Came across an interesting study that is to be published in the Journal of Communication this month. The researcher came to the conclusion that sports fans enjoy games where teams struggles along the way.
I found this quote to be rather odd.
You don't want to be in a great mood during the whole game if you really want to enjoy it," said Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, co-author of the study and associate professor of communication at Ohio State University.
I agree that if your team makes a huge comeback the game might be more fulfilling. I don't know what Silvia is thinking, but I would like to be in a great mood the entire game. Although the win against ND was thrilling this year, I would have been just as happy with us just crushing them.
Maybe this is OSU way of telling us that when we blow them out it wont be that enjoyable. I on the other hand think the contrary.