Thursday, September 5, 2013

Study finds fans of losing NFL teams are more likely to gain wet

(USA TODAY Sports)

A study published in the academic journal Psychological Science found that fans of losing teams are more likely to gain weight than fans of teams that win.

The study concluded that fans of losing teams consume more calories the day after games than fans who enjoyed watching their team emerge victorious.

Yes, that is right. Losing literally causes fans to eat their feelings.

“One day after a defeat, Americans eat 16 percent more saturated fat, and 10 percent more calories. But on the day after a victory of their favorite team, then it’s the opposite. They eat more healthily. They eat 9 percent less saturated fat, and 5 percent fewer calories. There was no effect in cities without a team or with a team that didn’t play.”

If this is indeed true, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, and Detroit Lions, among others, have got to be feeling really guilty about what they have done to their loyal fans over recent years.

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