fan behavior and its observations

fan behavior and its observations

discuss the meaning of fan behavior and observations of fan behavior in 4 to 5 pages. Specifically, you will:

  • Discuss Social Identity Theory and its impact on the study of sport fan behavior.
  • Discuss BIRGing, CORFing, BIRFing, and CORSing, and how they impact sport fans.
    • Identify your likelihood to experience BIRGing and CORFing from the text.
  • Discuss how favorite team performance impacts fan behavior..
  • Using your own behavior as a fan, analyze and discuss your own behaviors while watching a favored team play.

You will create your paper in Word format, using 1 -inch margins, 12 point, Times New Roman font. You will include a cover page (not included in the page requirements) with the following information: Name, SLC 4622/6622 M50, Date, Sport Fan Behavior Paper. You will also include a References page (also not included in the page requirements). The paper Headings should follow the format below (HEADINGS SHOULD APPEAR EXACTLY AS THEY DO BELOW).


Fan Behavior

(discuss Social Identity Theory)

Winning, Losing, and Sport Fans

(discuss BIRGing, CORFing, BIRFing, CORSing, and team performance

Basking in Reflected Glory (BIRGing) – BIRGing means that after a win or success, more people are going to identify with a team

Cutting Off Reflected Failure (CORFing – , after some sort of failure, people will push away from a team because it re-flects negatively on them. following non-wins (losses or ties), students tended not to wear clothing that identified them with the team or school and used distancing words such as “they” to describe game outcomes

Basking In spite of Reflected Failure (BIRFing) BIRFing describes the loyal fan of a historically unsuccessful team. Examples include the fan base for the Chicago Cubs or the fan base for the Boston Red Sox before they won the 2016 and 2004 World Series’s, respectively. Chicago Cubs fans and fans of historically underperforming teams seem like they wear their fandom, and sometimes negative consequences of their fandom, as a badge of honor.

Cutting Off Reflected Success (CORSing) CORFing may occur when some of those die-hard fans don’t appreciate some of the things their team has done to be successful. die-hard fans actually cut off that reflected success. Maybe they don’t see the suc-cess as being genuine or they believe the organization gave up on some of their values.

Grading Criteria:

Fan Behavior – 20%

Winning, Losing, and Sport Fans – 20%

Fan Dysfunction – 20%

Comparison to Personal Fan Behavior – 30%

Formatting/Spelling/Headings/Citations – 10%

Requirements: 4-5 pages

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