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Sports Fandom

Chapman, Manning and the Things We Choose to Care About in Sports

Adam Amel Rogers | Posted 03.03.2016 | Sports
Adam Amel Rogers

How do sports fans reconcile their fandom with their morality? By arbitrarily deciding what they will choose to care about and where they will draw the line. There are many complex factors that enter into these decisions.

Why I Was Heartbroken When the Wisconsin Badgers Lost to Duke (And Why That's Normal)

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

Unless you belong to the lucky few, a sports fan's journey ends the same way each season: just short of one more W. And if you aren't part of the fandom, you probably wonder why so many people care so much about a bunch of players they don't even know.

How Being A Sports Fan Makes You Happier And Healthier

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living

It's easy to be cynical about professional sports -- especially the NFL. But despite the disturbing headlines the league earned this year, ranging fro...

Divorcing Dallas: Our Strange Relationship With Professional Sports

Dan_Weiss | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports
Dan_Weiss

Despite sports being an entertainment industry, being a fan is not about maximizing pleasure. In order to earn the right to celebrate victory, you must experience the agony of defeat.

The Worldwide Sports Fandom Community

Jake Fischer | Posted 08.08.2012 | Teen
Jake Fischer

Sports have created a worldwide community where almost anyone can feel connected with one person based solely on a love and passion for a game.