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No Need For A Formal Introduction

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If one ever goes to a sporting event, one will notice the interaction between people in the stands. Most of these people have just met for the first time on game day, yet it does not seem that way. They are there drinking beer, eating hot dogs like one would be at a backyard barbeque. The common ground these folks share is their interest in the game. They are part of the fan culture. The reason I find this particular topic fascinating is because professional sports have a strangle hold on our society. Sport fans very much identify themselves with particular teams and players. Listen to somebody talk about their favorite team and one would think they are talking about people they have a longstanding relationship with. Go to a game, and fans of the same team are like one big family. I think it can be said that sports fans have their own community. The teams and their colors create an identity for the fans. You see somebody out and about with your favorite team's jersey on and there is an instant acknowledgement of the team, of the person. To quote Nyla R. Branscombe and Stephen Reysen, who authored this report for the Journal of Sport Behavior, "Fandom is similar to social identity, defined by Tajfel (1978) as "That part of an individual's self-concept which derives from his knowledge of his membership of a social group together with the value and emotional significance attached to that membership" (p. 63). (Branscombe and Reysen)." What I wanted to know was: Is the fan community and bond as important as the team identification. That was kind of answered with the aforementioned quote but there is still more that can be known. Does having that fan community enhance the experience of watching or attending a game? Are there benefits to having such camaraderie? Are there disadvantages to forming a bond solely based on team identification? Is it limited to team identification or is their room for sport rivalries in the community? My goal in this paper is to help answer those very questions.

The method used

My method of choice was a survey questionnaire being delivered via interview. This method was chosen because sport fans are easily found pretty much anywhere. A field study at a sporting event would have been ideal but the not having a venue in close proximity was an issue. I recruited ten participants, those participants ranged from nineteen to fifty years of age. Five of the participants were male, the other half female. All ten have spent an ample amount of time going to sporting events as well as watching sports on television. The participants watch games from the National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and bouts from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Each participant was individually asked the survey questions. Their answers were written down then analyzed for common ground,...

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