Why do we care about Northwestern football? Why do we care about sports at all honestly?
Sports can and will break your heart. They often times shatter it into millions of pieces. For many, losses can be an exercise of patience. There is a certain level of courage in the passion of a sports fan. We know the heartbreak is inevitable, but we still go back for more every time, unable to distance ourselves from the love we have for our teams and the communities they represent. They can provide the highest highs and the lowest lows. That’s part of the beauty of fandom.