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  • People have passions for different things but as an avid fan of football there are few passions that come to mind that can change emotions so quickly and at times devastatingly. It’s as if at kick off all emotions are secured loosely on a rollercoaster with every miss being a turn and every goal being a chance to catch a breath. Most people are fans of teams that are regarded or argued to be the “best” others are fans through hometown preference, or some just love a specific professional athlete that plays on the favored team. The most beloved team for me is not one that represents a city I am from, fields a player I consider to be a favorite, or is considered to be the premier team. It is a team that matches the reasons for why I love the sport its self.
    What attracted me to football was what attracted me to Arsenal Football Club. What drew me into the sport was its ability to make nothing into something, its amazing positive affects it has had across the globe, and of course the majestic display of athleticism, heart, and technique that come with it. There are no barriers of wealth or divide when it comes to football and that is proven through its ability to draw and lure the world in every four years for the World Cup. To me football is an art on the field and aid and source of hope off of it, as is Arsenal. Arsenal may not have the best player or be the best team but the philosophy they hold is a philosophy matching mine.
    Even though the team is in London and I am all the way in Chicago the time zone does not keep me from watching games even at seven a.m. on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The Brazilians say Football an art and form of physical expression, Italians think of it through war tactics, and the Germans see a team as a machine that works through its pieces to make a functioning system. I think it’s a combination of all that makes it beautiful and ever captivating. A team’s style is determined by a coach and his beliefs. Arsenals coach le’ professeur or the professor injected the game of soccer with a brand new philosophy of not only play but how a sports institution and team should be run. For these simple reasons I am forever a fan of arsenal for mesmerizing me with dazzling displays and asserting proper guidelines on how soccer can be even more helpful in aiding the sport which in turn has aided many parts of the world.
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