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The Secret Lives of Sports Fans

review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Eric Simons Form such a strong attachment to a sports team Journalist Eric Simons presents in depth research in an accessible and brilliant way sure to interest readers of Jonah Lehrer and Malcolm Gladwell Through reading the literature and attending neuroscience conferences talking to fans psy. I should state my bias from the get to by saying I m one of those fans that ragescriesbecomes depressed when a team I m really passionate about loses I decided to read this book solely based upon seeing Arsenal and Gooners on the jacket blurb However I m learning to temper my enthusiasm by understanding sports ain t that serious Easier said than done but you won t find me trying to punch you in your tooth because you said as one of my coworkers constantly likes to Rajon Rondo looks like ETThere were uite a few things I didn t like in this book the first being what I thought to be a lack of proper research In the chapter Sports as Empathy Simons made former NHL player Hedican appear to be an analyst with an uncanny ability to read plays However after just having read The Sports Gene I realize this is typical for all elite players Simons did the research into mirror neurons but he didn t draw the connection to the fact that once a player trains himself or herself enough the 10000 Hours rule a puck doesn t even have to be in a freeze frame shot in order for an elite hockey player to guess what move another player is about to make based solely upon their body position Another area that Simon didn t research was smaller leagues There is a devout some would argue religious following in overlooked leagues like professional women s soccer and professional men s lacrosse where fans continue to pour money time and energy into it regardless of the fact that they don t see any tangible reward financial backing higher match attendance media coverage etc What drives these fans then Another glaring issue with this book is its local scope You can t write a book on sports fans and not travel to other countries to interview its fans on that country s most popular sport Simon talked about English football soccer yet he didn t seem to realize different cultures and countries have different approaches to sports Interviewing a Gooner expat in San Francisco is not the same as interviewing one living and breathing Arsenal air every day in London Besides lacking in global scope I also wish Simons had listed the ethnicity of those he interviewed I had nothing to go on except brief descriptions and names but it seemed as if he mostly interviewed white male sports fans General observations reuire diverse research Which leads to the last and biggest problem I had with this book female sports fans were completely ignored Simons briefly mentioned women in the first chapter The Edge of Your Seat but only to state that research shows testosterone in men fluctuates in relation to dominance competition studies whereas in women it stays the same This was interesting and I eagerly read the next few lines to see what then does change in females that makes them exhibit passionate sports fan symptomsyet Simon didn t touch the subject of female fans after this observance Not only did Simon ignore them he invalidated their experience since his casual dismissal implied a woman can t be as authentic a fan as a man since the latter exhibits one area of biological change I highly doubt this is how Simon truly feels yet his complete disregard of female fans which make up a large percentage of overall sports fans in his book implied thisI can t recommend The Secret Lives of Sports Fans But if you re looking to read a sports book related to science that is universal well written thoroughly researched and gender neutral then check out The Sports Gene by David Epstein You won t regret it whereas you may regret reading Simons book like I did Reticence Custard Protocol #4 upon seeing Arsenal and Gooners on the jacket blurb However I m learning to temper my enthusiasm by Peloponnesian War understanding sports ain t that serious Easier said than done but you won t find me trying to punch you in your tooth because you said as one of my coworkers constantly likes to Rajon Rondo looks like ETThere were Training for the New Alpinism uite a few things I didn t like in this book the first being what I thought to be a lack of proper research In the chapter Sports as Empathy Simons made former NHL player Hedican appear to be an analyst with an Greek Mythology uncanny ability to read plays However after just having read The Sports Gene I realize this is typical for all elite players Simons did the research into mirror neurons but he didn t draw the connection to the fact that once a player trains himself or herself enough the 10000 Hours rule a puck doesn t even have to be in a freeze frame shot in order for an elite hockey player to guess what move another player is about to make based solely Warrior Women upon their body position Another area that Simon didn t research was smaller leagues There is a devout some would argue religious following in overlooked leagues like professional women s soccer and professional men s lacrosse where fans continue to pour money time and energy into it regardless of the fact that they don t see any tangible reward financial backing higher match attendance media coverage etc What drives these fans then Another glaring issue with this book is its local scope You can t write a book on sports fans and not travel to other countries to interview its fans on that country s most popular sport Simon talked about English football soccer yet he didn t seem to realize different cultures and countries have different approaches to sports Interviewing a Gooner expat in San Francisco is not the same as interviewing one living and breathing Arsenal air every day in London Besides lacking in global scope I also wish Simons had listed the ethnicity of those he interviewed I had nothing to go on except brief descriptions and names but it seemed as if he mostly interviewed white male sports fans General observations reuire diverse research Which leads to the last and biggest problem I had with this book female sports fans were completely ignored Simons briefly mentioned women in the first chapter The Edge of Your Seat but only to state that research shows testosterone in men fluctuates in relation to dominance competition studies whereas in women it stays the same This was interesting and I eagerly read the next few lines to see what then does change in females that makes them exhibit passionate sports fan symptomsyet Simon didn t touch the subject of female fans after this observance Not only did Simon ignore them he invalidated their experience since his casual dismissal implied a woman can t be as authentic a fan as a man since the latter exhibits one area of biological change I highly doubt this is how Simon truly feels yet his complete disregard of female fans which make Michael Collins up a large percentage of overall sports fans in his book implied thisI can t recommend The Secret Lives of Sports Fans But if you re looking to read a sports book related to science that is Loretta Rose universal well written thoroughly researched and gender neutral then check out The Sports Gene by David Epstein You won t regret it whereas you may regret reading Simons book like I did

