[Editor's note: If you are looking for a serious football article, keep looking.]
Many people seem to be throwing around the Homer label lately. I'm a Homer, your a Homer, wouldn't you like to be a Homer too? I tried to come up with a good definition of a Homer as it pertains to a football fan. Many people have their own ideas, but it quickly degenerates into examples of Homers. With that, the idea for this story was born (or rather emerged half-baked).
If your team just set a record by going 0-16 and you wear that as a badge of pride (the only record they ever set), you might be a homer.
If your team has sucked for the past [insert number here] years, shows no signs of improving, and you still say this is your year, you might be a homer.
If the kicker (or any other player) on your arch-rival's team sucks, but he's great when he's on your team, you might be a homer.
If you're still chanting, "Just win, Baby!", and dressing like this even though Al Davis still owns the franchise, you might be a homer.
If the quarterback you were raised to hate suddenly became the starting quarterback on your team and you were good with that, you might be a homer.
If your quarterback just threw a pick in the Super Bowl and yet you blame the loss on your defense, you might be a homer.
If you walked around in a stupor for a week after a certain helmet catch, you might be a homer.
If you yell, "Who Dat?" when there is nobody there, you might be a homer.
If you think the six rings your team's earned are your own personal jewelry, you might be a homer.
Those are mine, now let's hear yours.