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The philosophy of watching sports: Fandom, family and community

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Sports fandom runs deep in American culture. Athletics-aficionados will drop hundreds for a seat in deep in the bleachers, adorn cheesy hats and initiate arguments with fans of opposing teams. Faithful and unwavering, devoted spectators stand by their beloved team even in times of loss and hardship. Just look at Cubs fans.

Clara Neupert, sports editor, sits down with two sports aficionados to get to the bottom of why fans are so devoted to their favorite teams even when they lose.

Neupert can be reached at [email protected]

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