I’m the first to admit, I don’t care much for sports. You won’t catch me doing anything much more athletic than five pin bowling or maybe darts. Sometimes walking is more than enough exercise for my week. So, I don’t much care for watching sporting events.
Today is a big day in the NFL. It’s Super Bowl 50. Parties and drinking and food and friends and commercials. I’ll watch the commercials. That’s the time companies really put up the money and make ads worth watching.
I’m a geek at heart, but I’ve noticed over the years that the line between jocks and nerds is closing. Many people who watch football also watch superhero movies. Baseball players love a good craft beer. People who play videogames also enjoy hockey. Fun fact: In the early 80’s, Intellivision was the first video game company to secure the rights to major sports leagues such as NHL, NFL, and PGA to name a few.
I will watch an end game to whatever big sports thingy is happening. Stanley Cup final game, Olympic Gold Medal, World Cup soccer final, WWE Wrestlemania, even Super Bowl. I don’t have a team to cheer for. I don’t follow the stats of players. But the energy in a pub, home, or even live at the game is something to marvel at. It sucks you in and you just want to cheer for a good play or ooooo at a hard hit.
I’m not going to diss fans of sports. I feel that way about Star Wars. I know tons about that universe.