October 13, 2017
With baseball playoffs in full swing, it feels like a good time to address the behavior of sports fans. Here are a few rules that should help keep the peace in your local sports bar:
- Avoid referring to your favorite team in the first person plural unless you actually play or played for the organization. While mostly harmless, this choice of words may tend to inflame a listener whose team is less successful. And nobody wants to hear you take credit for the success, even by accident. There are a few other possible exceptions:
- If you’re speaking with fellow fans of a team.