Is Bill Murray the most hilarious celebrity sports fan?

Bill Murray is one celebrity who loves sports just about as much as he loves acting. Photo / Instagram
Bill Murray is one celebrity who loves sports just about as much as he loves acting. Photo / Instagram

Bill Murray loves sports, almost as much as he loves to make people laugh.

Known to many as the star of Groundhog Day and Ghost Busters, Murray has always been a character among his fellow celebrities. And, like most of the big names in Hollywood, he's always making appearances at major sporting events.

However, for all his fame and fortune, Murray has something different.

He doesn't sit up in corporate boxes, or down in the front row. Instead, he's in the middle of the crowd, soaking up every minute of each occasion and celebrating with his fellow fans.

In some cases, he's the one starting up the chants and throwing beer.

Here he is in 2004 singing the baseball classic Take Me Out to the Ballgame, at the Chicago Cubs opening game.

Born in Illinois, Murray is understandably a massive fan of anything Chicago.

You might remember him playing a large role in the 1996 classic Space Jam - a film about Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

But he's also an avid supporter of local high school and college teams.

Here he is cheering for the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team at the 2005 Final Four in St. Louis. Wearing his best team colours.

Photo / Flickr.
Photo / Flickr.

More recently, Murray was almost an extra player for the US Ryder Cup team who successfully retained the title earlier this month.

He was frequently leading chants in the crowd, taking snaps with players and even attended the exclusive after party.

Bill Murray and Rickie Fowler. Photo / Instagram
Bill Murray and Rickie Fowler. Photo / Instagram

Never change, Bill Murray. Never change.

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Now, Bill Murray is following his beloved Chicago Cubs as they try and chase their first Major League Baseball title since 1908.

The Curse of the Billy Goat is what they call it, but Murray isn't having a bar of it.

He's been a heavy feature on American news websites during each of the Cubs' playoff games.

Yesterday, this video of Murray surfaced after his Cubs hit a grand slam to take game one of the NLCS.

We hope Bill Murray never changes.

We need more celebrities like him.

- NZ Herald

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