We’re deep into the baseball season and fans are hanging on wins and wild cards as we move toward the World Series. However, it doesn’t matter if you are a baseball, football, or hockey fan…we see the same defensive behavior come out when our teams don’t win. Personally, I'm excited that the Tampa Bay Lightning are back in action. And we are 2-0 so far! GO BOLTS!!
We’ve all seen it…the screaming fan who becomes angry if their team is performing poorly. The amount of emotion we see at games can be astounding at times. Many of us have probably seen the same behavior at one of your children’s competitions. Many times this behavior boils over into heated debates, bickering, trash talk…and in some cases even physical altercations.
So what is it that creates this type of behavior? This week we are taking a look at how sports affect fans behavior. If you have a family member or friend that has a hard time coping with loss in sports – click over to our blog this week: It’s Just a Game: A Look at How Sports Affect Fan Behavior.