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Fans experience euphoria during moments when play is going well for their team, and stress when play is going against their team. This tension between the two emotions generates an unusual sense of pleasure or heightened sensations. …
The more fans a sport has, the greater the number of haters, people who mostly participate in negative ways.
The sport of Figure Skating, I believe, has more haters than Gymnastics. Hiking far fewer.
We have a lot of young athletes, so it’s even more important to protect.
Best strategy is to BLOCK trolls when you first encounter them. Don’t engage — that’s what they want. Live in a social media bubble of people you like and respect. Ask your athletes to do the same.
When I think of FANatics I recall the 1996 film where Robert De Niro (the fan) is obsessed with baseball player Wesley Snipes.
Four weeks out from the 2024 Olympic Games, … U.S. Gymnastics … has to choose its Olympic Team. They go to a secret camp in an isolated gymnasium deep in the secluded woods.
There is a murderer on site.
Could it be Twain?
… He operates The Uneven Bars Pageant, an award-winning blog web site and an off-shoot podcast about all things gymnastics. Twain has had several restraining orders placed on him from past elite gymnasts. …