16 June 2010
Types of Sports Fans
Professional sports has become one of the most popular industries in the world today. The media spends billions of dollars on advertisements and teams spend millions of dollars on professional athletes all for one reason, the fans. The fans ticket sales and merchandise purchases are what keeps all the sport teams around and prevents professional athletes from losing their jobs. There are three types of fans in the sports world, average fans, fanatics, and fair-weather fans.
Fans that are fanatics are the ones who are diehard and will put their favorite team before almost all other priorities. Their lives revolve ...view middle of the document...
The average fan will watch their team on the TV when it is possible or when they have free time but they will not go out of their way to watch the game unless it is a really important one. Usually they will know all or the majority of the people on their team, but will not know every aspect about them. This type of fan is the most common and will root on and follow their favorite team, but their life is not completely consumed by it by any means. Other priorities still come before their sports team and will not let their favorite team consume all of their time.
The last type of fan is a fair-weather fan. This is the least liked fan and these fans irritate many people. Fair-weather fans will like one team one year and switch their favorite team the next year because of recent success by the other team. These people are not truly sports fans, and will just root for who is popular or whoever their peers like so they can fit in. Fair-weather fans root for teams that they do not follow because of excitement revolving around a team or because there are some big names on the team that they have actually heard of. These people...