Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: SPORTS & IT’S FANS
A person who is filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for sports. Some sports fans wear team gear and memorabilia, save ticket stubs, and watch sports shows & films. As a fan of sports, a sports fan invests much like one would in say the stock market. The ride and thrill of this investment is risky as it goes up and down with wins and losses.
The investment in sports for the sports fan is an emotional one as well as as a financial investment. However, the emphasis is on the emotional investment as the more important of the two. As in life winning is everything. It means bragging rights it makes one feel great!
A sports fan abhors losing and takes it hard when a team in which they’ve emotionally invested loses. We all know that someone has to win and some one has to lose, that is not the point. When one’s team wins the fan feels like he/she too has won, regardless of whether or not they are actually part of the team or are benefitting financially from being a fan. It’s just a game afterall isn’t it?
Yes it’s just a game, but so is life. We all want to win at life not lose. And so it is with sports when a fan wants his/her team to win and they don’t due to mental mistakes and/or lack of effort taking the loss is that much more painful.
It’s especially hard when it comes to competing for Championships or Titles as representation of being the best at whatever sport is being competed in.
Being a good sport about when one’s team wins or loses is an often overlooked part of participation in watching or engaging in sports.