A basketball sportscaster and former college head coach, Dick Vitale can’t stop loving sports. He lives in Tampa and is a season ticket holder for the Bucs. If you think he brings enthusiasm when he’s talking about basketball, you should see him cheer for the pewter pirates.
He’s a huge homer, and his fandom was rewarded when Brady led the team to a Super Bowl win over the Chiefs. He does tend to go overboard, such as when he had the chance to announce one of Tampa Bay’s draft picks in 2016 and tried to say that they had drafted…him.
Green Bay Packers: Erin Andrews
While Andrews is a sideline reporter for the entire league, her allegiances lie with America's Team, the Green Bay Packers. She remains impartial as part of her day job, but she has dressed up as Packers player Clay Matthews during Halloween — while working, even.
It's unsure why Andrews, who grew up in Florida, loves the team so much, but she isn't scared to show her fandom. There were rumors she was dating star QB Aaron Rodgers, but the rumors turned out to be false. If she did ever have a chance, it passed since Rodgers is in a relationship with actress Shailene Woodley. Plus, Aaron dating Erin is weird, and we're not going to pretend it isn't.
Minnesota Vikings: Josh Duhamel
He's a Minot, North Dakota native, but actor Josh Duhamel still roots for purple. North Dakota doesn't have its own team, so it's no big surprise. Duhamel has Norwegian in his blood and has even been inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame, which is a real thing, apparently. Because of this, he might feel a connection to the Vikings.
He's described being a Vikings fan as “disappointing” and “frustrating,” but even when he moved to Hollywood, he realized how much he missed rooting for his home team, and his appreciation for the seeming eternal underdogs hasn't waned.
Atlanta Falcons: Samuel L. Jackson
When people think of sports and Samuel L. Jackson, they think of the Raptors. However, thanks to his time at Morehouse College in Atlanta, he's a big fan of the Falcons, too. In fact, while he was in college, he worked at the concession stand during Falcon's games.
He's made it onto the sidelines a number of times and also loves to appear in team commercials. Jackson's knowledge of the game is so impressive that if for some reason, he decides to stop acting, he could probably get into coaching and do a pretty good job of it, too.
Carolina Panthers: Steph Curry
While you might think that the 49ers or the Raiders would get Curry's support, it's actually the other coast that has his fandom. He attended college at the small Davidson College in North Carolina — and both he and his wife grew up in Charlotte.
He's a Panthers fan for life. Take a look at his socials, and you'll see him rocking Panthers' gear all the time or appearing on the sidelines. He has sneakers in Panthers colors and often wears a Panthers jersey when the Warriors practice. That's much more than just the token amount of dedication.