As funny as he is, Letterman’s Colts fandom is no laughing matter. While most fans can’t do much more than enjoy the games, Letterman’s status as a celebrity has allowed him to take part in team events.
He gave a speech in 2017 when the Colts unveiled a statue of Peyton Manning. It was only a five-minute speech, but Letterman packed plenty of jokes into it at the expense of both Manning and the city of Indianapolis. Manning has also been a frequent guest on the Letterman show, thanks to David’s fandom.
Baltimore Ravens: Michael Phelps
The Baltimore native and twenty-three-time Olympic gold medalist Phelps has been a Ravens fan all his life. Even when Phelps was at the 2016 Olympics, he brought out his fandom when he spotted a reporter at a press conference who was wearing Steelers apparel.
The Ravens-Steelers rivalry is a tense one, and Phelps commented that he always thinks the Ravens will beat Pittsburgh, turning the train of thought at the conference into a completely different sport. Phelps is good friends with Ravens legend Ray Lewis and spoke to him at length before retiring from competitive swimming.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Wiz Khalifa
Though it might be a little hard to tell if you don't know his music, rapper Wiz Khalifa is a gargantuan Steelers fan. If you are familiar, you know that one of his big 2010 songs, “Black and Yellow,” refers to the main colors of the Steelers. While the song doesn't mention the Steelers directly, it does refer to all of the Pittsburgh pro teams.
Khalifa, a Pittsburgh native, has even spent some time with famous ex-Steeler Le'Veon Bell. While he (Bell) was sitting out the 2018 season, Khalifa invited Bell into the studio with him to record.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Bill Murray
Your mind might go to Jason Mendoza from 'The Good Place' when it comes to Jacksonville superfans, but a more surprising (and less fictional) name is that of Bill Murray. He's a big sports fan in general, joining fans of most Illinois teams.
It's strange to hear he's a fan of the Jags, despite being an Illinois native, but he's been a follower since the early 2000s. He's been to training camp and even helped a former coach, Jack Del Rio, break down film. No one is really sure why Murray is a fan of this team, but Murray loves his sports, so he's sure to have a good reason.
Houston Texans: George W. Bush
Hard to get a bigger fan than a president, even a former one. Both George Junior and his later father, George H. W. Bush, called themselves fans of Texas's AFC team. The Bush family has long-standing allegiances to sports in the area and were once even owners of the Texas Rangers. They took a strong liking to the Texans.
When Bush's senior's health began to decline, he was still a frequent sight at home games, sometimes coming out onto the field in a golf cart. When Bush senior passed, the team held a moment of silence in recognition of his support for the franchise.