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I have been a Boston Celtics Fan since my older brother Ray took me to a game with his co-workers. Back in the day they had double-headers in basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters played a game first. Then the Celtics game was played and Bill Russell was a player coach for the Celtics. So I got to see Bill Russell play and yes it was the start of me being a Celtics Fan..

The Mind of the Sports Superfan

By The New Yorker

February 1, 2018

Most sports fans root for their favorite teams. Then there are those who build their entire lives around them. These are the people who go shirtless in a football stadium on a freezing day, who paint their faces and get custom tattoos of their favorite N.B.A. players, who scream jubilantly at the television in victory—and who sometimes smash that television in defeat. The Oregon-based writer George Dohrmann spent three years travelling the country interviewing sports diehards to write his book “Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom,” which will be published this month. Dohrmann argues that the United States has become a nation of sports diehards, in which fans are groomed very young and team affiliation can be just as important to people as their religion or their job. In “The Psychology of the Superfan,” part of our “Obsessions” video series, which documents cultural fascinations, Dohrmann looks at some of the nation’s most devout fans and discovers something hopeful about their devotion to their teams. “It’s one of the few things left in our society that bridges our divides,” Dohrmann says. “And, in that way, our fandom is really important.” The New Yorker offers a signature blend of news, culture, and the arts. It has been published since February 21, 1925.
Celtics Super Fan
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GuyWithGreenHair

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I have been a Boston Celtics Fan since my older brother Ray took me to a game with his co-workers. Back in the day they had double- headers in basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters played a game first. Then the Celtics game was played and Bill Russell was a player coach for the Celtics. So I got to see Bill Russell play and yes it was the start of me being a Celtics Fan..

The Mind of the Sports

Superfan

By The New Yorker

February 1, 2018

Most sports fans root for their favorite teams. Then there are those who build their entire lives around them. These are the people who go shirtless in a football stadium on a freezing day, who paint their faces and get custom tattoos of their favorite N.B.A. players, who scream jubilantly at the television in victory—and who sometimes smash that television in defeat. The Oregon-based writer George Dohrmann spent three years travelling the country interviewing sports diehards to write his book “Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom,” which will be published this month. Dohrmann argues that the United States has become a nation of sports diehards, in which fans are groomed very young and team affiliation can be just as important to people as their religion or their job. In “The Psychology of the Superfan,” part of our “Obsessions” video series, which documents cultural fascinations, Dohrmann looks at some of the nation’s most devout fans and discovers something hopeful about their devotion to their teams. “It’s one of the few things left in our society that bridges our divides,” Dohrmann says. “And, in that way, our fandom is really important.” The New Yorker offers a signature blend of news, culture, and the arts. It has been published since February 21, 1925.
Celtics Super Fan