Are Cleveland Indians fans the best sports fans in the country?
If you can convince FanSided that you are the biggest sports fan in the country, we’ll send you and a guest to New York City to attend the annual Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event and name you Sports Fan of the Year!
Imagine Bob Feller striking out 19 hitters in a game inside a vacant Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Jim Thome hitting a monster home run into empty right field seats, or Corey Kluber striking out nine batters in the 2016 World Series to no roaring applause.
Without the fans, there is no roar, there is no electricity, there is no glory. We all know that in northeast Ohio, nothing is given, everything is earned. It’s Cleveland against the world!
Last year, FanSided decided it was finally time to recognize the nameless faces watching from the bleachers when we named Dennis Gleason the inaugural Sports Fan of the Year.
What qualifies someone to be the FanSided Sports Fan of the Year?
The FanSided Sports Fan of the Year is a person who exemplifies dedication, integrity and “Fansmanship” all for the love of the game.
What is “Fansmanship”? Just as athletes exhibit and strive for good sportsmanship, fans strive to exhibit good Fansmanship. Good Fansmanship means representing the teams you follow and the communities those teams represent in a positive way at all times, thus perpetuating all that is good about sports and sports fandom. Every fan has a story. We want to hear yours.
We here at Wahoo’s on First know how passionate Tribe fans are, and we want to help you show it to the world.
Be sure to read the full contest rules as restrictions do apply. We can’t wait to start reading/viewing your submissions!