There are two ways I can go when talking about why I love sports.
Sports have been what I have known as a job for the last nine years going on ten. I have been helping fan bases by getting video content out to them. Covering someone else’s team that they love to watch and follow and keeping the fan in mind other than myself.
I was able to do that because of my overall love of sports. Why does the Sports fan watch their team every year? Even when their team is not at the exact level with the rest of the competition, the sports fan will continue to watch for the unknown, the uncertainty, to be entertained. The sports fan might lack certain abilities and it is through sports that person can live out a fantasy.
Me, I played soccer for a little while growing up. I played YMCA basketball. I was on the freshmen basketball team in high school. I even had a moment (despite not being up to par with the rest of the students) where I scored (my only two points of the season/career) points in the season. It sure felt like I scored a goal in a hockey game (more like it) because I actually got the whole away venue (Westfield HS) cheering when it happened.
If you’re like me, you want those moments. Like my only points scored. Or maybe to be a leading scorer. Buzzer-beaters. For the competition.
That is why I love to watch sports. to see people grind it out for a cause that is MUCH bigger than themselves. I got that last little bit from the movie starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore, “Fever Pitch”. Oh, and my favorite sport(s) are Baseball and Hockey in that order. Basketball is the other sport I pay more attention to other than the other two.
Previously published here and reprinted with the author’s permission.
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