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review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Eric Simons Sports fandom is either an aspect of a person's fundamental identity or completely incomprehensible to those who aren't fans at all What is happening in our brains and bodies when we feel strong emotion while watching a game How do sports fans resemble political junkies and why do we. My reasons for reading this book1 I am from Cleveland a town that has nothing better to do than bemoan the state of their sports teams or apparently have paroxysms of delight this year because some people won something or other 2 I lived in uebec for my young adulthood where sports aren t heavily emphasized yeah there s the Montreal Canadiens but compared to the US fans are only mildly interested and sports bars play things like curling on the television even on big football nights 3 I recently moved to Boston a town that has literally no hobbies outside of sports 4 I m currently seeing a sports fanatic and 5 I ve always always always struggled to understand how sports fans get so connected to their teams and view their victories as like a personal achievement This has consistently bewildered me and finally I couldn t take it any Enter this bookThe author mentions that this one time his team lost was the most emotionally complex moment of his life Ever Even the birth of his daughter can t hold a candle to it What the literal fuck In my mind that s sheer unadulterated insanity By far my favourite part was the chapter devoted to what an abysmal fucking wasteland Cleveland Ohio is though I m puzzled as to the point of the chapter in the greater context of the book I have zero hometown pride and regularly cheer when my friends force me to a sports bar to watch some game and Cleveland loses Some gems that really capture the Mistake on the Lake a shitty dying city the most miserable city in the Midwest the pain brings you back waiting for next year is all there is the incredible despairing tedium of Cleveland s footballbaseballbasketball tradition the miserable winter weather and the lack of other options have led to the culture of fandom you stay miserable that s the Cleveland story in a town where jobs and people disappeared the mere existence of the Cavs Browns and Indians seems like all that keeps Cleveland from slipping into darkness forever this city blows put that in the book When he asks Clevelanders if Cleveland is different they all said Absolutely there is a bitterness a frustration with Cleveland that cannot be matched anywhere else Yep that about sums it upI also learned that Stadium Mustard is a Cleveland specific thing It tastes like cat pee so I can t say I ve sought it out ever but I just assumed it was an everywhere thing The you learnUnfortunately I don t think this book uite made the goal it intended to pun intended Most of the substantive material could be found faster and comprehensively with a few uick Google searches The expert interviews he incorporates don t seem to have much relevance he interviews for instance a pro hockey player on what makes him a good hockey player Point Most of the chapters which each examine a particular possible source of sports fandom eg hormones neurons etc end with Evidence goes both ways so who knows Let s move on So the problem is I read this book trying to understand what makes sports fans sports fans I still don t get it Loretta Rose uebec for my young adulthood where sports aren t heavily emphasized yeah there s the Montreal Canadiens but compared to the US fans are only mildly interested and sports bars play things like curling on the television even on big football nights 3 I recently moved to Boston a town that has literally no hobbies outside of sports 4 I m currently seeing a sports fanatic and 5 I ve always always always struggled to A Season of Ten Thousand Noses understand how sports fans get so connected to their teams and view their victories as like a personal achievement This has consistently bewildered me and finally I couldn t take it any Enter this bookThe author mentions that this one time his team lost was the most emotionally complex moment of his life Ever Even the birth of his daughter can t hold a candle to it What the literal fuck In my mind that s sheer Silent Thunder unadulterated insanity By far my favourite part was the chapter devoted to what an abysmal fucking wasteland Cleveland Ohio is though I m puzzled as to the point of the chapter in the greater context of the book I have zero hometown pride and regularly cheer when my friends force me to a sports bar to watch some game and Cleveland loses Some gems that really capture the Mistake on the Lake a shitty dying city the most miserable city in the Midwest the pain brings you back waiting for next year is all there is the incredible despairing tedium of Cleveland s footballbaseballbasketball tradition the miserable winter weather and the lack of other options have led to the culture of fandom you stay miserable that s the Cleveland story in a town where jobs and people disappeared the mere existence of the Cavs Browns and Indians seems like all that keeps Cleveland from slipping into darkness forever this city blows put that in the book When he asks Clevelanders if Cleveland is different they all said Absolutely there is a bitterness a frustration with Cleveland that cannot be matched anywhere else Yep that about sums it Si Dindo Pundido upI also learned that Stadium Mustard is a Cleveland specific thing It tastes like cat pee so I can t say I ve sought it out ever but I just assumed it was an everywhere thing The you learnUnfortunately I don t think this book Si Dindo Pundido uite made the goal it intended to pun intended Most of the substantive material could be found faster and comprehensively with a few Wizards Tale III uick Google searches The expert interviews he incorporates don t seem to have much relevance he interviews for instance a pro hockey player on what makes him a good hockey player Point Most of the chapters which each examine a particular possible source of sports fandom eg hormones neurons etc end with Evidence goes both ways so who knows Let s move on So the problem is I read this book trying to Wizards Tale III understand what makes sports fans sports fans I still don t get it

