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Does Modern Technology Change Anything About Being a Sports Fan

Posted On : Sep-27-2010 | seen (828) times | Article Word Count : 502 |

It is enough to look back at moments in your life that stay with you as if they were happening at the moment, no matter how distant past they really are, to realize that a fair share of these sticking images come from sport events.
It is amazing what intensity of emotions sport competition can bring out, both on the part of participants and on the part of supporters. It is enough to look back at moments in your life that stay with you as if they were happening at the moment, no matter how distant past they really are, to realize that a fair share of these sticking images come from sport events. Of course, this might not be true about each and every one of us, but on closer inspection even those who declare no interest for competition would manage to find contests that stir up their passion. As for myself, I have always been actively involved in sports and cannot be more thankful to whatever or whoever it was that started this fascination when I was a child. During long summers when school was not a threat, me and my backyard buddies, a strong group indeed, used to arrange all sorts of contests outdoors. They were tightly inspired by what we had been seeing on television and reading in magazines, so we had our own Olympic Games, complete with athletic disciplines like long jump or cycling, soccer leagues and American football tournaments. Later, most of us would take part in school competitions by being on a volleyball team or sprinting our heads off. I assume this dedication to competition had its roots in being a sports fan.

Until today, memories of my entire neighborhood shouting at the top of their lungs in unison when the national team scored another goal in the soccer final of the Olympic Games in Spain are as tangible as the keyboard I am using to type this article. In the end, we lost the game, after one of the most electrifying soccer spectacles of my early teenage years, but the impressions from that evening are likely to stay with me forever. In fact, I even distinctly remember the day when the first color TV set arrived in our house. It was the World Cup in Mexico or Italy and the first program we tuned in to was a match between Holland and some other team. It was common for the boys in the neighborhood to collect posters and magazine series about teams or sport events and having a jersey of some soccer star felt like being the king of the day.

When I now look at young boys and girls running around pretending to be Ronaldo or Messi or speaking enthusiastically about other sport heroes and my reflection is that very little has changed in terms of admiring top performers despite the assault of modern technologies. A new layer has been added by means of the Internet as web design, social networking and other tools make it easier to share experiences with others or set up your own fan site. Sportspeople might seem closer, with their organized publicity efforts, constant PR news and celebrity status, but the core of this fascination has remained the same.

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