One of the classic questions/remarks you hear when researching fans is: So, you’re studying these screaming girls?
Yes, they might scream.. but what I offer as explanation is nicely summarized in this image (thanks to the FanMetaReader Facebook feed). How different are these guys from the blokes who spend their weekends screaming at soccer (sports) matches?
And please remember: that’s just one of the many things they do and to show their commitment. It certainly isn’t the most ‘interesting’ or ‘regular’ act they engage in, but sadly it is the one most ‘interesting’ to the media.