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Monday, September 16, 2013

Sports is bad for you, Part CXVII: Rooting for lousy teams makes you fatter

"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.