Readers of the Cohn Zohn sometimes refer to the Bay Area’s professional sports teams as “us” or “we.”

“We had a good game yesterday,” or something like that.

I do not share that mindset, so I’m curious what it means to you to be us — if you are an us with the 49ers, Warriors, A’s etc. After all, you are not on the team and you don’t get a World Series share or a Super Bowl ring and the players don’t know you and the owners charge you lots of dough to see a game in person. So, in what sense are you us?

I am not challenging you. I just want to understand, and I promise not to argue with what you write in defense of being us.