Sports is bad for you, Part CXVII: Rooting for lousy teams makes you fatter
Posted by David Brooks | Monday, September 16, 2013
"When people feel their identity is threatened, they compensate by eating indulgent food. It’s more difficult to resist temptation. No one ate broccoli after a defeat."
That's a quote from this terrific NYTimes story about research which correlated the consumption of "comfort food" (i.e., food that's bad for you) with rooting for a bad sports team.
Yeah, when Boston lost to Manhattan in the professional US Chess League, I scarfed down my weight in soy fritters.