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Why Sports Fans are Sports Fans - Wait But Why
Throughout the world, the way people feel about sports spans a wide range. Let's start with what we know about the non-sports side of the spectrum- To non-sports fans, caring about sports makes no sense.

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Non-sports fans

To Non-sports fans, caring about sports seems pointless.

  • To them, there's a bunch of strangers getting paid to play games against each other.
  • Ther...

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Sports fans

Sports fans are sports fans because it’s entertaining.

  • The high drama. Because so many people are involved, it creates drama, which makes it a big hi...

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Sports connect 

  • On a micro level, sports connects family and friends. Sports are a talking point that can add a level of closeness to friends or family that would otherwise not be there.

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The fascination with sports

The fascination with sports
  • The sports world is fascinated with the drama of famous athletes away from the sports field.
  • Sports provide an escape from life when you're sick of your own issues.
  • Sport al...

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