May 27, 2009
This is my Chicago “Super Fan” shirt. It pictures one of the Swerksi brothers from the famed SNL “Bill Swerksi’s Super Fans” sketch. This sketch aired in the ‘90s and featured a group of Chicago sports fans discussing “da Bears” and “da Bulls” - two of my mom’s favorite sports teams.
My mom was the ultimate “super fan” and enjoyed following The Chicago Bears, The Chicago Bulls, The UMass Minutemen (college basketball and football), The New England Patriots, and The Boston Red Sox. When she picked a team, she enthusiastically cheered them on through their ups and downs. Often times her mood depended on the outcome of the latest game. Happily, she witnessed “da Bears” win Super Bowl XX, Michael Jordan’s double “3-peats”, The Minutemen’s trip to the Final Four, The Patriots’ recent dynasty (minus the heartbreak of Super Bowl XLII), and TWO Red Sox World Series wins!
May 27, 2015
I now have a new "Super Fan" in my life. My husband is a MAJOR NBA basketball fan. I think he and my mom would have bonded over sports.
I completed this photo project from May 2009 to May 2010. Six years later, I'm reposting the series with additional thoughts. Here's what I wrote about it when I started.