Celebrities are just like you and me, right? Well, not exactly; they’re rich and famous and most of them are actually far more talented at what they do than any of us could dream. However, one area in which we’re all alike is that we go crazy over our favorite sports teams. Many musicians, actors, and even politicians are known for being fanatics of a particular team, not unlike ordinary people.
Even athletes themselves tend to obsess over teams in a different sport. In that sense, it’s amazing to think that you actually have something in common wikendth a major celebrity. In that spirit, here is the most famous super fan for every NFL team.
Buffalo Bills: Wolf Blitzer
Let’s be honest, not many people are willing to stand up and admit to being a Bills fan. But longtime CNN reporter Wolf Blitzer is one of them. But Blitzer’s family settled in Buffalo after his parents survived the Holocaust and gave birth to Wolf in Germany in 1948.
He says he grew up going to Bills game with his father, giving him some of the most treasured moments of his childhood. The guy can name pretty much every great Bills player going back to the 1960s and has recalled the difficulty of watching the Bills-Giants Super Bowl while simultaneously covering Desert Storm for CNN.
Miami Dolphins: Darius Rucker
The lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish has some odd sports loyalties. His from Charleston, South Carolina, so he’s a South Carolina Gamecocks fans. But he’s also counts the Cincinnati Reds and Miami Dolphins as his favorite pro teams. In fact, if you’re a fan of Rucker’s music, you may recognize a lyric in which he sings “I’m such a baby cause the Dolphins make me cry.”
As sentimental as we all get about marine life, Rucker is actually talking about the Miami Dolphins. He also named his second daughter Daniella after legendary Miami quarterback Dan Marino, who happens to be a fan of Rucker’s music.
New York Jets: Adam Sandler
As a native New Yorker, Sandler has chosen to support Gang Green over Big Blue, as he grew up in Brooklyn as a Jets fan. If you’ve seen his movies, you may have noticed the Jets being sprinkled into the plot. In the movie Little Nicky, Satan is a Jets fan.
Sandler took things a step further in Mr. Deeds when his character actually purchased the team. Somehow, he didn’t end the movie The Water Boy by having his character being drafted by the Jets. In any event, it’s not uncommon to see Sandler on the sidelines at Jets home games with some of his celebrity buddies.
New England Patriots: Mark Wahlberg
Few actors are more associated with a particular city than Mark Wahlberg is with the city of Boston, so it’s only natural that he’s a huge Patriots fan. To be fair, the Patriots have a lot of celebrity fans, especially since Tom Brady seems to have a lot of celebrity friends.
But few are more outspoken or passionate about their love of the team than Wahlberg, who’s been a Patriots fan all his life. He even went so far as to place a “hefty” bet on the team to beat the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Of course, the Patriots lost that Super Bowl, although Wahlberg said he also put a little money on the Eagles to cover himself.
Cincinnati Bengals: George Clooney
On the surface, the Bengals and George Clooney don’t seem like they belong in the same sentence, but Clooney spent most of his childhood in either Ohio or northern Kentucky, so he grew up a big Bengals fan. Whenever he returns to the area, he usually likes to take in a Bengals game, although not necessarily sitting in the end zone with the other die-hard fans.
Clooney left no doubt about his allegiance to the team back in 2013 when he ran into longtime Ravens safety Ed Reed on the red carpet at the Oscars. According to Reed, Clooney told him “Hey, Reed, you hurt me bad — I’m a Bengals fan,” to which Reed replied “Hey, man, they hurt themselves!”
Cleveland Browns: Condoleezza Rice
As the Browns get better, more celebrity fans are likely to come out of the woodwork, but former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has remained a fan through the dark days of the franchise. We know she’s a football fan because Rice has served on the College Football Playoff Committee. But she’s also a lifelong Browns fan despite growing up in Alabama.
Toward the end of their disastrous 2017 season, there were reports that the team was actually interested in interviewing Rice for their head coaching vacancy. Those reports turned out to be little more than rumors, although Rice did offer to call “a play or two” for the Browns and said she would never put the team in a prevent defense.
Baltimore Ravens: Michael Phelps
As a Baltimore native, 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is a lifelong Ravens fan. Even in the middle of the 2016 Olympics, Phelps put his fandom on display when he spotted a reporter in the middle of a press conference wearing Steelers apparel.
He then commented on the Ravens-Steelers rivalry, saying: “I always think we’re going to beat Pittsburgh.” Phelps is also friends with Ravens legend Ray Lewis and says the two spoke at length before Phelps announced his retirement from competitive swimming.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Wiz Khalifa
If you don’t follow his music, you might not know that rapper Wiz Khalifa is a huge Steelers fan. But if you are familiar with his music, you may have noticed that his 2010 song “Black and Yellow” is a reference to the Steelers’ colors.
