FanSided Fandoms of the Year is an authentic celebration of fan culture, bringing together the FanSided community of readers and writers to celebrate the teams, players, competitions, movies, experiences, actors, music, television shows, games and more that made us want to stand up and cheer in 2021.
The heartbreak of Red Sox fandom is a universal languageAlex Tzelnic
A story of the Red Sox, Romanian and how sports can bridge language barriers.
Living in the shadow of the Cleveland BrownsMicah Wimmer
Growing up as a Cleveland Browns fan can shape your life and in ways that aren’t always easy to recognize.
What we lose when we lose minor league baseballLela Moore
For millions of fans, shrinking Minor League Baseball endangers their traditions and fan communities.
Blind Passion: Loving a sport you can't even seeCameron Black
Cameron Black won’t let a little thing like being born blind dampen his enthusiasm for life, family or the Chiefs.
What's in the cards: An Opening Day MLB traditionGeoff Graser
Sports fandom is built on rituals and tradition, like opening a new pack of baseball cards every year on MLB Opening Day.