Thank heaven for studies:
Study: Link Found Between Losing Sports Teams, Heavier Fans
Gov. Christie has tro be a Jets/Mets fan. And didn't Rudy get slimmer during his years as Mayor and First Fan?
Believe it or not, a study published Monday in a Psychological Science found that after a sports team loses, fans of that team eat 16 percent more saturated fats than they usually do.
Fans of winning teams apparently are getting thinner, too. The study found the winning fans ate 9 percent less saturated fat.
Fans have such a deep attachment to their NFL teams that losing can trigger a food binge, the study said.
Unless we can wave in a lot of losing teams from abroad (Canadian footballers?) I don't think we can leverage this into a national weight-reduction program.
But maybe some public service announcements by teams like the NY Jets could raise fan awareness of their likely food choices. "Don't be fat losers like us..." Hmm. Needs work.