Monday, December 12, 2011

Group pressure and supporting your local team

Janine and I were out walking Saturday with Baby Bop.  It was a beautiful day and there were a lot of people on the walking path.  Several people wore clothes supporting the local athletic teams.

The thought hit me, is supporting the local team another sign of the same principle of Group Pressure shown so well in this video about what happens in the elevator?

For example there are 32 teams in the NFL.  There are so many reasons people could use to pick a favorite team.  You might think one team is the best.  You might have gone to school with one of the players.  You might like the coach.  You might like the team colors.

Yet the vast majority of people who follow football support their local team.  Could it be any other reason than group pressure?


Retro Hound said...

I don't know about pressure, a lot of people believe is supporting local stuff of all types.

Henry Cate said...

Thanks. I hadn't considered that aspect.

You may be able to tell I'm not much into following sports.