Why I'm Rooting for the Warriors Even Though I Shouldn't
On fighting the most powerful kind of "homerism"
Okay, recently got back from a Miami assignment and for whatever reason, I can’t stop thinking about the stupid ways in which media members become fans, often in reaction to fans reacting to their reactions…
One reason I enjoy a show like First Things First is because the people on it can openly indulge their rooting interests. Same goes for Bill Simmons and yes, it’s part of Barstool’s appeal as well. Nearly everyone else in sports media has to abide by this kabuki dance where they’re rooting, often even harder than the aforementioned, only they’re hiding it all behind a grimace.