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The 20 Types of Depressed Sports Fans
There’s no right or wrong way to react to the sight of your favorite team self-destructing on national television. But through the years, fans seemed to have developed a variety of methods for handling it. The next time you have to sit through a sports disaster for the ages, here are 20 different types of unhappy sports fans you might find yourself in the room with.
1. The fans who punches a wall
This guy (and it’s almost certainly going to be a guy) reacts to a devastating loss with physical violence. Usually that comes in the form of a wall-punch, though occasionally he’ll mix in a double-palmed coffee table slam or a pulverized remote control. This will be followed by an uncomfortable silence as everyone slowly inches away from him. Eventually, somebody may try to break the tension by offering him a drink or complimenting his Ed Hardy shirt.
20. The fan who manages to maintain perspective
Yes, this fan is disappointed in the outcome of the game. But he also understands that a game played by a collection of strangers is not going to have any impact on the truly important things in his life, like his health, his friendships and his family. Put simply, he understands that there are higher priorities in the world than who wins or loses a sporting event.
I’ve been watching sports for over 30 years and have never met this fan, but I suppose it’s theoretically possible that they could exist.
Which viewing venue do you prefer: At home or at the game?
What most keeps you from going to a game?
ESPN Sports Poll:52% of Americans now say they'd rather watch a sport on TV vs attend in person
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) May 15, 2013
POLL RESULTS: 12.6% say the main reason they don't see their team live is because home viewing is better http://sprts.bz/YJMxMY— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) May 15, 2013
Did you watch Game 1: Heat vs Pacers? Wow!
18 ties, 17 lead changes, Heat win 103-102 in OT.
LeBron James hit a driving layoup at the buzzer to cap a triple-double night (30 points,10 rebounds,10 assists). Indiana's Paul George drained a 32-ft three pointer with 0.7 left in regulation to force OT. With the Pacers down two with 2.2 seconds left in OT, George was fouled on a three point attempt and hit all three attempts to give Indiana a 102-101 lead. Indiana coach Frank Vogel opted to have center Roy Hibbert on the bench for the final play. James blew past George, to unprotected rim, and layed in the winner.
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LeBron with the winner