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How to Become a Sports Fan

By Jason Larrsohn

If you are the type of person who isn’t very interested in sports, life can be difficult. Much of conversations among adults consists of commenting about the most recent football or basketball game.

If you know nothing about sports, it can be easy to feel left out when people are discussing them. Maybe you do not have an interest in sports, or maybe you are simply indifferent.

People who are not sports fans often ask sports fans what it is all about, and why they’re so passionate about sports. Many sports fans love the feeling of community they feel when watching a game with friends or family.

Sports fans also just like having something to be passionate about. They like putting their time and energy into something, and having someone and something to root for.

First, you’ll need to pick a sport that interests you. You do not have to pick a mainstream sport like football or basketball, but keep in mind that these are the sports that most people will be talking about.

Chances are that they’re likely to say Arizona State. The next step is to ask them why Arizona State is their favorite team.

Let’s say you choose basketball. The next thing you’ll want to do is learn the basic rules and regulations for the sport of basketball.

You can do this by looking up the rules of basketball online, or checking out a few books at the library. The more time and effort you spend researching and learning about the sport, the more knowledge you will gain.

Even if you can’t make it to the physical game, watching it at home will still help you burn calories. If you’re up and moving around and getting into the game, you will still burn calories.

Many sports fans also report feeling a deep sense of belonging and community from their fellow fans. Having a common interest and goal helps people to feel unified and like they’re making a meaningful contribution to a group.

College basketball can be more fun to watch because you can root for the college that you attended. If you, for example, attended Florida State University, you could attend their basketball games and wear Florida State apparel, proving that you’re a real fan.

But if the fan only likes a team when they’re doing well, this is a big clue to you that they’re probably not a real fan. Another way to tell if someone is a bandwagon fan is to ask them if they’re a bandwagon fan in a very straightforward manner.

Once you get into the habit of attending games and find that you enjoy it, becoming a real sports fan will become easier and easier. Talk with people around you at the games; try to make friends.

This will help you to build a network of sports friends that you can talk to and converse with. Always be sharpening your knowledge of the game, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a real, true sports fan.

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