Sports stadiums have long been filled with a curious breed. The sports fan is a strange, sometimes tragic figure who often goes into a frenzy over nothing more significant than a jersey color. An exploration of the mental makeup of those who root.
Ed Hirt, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University
David Potter, professor of Greek and Latin at University of Michigan; writes a Chicago Tribune RedEye column about how the Romans look at modern sports
Richard Deitsch, associate editor, Sports Illustrated