A Stand Up Guy

8 Nov

I attend quite a few college football games. The competition. The pageantry. The connection with other fans. I like it all. However, I have never understood the Stand Up Guy, that one person who insists upon standing while everyone around him is sitting.Stand Up

Yesterday, a Stand Up Guy was sitting, uh, standing a few feet to my right. At times, he would sit, but he always found an excuse to stand up. He stood up to text and stayed in that position for several plays after texting. He stood up to put on a sweatshirt and took the opportunity to stand for a while. Other times, he just stood up for the heck of it.

This made me wonder what goes through the mind of a Stand Up Guy. Does he think his team can feel his standing energy? Does he think he can yell louder while standing? Does he think the three extra feet of elevation give him a better view? Does he think the person behind him paid money for a ticket to have a good view of his ass? Does he think his ass looks that great? Does he think he can force the entire section to stand up and provide more standing energy for his team?

I do not mind standing up at a game. I have attended games where the entire crowd stood the entire time. There are also important times of the game when everyone should stand. However, standing for the sake of standing is ridiculous. It is also selfish. I would say that the Stand Up Guy is oblivious of his surroundings, but I am certain that he knows exactly what he is doing.

He is showing people that he is a “true fan” because he is doing everything possible to support his team. However, I have noticed something about the Stand Up Guy. I only see him at a few games. The fans who are sitting around him are there every time the team takes the field. Perhaps, the “true fans” are the ones sitting around and wondering what the Stand Up Guy thinks he is doing.

8 Responses to “A Stand Up Guy”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 9, 2015 at 03:46 #

    Maybe he has a bad back or knees and needs to stretch?

    • Rick November 9, 2015 at 04:44 #

      That could be. However, I believe there is another part of the body that is the problem.

  2. Andrew Petcher November 9, 2015 at 08:37 #

    Football grounds in the UK used to be mostly standing with just a few seats, now they are all seater stadiums. Most people sit down until a goal is scored or something else exciting happens and then everyone leaps to their feet. You need to be ready for this because the standing throng can easily block out the action.

    • Rick November 9, 2015 at 18:04 #

      Obviously, the Stand Up Guy is an international phenomenon.

  3. Bantering Ram November 11, 2015 at 03:28 #

    Maybe he thinks he’s always in the hot seat.

    • Rick November 11, 2015 at 04:42 #

      It must be really hot.


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