When fans turn the cameras on themselves, which everyone seems to be doing these days, they allow others to see their uninhibited shouting, living room pile-ons and profanity-laced tirades. These emotional outbursts didn’t see the light of day before YouTube. Reaction videos capture nervous tension that puts viewers back in the moment the way a highlight alone cannot. On occasion, cameras have caught grown men crying.
Super Bowl XLV is almost here, so it’s time to look back at the greatest fan reaction videos on YouTube. We’ve culled the best of what’s available, the joy and the misery, but mostly the highs. Enjoy them, in no particular order.
1. Steelers def. Cardinals, February 2009, Super Bowl XLIII (Santonio Holmes touchdown)