These Stars Remain Loyal Fans To Their Favorite NFL Teams

Football | 11/7/19

Different kinds of people from all over the world enjoy the game of American football. Some are more rabid about their teams than others, and that’s okay. Even big-name celebrities can show their crazy side when it comes to rooting for their team — just ask Nick Lachey. For each franchise, there’s a star who carries the utmost love for them. Continue reading, and you could discover that your favorite actor, musician, or public figure cheers for the same team as you. You’ll for sure find out what’s so crazy about Lachey…

The Swimmer Loves These Birds

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It should serve as an exceptional motivation in the locker room when the most decorated Olympian is a fan of yours. Michael Phelps loves the Baltimore Ravens. He’s even run out of the tunnel for their games!

Phelps has a friendship with former Ravens star, Ray Lewis, as well. The cool thing is that the respect goes both ways. During a 2016 preseason game, the Ravens paused the game to watch Phelps perform in the 200-meter relays.

Jackson Soars With The Falcons

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Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Not many know this, but Samuel Jackson has been an avid Falcons supporter since the team first began. He used to sell french fries at the team’s stadium! Imagine Jackson asking if you want ketchup with that.

“I went to college in Atlanta,” he said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “When I was at Morehouse, the Falcons came to town. I used to work at the stadium. I used to sell hot dogs, burgers, fries.” He was also in their 2014 “Rise Up” campaign.

Wahlberg Will Apologize For Missing A Game

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Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There are ways of judging how much of a fan someone is. Let’s take Mark Wahlberg, for example. In 2019, he apologized for missing the Super Bowl! That’s one way to tell, but there’s even more.

He’s very close with Tom Brady, and according to a New England Patriots Blog sports writer, Wahlberg is “probably the most vocal and forward-facing celebrity fan of the New England Patriots these days.” Does that provide enough intel on who’s a real fan and who isn’t?

Vaughn Loves Chicago

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Vince Vaughn isn’t only a fan of the Chicago Bears, but an avid lover of all things from the Windy City. You can catch him at every sporting venue from the Miracle Mile to Wrigleyville.

The comedic actor absolutely adores the Bears, however. His favorite variation of the team was the 1985 Bears and he even narrated their 30 for 30 film. That’s something you have to watch to appreciate all its glory.

Pies Aside, Reid Loves The Eagles

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Nick Wass/Getty Images

If the name Tara Reid doesn’t ring a bell, think American Pie. She starred in that classic film and earned some notoriety. Other than that, her fandom for the Eagles might be the biggest thing going for her at the moment — her most recent career moves include a role in the insane Sharknado series.

Since she grew up in New Jersey, there’s nothing that stands out as to why she cheers for the Eagles, but she stands firmly by them.

Curry Is A Carolina Native

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stephencurry30/Instagram

He might be the brightest star in northern California, but he shines the brightest when he’s back him in Charlotte. Steph Curry is an avid fan of the Carolina Panthers, and it’s been that way for a while.

He’s worn the jerseys during workouts and even at Thanksgiving dinner! A special moment came when the Panthers invited the three-point assassin to bang the drum before a big game. The players get hyped over things like that!

Jenn Sterger’s Unwavering Fandom

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Contributor/Getty Images

She’s a model, a TV personality, and an avid New York Jets supporter. Jenn Sterger’s C-list fame stems from appearing as a Gameday host and reporter. She’s also called a few March Madness games as well.

While her career has had many turns, her loyalty to the team hasn’t budged. From showing up in Maxim to being a spokeswoman for Dr. Pepper and Sprint, she’s walked many paths. It looks like she’s with the J-E-T-S for life.

Rudd Isn’t Even From Kansa City!

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Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Paul Rudd, a celebrity who many adore, happens to have an affinity for the Kansas City Chiefs. A fun tidbit about the actor is that he records the drafts so that he can watch them back with his son.

The crazy thing is that Rudd isn’t even from Kansas City, but he loves the Royals and the Chiefs! He took his fandom to new heights when he dressed up in an all-red outfit with a Santa hat so that he could bang the drum for the Chiefs.

King Sides With The Cowboys

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Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The only thing surprising about this one is that LeBron James isn’t bonkers for the Cleveland Browns, a team in a city he loves to death. James could have opted to play football instead of basketball, but he didn’t, and his team is the Dallas Cowboys.

With there being so many fans of the Dallas Cowboys since they’re “America’s team,” having a top-five athlete of all-time and prominent figure stand up for them seemed like it was fair.

Blake Shelton Might Be An Undercover Manager For The Cardinals

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Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals are lucky enough to have Blake Shelton as a super fan. The country singer even recorded the video “Why I am a fan,” in which he praises the team’s personnel and players.

