The Morality of Fandom

I’ve written previously about the tension I experience between two different types of fandom: the nationalism involved in committing fully to a team (Avalanche), and the desire to seek exciting and novel experiences (like Wimbledon). I wrestle with the pull of the experience – the beauty of a particular play or a classic matchup –…

Who to Cheer For During the Olympics

The Olympics are underway, and it’s hard not to get swept up by the tide of athletic-national support. The national pride seeps into every fiber of our country. Our flag becomes synonymous with the games, the enduring symbol of our support for our athletes, and is plastered across clothing, food, stores, and TV screens everywhere.…