Good Question: Why Do We Love Our Sports Teams So Much?

Good Question: Why Do We Love Our Sports Teams So Much?


SNELLING NAME. THERE ARE 5 MORE MEETINGS SCHEDULED AND YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ON THEM ON WCCO.COM. A LOT OF FANS TOOK YESTERDAY’S VIKING LOSS VERY HARD. SOME OF THOSE SAME PEOPLE WERE ALSO EXCITED WHEN THE TWINS AND LOONS MADE THE PLAYOFFS LAST WEEK. THESE ARE OUR TEAMS WHETHER THEY DISAPPOINT US OR LOVE US BACK. WHY DO WE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT SPORTS? GOOD QUESTION. HEATHER BROWN FOUND A WHOLE LOT OF REASONS. Reporter: YOU HAVE EVERYTHING HERE TODAY BUT THE PAINT. THE PAINT IS NOT ON. Reporter: SCOTT IS WHAT WE CALL — A SUPER PHONE? I NEVER CREATED IT. Reporter: HE HAS HAD HIS NICKNAME SINCE 2006. SMITH SOMETIMES PEOPLE ASKED IF SKULL IS THE PERSONA. THIS IS PART OF WHO I AM AND THE WAY I GET TO LIVE THIS PART OF LIFE. IT PROVIDES A WAY TO BRING OURSELVES TOGETHER AND CLAIM AN IDENTITY AND SENSE OF BELONGING. WE ARE IN A SOCIETY THAT IS RICH AND WEALTHY ENOUGH THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF LESION REGIONAL — LEISURE TIME. Reporter: IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, IT IS JUST PEOPLE TRYING TO GET THE BALL FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER PLACE. AND SOMETIMES — MIGHT I DO HAVE THAT MOMENT OF WHY DO I CARE AND — MAKE IT IS A TOPICAL CONVERSATION THAT IS EASY TO PICK UP AND GO WITH. MAYBE WE WISH WE COULD DO IT. I DON’T KNOW. SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD DO THAT. Reporter: — McCABE REMINDS ME OF BEING HOME WITH MY DAD. THE OTHER THING IS ABOUT SPORTS, IT IS SO DRAMATIC. YOU GET SO EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN THE CONTESTS. YOU HAVE SO MUCH STRATEGY. WE ARE EXCITED NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE ATHLETES BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE ATHLETES WHO ARE COMPETING FOR US. OR FOR OUR COMMUNITY. Reporter: RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND COMMUNITY — IT’S A LITTLE LIKE INCLUSIVITY. Reporter: CAN BE LARGER THAN THE GAMES THEMSELVES. WHAT IS HAPPENING IS NOT ONLY THE SPORTING EVENT, ALL OF THESE SOCIAL CONNECTIONS THAT ARE GETTING MADE IN THE CONTEXT OF SPORTS. Reporter: THEN THERE IS THE THING THAT KEEPS FANS INVESTED BECAUSE WHILE SOMEONE ALWAYS LOSES, SOMEONE ELSE ALWAYS WINS. I ALWAYS AM HOPEFUL WE CAN WIN. THERE IS ALWAYS THE CHANCE TO WIN IT ALL. TWINS HAVE DONE IT A BUNCH OF TIME.

1 Reply to “Good Question: Why Do We Love Our Sports Teams So Much?”

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