The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession (Hardcover)

The Science of Sports Obsession

By Eric Simons

Overlook Press, 9781590208649, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2013



Through reading the literature and attending neuroscience conferences, talking to fans, psychologists, and scientists, and working through his issues as part of a collaboration with the NPR science programRadioLab, Eric Simons hoped to find an answer that would explain why the attractive force of this relationship with treasured sports teams is so great that we can't leave it.

About the Author

Eric Simons is the author of "Darwin Slept Here" (published by Overlook). He is a contributor to NPR's "RadioLab, " the "Los Angeles Times" and the "San Francisco Chronicle, " among others, and he teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in San Francisco.