And when the individual's team has not won the championships for years on end, you'd anticipate that the enthusiasm would run low amongst team supporters. But no. It seems the support just gets even stronger and the die-hard loyalists will proudly show their colours. In the hopes that one day, their team just might make the play-offs.
Have you ever noticed the frenzy of activity and barracking for the favourite teams during play-off season? Yes, merchandise of the said team is popular year-round, but if by some chance your team makes it to the top of the ladder, the support shown for the team goes off the charts.
It should be suggested that quietly being a team supporter isn't quite enough. Listed below are some of the benefits to showing your support for your team, particularly through AFL merchandise.
Shows Your Loyalty
Rather than being a closet supporter, consider letting your friends know who you barrack for. AFL merchandise shows your loyalty by showing off your true colours.
Encourages the Team Spirit
By simply adhering a bumper sticker to the back of the car, one might be surprised how many other team supporters he attracts to himself as well. And if he's off to the game, well, the scarves and flags will tell him who is like minded to hang around.
Yet another day at work. Five whole days till the next game. (take note that supporters don't count down the days till the weekend - they count down the days until the next game). How does one pass this time without going stir-crazy? Rivalry in the office builds motivation to cheer said team on that weekend, and will also give some lively discussions. Supporting ones' team creates lively and stimulating conversation. And you never know, such conversation may just create enhanced productivity in the office by the extra adrenalin produced from such conversations!
Shows Support for Sport
A strong consideration in our current day is the involvement of children in sports. Fighting obesity, building team spirit, and building health and strength, sports is a fantastic activity for children to pursue. By showing support of their team through AFL merchandise, individuals show youngsters the benefits of sport and help get them excited about it also.
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A Portion Goes Directly to the Team
While giving positive contribution to the community through raising sports awareness and building a team spirit, the individual supports their own team also, as part of the proceeds from all AFL merchandise go directly to their favourite team. So once again, the team spirit is boosted and the team is shown support and loyalty.
Why not stop being a closet supporter and get out there and show loyalty to the team? Build motivation, show support for the team, and enjoy some time with friends over a game on the weekend.