Ok, let’s start with the (few) pros of rushing the field: For a fleeting moment, you’ll get up close and personal with your team’s players. There’s a chance you’ll appear on television or be memorialized in an Internet article or slideshow. The crowd will laugh and cheer, and for 15 seconds or so, you might feel like the most important person on earth.
Now, let’s move on to the many cons: That fleeting moment will end with security officials, or possibly even your favorite player, tackling you and knocking you senseless. The TV will cut to the booth, so you’ll never appear in the broadcast. Those articles online will be headlined with words like “idiot,” “moron,” and “dumb”—referring to you. The crowd will laugh at you, not with you, and the biggest cheers will likely come when Officer Muscleman piledrives you into the turf.
If that’s not enough proof, here are seven more reasons why you should never rush the field—demonstrated by seven idiots.