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Free download Superfans ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fansThere are fans and then there are fanatics In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan In Minnesota Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order a Minnesota Vikings affinity group organized along military lines In Oregon he shares a few beers with a determined soccer fan who amassed almost singlehandedly a four thousand strong cheering section for the fledgling Portland Timbers In Illinois he talks with the parents of a five year old boy whose intense hatred of Tom. This book was such a fun read I don t know that I really learned anything but it sure was interesting

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Free download Superfans ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free At their television during the NBA Finals Superfans offers an entertaining and insightful exploration of the many ways human beings find meaning in something bigger than themselvesFeaturing photos of the Rally Banana Timber Jim the officers of the Viking World Order a pair of Kentucky Wildcats tattoos a Kevin Durant jersey torched by a jilted fan and Plus analysis of the Arizona State Sun Devils Chicago Bears Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers Indianapolis Colts Milwaukee Brewers Nebraska Cornhuskers New England Patriots Oklahoma City Thunder Philadelphia Eagles San Diego State Aztecs Seattle SeahawksWell reported and meticulously researched Dohrmann is a respected diligent sportswriter and has been so for years you don't get Pulitzers for message board posts The Wall Street Journal. I really enjoyed this book especially the way the author chose to bookend it with stories of the Timbers Nevets and Timber Jim and how one man can create a literal army in Timbers Army This was an interesting combination of sociological research into fandom and anecdata in which the author conducted some really interesting one on one interviewsI thought the intersections of religion and medical addiction with sports drew an interesting parallel The Vikings fan could walk away from the Vikings entirely because he had other things in his life the Seahawks fan couldn t And the Cowboys youth pastor still tried to find a balance between the two It was telling to see how real world events such as Seau s suicide and Adrian Peterson s child abuse impacted fandomWhile I agreed with the point they were trying to make that female fans aren t a monolith I think they could have chosen a better case study Maybe one that didn t go for the angle that female fans need to know which boots to wear to NBA games I also think Sexually Transmitted Fandom is an unfortunate name glad to see that was in the relative minority and that In the Bloods were still going strong As a baseball fan I loved Baer on Buster Olney he could have included ESPN in that because they re constantly accused of the same biasAll in all a really interesting read I d like to meet some of these Superfans one day especially the Colts one Dangerous Melody Treasure Seekers #2 years Devoted to Drew you don't get Pulitzers for message board posts The Wall Street Journal. I really enjoyed this book especially the way the author chose to bookend it with stories of the Timbers Nevets and Timber Jim and how one man can create a literal army in Timbers Army This was an interesting combination of sociological research into fandom and anecdata in which the author conducted some really interesting one on one interviewsI thought the intersections of religion and medical addiction with sports drew an interesting parallel The Vikings fan could walk away from the Vikings entirely because he had other things in his life the Seahawks fan couldn t And the Cowboys

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Free download Superfans ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Brady went viral on YouTube Through these and other intimate profiles Dohrmann shows us the human faces behind the colored face paint the real people inside the elaborate costumes who prowl the stands and parking lots at stadiums from coast to coastIn addition to the fans themselves Dohrmann also talks with the experts who study them He uses the latest thinking in sports psychology some of it learned during a spirited round of miniature golf with a group of professors at the annual Sports Psychology Forum to unravel the answers to such burning uestions as How does fandom begin What are its effects on everyday life When does it go too farFor everyone who's ever body painted their torso with the team colors of their alma mater before heading off to a sports bar or even just screamed. Even though I am not a sports fan I picked up this book out of curiosity about what motivates extreme fandom and whether it might be similar to political and religious extremism Dohrmann makes the point that identity is unsurprisingly at the core of fandom and he touches lightly on some gender and religious issues but there s not much deep analysis It s still a fun read though lots of well told stories and good portraits of some superfans

  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • Superfans
  • George Dohrmann
  • en
  • 08 July 2019
  • 9780553394214