The soccer world cup just ended. One team got the title, the others cried and life goes on with all its meddling. And amidst all games, people were cheering. Lots of people were cheering. A whole bunch of people were cheering. Cheering for a smaller bunch of guys to run after a sphere and kick it away from them, inside a determined area being protected by another guy from the opposite team.
Now, this is not a problem of what the sport itself actually is because if you think rationally about ANY sport, it’ll sound so ridiculously dumb that you’ll wonder how the hell people dare to practice it in public and even make a living out of it (really, give it a try).
The thing that I wonder about is the cheering part. More specifically, the cheering for a team. Why is it that people cheer for a team? Continue reading