Sports inspire a lot of people. It is integral for physical health and keeps mental health stable too. Games are exciting, and many people celebrate sports events as some religious obligations. The game teaches discipline and teamwork, builds healthy bones and muscles, improves sleep and has various other benefits too. It helps in gaining confidence, enhance social interaction and also help in relieving stress. Sports is usually competitive which through organized participation provides entertainment to players, and in many cases, spectators.
Fans are like the backbone of any sport because they are the reason why the players, staff and coaches make money. They give the players confidence and work as energy boosters for them. They are termed as ardent admirers, enthusiastic devotees and may do some crazy stuff at times. Players’ psychological condition often get affected by fans as fans can make or break their psyche and to some extent, influence the player’s bank balance too. A sports players who may be very good in his game and does not have outstanding social media presence is less likely to get endorsement deals than a player who is not well versed in his game yet has millions of followers.
Sports fans show their love for their favourite players in several ways. They cheer for their favourite players, travel miles to get a chance of meeting them or collect plenty of things related to the player to show their appreciation. Below is the list of certain items that an every ardent sports fan should have is his possession.
Sports fans love to show their love for their cherished players. A widespread and ancient way of showing their appreciation is having photographs of them. Fans display photo frames of their teams, teams’ winning moments or some quotes by them. Fans cherish these memories and keep memorabilia framing as souvenirs.
A crazy sports fan does not care about his sleep or any other thing when his favourite team or player is playing a match. He does everything in his control to not miss a single sight of the match. He makes necessary arrangements and keeps his schedule for a match at the top on his priority list. Since it is feasible to watch every match in the stadium for most of the fans, watching it on screen is the next option. Although in today’s world, matches can be streamed online, but an ardent fan understands the importance and thrill of watching a game on the screen. The bigger the screen is, the more thrilling and exciting match will be. Sports fans do not hesitate in spending a handsome amount on the purchase of television sets and sports packages.
A fan is not called a sports fan if he does not possess a jersey of the team he supports. An enthusiastic sports fan wears his team’s jersey even if he is watching a game from the comfort of his home. While some players auction their jerseys, every sports fan cannot own one that is worn by his cherished player; there are a variety of other places where one can purchase a counterfeit one.
- Twitter Account
This is an era of the Internet, where the world has turned into a global village. News travel in less than a second to millions of people. Twitter is a fantastic platform that many sport’ players use to reach to their fans, announce their decisions, show gratitude for their supports and often post their personal opinions. Sports fans’ have a strong urge to stay updated about their favourite teams’ happenings. They should have a twitter account even if their supported player does not have one because their teams must be having one. Players and teams commonly use this platform to break the news to news agencies and fans simultaneously.
Although a new trend is to have selfies with favourite players, an autograph has its charm. A sports fan treasures the autograph and keeps it as a souvenir. A handwritten note by someone you admire is the dearest thing for sports enthusiastic.
- Knowledge and Passion
You cannot be an admirer of a team if you do not have sound knowledge about them. A diehard sports fan is not only passionate about his favourite sports and play but also keep records related to them on his fingertips. He has an opinion and sufficient knowledge to back his point.
- Sports Video Games
These days every franchise that gains popularity develops its videogame to keep fans entertained and glued to them. When it comes to sports fans, idealize their favourite players and often make them their role models. They imitate them and follow them religiously. Sports videogames allow pretending their favourite player and play the sport.
- An Unbelievable Story
A fanatic sports fan loves to talk about his teams and players and can go on and on about it. They have interesting tales and have an almost unbelievable story that they cherish to tell over and again to their friends and family.
- Sport Equipment
A passionate sports fan follow his preferred player or teams closely. He watches not only the game but also plays that sport. He has sport-related equipment and incorporates practice in his schedule. He organizes sports matches, make arrangements and would even neglect weather and health conditions for these matches.
- Personalized caps/ mugs/ pens
Having a picture or logo of a favourite player on mug, bottle, notebooks, pens or caps is a fantastic way to show support and appreciation for a player and team.
Sports fans are emotional beings whose feelings are attached to people and teams. They feel sad and heartbroken when their teams lose, and sometimes take days from coming out of that phase. On the other hand, when they win an important match, they beak all the boundaries in celebration. Sports fans feel adrenaline rush and their heart races with the events happening in games. Sports fans cherish moments of matches and remember them for a long time.