In an episode of The Voice, he became a proxy manager when he tried to recruit Kirk Cousins to the Arizona Cardinals. Maybe Shelton thought his fame would be the key to bring him to the franchise.

Imagine Sitting Next To Drew Carey

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p_mcguire18/Twitter

Imagine you’re at a Cleveland Brown’s game, and when you look to the left, you see Drew Carey. The Price is Right host loves the Browns, but he’s voiced his cautious optimism over the team due to their repeated failures.

Heading into the 2019 season, the boys in Cleveland had higher expectations than usual, and it made Carey happy. “I’m really happy, and I have a lot of hope, and I’m excited.” Carey said. “It’s very exciting. It brings the city together.”

Vonn Can’t Get Enough Of Her Broncos… Even If They Don’t Know Her

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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The Olympic gold medalist skier loves the Denver Broncos. Living in Colorado makes sense because it’s great for practicing the sport she dominated, and cheering on her Mile High team is that much easier.

As big of a fan that she is, it’s awkward to think that some of the players on the team don’t even know who she is. In an interview with CBS Sports, Vonn said, “…most of them don’t know what I do, necessarily,” she added that some even ask clarifying questions. “What do you do, like, body-squats?”

Kid Rock Rocks Out With The Lions

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Mark Cunningham/Getty Images

Musicians who are super fans have a unique advantage. They can make an anthem for the team they root for at will and even perform for them whenever the team needs it.

For Kid Rock, all of that is a reality as he stands for the Detroit Lions. He made a song for them titled “In Detroit,” and was even their honorary captain in 2016 for a game against the Tennessee Titans. Of course, he’s performed in their stadium as well.

Wayne Is Forever A Cheesehead

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images For DirecTV

Speaking of musicians who are sports fans, the New Orleans native Lil Wayne has an interesting team he loves. Growing up, Wayne’s father witnessed the Packers defeat the Saints in the Super Bowl. The Packers were all apart of his adolescent years, so naturally, Wayne became a life-long fan.

“I’m a Green Bay fan forever … There is no comparison [between the Packers and the Saints],” he told First Take‘s Stephen A. Smith after the Packers’ Super Bowl selection.

Letterman And His Colts

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RLLracing/Twitter

David Letterman is an Indianapolis native who’s always showed his team spirit for the Colts. He loved having the likes of Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck on his late-night show before he left it behind.

To further solidify his fandom, Letterman was at Manning’s statue reveal and he gave a lengthy speech. Not every celebrity has that much clout with a franchise to speak at an event that big. Letterman will always love the Indianapolis Colts.

The Sneaky Jaguars Fan

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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DGA

Here’s another fan who loves a team that’s not from their hometown. First, it was Paul Rudd, and now we have the lovable Bill Murray. He might wildly celebrate the Chicago Bears’ success, but for football, the Bears aren’t his team.

Murray is a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s been one since the days of Jack Del Rio, and he even attended a Jaguars training camp in the past. Rooting for a team in Jacksonville isn’t what you would expect from a Chicago native.

Catch Pitt On The Sidelines In New Orleans

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Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Lil Wayne might not have been a fan of his hometown team, but at least Brad Pitt is! Not only is he one, but his son is all in with the black and gold as well. You can catch the two on the sidelines during some games.

After the Saints win a game, Pitt’s son Maddox likes to sing the team’s battle mantra, “When the Saints Go Marching In.” That’s a genuine commitment to the squad.

Don’t Come Between Lachey And His Bengals

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Duane Prokop/Getty Images for Tide

There are different breeds of fandom in sports that range from the casual fan to the in-your-face one. Former boy band member Nick Lachey happens to fall in the latter of the two. Growing up just outside of Cincinnati, he naturally became a Bengals lover.

As his affinity for the tiger team grew, he gradually shifted to the in-your-face guy. In a game versus the Chargers, Lachey was kicked out after getting into an altercation with another fan.

Ice Cube Will Follow The Raiders Wherever They Go

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Kirby Lee/NFLPhotoLibrary

As far as loyalty goes, Ice Cube might be the top dog. While many of the Raiders’ faithful remain enraged that the team plans to move to Las Vegas, Ice Cube isn’t too concerned.

Also, nine times out of ten, you’ll probably see Ice Cube wearing some form of Raiders gear. In an interview from 2019, the west coast rapper said he expects the team to get “at least two trophies” in the next five years.

Kate Mara Was Born To Be A Giants Fan

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Neilson Barnard/WireImage for Reebok

It’s pretty rare for a celebrity to also be the great-granddaughter of a team’s founder. Actress Kate Mara’s ties with the Giants franchise run deep. She isn’t a bandwagon fan, either; she knows the history of the organization quite well.

