At Utah State basketball games in Logan, where some of my kids go to school, where some of my kids are diehard Aggie fans, there is a phenomenon called The 6th Man. Besides the 5 players on the court, the student section is considered the 6th man on the team. Those kids are organized with chants, actions and dare I say insults for the opposing team. (Especially BYU!) As a group they can be so loud and intimidating that they've been featured on national TV for the influence they have at games. Bruce and I were lucky enough to go to a game last night where we were able to see Brian and Lindsey in action. (Peter would have been there too, but he was busy hosting an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at his apartment.)
My kids plan ahead so that they get front row seats- no obstructions for them!
The cheerleaders put on a good show:
Here's sampling of what my kids did during the game: