This Saturday marks the first Husker Football game. I love going to the games or watching them on TV. I love cheering for our team and I love screaming out the chants. I love the sea of red in Memorial Stadium and I love getting new paraphenalia to support our team. Husker football season in Nebraska is a one-of-a-kind experience. This could be our "last" football season in Nebraska, or it could be another of many more years.
There are some big time fans around here, and so I have come up with a Husker fan scale from 1-5.
Level 1 Fan: Live in Nebraska, therefore must be a Husker "fan."
Level 2 Fan: Cheer for the Huskers, have Husker clothes, but would rather take advantage of the near-empty mall.
Level 3 Fan: Enjoy watching the games, going to the games, & cheering loudly, but realize that there are times that they may have to miss the game. Instead, they catch the highlights on TV later.
Level 4 Fan: Tune into the pre-game show, watch or attend every game, cheer loudly, discuss the game with others for the next 2 days. Are not happy when they have to miss a game, but will catch the highlights at night, if necessary.
Level 5 Fan: Read every newspaper story for the 5 days leading up to the game, tune into the pre-game show, attend every game, cheer loudly, and discuss the game with others for the next 5 days (while preparing for next week's game). These fans know each player's number and what high school they came from. They arrange their entire weekend around the game day festivities.
I think I know people in each level and would classify myself as between a 3 and 4. What level of fan are you?