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Topic - Christian End
The Quarterback is among the most unusual of America's obsessions, non-Justin Bieber division. He's mocked and deified and, no matter what happens in his limited excursions on the field, can't seem to escape the tractor beam of relentless attention.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is set for a huge payday after leading his team to a Super Bowl victory, but the same cannot be said for his team's adoring hometown fans.
"One of the main factors that predicts attraction is similarity," said Christian End, an associate psychology professor at Xavier University. "People who find similarities in athletes may be attracted to them more than anyone else."