Sports Fans Do Not Go To Far.

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Sports Fans Do Not Go To Far. by Mind Map: Sports Fans Do Not Go To Far.

1. 1. Sports fandom allows others to experience success.

1.1. Evidence: “Identifying with your sports teams is one of the ways you can vicariously experience success, and in real life, success is hard,” Levant said in the 2010 article. “We have ups and downs, a lot of things don’t always go our way ... especially in this economy". (Almendrala)

2. 2. The community, in turn, boosts your sense of well-being.

2.1. Evidence: “If you watch a game with others, your feelings of loneliness are going to be at least temporarily lower during the event. But Wann’s research finds that simply knowing or feeling that you’re part of a larger community has long-term positive effects. In fact, sports fans report lower levels of loneliness whether or not the game is on". (Almendrala)

3. 3. Being a loyal sports fan creates relationships with others.

3.1. Evidence: a.“Going to games gives you a chance to bond with people from all walks of life who you might not otherwise meet". (Almendrala)

3.2. b.“Being a fan gives you a sense of belonging.You can be in a faraway place and feel an instant connection to someone just because he or she is wearing the hat of your favorite team". (Apple 11-12)

4. Counter Argument (What I'll squash their arguments with.)

4.1. Elections bring more and more riots each time then the last. This past year think of all the riots that have occurred pre and post election. Now compare that to major riots you have heard because of sports this past year.

4.2. Not all sports fans beat you up if you wear the wrong hat or jersey. In fact most fans don't do that, a lot of them are really kind. This usually happens because they have gotten drunk. So really this can happen over anything, not just sports.

4.3. What they might say...

4.3.1. Sports fans have gone around after they lose and riot through the streets. (Apple 10-11)

4.3.2. Crazy sports fans will beat you up if you wear the wrong hat or jersey. (Apple 10-11)