Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, Sugar Bowl, Fans
Sugar Bowl (Football game); Sports spectators
It is fascinating to be in the middle of a sporting event and to be surrounded by thousands of people who are rabidly involved, and to be in a position in which you are essentially indifferent to the outcome. The most startling thing about this experience is the realization that human beings could get worked into a frenzy by something of such little significance, while knowing that you yourself would be in the same state if it was your favorite team that was involved. In some ways it is a sobering experience.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Sugar Bowl Fans" (1994). On Sport and Society. 252.