There is no better pairing than good-spirited trash talk and sports.
During any given baseball, football or basketball game, the actual competitions happening at any given moment go well beyond the field of play. Indeed, the fiercest of battles are waged between the fans—and those happen to be our favorites. Instead of a sub 4.2 forty, the athleticism of a fan is measured in the written word. Or, for the purposes of this blog, they’re measured by their sharpness of wit as laid out on a large, ideally very visible piece of poster board. Isn’t it the best when you can see these shining beacons of brilliance in the background of an ESPN interview or on College GameDay? Or sometimes they can be found in the parking lot—or even streaking across the field. (FYI, we don’t promote such behavior. But we’ll give it to you, it’s gutsy). So in the spirit of appreciation of these amazingly funny, witty and often biting placards, we’re running down the list of some of our favorite sign concepts in action. And for good measure, we’re also sharing a few tips we’ve picked up along the way to help you create your own.
THE CLASSIC IRISH BURN
NO ONE IS SAFE
THE ODE TO STAN LEE (RIP)
THE MOVIE BUFF
We happily admit that this sign gave us a case of the chuckles. The ones that last for a bit. (Actually still chuckling while writing this fan sign review). You’ve got to hand it to him; the fan holding this sign really went for it with the full banana costume and the gruesome deadpan stare. Good for him, and again, too bad for Notre Dame. We call this one The Movie Buff.
👉 We will be making this an ongoing series and we want to see what YOU can come up with. Send us your favorite game day sign pics via DM on Instagram or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.