Yeah, fanboys are always an easy target though it's strange that somebody passionately interested in some form of art is considered weird and mindless while somebody following the momentary diversion of sports is considered normal. Though really put like that sort of answers the question, Americans have always been suspicious of art.
This post, though, is fanboyism done right. Though engaged in discussion of just who could wield Mjolnir, it also perceptively breaks down narrative structure and its political aspects. And not just superficial knee-jerk politics either but the real thing, at least as real as you could get from any fiction. Plus it's actually funny. And how much of this could you say about pretty much any mainstream or academic writer?