Eric Simons ↠ 6 review

review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Eric Simons Chologists and scientists and working through his issues as part of a collaboration with the NPR science program RadioLab Eric Simons hoped to find an answer that would explain why the attractive force of this relationship with treasured sports teams is so great that we can't leave i. This book features an excellent collection of research studies to read up on if you re interested in the science of sports fandom but the book itself is awful The author has no idea what he s talking about when it comes to science he refers to specific neural cortices as brain lobes and often interprets and presents research studies in all fields inaccurately and in fact has no idea what he s talking about when it comes to sports fandom either he repeatedly emphasizes that he usually watches sports alone and doesn t connect with the social aspect of the hobby which is a primary motivation for most sports fans and is the focus of much of the book He s not at all ualified to write this book and it shows The Rabbit Effect up on if you re interested in the science of sports fandom but the book itself is awful The author has no idea what he s talking about when it comes to science he refers to specific neural cortices as brain lobes and often interprets and presents research studies in all fields inaccurately and in fact has no idea what he s talking about when it comes to sports fandom either he repeatedly emphasizes that he The Rabbit Effect usually watches sports alone and doesn t connect with the social aspect of the hobby which is a primary motivation for most sports fans and is the focus of much of the book He s not at all こころ [Kokoro] ualified to write this book and it shows

  • Hardcover
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  • The Secret Lives of Sports Fans
  • Eric Simons
  • English
  • 02 November 2019
  • 9781590208649

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    review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans My reasons for reading this book1 I am from Cleveland a town that has nothing better to do than bemoan the state of their sports teams or apparently have paroxysms of delight this year because some people won something or o

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    review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans Eric Simons ↠ 6 review A little disclosure here Eric Simons visited with me during our 2012 annual Sport Psychology Forum at WKU in Bowling Green KY His experiences at the Forum and the Predators Sharks game following made the book So look Ma I'm famous Thus I am already predisposed to liking the bookHowever just because I am in the book does n

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    PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans Good to know why I'm a fanatic with my team Not crazy like some sports fans but can definitely relate to the info presented by Eric Simons If you think you are alone you're not

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    Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Eric Simons PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans After hearing an interview with the author I bought this book for my sport fanatic partner and ended up reading it myself I thought

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  6. says: PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Eric Simons

    review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans I should state my bias from the get to by saying I'm one of those fans that ragescriesbecomes depressed when a team I'm really passionate about loses I decided to read this book solely based upon seeing Arsenal and Gooners on the jacket blurb However I'm learning to temper my enthusiasm by understanding sports ain't that serious Eas

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    PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans Eric Simons ↠ 6 review As a younger boy I was a fanatic Utah Jazz Fan I had posters of Malone and Stockton plastering every suare inch of my wall I never missed a game on TV or listened in on radio if the game was not telecast I remember vividly Jordan's push off on Byron Russel and jumpshot should have been called a foul to secure the NBA championship I was crushed As life changes your interests change I don't think I could name even a few Utah Jazz players tod

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    review The Secret Lives of Sports Fans Eric Simons ↠ 6 review PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans As the wife of a long suffering Boston Red Sox fan I was curious about why some sports fans take the trials and tribulations of their teams so personally Don't get me wrong I love my teams and I hate when they lose especially to long hated rivals but I generally don't lose sleep over such losses My husband is another story This book looks

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    PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Eric Simons Eric Simons ↠ 6 review This book features an excellent collection of research studies to read up on if you're interested in the science of sports fandom but the book itself is awful The author has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to science he refers to specific neural cortices as brain lobes and often interprets and presents research studies in all fields inaccurately and in fact has no idea what he's talking about whe

  10. says: PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Eric Simons

    PDF/EPUB The Secret Lives of Sports Fans The anecdotes are great and the research studies and theories are interesting I would have enjoyed the book if some of the data and theories were not addressed as in depth I wasn't that interested in endocrinology to want to read so much about hormone levels for example Personally I liked the anecdotes best and I also enjoyed the sociological and psychological aspects The physical science was interesting as well but no

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