This isn't a thread to antagonize anyone but to merely understand more about the passion and obsession with sports watcher.
I rarely watch basketball, american football, baseball, etc on television since I never found it entertaining to watch. My biggest reason is because there really isn't much stake in hand. At the end of the day, both teams are paid millions of dollars whether they win or lose. I've always been interested in poker tournaments, and I think it's because theres so much stake involved that it gets pretty intense. One winner, the rest are losers that go home empty handed.
Another thing that bothers me are team-switching. I find it strange a player can be playing for the Lakers, competing against one of their rivals, the Celtics, but eventually one of the Lakers transferring to the Celtics. I don't feel like there's any authentic team spirit or patriotism at all when this stuff happens. Or when your team isn't playing in the super bowl, so you root for another team that could have possibly been a rival to your favorite team. To me a team should be like a loyal band. Once a band member drops, the whole team isn't the same and should be disbanded or giving a new name/color theme.
I also find it odd people can be so adamite and obsessed with a sport they can't even play or never even have played. I understand people like competition, but why not be competitive in something you can actually do? The only time I really enjoy watching sports is if i'm actually at the game. That is when it's a totally different experience.