For All Points-Of-The-View.
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?
...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!