I don't know what football team won the last Superbowl or what baseball team won the last World Series. And I don't care. I don't care which pro sports team wins in hockey, basketball, or any other sport.
I would find a blank TV screen more exciting to watch than any baseball game.
In fact, I heard the terms "double play" and triple play", but I don't know or care to know what they mean. I don't know the difference between a quarterback, halfback, fullback or linebacker, and I don't care.
The only circumstance under which I would care which sports team wins a game would be either if I had money riding on the game or if my own brother was on one of the teams.
I know that the vast majority of people root for sports teams, but I cannot get interested in something just to go along with the majority.
Is anyone else here besides me apathetic about sports?
One reason I just don't get professional sports.
How can throwing a ball around be worth $15 million? I mean, okay, it's great that someone has that talent, but $15 million?
Here is a sports cheer composed by George Carlin:
Ratshit, batshit, dirty old twat!
69 assholes tied in a knot!
Hooray! Lizard shit! Fuck!
Yes, Perlinator, I've never been able to figure it out.
And for the life of me, I cannot figure out who I would root for. I might see the point if a friend or a relative of mine were actually on the team. Or maybe if the team was realy from my hometown (as it used to be, quite a long time ago).
I mean how can you say the Chicago team, the Boston team or whatever if the people are not really from Chicago or Boston?
It really makes zero sense, and yet millions of people really care about the outcome. My guess is that deep down it's basically the need for a tribal affliation, something that was engrained into our survival millenia ago.
We’ve owned season tickets to the 49ers for over 20 years. Pretty much it’s about the money, though we do enjoy going. If they are doing well, we make enough money to sell a few games to pay for the season. If they suck we can’t sell tickets but then go to more games that season. Anyone on here that does follow sports knows what side of that coin we are in this year.
Like to add we started this off years ago with inheritance I got from my grandmother who was a lifelong fan. My husband was pretty sports apathetic before that but went along for a new hobby, so I addicted him.
Speaking of sports, antivax asshats are latching on to the football player who just had a heart attack.
I fucking love baseball. LOVE IT. The cat and mouse between pitcher and hitter. The wily base stealer. The perfectly timed infield leap. The hot men in tight uniforms. And if someone doesn't like baseball, or any or all sports ... do you. We're good!
I used to like football, basketball, hockey, and motor racing-- but since the pandemic I really haven't gave a shit. I understand the fandom and passion for any given hobby, but right now there are much more important things to be concerned about.