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The Secret Lives of Sports Fans

the science of sports obsession

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Published by Overlook Duckworth in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination320 p.
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Open LibraryOL25429189M
ISBN 101590208641
ISBN 109781590208649

  Mr. Bowers, 88, recalls his highly unorthodox life in a ribald memoir scheduled to be published by Grove Press on Feb. 14, “Full Service: My Adventures in . Presents an exploration of sports fandom that considers how it can be a fundamental aspect of an individual's identity, why people form such strong attachments to favorite teams, and what happens in the human mind and body when watching a game. Sports spectators - Psychology.; SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports.; Sports - Social aspects.

  In The Secret Lives of Sports Fans author Eric Simons writes that part of the reason sports fans are so involved in the game is that they are “running active simulations as if it were the fan. Presents an exploration of sports fandom that considers how it can be a fundamental aspect of an individual's identity, why people form such strong attachments to favorite teams, and what happens in the human mind and body when watching a game.

Eric Simons, author of The Secret Lives Of Sports Fans: The Science Of Sports Obsession, refers to the phenomenon of “front-runners embracing victimhood” as “probably the dominant.   Eric Simons, author of the book The Secret Lives of Sports Fans, notes that this level of fandom isn’t enough on its own to explain premature championship tattoos, even for the fans who Author: Stanley Kay.


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