News here of the unruly and the ugly. I will periodically select a fanatic to spotlight from the latest news stories, and videos as well as from nominations sent to this blog.
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make her the perfect tour guide.”
—Tim Keown, ESPN the Magazine
“Justine Gubar does a remarkable job unmasking the breadth and depth of sports fanaticism, and explaining how devotion can turn into obsession, and even into danger.”
–Rachel Nichols, CNN Anchor
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