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Why is your sports team your sports team? By the way, what is the purpose of organized sports?

Why is your sports team your sports team?
Who said it's your team?
How did your team become your team?
What does it mean to be a fan of the team you are a fan of?
And, what is the purpose of organized sports?

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...competition-sales in the first place...

...bread and circuses is ancient appeasement-by-division-strategies...

...our sports-team is community...;o)

Let's dig deeper. Why the militarization of sports; especially football - national anthem, color guards, fly over...?

Sport as a model for team work, which also serves as a simulation of war.  To be a fan of a given team is to participate vicariously in the battles and victories of your chosen military style and to perceive yourself as one of the conquering horde; particularly in football, basketball, baseball and boxing.  The feeling of winning in war without the related fear, bloodshed and death!

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