We’re only a few weeks away from the kickoff to the 2023 college football season! In the spirit of the season, we asked AI what the average fan from each Big Ten college looks like. The results are… not exactly what we expected. Let’s take a look:
Disclaimer: These images were generated by AI using the phrase “average [Big 10 school name] football fan at a game.” They showcase stereotypes, biases and underrepresentation that exists within the latest version of AI models. They are not associated with the opinions of Futurety.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Zombies are also The Ohio State University football fans! Who knew?
Illinois Fighting Illini
Is that Bert Kreischer?
The picture in the bottom right perfectly depicts everyone’s confusion about what exactly a “Hoosier” is.
AI thinks Hawkeye fans are usually happy and cheerful. At least until they rewatch the 2002 Iowa State game again (we see you, guy in the bottom left photo).
Apparently, Terrapin fans are the most authentic.
Michigan State Spartans
Bert Krescher again??
As an Ohio State alum writing this, I won’t be mean.
But why do most of these depictions look like they live in the woods and only appear for football games? Asking for a friend.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
No fair! Is Santa Claus a Golden Gophers fan?
We’re not sure why they’re so surprised, but we’re guessing it’s because the guy in the bottom left photo has a shirt that also holds his drink can. Neat!
We are going to guess someone told the guy in the top right photo to do his best Bill Belichick impression.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Having a lion as a mascot is already cool. But a lion wearing sunglasses? That’s a game changer.
I think this is the face every Purdue Boilermakers fan made when Rutgers Scarlet Knights beat them in 2017 and 2020.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
I think this is the face every Rutgers Scarlet Knights fan made when they beat the Purdue Boilermakers in 2017 and 2020.
They may look cute and cuddly, but I wouldn’t want to go toe-to-toe (toe-to-paw?) with the Wisconsin Badgers fan in the bottom left corner.
Yes, yes. We know Oregon and Washington are not coming to the Big Ten until 2024, but we’re including them anyway. What are you going to do about it?
Seeing as they are huskies, you can hear the adorable screams – not barks – coming from these photos.