Mad About You | FOX Sports activities
By Charlotte Wilder
On this week’s episode of The Individuals’s Sports activities Podcast, Mark and I dove into the story of Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 males’s tennis participant who was kicked out of the US Open for hitting a line decide within the throat with a tennis ball.
It was an accident — within the warmth of the second, a annoyed Djokovic hit a ball as arduous as he may, and as a substitute of hitting one thing innocent like the online, made contact with an individual.
Now, we may’ve gone down an actual rabbit gap about sports activities rage. However since this week is the primary of the NFL 2020-2021 season, we thought we’d pivot to fan rage.
NFL followers take nice delight in what makes them offended. Being mad isn’t essentially a unfavorable. It’s extra enjoyable to think about it as a marker of ardour. Sports activities anger is usually born from defending a workforce towards injustice or demanding the next normal from your personal gamers.
So, in honor of all that, Mark and I every selected what we expect every fanbase would be the most obsessed with. The excellent news right here is that the issues that make you offended as a fan can even make others glad — certain, Panthers followers would possibly really feel a pang of emotion if Cam Newton is basically good in New England, however assume how glad New England followers shall be!
Hah. Sorry. That could be a sentence 90% of the nation hated studying.
However significantly — with that stated, I current to you our very unorthodox NFL preview: What is going to followers be most mad about this season? We have included one workforce from every division right here; for the full breakdown, check out the podcast!
New England Patriots
Charlotte: Oh boy. This can be a robust one. I feel followers will get mad if Cam isn’t good, which I hate to say and which feels very unfair, however I feel that’s the one possibility if we’re within the enterprise of telling the reality. We (I’m together with myself right here) may additionally be mad if Tom Brady is sweet.
Which goes to make numerous followers who hear this offended, as a result of they’re doing the entire, “No, I’ll be glad for Tommy,” factor, though I feel it’ll damage a bit of bit if TB12 wins his seventh ring with Tampa Bay. However New Englanders are too cussed to confess it. And sometimes hate exhibiting emotion.
Mark: Followers shall be mad if the Pats lose extra video games than they’re used to and the remainder of the nation is glad about it. The entire “they wish to see us lose greater than they wish to win” factor.
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
Charlotte: I don’t assume they’ll be mad about a lot. The workforce goes to be actually good, Mahomes continues to be unbelievable, and even Kansas Metropolis doesn’t win the Tremendous Bowl once more, town continues to be driving fairly excessive after the top of a 50-year drought.
Mark: Something wanting a Tremendous Bowl win will turn out to be “Coronavirus killed our dynasty.”
Charlotte: I can see followers getting offended if the media precisely studies that Baker Mayfield isn’t taking part in properly after which Mayfield holds much more grudges. I feel they’d be mad on the media over Baker, however who is aware of.
Mark: Followers will simply be upset that the Ohio State season was cancelled. The lows of Browns fandom are simpler when no less than your workforce wins on Saturday.
Charlotte: Tennessee followers could be upset if Mike Vrabel doesn’t reduce his dick off to win the Tremendous Bowl. Final 12 months he stated that he would, however he didn’t. They usually misplaced the AFC Championship. So whose fault is that?
Mark: Followers are going to grouse a lot if Derrick Henry is as soon as once more the highest operating again within the league and doesn’t win MVP.
Charlotte: The primary time the Eagles are dropping, Philly followers will boo their very own workforce (from their couches this 12 months, however nonetheless). Eagles followers turning on their very own workforce is essentially the most dependable factor in sports activities.
Mark: They’ll be mad it doesn’t matter what as a result of they’re alive they usually reside within the metropolis of Philly.
Charlotte: Think about what Cardinals followers would do if Kingsbury will get forged as Laura Dern’s new love curiosity in Large Little Lies and leaves the workforce to be a Hollywood star.
Mark: Kingsbury is just too good trying. That’s what’ll upset followers.
Charlotte: Going optimistic on this one: Think about how glad Atlanta followers shall be if Matt Ryan beats Tom Brady with the Bucs twice in a single season!
Mark: Followers are going to be continually reminded of the 28-3 Tremendous Bowl loss since Tom Brady is of their division now.
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