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Are Red Sox Fans Obnoxious?02:26

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In the 2005 movie "Fever Pitch," Jimmy Fallon plays the stereotypical obnoxious Red Sox fan. He screams at games, makes his friends dance for tickets and even turns down a free Paris vacation for the team.

The depiction is not too far off says a new ranking by GQ, which puts Sox fans as the sixth worst in the nation. As GQ puts it:

"Winning the 2004 World Series was the worst thing to ever happen to Red Sox fans. Having been beaten into a state of lovable-loserdom by generations of championship futility, they now seem intent on living out some sort of horsehided cycle of domestic violence, inflicting upon us everything that for eighty-six years was inflicted upon them."

Are Sox fans really all that bad though? We ask WBUR's Bill Littlefield for his take on the ranking, Adrian Gonzalez' contract talks and the NCAA tournament.


This segment aired on March 23, 2011.

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