Cheering and booing. Winning and losing. Devotion to your team and longstanding distaste (hatred?) for your rival. Fancy logos and social media platforms. All great aspects of fandom, except we're no longer talking about football. It's Political Bowl Season now.
The Presidential Election is the Super Bowl of American politics. Most voters have already taken sides and wrapped themselves in the colors and pageantry of their respective political teams. The comparison is not really that big of a stretch if you think about it. Cheer for your political team as we approach Election Day on November 6th.
Brian Piana is a Houston-based visual artist who largely uses the Internet as source material. Piana's work has been exhibited in art spaces nationally, including FotoFest and Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Maryland Institute College of Art, and on Rhizome.org. He really likes football.
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