They say that attending live sports is dead and the average fan would much rather watch the game in the comfort of his or her own home, but I'm very much of the opinion that nothing will ever beat going to a stadium and cheering for your favorite team in person. Every fan has his or her own style, personality, and nuance when it comes to in-stadium fan support, and I think it's a blast to watch all of those fans come together as one big, happy, hydrated unit.
Personally, I have never been a big sign guy, but I certainly respect those who choose to take the extra time to go to the pharmacy, buy some posterboard, and increase their chances of getting on camera for a few seconds by writing something witty, usually via some phrase that uses a particular network's call letters. It's never fun being the guy behind the guy with the sign, but signs are a big part of the fan culture and they seem to be getting more and more creative by the day.
Which is why I'm really, really looking forward to some of the signs that are bound to dominate the away stadiums for at least eight games this season. If SpyGate, which happened almost 10 years ago, is any indicator, DeflateGate isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and the sign potential for this little doozy of a story is simply phenomenal. Thus, I thought I'd hit the ground running and put a few ideas out there for any of you sign people who may find yourselves attending a game in a few months and are looking for some good material that will give the Pats a good ol' whatfor.
Here are a few ideas for some good DeflateGate signs, just off the top of my head. Feel free to add more in the comments section. I'll try and check this periodically and update the main text with the best signs 9as well as give you credit). We may as well have fun with this.
- DEFLATE THIS
- YOU MAY HAVE RINGS - BUT AT LEAST OUR BALLS ARE FULL
- HEY GISELE - DID YOU DEFLATE BRADY'S BALLS?
- NO BALL CONTROVERSY IN city (for NBC games)
- CONSTANT BALL SHRINKING (for CBS games)
- I SCUFFED BRADY'S BALLS
- EVERY SUPERBOWL PATRIOTS NEED TO CHEAT (for MNF games)
- DON'T WORRY, TOM, MY BALLS ARE DEFLATED TOO