1)A Detroit Lions
fan who has been driven at least partially insane from watching too much bad football and, thus, is obsessed with the notion that Joey Harrington
has great potential as a quarterback, or is already a great quarterback.
Joey Lovers are usually, although not strictly, positive, outgoing people by nature. Because of their love of the Lions, they cannot bear to think about what it would mean to the franchise if Joey is a total bust
(second def.), so they shield themselves from this possibility by defending Joey in all situations and at all cost.
A True Joey Lover will often be overheard saying things like "There are AT LEAST four quarterbacks in the NFL that are worse than Joey" or "If Hakim, Streets, and Alexander could catch the ball, maybe Joey would put up some numbers!" or "Joey is NOT a 'noodle arm,' in fact, he has one of the strongest arms in the NFL" or "Even Favre
couldn't throw the ball in that weather."
A Joey Lover spends a lot of time arguing with his shadow doppelganger
or antithesis, the Joey Hater
, although whereas the Joey Hater derives pleasure from this activity, it makes the Joey Lover nervous and uncomfortable. However, he knows he must do battle because Joey is not there to defend himself against the brutish attacks.
Joey Lovers are no strangers to being accused of having homosexual
affection for Joey. Few actually do, but even those who don't accept this perceptual burden because they know Joey needs their strength if he is to persevere.
Also see manservant
2)Any Oregon Duck fan.
Sweet Lord take me now! Joey threw a horrible interception on what would have been the game-winning drive, and this stupid Joey Lover was all like, "the reciever ran the wrong route!"