Sporting events are interesting because they can become so intense that they almost feel like a fight to the death – maybe like what Roman fights were like in the Colosseum. It’s one side against the other and there is no objectivity, just subjectivity. Like when a foul is called on one team, even if it was valid, the fans don’t accept it as true (even if they might realize it as true). There is no objective reality in the opinion of the fans. Furthermore, fans feel a personal connection with a team or an individual athlete, but that team or athlete doesn’t know it or feel it. Fans not only support individual athletes and teams, but they also really connect to the tradition of it all. The tradition and hope for the future success of the athlete or team is what, I think, draws people to sports the most.
Which championship is this? I cannot wait until the tourney starts tomorrow night.
This was the women’s basketball Big East Championship in Hartford, CT. ND vs. UCONN.