Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Fanaticism of Sports fans-2
When you look at the sports fans and all the business they generate it seems that there is no recession. Super Bowl, the biggest sports event in the U.S. generates billions of dollars for the host city besides all the telecasting on broadcast TV. Fans gather around one of the friend’s houses and organize parties around it. Snacks, drinks and food are served and it seems that all of America is on a party break. Hardcore fans travel to different cities to watch their favorite football team play and also stimulate the local economy. Even the person who does not understand the game gets caught up in this frenzy. Bets are put on the game and it maybe in the hundreds of millions. The same thing happens with baseball and when the World Series is being played everybody is glued to their TV sets and all the talk is during the playoff and World Series days is how the fans favorite team is doing. And it is not just the U.S. but I believe overseas like in the U.K. and Spain and other countries, soccer (or called football in other countries), fanatic fans go crazy and sometimes resort to violence if their teams either lose or even win. There is no limit to what the hardcore fan will go to celebrate their teams’ victories or follow them wherever they go and this fanaticism does not seem to recede no matter how the economy is doing.