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Why Do People Care About Sports?

By: Brad Manock

         pod2   I was never really interested in sports while growing up. When my family would be watching football games on Sundays, I would be in another room playing video games. Many people follow at least one sports league, often a couple. These teams that participate in these sports leagues have nothing to do with the individual viewers. People often say “we did it” or “we are not doing well this year” even though they have no impact on the results. So why do people follow sports? That is what I will be discussing in this article.

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Which NFL Team Deserves A Super Bowl Win the Most?

By: Brad Manock

football        I watch football games every Sunday during the fall. I live in Wisconsin and am a Green Bay Packers fan but I occasionally jump onto the bandwagons of other teams who I feel good about rooting for. I find that these teams that I root for throughout a football season have a common trait, they are historically weak teams who are having a good year. Basically, they are the underdog that deserves success because of the hard times they have been through in the past. There seems to be a sense of “karma” which makes people believe that positive times and negative times will always balance out in the long run even though it isn’t always true. In this article I am going to dive into this psychology of pity and perceived karma to determine which NFL team most deserves a Super Bowl win.

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Reasons Team Sports are Awful for Socially Awkward People

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By: Brad Manock

            I am a fairly competitive person. I am awesome at things people don’t care about however I am awful at things people do care about. Foosball and air hockey are two games where I am awesome and rarely lose, unfortunately people do not care about foosball and air hockey. I am awful at football, basketball, and baseball. In other words the things that people DO care about. For me, you can calculate how good I am at something if you know how much people care about that thing. The better I am at something, the less people care about it. I remember as a kid I would be pressured into joining sports that I was awful at, all the while quietly wondering “why the fuck isn’t pokemon a sport or anything else I am actually good at?!” In this article I will discuss team sports from the perspective of an extremely awkward person. Continue reading