Why do fans need their fix?

Their enthusiasm seems over the top. They're devoted to their teams and players. And they brook little criticism of their faves. Bet you know several fans like that.

But when we asked folks in the Triangle about what being a fan means to them, the reasons for it didn't seem so crazy at all. "A way to bond with family, friends and strangers alike" is how Alex Copeland of Raleigh describes her love of the Canes. This is a woman who will drive 2,500 miles to see her team play.

Nothing wrong with that.

As you prepare for March Madness and baseball's Opening Day, today's citizenQ, written by fans in the Triangle, can help you understand what makes people so crazy about their teams.

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