why are sports figures idolized?

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    I never quite understood the phenomena of people idolizing sports figures as if they are better people simply because they can catch or throw a ball well. Is there some logical gap that I am missing? The only thing I can think of is a high rate of vicarious living through sports stars coming from losers who never made it past high school ball and have nothing else to look forward to in life.
     
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    You of all people should know. Why is a president idolized before he even takes office ?

    Hell i'd rather watch Ed Reed return an int. for a TD than listen to Obama lie about the hot legislation of the week........
     
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    Why should I of all people know? I didn't and never would vote for Obama. You still didn't answer the question why sports figures are idolized unless of course its so people don't have to hear the president talk??
     
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    unlike the way you idolize obama who is just some jerkoff that got elected to office? ill wager youre a fucking geek in school and are still one in real life, go take a damn shower and clean that greasy hair.
     
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    Because they run, score points and make us feel good.
     
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    Couldn't agree more.

    Sports nuts fans are losers as far as I'm concerned
     
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    Because they do something we can't.
     
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    I think it's pretty sad that anyone would feel a need or desire to rank anyone above their parents when idolizing anyone. Afterall, no one makes more of a direct impact on your life than your parents have. If you're picking someone besides them, they must have done a shitty job.
     
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    Personally, I think it goes back to our caveman days and our animal instincts. We admire people that show a certain degree of physical and athletic ability. Note that there are more male sports fans than female.

    We all can dream of being the professional jock, with a woman on each arm, and so we see ourselves through professional athletes. To some degree, the sports fan is a different commodity than the fanatic celebrity fan. Maybe it is a testosterone thing?
     
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    when did I ever idolize Obama? and are you ever going to learn to debate/respond properly or just keeping breaking records for logical fallacies?
     

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