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The Art of Being a Sports Fan

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Every year, we greet sports seasons with high hopes and vigorous enthusiasm. But, then, all too often, comes the agony of a heartbreaking last minute field goal. All is lost.

Why do sports fans put themselves through the turmoil every season? Is supporting a team a way of saying something about who we are? A way of associating ourselves with communities and peers?

Former NFL defensive end and Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, Pellom McDaniels, joins The Walt Bodine Show to discuss the ins and outs of rooting for one's home team.