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I think good-natured joking around about issues like sports teams can be fun, and it's usually fine, but sometimes it isn't good-natured at all. Why is that? I'd like to explore it. Is it our desire to always be on the winning side? Do we feel 'less than' someone else if our favorite team loses and 'better than' someone else if our team wins? I'm not joking, I really wonder about this. How can a sports team from a town you may have never lived in, or from a college you may never have went to, become so important in a person's mind that they experience emotions from rage to euphoria? Is it the portrayal of struggle? Is it some kind of warped self-worth that's tied to these teams? I'm gonna check out some sports psychology on this and try to figure it out on my own if nobody wants to, or is able to, engage with this topic.
There's another interesting topic: Are there ever things that just CAN'T be talked about?
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