I haven't thought through the subject, and maybe your thoughts would help. Do attitudes about sports carry over to attitudes about politics?
Fans choose sides. Example: UGA fans love their team and consider them to be number one under any circumstance. Actually spending time and money to attend a "don't matter" bowl game. Hate Tech; hate Florida. Would die if the UGA administration tried to hire a winning Spurrier. No criticism here; just characteristics of good solid fans.
Is it the same in politics? Do voters chose one party and stick with it in thick or thin? If a person votes for Obama, do they think that everything he has done is okay. If a person votes for McCain, do they think that everything Obama has done is wrong?
While we're thinking, what do you think about TV wrestling? Is it real, theater, or art? Is it like politics. Never-changing symbols of good and evil? For or against? What about when heroes become villains and vice versa?
As Larry King would ask "What do you make of that?"
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