“The day after the Minnesota Vikings dramatic, last-second victory over the San Francisco 49ers, fans are still celebrating, talking about “our win.” But we didn’t really help the team. Why do we feel like we win when our teams win?”
I’ve talked here many MANY times how much we love our Vikings. But it goes further than that. We, as a family, love all our sports teams. I will admit to being a bandwagon fan for most of the other teams but we are fans nonetheless. But this was on Good Question the other day and it makes perfect sense to me.
When our teams win, we walk around with an almost euphoric feeling. When they lose, we feel a sadness. I wonder how many of us are like that. I know we have a lot of folks here who love their sports teams and I think a lot of us that come here are in the same boat. But the Good Question brings things up such as making us feel closer as a state or a group who all like the same teams. We feel a sadness when they lose as well as the happiness when they do well.
So, if your team loses, do you walk around like you’ve lost your best friend and when they win, do you act like you won the lottery?