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From the singing of the national anthem at baseball games to rooting for the United States during the Olympics, team sports in this country are laden with patriotism at every turn. It doesn't matter which football team is your home team or the basketball team you root for, the patriotic aspect is ever present no matter what. The following highlights some ways that rooting for a team sport enables us to come together as a country and show our patriotism.
Team Sports Proudly Display the American Flag
When you attend a team sporting event in the U.S., you're likely to be greeted by the sights of the American flag. This proud display of patriotism is one that is not overlooked by the crowd. As attendees sit in their seats and wait for the game to begin, they can look upon our nation's flag with love and appreciation for our country.
Singing the National Anthem at Sporting Events
Another patriotic aspect of team sports and how attending these games and watching them on television can help you embrace your love for this country even more is the singing of the national anthem. Upon hearing "The Star-Spangled Banner" being sung, it's difficult to hold back tears and an overwhelming feeling of pride for this country is sure to be felt. As you listen to the song and watch the American flag wave in the breeze at the start of your chosen sporting event, take a moment to embrace your patriotic spirit and the meaning behind the song.
Supporting American Sports Teams Brings Us Together as a CountryAs you watch the game on television or sit in a crowded stadium waiting for your team to hit the field, look at those around you. These are all individuals who are sharing a common interest as American sports fans. It doesn't matter what your sport of choice may be, not only will you be supporting your individual team but you'll be gathering with those who love American sports as much as you do. Add in the patriotic aspect and you have a pastime that brings individuals together as a country and provides an entertainment option many can agree upon.