Cincinnati Bengals Fans: Could You Be The Next Fan of the Year?

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Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A fan holds a sign during the second half in a game with the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A fan holds a sign during the second half in a game with the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /
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Are Cincinnati Bengals fans the best sport fans 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, and definitely no Ickey Shuffle.

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. This year, It could be your turn!

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.

Next: Enter Now: Fan of the Year

Be sure to read the full contest rules as restrictions do apply. We can’t wait to start reading or viewing your submissions.

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