Sports Fans

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Sports Fans
The definition of the word fan is “An enthusiastic devotee, follower, or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity, etc.” Although many people like sports and watch them on television, few people actually have a strong pride in a team, or really care about how a team does on a competitive game-to-game basis. In general, people can be categorized into three different fan groups. One type of fan is a fair weather fan. They jump from team to team, most likely to which one is winning. Another type of fan is a part-time fan. They really do not have an interest in any one team; they just watch whatever is on. Finally, there is what many people like to call die-hard fans. These fans never miss a game, and root for their team in good and bad times. The most exciting sport of baseball, the emotional game of football, and the ever so skillful game of soccer, are three of the main athletic events that claim to attract the greatest fans on earth. There are so many different types fans now days, that they have to be categorized to tell them apart. The first type of fan that was mentioned is a fair weather fan. These are the kinds of fans that never really jump on board with one specific team. They cheer for whichever team might be winning at the time. These are the fans that get tickets to a game, just because their friends are going, most of the time knowing nothing about the sport or little about it. Fair weather fans are always the ones that will act like they know a lot about the team that is winning at the time. Most people that are true sports fanatics can honestly tell whom the part-time, fair weather and die-hard fans are. True sports fans cannot stand these people when it comes to sports. There is always tension between them. The next type of fan, which is a lot of people wonder why he/she watches sports, is a part-time fan. These fans really do not have a favorite team, or even like sports period. They will watch a game only if there...
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