I found a really interesting video that I think pertains to our discussion on Quidditch. FunnyorDie.com just released a short of Daniel Radcliffe, the man who plays Harry Potter in the movies, being interviewed by Judd Apatow. Here it is:
We were talking in class about how the audience members that created Quidditch and the ones that now play it don’t actually believe that they are wizards or that they are Harry Potter, but that they are just playing for fun. It is a sport that has its roots and foundation in the fictional wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling, but that has its silliness and camp attributes in real life. This video of Daniel Radcliffe is jokingly saying that he believes he is the real Harry Potter, just like we could say that the Quidditch players really believe they are wizards flying on broomsticks.