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Published October 2011.

Web Exclusive: Football Fans

Sports teams can be as divisive as politics and religion. Should we leave our loyalties at the door?

"I was excited to see so many loyal and sober football fans sharing in the excitement as football is a big sport in our city."

Recently, a situation occurred at a meeting, that was previously my home group for 20 years, that has deeply troubled me. At this meeting, everyone was dressed in apparel that was supportive to our football team.

I was excited to see so many loyal and sober football fans sharing in the excitement as football is a big sport in our city. My excitement faded into sorrow and sadness when I saw the speaker's table draped with a promotional materials from the team.

-- Jerry K.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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