An interviewer asked Mara who her favorite Giants player was, and she responded with the legendary Lawrence Taylor. Some avid NFL fans don’t even know who Taylor is, so it’s safe to say that Mara is a sensational fan.

Macklemore Wildly Adores The Seahawks

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Joshua Weisberg/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The artist who made a wave with his breakout hit, “Thrift Shop,” makes chart-topping music while cheering for the Seattle Seahawks. He pretty much has a bond with every Seattle team out there.

Being from Seattle makes it easier for the rapper to support. Macklemore released a song called “My Oh My” as an ode to the former Seattle Mariner color commentator Dave Niehaus. He’s also performed for the Seahawks at their stadium with a packed audience.

Phil Mickelson Gets Charged Up

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Harry How/Getty Images

Unlike some Chargers fans, Phil Mickelson wasn’t too thrilled about the team’s switch to Los Angeles. In fact, USA Today reported that the pro golfer called out the fanbase for not being as upset as he was about the whole thing.

“I just wish that all the people in San Diego loved them the way I do and fought a little harder to keep them, but I understand it,” Mickelson said. Sorry, but not everyone carries the same passion, pal.

Sandler Might Be The Biggest Jets Fan

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Al Pereira/WireImage

While many people root for the New York Jets, it’s tough finding someone who cheers harder than funnyman Adam Sandler. The man played a role in Mr. Deeds, where he buys the franchise!

Being from Brooklyn, it makes sense why Sandler likes the Jets. Fans can spot him out regularly attending games. The team hasn’t won a championship since the ’60s, but Sandler’s undying fandom hasn’t wavered one bit. It might be the reason he sticks around so long — in order to see them win.

Bronco Lover Kate Upton

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Kimberley Stafford/Pinterest

Many know the actress Kate Upton from her numerous roles on the screen. What you might not know is that she’s an avid Denver Broncos fan to the core. If you couldn’t picture her yelling at the top of her lungs “where’s the flag!” now you can.

She shows flashes of her fandom in candid pictures of her sporting Bronco gear. With the team not doing so well after the departure of Peyton Manning, it might be harder to cheer for them.

Models Have Favorite Teams, Too

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Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

Sports Illustrated model Marissa Miller has an interesting connection with the San Francisco 49ers. Not only is she a fan, but she was a key figure in hosting the 2010 International Series Game held between the 49ers and Denver Broncos over in the United Kingdom.

With her looks and talent, Miller could probably convert many other people to become fans of the 49ers. We wouldn’t put it past her, either.

Banks Is Down With The Patriots

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elizabethbanks/Instagram

For a while, Mockingjay actress Elizabeth Banks had a hard time figuring out which team she wanted to root for between the Patriots and the Eagles. It’s tough for her because she went to college in Philadelphia, but she finally publicly made up her mind.

In an interview with Thepostgame.com, she said she’ll always be a “Massachusetts girl and a Pats fan.” That should set the record straight for anyone wondering where her allegiance lies in the future.

Stacy Keibler Had A Unique Situation Leading To Her Fandom

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Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage

Stacy Keibler’s former stomping grounds used to be the WWE, but now she’s focused on acting and modeling. In that sense, she’s not your average fan because she knows all about physicality.

Something else that makes her fandom stand out is that she became a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens when she was only 18. This was before she stepped into the ring, so the Ravens have been a part of her life long enough to make her affinity for them sky-high.

Charmed By The Giants

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Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Charmed actress Alyssa Milano is a big sports fanatic. Growing up in Brooklyn, Milano learned to appreciate her New York Giants and would remain a dedicated fan into her adult years.

As far as her love for sports goes, she started a clothing line called “Touch,” which sells items related to NASCAR and the NFL (not limited to the New York Giants). Milano has had interviews where she celebrates the Giants’ defense whenever they played well on that side of the ball.

Mila Kunis Is A Fan By Association

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Mila Kunis comes in guilty by association. Her man Ashton Kutcher loves the Chicago Bears, and he made their daughter a fan before she could even talk. Kunis has no choice but to partake in the fanfare.

In an interview with Conan, she said that if it were up to Kutcher, their daughter would be the first female coach. “Specifically for the Chicago Bears,” she said. “So that is what he is molding her to be.”

Spike Lee Is All Things New York

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Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images

While many associate Spike Lee’s rabid fandom with the New York Knicks, he also cheers on the New York Giants, which is no surprise. If you’ve seen the way he yells for the Knicks, some of that energy has to carry over to the football field.

He showed his love for the team unabashedly when the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. The director even has a film that looks at David Tyree’s iconic helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII.