"Professional sports are a way of building up jingoist fanaticism... you're supposed to cheer for your own team... I remember when I was a high school student... having a sudden revelation... I asked myself 'Why am I cheering for my high school football team?' I don't know anybody on it... if I met anybody on it we'd probably hate each other... why do I care weather they win or some guy couple of blocks away wins... This idea of cheering for your home team is a way of building into people irrational submissiveness to power."

Noam Chomsky