August 15, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 17

Being a fan is all about being excited – at least sometimes

Crunch Time

All these stories about local football teams’ fall practices kicking into high gear is getting me excited for the upcoming season. Especially Eastern Washington University since, as you know, I’m an Eagles alumnus, season ticket holder and fan.

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I think that last one is pretty important, especially on game days. Sports fans are there to support their favorite teams, the players, coaches and support personnel.

We also reserve the right to live up to the root of the word fan, as in fanatical. Within reason of course; things like meanness, vulgarity, threatening attitudes towards anyone sho...

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