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Old 08-10-2019, 08:28 PM
DinoR is offline
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We're pack animals. Sport gives us a chance to express our tribalistic nature against clearly defined others in ritual combat for dominance. Those others even dress themselves in a clearly different way. Many fans show their tribal affiliation by dressing similarly. The metaphors around a sport can also serve as a tribalistic bonding device. We may root for different teams but we're bonded into some super-tribal organization by our love of that sport. There are far worse ways to express that deep primal urge.

As much as we try to pretend we're strictly rational in many ways we are all like Zaphod's name for Arthur Dent in Hitchhiker's Guide - monkey man.

Last edited by DinoR; 08-10-2019 at 08:29 PM.