Why Do We Care Who Wins?

Why Do We Care Who Wins?

Why, for sports fans everywhere, does it matter who wins? Why does it matter to Bostonians whether two dozen mul­timillionaire temporary Red Sox employees, most born in other states or countries, win the World Series? During the annual NCAA basketball “March Madness,” why do per­fectly normal adults become insanely supportive of their team, and depressed when it loses? And why for that ulti­mate sporting event. World Cup Football, do soccer fans worldwide dream of their country victorious?

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