Be forewarned, things are about to get wild. WatchMojo counted down their picks for the Top 10 Craziest Fans in North American Sports and the Raider Nation — which will be vacating Oakland for Las Vegas in 2019 — came in at number one. Other football fans making the cut are those supporting the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
TOP TEN CRAZIEST FANS
WatchMojo wasn’t exactly looking for the most devoted fans to compile their list. Loyalty was important, but they were really looking at fan bases that take their passion to even crazier heights. We’re talking bad behavior, rioting and everything in between.
10) BOSTON FANS
Bean Town backers have no fewer than four storied franchises to go gaga over; the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Incredibly, the latter, which is considered the gold standard in the NFL, has the fewest championships of Boston’s major sports teams with “just” four.
9) DUKE CAMERON CRAZIES
Duke basketball’s “Cameron Crazies” predate Blue Man Group by several years and are considerably more intimidating — especially when cross-state rival North Carolina Tar Heels are visiting Durham.
8) SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN
The Seattle Seahawks famed fan base can tip the balance of games with their supersonic roaring and earned the “12th Man” moniker. Even properly attired cats support the Legion of Boom.
7) CHICAGO CUBS FANS
One would be hard pressed to find a more loyal/crazy fanbase than that of the Chicago Cubs. Last season, Cubby fans were rewarded for their legendary patience when the team claimed its first World Series title since 1908.
6) VANCOUVER CANUCK FANS
Making the Stanley Cup finals isn’t always a good thing for the city of Vancouver. Twice, after Game 7 losses, frustrated fans of the Canucks have taken to the streets to riot the night away.
5) STEELER NATION
Although the Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t won the Super Bowl since 2008, their league-leading six rings overall make it pretty easy for terrible towel wavers to stick with the program.
4) NINER NATION
The San Francisco 49ers have been in a bit of a funk since the team won multiple Super Bowls led by Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young, but that hasn’t kept the faithful from getting riled up on Gamed Day.
3) MONTREAL CANADIENS FANS
The Montreal Canadiens won an absurd sixteen Stanley Cup Finals in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, but have only won two since, with the last one coming in the 1992-93 season. That last win prompted a euphoric riot causing $25 million in damages.
2) PHILADELPHIA FANS
Philadelphia “phans” are all in for the city’s MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL teams, but only the Phillies have won a championship since the turn of the millennium.
1) RAIDER NATION
Oakland’s Raider Nation has stayed true to its team even as the franchise has played fast and loose with the fans’ affections. Ownership sailed the team to Los Angeles for a dozen years before returning to the Bay Area, only to set their sights on occupying the forthcoming $2 billion stadium in the Nevada desert.