The Real Cost of Being a Football Fan

By Alex McIntyre - 2011-09-26T19:38:09Z

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Casual fan:

$33: 2011 Sugar Bowl Champions DVD ($25); 2011 Sugar Bowl Champions shot glass ($8)

$62: Chips & dip bowl ($27); coaster set ($9); coffee mugs (2 at $8)

$13.90: Sports water bottles (2 at $7)

$12: Keychains (2); to-do list pad ($4)

A Super fan gets all of the above, plus:

$27: Sports water bottles (2 more at $7); alumni tumbler ($13)

$80: Ceramic cookie jar; snack dispenser ($15); salt and pepper shakers ($15)

$35: Gray wine bottle bag ($10); steel flask ($25)

$89: Wall clock ($35), piggy banks (2 at $20); 'Fans Live Here' sign ($13)

$135: Beach towel (4 at $20), throw blanket ($25); tote bag ($30)

The tally: Casual fan, $121; Super fan, $485

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