Verbal Question of the Day: 27
Q. Maybe soccer fans are fine with their team losing, so long as it wasn’t expected to win? Researchers found that a loss had a more severe negative impact on people’s happiness when their team was expected to win than when it was expected to lose. A loss, even if it was anticipated, made people suffer.
Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the paragraph above?
A. Football fans are not fine with their team losing, even if the loss was anticipated.
B. Football has the capacity to make fans a lot less happy.
C. Football fans’ feelings do not completely adapt to expectations of their team’s win.
D. Football fans should not make an emotional investment in their team.