Make no mistake about it, college football fans in the SEC own the lion's share of the market on crazy. We don't have to look past the events of the past few days in which an Alabama fan poisoned the trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner to realize that. Even without such shenanigans, listen to 20 minutes of Paul Finebaum's show any weekday and the insanity will make it's presence known.
That being said, the SEC doesn't hold a monopoly in crazy. There are crazy college football fans all over the country. From the Washington State season-ticket holder, to the guy who pays over $10,000 for a tie that Joe Paterno once wore.
The necktie worn by Penn State coach Joe Paterno the night he won his 400th game has turned into one expensive article of clothing.
The brownish-red tie with paisley prints was auctioned off for $10,200 at a charity event last week for Penn State Public Broadcasting. JoePa wore the tie with a light blue dress shirt under a black Nittany Lions jacket on Nov. 6, when his team rallied from three touchdowns down to beat Northwestern 35-21 at Beaver Stadium.See? People in the Big Ten are insane too. Even if they're only insane for charity.
Of course, had this been Nick Saban's tie, then an Auburn fan would have paid $40,000 for it, soaked it in gasoline and then lit Bryant-Denny Stadium on fire with it.