June 06, 2006

Root for the Home Team (for $3,000 a Night): The next time you're at a game and an out-of-his-mind fan begins screaming, dancing and stripping off one or more shirts, he could be Cameron Hughes, professional sports fan. "If you took caffeine and Mountain Dew and mixed them together, you'd probably get what Cameron's blood makeup is," one of his clients explains. "He's on all the time."

posted by rcade to general at 09:51 AM - 15 comments

What makes this wrong? this: "going to a game, like a Buffalo-Ottawa game, and cheering for Buffalo against Ottawa when Ottawa's my team,"

posted by everett at 11:06 AM on June 06, 2006

There was a suggestion on deadspin.com that the Vernon Wells guy I linked to was actually a paid employee of the Blue Jays. I . . . don't really have the words to express how disappointed I am to live in a time where everything needs a fucking hype machine attached to it. Not to get Yoda on you, but things either are, or they are not. Having some dumbass faux-enthusiast giving your event or news broadcast or whatever the monster truck rally treatment doesn't make it anything but what it is.

posted by yerfatma at 11:26 AM on June 06, 2006

I can totally see your thinking yerfatma. But I think this is cool. This guy isn't harming anything. He hypes everyone up, helps people have a good time, get's people into it, helps people laugh. And it gives a seemingly cool guy a cool job we're all jealous of.

posted by aacheson at 11:31 AM on June 06, 2006

Mercenary cheerleading, ha ha , I wish ida thunk of it!

posted by mjkredliner at 11:48 AM on June 06, 2006

How bad are Americans at supporting their own teams that they need people like this? Or even people like this.

posted by JJ at 12:10 PM on June 06, 2006

posted by smithers at 12:14 PM on June 06, 2006

We don't have people like that in Britain... we have people like this, who go to cricket matches dressed as RAF pilots because... it was the hottest day of the year? OK, I don't know why they do it. Maybe because no one would expect it.

posted by JJ at 12:25 PM on June 06, 2006

My old high school could use this guy. Too many noses in the air to watch the game.

posted by dbt302 at 12:33 PM on June 06, 2006

I snickered when I read that the Los Angeles Kings hired this professional fan. The joke writes itself.

posted by rcade at 12:46 PM on June 06, 2006

Upon reading this story, I have to bust my buddy Spitztengle's chops a bit.

posted by smithers at 12:49 PM on June 06, 2006

I would have hated this guy even without learning that he actually gets paid that much money to do this.

posted by Skot at 12:55 PM on June 06, 2006

And who needs the services of a professional cheerleader more than a fox, in his sport with the hounds?

posted by mjkredliner at 02:11 PM on June 06, 2006

At least Hughes admits that he has never worked a day in his life. How many athletes will admit to that?

posted by joromu at 03:07 PM on June 06, 2006

This is what I should have done after school. Damn this 'software' crap.

posted by tieguy at 04:23 PM on June 06, 2006

Caffeine and Mountain Dew, eh? Put them together, and you'd get, er, Mountain Dew.

posted by blarp at 10:33 PM on June 06, 2006

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