"There are no stupid questions. There are only stupid people that ask questions."
Seriously, this is a neverending thread for Cyburbians to ask "dumb" bit legitimate questions, and for others to answer them. Please don't post filler like "Why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway" - its for real questions about less-than-cosmic topics that you want to know the answers for.
I'll start with this: Are there actually fans of the Special Olympics? To word it in another way, I'm wondering if random people without any connection to the competitors or those providing services or advocacy for the developmentally disabled go to the Special Olympics just to watch the athletic competition, in the same way that spectators attend regular Olympic events.