How to Get on TV at a Football Game

For the football fan with a lust for stardom, why not try combining your love for TV with your love for the game? Getting on TV is a thrill for any football or media fan. Here are some suggestions to get you – and perhaps even your buddies – noticed and filmed at the football game.

Steps

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    Sit in a good place. Try to secure a seat where you know the camera looks or the journalists are roving nearby. This might take some planning and watching over several games, so do your homework as to the best locations.
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    Make a statement. The clothes you wear will make a big difference as to whether or not the journalists and camera operators spot you amid the crowd. Keep the following in mind when dressing for attending the football game:
    • The brighter, the better. Bright colors stand out and make you easier to spot. Bonus points if you can also match those colors to your team.
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    • The bigger, the better. Big items, such as tall hats, crazy items sticking out of your clothing, etc., make you more obvious to the camera operator as they pan across the crowd.
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    • Wigs are great, especially one that represents the colors of your team - read How to dye a synthetic wig to learn how to transform it into your team colors.
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    Use paint on your face or body to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Consider wearing team colors or painting the team logo across your face. Clever facepaint designs will always spark interest and attention because they're something different for the sports journalists to focus on as part of depicting the whole scene.
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    Make a clever and creative sign. Come up with something really witty or funny. Think about what message you'd like to send out to the crowd and that will attract attention.
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    Develop a crazy dance. Come up with a particular catchy dance that can be used in the sports ground. Use it when your team scores, or for break times.
    • Dancing in the aisle will make you more visible.
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    • Wear a big smile at all times. Make it look like you're having an absolutely fantastic time. Camera pictures sent out to TV audience are filled with showing how much the crowd is loving it!
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    • Follow the team mascot and mimic its moves. Crazy you!
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    Make lots of noise. Noise can be another great way to attract attention if you're able to convey the noise to the journalists or camera operators. Unfortunately, it can also be a way of annoying the other fans seated around you, so only use this if it's not bothering others and if you're absolutely sure it'll get you noticed in a good way.
    • Scream out your team's name as you go.
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    Have someone at home ready to record your moment(s) of TV fame. You'll be able to replay it to everyone who is willing to listen. And if the recording's of good quality, you might even be lucky enough to get a still shot for framing (be sure to include some of the crowd in the background).

Tips

  • Think of simple things, like standing up when everyone else is seated, or twirling your jersey around in the air when there's a lull in activity.
  • Take along a buddy who is equally excited to get caught on camera. With both of you moving and brightening up the stadium space together, you have twice the chance of being spotted. And more so if you take along a group of buddies!

Warnings

  • You will most likely get arrested for running on to the pitch.

Things You'll Need

  • Bright clothing and accessories
  • Body paint
  • Poster board or sheet

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