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Us vs. Them

When the illogic of sports fandom spills over into real life, you don't have to play along

Updated: November 21, 2011, 1:54 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Whose side were you on last weekend? Whose side for Penn State at Ohio State? For Harvard vs. Yale? For Southern California at Oregon?

If you're a sports fan, and you're honest, here's your smartphone/e-reader/newspaper scoreboard from last weekend:

Them 20 - Them 14 Them 45 - Them 7 Them 38 - Them 35 Them 0 - Us 1

In fact, from every weekend. Because sooner or later everything in sports -- all the madness and passion and struggle ...

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