The song doesn’t specifically mention the Steelers, but the colors are a clear reference to all of Pittsburgh’s pro sports teams. The Pittsburgh native also spent a lot of time with former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell while he was sitting out the 2018 season, as Khalifa invited Bell into his recording studio.
Indianapolis Colts: David Letterman
Funnyman David Letterman is an Indianapolis native is a huge Colts fan. Unlike most fans, Letterman has been able to use his celebrity to become a part of major team events. For example, he spoke in 2017 when the Colts unveiled a statue of Peyton Manning.
It was just a five-minute speech, but Letterman had plenty of zingers at the expense of both Manning and the city of Indianapolis. Manning was also a frequent guest on Letterman’s show during his career, largely because Letterman was such a fan of both Manning and the Colts.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Bill Murray
It’s been well-documented that Murray is a huge sports fan, most notably of Chicago-based teams like the Cubs, as well as the Illinois basketball program, as he’s a native of Illinois. But somewhat surprisingly, he’s also a fan of the Jaguars.
Murray has been a follower of the team since the early 2000s, making appearances at training camp and even helping former coach Jack Del Rio break down film on one occasion. Why Murray is a Jaguars fan is a little unclear, but the guy certainly loves sports, so he must have a good reason for choosing the Jags.
Houston Texans: George W. Bush
President George W. Bush is a big fan of the Houston Texans, as was his late father. Of course, the Bush family once owned the Texas Rangers and have long-standing ties to the sports teams in that state, particularly Houston. However, both father and son seemed to take a strong liking to the Texans.
Even during his later years when his health began to decline, the elder Bush was a frequent visitor during Texans games, often coming out onto the field in a golf cart before the game. The team also held a moment of silence for Bush after his passing in recognition of his longtime support for the franchise.
Tennessee Titans: Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
The Titans play their home games in a city known for its ties to country music, so it’s only natural that one of country music’s biggest stars be one of the team’s biggest fans. Tim McGraw says he couldn’t have been more excited when the Houston Oilers franchise moved to Nashville to become the Titans.
Both McGraw and wife Faith Hill grew up in the south, so their passion for football runs deep. It’s clearly a big deal for both of them to have an NFL franchise in their new home city of Nashville. Faith even had the honor of singing the national anthem when the Titans played in their first and only Super Bowl back in January of 2000.
Denver Broncos: Lindsey Vonn
For a team that plays in the Rocky Mountains, it only seems appropriate that their most famous fan be a downhill skier. Obviously, Lindsey Vonn is no ordinary downhill skier, and she’s also no ordinary Broncos fan. After moving to Colorado at age 12, Vonn has been a diehard Broncos fan ever since, speaking openly about how much she enjoys watching them win.
She’s been spotted on the sidelines at Broncos Stadium multiple times. Vonn has also spent quality time with some of the players off the field, even rehabbing her knee alongside Von Miller back in 2013.
Los Angeles Chargers: Nick Cannon
Sadly, Nick Cannon has to be filed under former Chargers fan. The well-rounded entertainer was born in San Diego and grew up rooting for the Chargers. However, when the team packed up and headed north to Los Angeles, Cannon jumped ship and made no bones about it.
He said he was hurt when the team moved away and wasn’t going to support them now that they’re not in San Diego anymore. Cannon says he has switched his allegiance to the Carolina Panthers. Of course, based on their attendance over their first couple of seasons in Los Angeles, the Chargers don’t seem to have that many fans, celebrity or otherwise, since their move.
Kansas City Chiefs: Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd got a lot of attention while following the Royals on their way to the World Series in 2015, but the comedic actor is just as passionate when it comes to rooting for the Chiefs. Despite being born in New Jersey, Rudd moved to Kansas when he was 10 and attended the University of Kansas, during which time he forged a connection with all of Kansas City’s sports franchises.
Much like his comedy, Rudd holds nothing back when it comes to showing off his Chiefs fandom. He even had the honor of narration the season of Hard Knocks in 2017 the featured the Chiefs.
Oakland Raiders: Ice Cube
Rapper and actor Ice Cube grew up with the Raiders, as the team moved to his hometown of Los Angeles in 1982 when he was a teenager. Despite the team moving back to Oakland after the 1994 season, he has remained a huge fan of the team. Ice Cube has gone so far as to call himself the president of Raider Nation. He also helped produce the documentary Straight Outta L.A. about the Raiders.
