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Old 09-18-2016, 04:40 PM
 
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Because we watch it for enjoyment and 99% of us can control our emotions.
So you enjoy the game more when your team wins right?
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:31 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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If you are not annoyed or happy after your team finishes a football game then why do you watch it? Just curious
There is a difference between being annoyed with a loss and being so upset that you cannot watch the next game because you are "so mad and ranting on social media about why they lost the game"
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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I don't root for any team (haven't done that for years). I root for fantasy football players and who I have my money on. I don't care about the fan stuff. I enjoy having incentive regardless of who plays. So yeah, if I lose a bet or don't have a player that does well on my fantasy team, it doesn't matter as I usually have players on the upcoming games or a wager. I enjoy myself so much more than when I was younger and actually rooted for a specific team. I find it nonsensical how personal people take sports. I remember a friend of mine crying after the Vikings lost to the Falcons in the 90's in the NFC Championship game. I thought to myself...really? You're a grown man and you're crying over a sporting event. Dude, grow up. I'm pretty sure the players don't care as much as some of these fanatics (they'll be going home to their million dollar mansions and trophy wife regardless).

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Old 09-18-2016, 10:39 PM
 
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I don't root for any team (haven't done that for years). I root for fantasy football players and who I have my money on. I don't care about the fan stuff. I enjoy having incentive regardless of who plays. So yeah, if I lose a bet or don't have a player that does well on my fantasy team, it doesn't matter as I usually have players on the upcoming games or a wager. I enjoy myself so much more than when I was younger and actually rooted for a specific team. I find it nonsensical how personal people take sports. I remember a friend of mine crying after the Vikings lost to the Falcons in the 90's in the NFC Championship game. I thought to myself...really? You're a grown man and you're crying over a sporting event. Dude, grow up. I'm pretty sure the players don't care as much as some of these fanatics (they'll be going home to their million dollar mansions and trophy wife regardless).
Most people become emotionally attached to their team when they start watching as a kid and it stays with them even when become they become grown. Now I don't react the same way I did after a loss when I watched the game as an 11 year old which was me crying. lol As a grown man, after a loss I just express my disgust with the team with other fans who are just as upset as I am to get it out of their system.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I try to watch every game, every week.
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Let's say your team plays at 1pm and loses the game, can you watch the very next game at 4pm between two other teams?

I never can get myself up to watch the very next game after my team loses because I am so mad and ranting on social media about why they lost the game during the 4pm game. So maybe today if my team loses I can watch the 8pm game tonight but I will be not be all that eager to watch that 4pm game today especially after a 0-2 start.


Can anyone else watch another game right away after their team loses?
of course, why not? I am a football fan, not just a fan of a team or two. I love my Redskins for instance, but want to watch all the games on Sunday.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:41 AM
 
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Most people become emotionally attached to their team when they start watching as a kid and it stays with them even when become they become grown. Now I don't react the same way I did after a loss when I watched the game as an 11 year old which was me crying. lol As a grown man, after a loss I just express my disgust with the team with other fans who are just as upset as I am to get it out of their system.
"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things".

Ranting a bit with like minded fans is one thing. Letting a sporting event bring you to tears, or put you and others around you in a bad mood for days, weeks, months or years is entirely different. I've seen friends react that way (the latest of which was the Warriors loss to the Cavs in the NBA championship). And my common response is the same...get over it! It's just a game. There are a lot more things to be concerned about that are much more relevant to your life than sports.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:51 AM
 
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"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things".

Ranting a bit with like minded fans is one thing. Letting a sporting event bring you to tears, or put you and others around you in a bad mood for days, weeks, months or years is entirely different. I've seen friends react that way (the latest of which was the Warriors loss to the Cavs in the NBA championship). And my common response is the same...get over it! It's just a game. There are a lot more things to be concerned about that are much more relevant to your life than sports.
For some people sports is an escape from reality
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I agree, proper perspective, it is entertainment, a game, very small in comparison to a bigger picture of life.
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