Arizona fans listed among “most obnoxious” by Thrillist

As though Arizona fans don’t have enough to be frustrated about after their debacle of a loss to Buffalo in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Now, Thrillist is calling the Wildcats fans the No. 14 most obnoxious fans in college basketball.

From Thrillist:

On the surface, Wildcat fans are fairly unobjectionable, minus their unwavering defense of Allonzo Trier despite his second banned substance suspension. Despite one national championship and only a handful of Final Fours, there are fans who seem to believe the team is Pac-12 royalty right up there with UCLA. Then there’s the general denial of any corruption ever (Jason who, now?). But they’re all just kind of charming irritants. Until they start the chant.

Topped in stupidity only by Penn State’s unceasing reminder that they are, in fact, Penn State, Arizona fans do their best imitations of a  Sesame Street episode by call-and-response yelling: “U!” “OF!” “A!!!” It’s almost hypnotic in its simplicity and volume. It can turn an otherwise entertaining basketball game into the kind of event you need to leave before you lose your sense of hearing. The upside of your team making a big play against Arizona is that it stops the infernal chant.
Here’s the full list of teams with the most obnoxious fans:
  1. Maryland
  2. Butler
  3. Duke
  4. Oregon
  5. North Carolina
  6. West Virginia
  7. UTEP
  8. Gonzaga
  9. Indiana
  10. Kentucky
  11. Florida
  12. Memphis
  13. VCU
  14. Arizona
  15. Kansas
  16. BYU

The post Arizona fans listed among “most obnoxious” by Thrillist appeared first on Diehards.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.