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Most legendary fans are known for their crazy outfits or wild behavior. Not Rick Smith. This mild-mannered engineer comes to every game decked out in a nice suit. It's not until the stadium DJ puts on the song "Jump Around" by House of Pain that Smith achieves his destiny. Smith bounces up and down like a pogo stick, clapping his hands in a charmingly awkward way that somehow fuels the energy of the people around him. when you hear those bagpipes start playing, see if you can spot the most nondescript super fan you'll ever see.

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