Who do you root for more: teams or players? | The Tylt

Who do you root for more: teams or players?

When it comes to sports, rooting is an essential part of the equation. Fandom is what drives every league from ticket sales to merchandise, but who do you really root for? Some root for players, some who have overcome impossible odds or are undeniably great. Others root for teams that represent an entire city and support the local community. Who do you root for more? 📣

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Scores might be important in sports, but it's the people that make it worth watching. Fans love a good story and there are consistently better ones with players and athletes.

Caron Butler made it to the NBA after having to be drug dealer at the age of 11, Jeremy Lin overcame stereotypes to be one of the most successful Asian-Americans to play in the NBA and Michael Oher went to college and the NFL after a tumultuous childhood. These are the reasons we follow sports. Not teams who can be mismanaged to the ground, but people who beat the odds to be at the top of their respective games.

They are the ones worth rooting for.

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Athlete stories are great, but it's the team that brings a city, state, or even country together. Teams give people a community to be a part of and a squad to get behind. People connect over their loyalties more with teams than people.

There is a certain satisfaction sticking with a team through the tough times and seeing them succeed. It's that collective catharsis and excitement that make people scream and shout at games.

Players are great to root for, but the teams get people hyped.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Who do you root for more: teams or players?
#RootForPlayers
A festive crown for the winner
#RootForTeams