For many fans, attending a live sporting event is a riveting experience far superior to sitting on their couch and watching the game at home. Other fans, however, mistake the stands for their coach at home. This gallery is a tribute to those fans. In this photo, the Mets provide another exciting day of baseball for one of their fans.
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A tennis fan uses five seats to stretch out and nap during a match between Danai Udomchoke and Juan Carlos Ferrero at the 2007 Australian Open.
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A rain delay at the 2010 College World Series provided the perfect opportunity for this baseball fan to catch up on his sleep.
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This New Zealand cricket fan had trouble staying awake during a match against the West Indies so his friends tried to wake him up by dousing his hair in suntan lotion. It didn't work.
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As fans clamor to get a good view of the 16th green at Bethpage, a fan escapes to a less populated area for a quick nap.
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This Gator fan may have enjoyed himself a little too much at "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" and didn't save enough energy for the game against Georgia.
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It's not always the fans who have trouble keeping their eyes open. In this photo, a TV cameraman appears to doze off as Justin Rose tees off on the 13th hole of the 2008 Masters.
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Chicago White Sox fans camp out on the outfield grass of Comiskey Park during the "White Sox Sleepover," a fundraising event put on by Chicago White Sox Charities.
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A fan sleeps among empty rows of benches on the Grandstand Court during the 2007 U.S. Open.
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The excitement of the Masters isn't enough to keep this golf fan from catching up on his sleep.
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Rapper Ja Rule's young son catches some Z's during a Heat-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.
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This sleeping fan provides amusement for those surrounding him during the first half of a Tottenham-Middlesbrough match.
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Even front row seats at the U.S. Open weren't enough to keep this fan's interest.
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USC may be one one of the nation's most exciting college football teams, but this fan couldn't stay awake long enough to enjoy the game.
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Even Tom Brady couldn't keep this Patriots fan's eyes open as he dozed off during a 2004 Patriots-Jets game.
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An entire family used the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium as their bed during the 2002 U.S. Open.
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A five-set match between Arnaud Clement and Sebastien Grosjean at the U.S. Open proved to be a snoozer for this tennis fan.
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A five-overtime extravaganza between the Flyers and Capitals in 2000 was too much for this fan.
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Cricket may be India's biggest sport, but it wasn't enough to keep the attention of these fans.
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Racing fans nap in the stands during the Formula One Grand Prix of Malaysia.
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Most tennis fans would kill for a ticket to Wimbledon, but these spectators used it as an opportunity to catch up on their sleep.
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New York may claim to have the nation's most passionate fans, but this Giants fan couldn't muster enough strength to stay away during a 2009 Giants-Eagles playoff game.
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