Recently I was out with some friends at Happy Hour when talked turned to the NBA playoff game that was on. After the discussion I thought about how little I gave a fuck about the game. Then I began to try to remember when the last time was that I watched an entire professional sporting event, since I had no shot in hell at remembering that I then tried to remember when I actually GAVE a shit about one and still no answer. I was kind of confused by this as someone who played sports and grew up obsessing over them when did I suddenly stop caring about them?
Outside of general like for the sport they are watching I believe a lot of guys (a lot not ALL) like sports for one of two reasons 1) their lives are kind of boring and sports is a way to pass the time or 2) their lives are crappy and they lose themselves in hero worship.When thinking back to my childhood the reason I cared about sports so much is because I wanted to BE Michael Jordan or Joe Montana or whoever else was the current superstar. I looked up to them, I idolized them, and to me they could do no wrong, they were like real life superheroes. When I got older though I stopped looking at them this way and athletes just became some dudes who could throw a ball further than me or jump higher than me, I stopped looking at them through a childs eyes and they became infinitely less interesting. Talking about girls, making money, business, and a host of other subjects became more fun to me than talking about sports since they were all things I could directly control. I know guys who if their favorite teams loses a game it ruins their day, I’ve seen two guys I know almost come to blows over Kobe Bryant. I mean neither of these guys knows Kobe Bryant and you can bet your ass Kobe doesn’t give a fuck about them so what would possess two grown men to fight over another grown man who they’ve never met!? When I see a grown man wearing a sports jersey to a bar screaming at a tv all I can do is shake my head. The only time you should be wearing a jersey is if you’re playing.
With this being said I still watch SportsCenter and have a general grasp of whats going on in the sporting world and can appreciate a great play in any sport. It’s just nowhere near the top of what I feel important anymore, I wish I could say the same for a lot of other guys.
Song of the week by my man Donnis, the weather is warming up and this song has got a good uptempo summertime kind of feel to it.
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