One thing I've never quite understood is how so many people are obsessed with sports, spectating I mean, not playing which I can totally understand the appeal in that case. I've had times where I really tried to get into watching sports, to try to see what was so interesting about it but it just bored me to tears and couldn't watch for more than 30 minutes.
Lots of people love their spectator sports but why? What's so entertaining about watching a bunch of guys throw or kick a ball around? Who are these people to you? What is gained on your end by watching this? There is no story, no meaning, just a winner and a loser which doesn't matter in the end anyway.
Another thing I've never understood is just how massive spectator sports truly are. To the point where entire governments the world over erect massive stadiums and arenas in all their cities to accommodate these events and dedicate entire channels to it. No other interest or hobby gets this kind of backing and foundation. Not to mention the mindless riots that occur from time to time over it.
I can understand in the past when a lot of other hobbies and interests weren't as accessible or known so people were left with just sports but in today's world with so many other more interesting things to care about you'd think sports would be on the decline but it's not. So what do you think? What is the big deal about spectator sports? and why are so many obsessed with it?