The Sports Fan.

Essay by phobophobia24College, UndergraduateA, May 2003

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As an avid sports fan, there is nothing more exciting than going to a sporting event of my favorite team. To be surrounded by other sports fans who are rooting for the same team as you brings a sense of togetherness. The feeling of "this is our team" and "if they win I win" brings all sports fans together. However, even with this togetherness bond between sports fans, they can be classified into four distinct categories.

The first category and the most common is the casual sports fan. The casual sports fan will be dressed in very comfortable clothing and will usually be sitting in the middle section of the arena. You can usually spot casual sports fans with a beer in their hands, but they will never get drunk. They enjoy going to the game for the game. Whenever they can get tickets to a game, they will come to watch the game because they love the sport.

It really doesn't matter who their team is playing against, as long they get to watch their team in action.

Another category of the sports fan is the social sports fan. This lovely group of fans comes to the game strictly to be seen. They usually have the best seats in the house, even though they don't really watch the game. It's almost like a fashion show with this group of fans. The men and women will put on their best garb and walk up and down the aisles with beer or wine in their hands. I don't think they know what sport they are watching. You can count on many of them leaving before the game is over to beat the traffic on their way to their next social event.

Then we have...