Cube has also expressed his support for the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, probably because it’s closer to the team’s former home in Southern California. No matter where they play, you should expect to see Ice Cube on the sidelines of Raiders games for many years to come.
Dallas Cowboys: LeBron James
As an Ohio native, you would think that King James would root for the hometown Browns or perhaps the Dolphins from his days in Miami. However, LeBron is actually a fan of America’s Team. He’s been spotted wearing Cowboys gear on countless occasions and is often seen at Cowboys games or hanging out with owner Jerry Jones when he has the time.
However, LeBron received some backlash after the Rams (of his new home in Los Angeles) beat the Cowboys in the playoffs and LeBron was seen in the Rams locker room after the game. For the time being, LeBron is still the most famous Cowboys fan, although he will be monitored closely going forward to see if he has switched allegiances.
Philadelphia Eagles: Bradley Cooper
Did you think Bradley Cooper was just acting in Silver Linings Playbook? Well, he wasn’t. Cooper grew up in Philadelphia and is a lifetime Eagles fan. Of course, he’s not necessarily the rowdy type of fan he was in the movie; rather, he’s the type that gets to sit with owner Jeffrey Lurie during important games, such as the team’s win in Super Bowl LII.
In fact, you may have seen him on TV sitting in the owner’s box during the celebration. The Eagles have also put Cooper and his passion for the team to work, using him to provide the voiceover in hype videos. Obviously, you don’t get to do that unless you’re a huge fan.
New York Giants: Daniel Radcliffe
Wait, if Daniel Radcliffe grew up in England, shouldn’t he be a fan of the other football? Obviously, that would make a lot more sense, but it’s not the case. Harry Potter himself enjoys the pigskin and has publicly acknowledge that he’s a Giants fan.
In 2011 and 2012, Radcliffe was starring as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway and took a liking to American football. He admits it’s a little weird for an English bloke like him to talk NFL, but he’s surprisingly well-informed when it comes to American football and not afraid to admit that he’s crazy about the Giants.
Washington Redskins: Kevin Durant
Durant may have gone to college in Texas and spent most of his career in Oklahoma City, but he’s originally a product of the nation’s capital, and that makes him a huge Washington Redskins fan. To be fair, Durant did a little flirty with the Rams not too long ago.
But any doubt about his fandom was put to rest in October 2018 when he trolled Golden State teammate and known Panthers fan Steph Curry after Washington beat Carolina. Obviously, you don’t do that to a teammate unless you really love your hometown team.
Chicago Bears: Barack Obama
There may be no bigger celebrity fan in all of sports than the 44th President of the United States. President Obama is largely known as a basketball fan, but after spending most of his life in Chicago, he’s a diehard Bears fan. Oddly enough, Obama was a Steelers fan growing up, but being a Senator from Illinois and a member of the Illinois State Senate certainly changed that.
Whenever he invited Super Bowl champions to the White House, Obama usually found a way to mention his Bears fandom. He also had the honor of inviting the 1985 Bears to the White House retroactively after the Challenger disaster got in the way of them visiting right after winning the Super Bowl.
Detroit Lions: Kid Rock
Legally known as Robert James Ritchie, the singer we know as Kid Rock is a proud Michigan native and a rabid fan of all Detroit sports teams, including the Lions. Even when he moved away from Michigan, he continued to support his favorite teams and can often be seen decked out in Lions gear or on the sidelines at games during a visit home. T
he Kid has even served as an honorary captain for the Lions before. Some people may also remember when Pepsi chose Kid Rock to record an official anthem for the Lions back in 2012.
Green Bay Packers: Erin Andrews
Wait a second, aren’t sports reporters like Erin Andrews supposed to remain impartial? Apparently, that’s all a lie. When she’s not being asked to cover the team, Andrews is a huge Packers fan. Despite growing up in Florida, she adopted her father’s favorite teams as her own, including the Packers. She even dressed up as linebacker Clay Matthews one year for Halloween while working as a sports reporter, so she wasn’t ashamed of her fandom and didn’t try to hide it.
Unfortunately, rumors of her dating Aaron Rodgers turned out not to be true. That would be the ultimate for any female Packers fan, even if it’s a little weird to think about an Aaron dating an Erin.
Minnesota Vikings: Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel isn’t a native of Minnesota, but he does hail from a part of North Dakota that’s only about 500 miles from Minneapolis. He also has some Norwegian ancestry and is actually a member of the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame (which is apparently a real thing), so that might explain why he feels connected to the Vikings.
