7 Things: Intrigues #3 – Team Sport Mentality

“We won! We won! We won!”

I actually do get where it comes from. Even why.

This article sums up pretty much everything I’ve ever read about the ‘why’ of team sports followers, their enthusiasm, their extreme reactions to wins and losses, and the human quest for glory. It’s right here if you’re curious —> I know I was.

I’ve always been especially intrigued by the “We won”/”They lost” dichotomy, aka fair-weather fans. I’m not sure why. After all, that mentality pervades most areas of life.

People love to clutch onto the coattails of a winner who’s on his or her way, and release those coattails fast if that person trips to let him or her go down alone.

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