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Sports is a big deal across the world, with die-hard fans who are extremely emotional towards their home teams. It is hard to pinpoint the motivations of a sports fan, and why a win or a loss of a team matters so much.
Sportswriters have to be careful to navigate the complex emotional l...
Sports psychologists have a list of why people love sports:
Human beings have always been motivated by being a part of a certain group, while automatically being at ‘war’ with the other group(s).
This basic ‘us vs. them’ attitude is hard-wired in most of us.
Sports fans are like us only, having a common set of values, beliefs, and life experiences.
Sports is like a thrilling emotional roller coaster ride for them, a movie to which they have surrendered themselves.
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