Theauthor in this article is worried by sports fanatics who are sopassionate about sports and sports personalities to the extent ofinexhaustible hero worshiping of the aficionados. The greatachievements of Sportsmen and the stamina displayed through dazzlingperformance leaves many fans enchanted and passionate about thoseachievements that make them yearn foridentification with thesports personalities. The author argues that, this madness andfanaticism cuts across all sports from athletics, soccer tobasketball. Fans are intrigued by peak moments exhibited by sportpersonalities this influences them to associate such achievementswith perfection and flawlessness.
Inaddition, the author observes that, the mad fanatical anticsexhibited by fans in support of their favorite teams or sportspersonalities is enough, however, sport viewers pay less attention inunderstanding how such sports are worn. The author observes that,honed skills are admirable as well as smart athletics. The authorfurther observes that, regardless of rabid fanaticism in sports,losing or winning games is not important because winning and losingare equally contingent aspects of any sports activity. In everysport, victories and losses are temporary due to several such asinjuries, aging, ego and team chemistry. Sports are used to satisfyboth sophisticated and primitive urges athletes and fans alike usesuperstition’s methods and practices of winning. Fan spend the mosttime fretting about sports, injuries, wins, losses, and some spendlavish amounts of money on tickets and bets all these have littleimpact on the championships of players.
Fandomin sports is sustained through imperfect knowledge of game, andindividuals have little comprehension on variables at play in gamescontexts. There are no precisions in sport outcomesbecauseof inexactitude of sports rules, and sports are conservative and holdon the past natural conditions determine sports outcomes rather thanthe set rules of the game. There are many ways of watching sports allof which leads to different levels of information. While sportsactivities remain fanciful entertainment, extreme fanaticism withoutreading sports games is an exercise in futility and only serves astemporary entertainment.
Sportsand athletics provide fans with unlimited entertainment as well assource of great information on how particular games are played. Theauthor observes that, sports have led to the growth of fanaticismassociated with unlimited passion and addiction by fans. It is weirdhow the fandom becomes obsessed with sports to the extent of heroworshipping their objects of derision. The most disturbing aspects ofthis fanaticism are the rabid and sometimes lethal incarnationsdirected to their opponents when their favorite team or sportspersonalities are defeated. Fans are obsessed with great andmisinformed passion for perfection without considering that itrequires great efforts on the part of team members to achieve suchfeats.
Playersare not flawless and usually take great time to rehearse and practicefor the contests. While, great peak times hold fans breadth, such arerare feats of achievements and might not be consistent overtime inother games. As such, the notion of perfections does not apply inreality it is an illusory created by passionate imaginations.History is full of incidences where teams or athletes held previouslyin awe for their championship performs below their original show.Despite, the madness occasioned by sport mania sports fanaticismhelps individuals to vent off steam, which provide fans with pleasureand excitement by watching their favorite team. It is true thatsports evoke religious awe on the part of fans feel ‘delivered’whentheir teams win this in turn leads to a more enchanted fandom thatidentifies themselves with the winning teams.
Mostindividuals waste quality time and resources in sports madnesswithout giving much attention to know the perfect knowledge aboutsports. To this end, centrally to the author’s negative perceptionof sports fanatics, sports provide excellent entertainment as well asa great source of interactions. However, fans need to pay moreattention to understanding sports rather than the hero worshipingtheir teams without a hint of how such games are won or played.Understanding sports gives fans opportunities to assess and analyzethe games objectively they will be able to understand why particularissues happen this is important in advising their teams on what todo or avoid losses in their subsequent games to maximize chances ofwinning. As the author observes, there is no perfection andconsistency in winning plays emerging issues always frustrateindividuals’ years of training, rehearsals or even plans. Forexample, a small mix up in a game might present a clever opponent anopportunity to score.
Participationin sports requires constant improvisation to respond to unlikelyconfigurations a skillful player keeps spying and understanding themystery of the game. Fans need to understand that winning or losingin the competition is not a big deal there are myriad factors thatdetermine success or failure in spots. In addition, sports are justgames whose victory is temporary issues like injuries, aging, teamchemistry, instructor’s relation with team members and ego couldaffect team’s performance. As such, rabid and intensifiedresentments from fans should be temporary no sports team has evermade permanent championship dynasty. Similarly, the sporting arena ischaracterized by imprecision of rules, there is no change from pastrules and even when such changes are implemented they have littlesignificant to fans.
Perfectionin sports is impossible, defeated and undefeated records are brokenthere are victory and down times. Therefore, fans need to learn moreexciting ways of enjoying games they should not focus on the obviousissues of games, rather they could concentrate other aspects asobserving the behavior of linesmen during a match. In this way, fansbecome more informed about mini-dramas within the match. The writerasserts that, sports satisfy sophisticated and primitive urges thattranscend to superstitions in some cases, fans and players havesuperstitious practices that are aimed at achieving victory insports. This assertion is true history is full of incidences whereindividuals have been caught exhibiting superstitious signs someplayers have multiple rings or bands on their hands, others do notchange socks, and some exhibit obnoxious signs while in the gamesfield. As the author of the article observes, referees face the mostdaunting tasks during sports games and are often subject of ridiculeand vengeance.
Refereesare required to make instant decisions as the game precedes asituation that requires astuteness in split-second decision making.In most cases, referees are tasked with situations that requirecomplex judgment as a result, they sometimes make mistakes whichanger players or fans. Despite these mistakes, referees should beaccorded great respect regarding the urgency required to makedecisions. In summary, sport fanaticism is not bad if only fans usetheir times to know and learn more about the games played. Inaddition, sports viewers need to understand that in sports, winningor defeat are not permanent aspects in sports there are variousdynamics that leads a substantial team to fail or a weak team to winover a strong team.