What Is a Fandom?
Merriam-Webster defines it as: … (2) the state or attitude of being a fan (“Fandom.” Merriam-Webster.com, n.d. Web. 5 July 2017).
Wikipedia adds further detail by stating that Fandom is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. Fans typically are interested in even minor details of the object(s) of their fandom and spend a significant portion of their time and energy involved with their interest, often as a part of a social network with particular practices (a fandom); this is what differentiates “fannish” (fandom-affiliated) fans from those with only a casual interest.
What Is Colts Fandom?
It is us! Here is a very simple test – if you answer “Yes” to any of these 20 questions you are officially a member of Colts Fandom:
|Yes||Have you ever…|
|Painted any part of your body blue or white?|
|Named your child Peyton?|
|Used “Hank Baskett” as a four-letter word?|
|Worn a Colts jersey not on a gameday?|
|Secretly cheered for Curtis Painter to keep starting so we could win the “Suck for Luck” derby?|
|Argued that Aaron Bailey caught the ball?|
|Turned down the TV to listen to Bob Lamey?|
|Wanted to be Pat McAfee for a day?|
|Used the term strip-sack in a conversation?|
|Defended the Colts after a tough playoff loss?|
|Wondered why Nick Harper cut to the middle of the field?|
|Screamed yourself hoarse at a Colts game?|
|Only needed one name for Reggie, Marvin, Edge, Adam, Dallas, Brandon or Antoine?|
|Wished Bob Sander’s body had lasted longer?|
|Enjoyed watching Jeff Saturday make the line calls?|
|Jumped off your couch to do the “T.Y.” to celebrate a touchdown?|
|Believed Marvin Harrison was an artist on the sideline?|
|Heard of a “liquored up” kicker?|
|Associated Halloween with Eric Dickerson?|
|Had no doubts that The Evil Empire was located in Foxborough?|
If you made it this far, you are one of us! May the Colts Fandom be with you.