If you think about it, it makes sense.
I'm going to be very delicate here, because of board rules, and not be specific, but I think we're all aware that modern politics is largely based on a "team" mentality. You might also refer to it as Tribalism.
It’s actually not even close unless you decided to yourself break it down that way!
As for Stan culture I will always be TEAM SMIDGE ALWAYS AND FOREVER!! As in Sarah Michelle Gellar’s entire career from Swan’s Crossing to AMC to Buffy and beyond!