Clipper Darrell has been a fan of the Clippers for a decade and a half, a season ticket holder for most of that time, and is easily recognizable as THE Clipper fan, wearing the red & blue suit and chanting "Let's Go Clippers, Let's Go!" His bit was a lot of fun, until, as long time Clipper fans ourselves, we got to know Clipper Darrell a little bit better. Not that we became personal friends with him, but after observing him over the years (including a few personal interactions), he just didn't seem as awesome as we first first thought he was.
There was a period a few years back when Darrell went from quirky, staunchly devoted super-fan to spammy, branded character-for-hire. His website, his Facebook, his Twitter, his events...they all just got to be too much. Some of us de-friended him on Facebook, or at least threatened to under our breath on often occasion (gotta love the passive aggressive de-friend move - very 9th grade girl). It wasn't fun anymore when you were getting constant status updates, messages, and event invites to all of these things that seemed unnaturally, and overbearingly, sales-ish. It became clear that he was firing on all profiteering cylinders and monetizing the Clipper Darrell image at every turn.