Birging and corfing are perhaps two terms you’ve never heard of, let alone used! I can assure you however, that although you believe you’ve done neither, if you possess even a passing interest in sport you most certainly have! Birging is in fact ‘basking in reflected glory’ whilst corfing (cutting off reflected failure) is at the opposite, glass half empty end of the scale. Oh I get it I hear you chorus… not! Well as you pore over sporting pages and ponder results from around the globe I guarantee you will be experiencing one or the other! If your chosen team lost then you will attempt to divorce yourself from the defeat and treat your support as a temporary thing. You might feel a little down, avoid eye contact with knowing colleagues at the office or even claim never to have supported those so and so’s! That’s corfing! If, on the other hand your team or teams were lucky enough to triumph then you start birging like a pro. It’s your team and you zero in on each and every opportunity for discussion. Life is greeaaat and you want nothing more than a chat about the game, the intricacies of the tactics and even what a superb bloke the ref is (well maybe not that far). You are rolling in clover up in heaven among the clouds with silver linings. But remember it’s a very fine line we sports fans walk…
February 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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