Today is Superbowl Sunday. I’m not excited.
Don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t bug me if people want to watch the Superbowl, the half-time show, or the commercials.
Also, sports and physical activities are great. People (myself included) desperately need to stay in shape. Exercise is half (eating healthy is the other). Human nature encourages us to do things we enjoy, so if we enjoy the exercise because it’s fun, we’re going to persist more than if it’s boring. Score one for sports (and things like hiking that don’t require lots of rules and refs). Related to this, exercise helps maintain my manly muscles, which makes me as attractive a man as I’m going to be.
Sports let people socialize. Sometimes people argue against what they see as violent sports (like football). However, channeling aggression into a sport with rules (and hopefully sportsmanlike conduct) is much better than exploding into random actual violence. Score another one for sports!
Watching sports at least allows socializing and maybe channeling a bit of aggression. I just don’t enjoy watching football much. When I do, it’s college ball where I root for the teams of the colleges I went to. Two teams from elsewhere that I just have no connection to… not interesting to me.