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Old 10-24-2012, 02:58 AM   #8
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Default Re: Psychology of a Steeler fan (footballs fans in general)

Originally Posted by BlaZeQuietly View Post
I've noticed in general any football fan is pessimistic about their team most of the time. I notice it here during game threads and I notice it with other people in real life. It seems we tend to lower expectations so that we don't get disappointed if our team loses.
what you describe is actually a very common coping mechanism.

if we lose we are prepared for it and if the Steelers win we can act surprised and be happy.
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