Found March 07, 2013 on
First of all, let’s tip our cap to Sports Illustrated for this great story looking into how a new fan tradition — waving giant heads to psyche out opponents — made its way into sports.
It’s a great piece, and a great take on both the fan spirit behind the tradition and the business moves that accompany such an idea.
Second, let’s pick apart one anecdote and make comments about how ridiculous college athletics are these days.
The story traces the creation and ascension of giant heads at sports events, and then it talks about the schools that have taken the big floating faces to a new level. At Indiana University, fans are given 75 to 100 giant heads (made by a printer that mounts them on a sturdy backing) to wave during each home game. The school even orchestrates the placement of the faces, moving them from one end of Assembly Hall to another so opponents have to look at them when they’re shooting. The school then rounds up the heads — which they pay to have made and distributed — a...
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