FanSided Sports Fan of the Year

The FanSided Sports Fan of the Year is a person who exemplifies dedication, integrity and "Fansmanship" all for their undeniable love of the game.

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Are you the best sports fan in the country? Prove it! FanSided is searching for our Fan of the Year and we’re giving away awesome prizes.

We’re all fans of something. Here at FanSided, that fan spirit is what brings us to work every day, working to connect your fan communities with the stories that get you excited. Fandom binds us all together and that is why we’re excited to present the seventh annual FanSided Fan of the Year contest.

The past two years have been difficult, with the natural rhythms of fandom disrupted. But the positive energy fan communities provide has never been more important — lifting our spirits, building bridges and letting us know that we are never alone. Being a fan means sharing a purpose and passion with others and being Fan of the Year means doing it to a special degree.

What qualifies someone to be the FanSided Sports Fan of the Year? The FanSided Sports Fan of the Year is a person who exemplifies dedication, integrity and “Fansmanship” all for the love of the game.

What is “Fansmanship? Just as athletes exhibit and strive for good sportsmanship, fans strive to exhibit good Fansmanship. Good Fansmanship means representing the teams you follow and the communities those teams represent in a positive way at all times thus perpetuating all that is good about sports and sports fandom.


To enter, submit a 200-word essay or two-minute video to FanSided at before submissions close at midnight on Oct. 25. In your submission, tell us what you are a fan of and what makes you different, more passionate and more devoted than all of the other fanatics out there.

Five finalists will then be selected:

  • Each finalist will receive a feature on
  • $100 gift certificate to the Minute Media Shop
  • And a one-year subscription to Fubo.TV.

Grand Prize Winner:

  • The Grand Prize winner will be selected on Nov. 9
  • Receives a two-night stay at Wynn Las Vegas and roundtrip airfare (see official rules for details).

Every fan has a story. We want to hear yours.

See here for a full copy of the contest rules and restrictions.

2020 Winner

Arlene Hartman

| Asbury Park, NJ

Arlene Hartman attended her first Steelers game at the age of seven. Now, 75 years later, she’s still rooting on her team!

2019 Winner

Lauren Gordon

| Norristown, PA

Lauren Gordon has supported the 76ers since 1982 and is the fifth annual FanSided Fan of the Year!

2018 Winner

Randi Radcliffe

| Los Angeles, CA

Randi Radcliffe bleeds Dodger blue and was named the fourth annual FanSided Fan of the Year

2017 Winner

Larry Lien

| Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Lynx fan Larry Lien was named the third annual FanSided Fan of the Year.

2016 Winner

Dave Edlund

| San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Giants fan Dave Edlund was named the second annual FanSided Fan of the Year.

2015 Winner

Dennis Gleason

| Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Bills fan Dennis Gleason was named the first annual FanSided Fan of the Year.