You see them pop up on the Jumbotron or television in between crucial plays and the halftime show. Those dedicated, game day zealots with a knack for creativity and the know how to get the camera pointed squarely in their direction. For a fleeting few seconds these passionate fans have all eyes on them and the funny sports signs they’re holding up. For those of you who aspire to this type of primetime greatness, read on for some standout signage expertise that could land you in the national spotlight.
Make it “Pop”
Identify a trending pop culture reference and pair it with your particular game day matchup for an eye-catching sign that is sure to garner you a highlight. The key is to make it timely and make it relevant.
For example, after the suspension of Josh Harvey-Clemons one Georgia fan showed up at a Tigers/Bulldogs game with a sign that read, “Georgia suspended my other sign.”
A good way to judge your game day signs is if you read them a year from now would you still appreciate it? If the answer is no, you’re doing it right.
Flatter the Network
Sure it might be considered low hanging fruit to play up to the network by cleverly spelling out station call letters in the lead caps of your message, but it works. We see these signs all the time.
It stands to reason that a cameraperson would advertise their station over a generic message to the masses. The key is coming up with something creative and staying away from the cliché. Pair this with the first tactic and you’re in an even better position to find your fame.
Feel The Burn
Anyone who caught the VMAs this year is well aware just how much controversy draws a crowd. It might be considered a low blow, but a direct hit will likely land you and your sign on network television.
Think about the shirtless man standing up in the dead of winter with a sign that reads: “You Think I’m Stupid? My Brother is a Raiders Fan!” Tacky? Perhaps, but he had his five seconds of fame, and you can too.