Calhoun Count from the MaddenTips Forums started an interesting thread about how we all play Madden NFL 13. Do you play with with a team that gives you the best chance to win? Or do you play with the team that you are loyal to?
It got me thinking – why do we play with teams outside of our FAVORITE teams? On the outside I personally believe that most people play to win but if we dug a bit deeper you would find that more guys might prefer using the team that they cheer for on Sundays.
What makes us go to the dark side and abandon our home town teams? I think theres 5 reasons for this…
5. Competitive Nature – most strive to be the best and that carries over, even into a video game
3. Pride – I list pride not because people choose the best teams because of pride, I think its because there is a lack of pride which allows them to use teams outside of there favorite. I very well could be wrong here, but I even showed a lack of pride by not using the New England Patriots all season long last year.
2. Fear – Fear is a big one for me. I think that the fear of losing is what hits us the hardest. If we are playing a game on national live internet – we can’t lose.
1. If you ain’t first, your last – when all is said and done, the thrill of victory makes us choose teams that aren’t our favorites. Thats what once again in 2012 I will be using a team outside of the Patriots.
How about you? Do you play to WIN or Ride or Die with your favorite team? Comment below!