People like sports teams for a variety of reasons. For some, it's the excitement of being part of a team, for others it's the chance to show their loyalty to a team and some just enjoy being part of the larger fan community. Sports teams also provide a sense of identity for fans and a shared sense of pride and joy when their team succeeds. For many, being part of a team creates a special bond and a unique connection that can be hard to find elsewhere. Sports teams offer an escape from reality, a chance to get lost in the moment and just enjoy the game.