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Old 03-24-2006, 10:42 AM   #1
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Remember This Fan?

from the annals of obscurity presented for your entertainment pleasure...

Rollen Stewart (born 1955), also known as Rockin' Rollen and Rainbow Man, was a fixture in American sports culture best known for wearing a rainbow-colored wig and holding up signs reading "John 3:16" at sporting events around the United States in the 1980s.

In the late 1980's, he began a string of harmless bombings, mostly with stink bombs, in churches and Christian bookstores. He was then arrested in 1992 after a standoff in a California hotel during which he entered a vacant room with two men he was attempting to kidnap and surprised a chambermaid who then locked herself in the bathroom. He is currently serving out a life sentence in jail on kidnapping charges.

In 1993, Steve Taylor wrote a song about him called Bannerman. His life story has been the subject of a film called Rainbow Man.

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Old 03-24-2006, 01:32 PM   #2
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RE: Remember This Fan?

He was a nut, he was like at all big events in sports to get his word out, something about God or something to that nature, he always had a John 3:16 billboard on him, he sold his home and used the money to travel around the country going to SB, NBA Finals etc., some don't understand how he had the right seats most of the time to where the camera would focus on.
Strange guy, the DA offered him a plea bargain which would have given him 20 years, he turned it down and he received life as you said, he has big regrets because he would have been out if he would have excepted the offer.

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Old 03-24-2006, 01:52 PM   #3
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I saw a weird Real Sports episode about him. That guy was EVERYWHERE. Seriously, every big event, he was in the background.
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:45 PM   #4
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True nutjob
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
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where's crazy george , kelly?
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:53 PM   #6
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Where's that lady, I believe her name was Morgana? Big hooha's and all?
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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i saw somehting on him or wouldn't have known about him. i am only 30 though. real nut job that guy. tryed like taking someone hostage with a gun or something.
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