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A Thought Experiment

Imagine it's the day of Game One of the World Series. The Giants are playing the, uh, whoevers. Some generic AL team. The Twins or something. The game is going to start in roughly five hours, and you're getting very excited. The Giants are in the World Series! Oh, happy day!

As you sit there, contemplating your plans for the evening - what chips to buy, barbecue wings or hot wings, which lucky hat is luckiest - you are approached by a man in a crisp suit and tie with a large briefcase.

The man sits down next to you and makes you a proposition. "If the Giants lose the World Series, I'll give you $10. You don't have to give me anything if the Giants win the World Series, but if they lose, I will give you $10".

This is weird, but you, of course, accept the man's offer. Why not? Free $10 if they lose.

For $10, your rooting interest probably does not change. I'm willing to bet that for just $10, at no point during the World Series would you say to yourself "Huh, I actually kind of wish the Giants would lose."

But I believe that there does exist SOME amount of money that WOULD make me root against the Giants. For me, I believe the minimum would be something like $500. At that point, in my head, I believe I would be happier taking the money than reveling in a Giants World Series Victory.

Which is a weird thing, because it implies that my Giants fandom is worth about $500.

So here's the poll question: How much money would the anonymous man have to offer you before you, in your head if not out loud, would start rooting for the Giants to lose?

This FanPost is reader-generated, and it does not necessarily reflect the views of McCovey Chronicles. If the author uses filler to achieve the minimum word requirement, a moderator may edit the FanPost for his or her own amusement.

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