Being a sports fan can be a tricky thing. Sometimes, we don't know what is acceptable behavior and what isn't, and with sports culture being what it is today, it's harder and harder to see the lines between bad and good. However, it doesn't need to be so confusing. Here's a few tips to start out: don't buy into the 24/7 media hype cycle, chill on your Twitter presence, and, above all, don't be a troll.
In 2014, being a sports fan is completely different than it was 100 years ago. There are more ways for us to make our presence known than ever before. However, for your own good, think about trying not to be seen. Opt not to scream and shout every time a break doesn't go your team's way. You're better off taking the loss in silence or dealing with it among your immediate friends than crying about it on Facebook.
How else can you be a good fan, though? Great question, and here's your answer: 20 Things That Sports Fans Need to Stop Doing, a list of all the behavior and etiquette that sports fans need to cut out of their systems. Recognize anything on here that you've done in the past? If you're still doing it, then it's time to make a change.