Wondering if people think CFL fans, that is fans who have been exposed a lot to the CFL and NFL, are more cognitive ie. more critical thinkers able to think multi-dimensionally, creative etc. than fans who just like the NFL? I mean, it is easy to like the NFL with the big stadiums and all the TV and media exposure and how they sell that they have the best players in the world making the big money etc. So why then do so many of us prefer the CFL? Are we more able to cut through a lot of superficial stuff and get down to the actual play, or what? Or is that we are just born and raised with the CFL in our hearts since it is a Canadian league? And why can't some who just love the NFL but don't like the CFL give the CFL the time of day? Are they too macho, are they less cognitive maybe? I don't know, any theorists out there?
As you can tell, I love this word "cognitive". I see it used a lot in academia as a catch all phrase for a lot of things going on in the noggin.