Why do we hate team success but not individual?

Started by SHUDEYE, Mar 3, 2018, in Sports Add to Reading List

  1. SHUDEYE
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    SHUDEYE Kerser is the sickest.

    Mar 3, 2018
    One thing I've noticed lately (and I'm guilty of it) is how we always hate teams that keep winning like a GSW for example or a Man City etc. But when its individuals we'r in awe and love it like a usain bolt or a michael phelps

    Why do we seem to love and praise indiviual achievements but hate the equivalents in team sport?
     
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    SHUDEYE Kerser is the sickest.

    Mar 3, 2018
    I haven't articulated it as well as i wanted but I'm sure you get what i mean
     
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    Mar 3, 2018
    It's all about equity/parity I guess? I dunno I'm having a hard time articulating it right now as well.
     
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    Mar 3, 2018
    Because we support teams more than we support individuals, and naturally with support of one team there will be more hatred for others

    Easier to hate a team as there’s so many more aspects to be critical of i.e 22 players in a squad plus the manager, fans, the board etc

    Also, individuals that everyone praises so highly such as the ones you’ve mentioned, like Bolt and Phelps, are usually pretty untouchable in their field. Easier to judge Bolt as the greatest ever sprinter with all his WR’s compared to judging a football team as the greatest—harder to quantify

    Also easier to attribute talent/skill to one’s success individually as they aren’t reliant on anyone else. I guess in team sports individual brilliance isn’t as well recognised and you see the team as a well-oiled machine rather than the individual constituents which are brilliant in themselves

    Those are just a few ideas but yeah it’s kinda hard to articulate as you’ve both already said
     
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