|Reasons that sports annoy me...
||[Jun. 17th, 2002|03:40 pm]
statements I've made earlier, it should be fairly obvious that I don't care that much about sports. Point of fact, they usually annoy me. The sports I do enjoy watching are individual sports that involve grace and finesse, like gymnastics and diving. Team sports seem to bring out the worst in people. Cases in point:As should be fairly obvious from |
1) Heard a news story today on the way to work. Southern CA police ramped up their presence to prevent rioting after the U.S. vs. Mexico game. But, instead of rioting in celebration, people went home dispondent and disappointed because the U.S. won. The news piece on the radio included soundbites of people in Huntington Park, screaming "Woo! U.S. is going down!" before the game had started.
2) We have quite a few people at work that discuss sports almost non-stop. But, here's the scary part. They refer to the teams that they root for as "we" and "us." They make it sound like they're on the team. These are teams that very often aren't local to L.A. (obviously true when they talk about football...), so I know they're not going to the games. I can understand a certain amount of identification when you are in the stadiums rooting someone on. But, can anyone explain why people think they are affecting the game and are involved when they watch a game on television?