Duhamel has actually described being a Vikings fan growing up as “disappointing” and “frustrating.” However, moving away made him realize that the Vikings were his connection to home, and so he has continued his Vikings fandom.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dick Vitale
When he’s not screaming about how much he loves Duke or raving about the latest one-and-done player, Dick Vitale makes his home in Tampa and spends his free time cheering on the Buccaneers as a season-ticket holder. If you thought he brought enthusiasm to a college basketball broadcast, well, let’s just say he’s equally enthusiastic about the Bucs.
Also, if you thought he was a bit of a homer for blue blood programs like Duke and Kentucky, he does the same for his favorite football team. Of course, as a fan, he’s allowed to do that, although he may have gone a little overboard in 2016 when he was supposed to announce one of Tampa’s draft picks and tried to announced that the Bucs had drafted him.
Atlanta Falcons: Samuel L. Jackson
Most know that Sam Jackson is a basketball fan who throws his support to the Raptors, but he’s also a huge Falcons fan from his days attending Morehouse College in Atlanta. In fact, while he was in school, Jackson worked concessions at the Georgia Dome during Falcons fans.
Obviously, he’s come a long way professionally, but he’s also come a long way as a fan. Now Jackson spends his time on the sidelines of Falcons games and appearing in commercials on behalf of the team. Jackson also has an impressive knowledge of the game to the point that if this acting thing doesn’t work out, he might be able to get a job on the team’s coaching staff.
Carolina Panthers: Steph Curry
You’d think that Steph Curry would throw his support behind one of the Bay Area NFL teams, but that’s simply not the case. Remember, Curry went to tiny Davidson College in North Carolina and both he and his wife grew up in Charlotte, so he’s a huge Panthers fan.
If you follow him on social media, you’ve surely seen him rocking Panthers gear on a regular basis and snapping pics of himself on the sidelines at Panthers game. Steph even wears sneakers in Panthers colors during NBA games and will sometimes wear a Panthers jersey during Warriors practices. If that’s not dedication to your hometown team, I don’t know what is.
New Orleans Saints: Brad Pitt
With two super-famous ex-wives and six kids, it’s hard to believe Brad Pitt has much time to dedicate to any sports team, but somehow he does, and he’s a hardcore fan of the Saints. In particular, he’s a huge support of Drew Brees. For many years, Pitt has praised Brees as one of the elite quarterbacks in the game, defending him against any critics.
With all of the time Pitt spends in New Orleans, the two are actually friends after they met on adjacent balconies in the French Quarter a few years back. You know, stuff like famous people do.
San Francisco 49ers: Marisa Miller
Marisa Miller is not only a famous 49ers fan but she’s probably the most beautiful. The longtime model and occasional actress grew up in Santa Cruz, California, which is not too far from San Francisco. She attended 49ers games all throughout the 1980s as part of quality father-daughter time with her dad.
Back then, the 49ers were one of the elite teams in the NFL, so Miller admits it was easy to fall in love with them. She names John Taylor’s famous catch as one of her best memories, explaining “it was the first time I saw adults act like children.”
Arizona Cardinals: Blake Shelton
While he was born in Oklahoma and became a star in Nashville, country singer Blake Shelton is actually a fan of the Cardinals. He says there’s a long story about how he became a Cardinals fan but has summed it up by just stating, “It happened.” He counts longtime wide receiver and team owner Steve Keim as friends.
In fact, Shelton urged Keim and the team to draft Kyler Murray by threatening (probably in a joking way) to choke Keim with his guitar if they didn’t take Murray.
Of course, the Cardinals did draft Murray, and since Shelton was somehow at team headquarters that night, he kissed Keim in celebration. Look it up, there are pictures!
Los Angeles Rams: Kendrick Lamar
Teams from Los Angeles (outside of the Chargers) inherently have a lot of famous fans, but when it comes to the Rams, few are bigger fanatics or a bigger deal than Kendrick Lamar. He was there on Day 1 of training camp when the team moved to Los Angeles.
He even had the privilege of running a route during the team’s practice. Remember, the Rams weren’t all that good when they first moved, so you know Lamar isn’t some fair-weather fan; he’s the real deal.
Seattle Seahawks: Macklemore
The Seahawks have a lot of famous fans who like to think that they’re the 12th man at home games, but that honor, at least unofficially, belongs to Macklemore. After all, he actually created a 12th man promo video for the team.
Macklemore is also a Seattle native, so his passion for all of the Seattle sports teams runs deep. To be fair, he gets good competition from the likes of Chris Pratt and Rainn Wilson, but Macklemore is clearly the most passionate and outspoken celebrity Seahawks fan.