As fans of the San Diego Padres, you have always been loyal and passionate. Unfortunately, you are rarely given the credit you deserve. Now is your opportunity to show the world how great you are by entering the FanSided Fan of the Year contest.
It has been a long time since the San Diego Padres have found consistent success. They’ve been through general managers, managers, and a lot of players in a short amount of time. Consistency hasn’t been their strength. But the team has found one avenue which they can rely on; their fans.
Fans identify with each other’s struggles, and they optimistically march forward. This is what makes all of you the best fans in the country. Thankfully, you now have the opportunity to show off your superior fandom to the world.
Are you the best sports fan in the country?
If you can convince FanSided that you are the biggest sports fan in the country, we’ll send you and a guest to New York City to attend the annual Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event and name you Sports Fan of the Year!
Imagine Lou Gehrig giving his farewell speech to a vacant Yankee Stadium or Michael Jordan hitting “The Shot” in front of empty seats. Without the fans, there is no roar, there is no electricity, there is no glory.
Last year, we decided it was finally time to recognize the nameless faces watching from the bleachers when we named Dennis Gleason the inaugural Sports Fan of the Year.
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. Every fan has a story. We want to hear yours.
Be sure to read the full contest rules as restrictions do apply. We can’t wait to start reading/viewing your submissions.
This contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST Nov. 4, 2016, so make sure you enter as soon as possible. (The official rules for entires can be found here.)
Good luck and Go Padres!