posted on May, 3 2013 @ 04:55 PM
Why are some people so fixated with collecting stamps? There's nothing objectively good or entertaining in any of these things so it's an impossible
question to answer. If you don't like professional sports, the likelihood is that no answer given is going to suffice.
The sports I watch tend to be highly athletic and physical. I like the often violent, gladiatorial nature of these sports. I enjoy the skill, the
spectacle, the community aspect of it of course, but I'd say I have a particular bloodlust, which is reflected in the fact I only have time for
american football, rugby, boxing, ufc etc. I want to see violence, it's almost primal in a way.
The biggest mistake non-sports fans make is in assuming that sports fans aren't aware how pointless watching sport actually is.
People who don't like sports I tend to be very anti-social and somewhat odd. There's a tendency on ATS and such for people to bash sport as if it's
the symptom of some over commercialised, meaningless society populated by sheep. But then that ignores that playing and watching sport is inherently
human. You can't find a society in the world, advanced or primitive, that doesn't play and enjoy sport. Sport is community and humanity at its best.
It's as natural as eating food and having sex.
I also think that sports, like books, like tv, can be the poor mans meditation. What better way to slow your brain down, put aside the constant
worrying and fret, what better way to focus on the here and now and get rid of the background noise than watching and immersing yourselves in sports?
It's an escape there's no doubt about it