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Exchange Exemplar: "Superfans" Among Us

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They dress like they're going to a KISS concert, but they're really Oakland Raider fans. 

They take their shirts off in frostbite weather.  They name their pets for their favorite athletes. 

Is this you, or someone you know?  We'll revisit our discussion about sports fans going over the top, as described in Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom.  Author George Dohrmann visited in February. 
 

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John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.
Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for over 35 years, working in both television and radio.