Jason Gay wants you to stop taking sports so seriously, guy who doesn’t paid to get play sports for a living:
Serious Guys think they make games better with their seriousness, but they spoil everything. At this point, most of us are playing sports just to avoid buying bigger pants. Every outdoor activity that does not result in a blown ACL or a trip to the cardiologist is a minor victory. The PGA and the NBA are not coming with offers. John McEnroe is not impressed by your spin serve.
But a Serious Guy still lives in the illusion. A Serious Guy can’t wander into the huddle and say, “Hey, everyone just go out for a pass.” Serious Guys say stuff like “trips.” A Serious Guy wants to roll “trips right” even if the huddle consists of you, your aunt and a chocolate lab.
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