The Real Cost of Being a Football Fan

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

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Showing Team Spirit

Public displays of fandom can be subtle (nail tattoos) or not so subtle (real tattoos, wigs).

Casual fan:

$6: Tattoos for kids (2 at $3)

$4: Nail tattoos (2 at $2)

$2.00: Game day beads (4 at $0.50)

Super fan gets the above, plus:

$30: Curly wigs (2 at $15)

$55: Binoculars (one-time cost)

$40: Spirit Fingerz gloves (2 at $20)

$20: Logo pin (4 at $5)

$49: OSU 28" by 44" banner flag; Foam Fingers (2 at $6); streamers ($5)

The tally: Casual fan, $12; Super fan $205

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