The St. Louis Rams recently moved to Los Angeles, which is good because that’s where the Rams originally hailed from. Right on the money, meaning exactly! While it may be big business, they’re not making much (if any) off of me. If the NFL, NBA, MLB, or NCAA were to close shop today, I would find something else to do and talk about. Join a softball league. Finally, i am also disappointing in the sports owners, they are the boss. Eighteen to twenty teams is enough for most leagues. I disagree with some of those points– but can wholeheartedly get behind the lack of reciprocity (and can I add lack of accountability) on both sides. I agree completely. My online textbook, Team Sports Marketing, is the only sports marketing book with frequent attempts at humor. And I might be able to name five Dallas Cowboys–but it would be a struggle. I’m the same way as you. First, most sports players are way overpaid. That’s it. President Donald Trump said that he will stop watching U.S. Soccer and NFL games after both entities showed support for players protesting the national anthem. Among the at-risk NBA fans, 12% of Blacks or African-Americans are at-risk, compared to 18% for all other races. I love it, Bill. The money is the carrot that has created a youth sports culture that is full of false hopes as well. Maybe spending a lot of money on people who don’t respect or like you is perfectly rational. I would lose interest in the regular season, then the playoffs, and finally the championship round. I absolutely agree with this post. It’s oozing out of every pore of professional sports, from the owners and league officials to the coaches, players, and announcers. Winners don’t get fulfillment by watching other people pursue glory. I like how the songs sound but not the bad things they rap about . Suppose regulatory bodies require me to know whether someone’s over 21 or not. But I’m done with it. You get to decide by voting for the winner of the year’s Can’t-Stop-Watching Moment. With the current state of our country and all that is going to shit. I do suppose I would use toilet paper if had the printed faces of owners and players on it. Nah- it’s your site you can write what you want! That missed field goal etc All those people are in it for the money, nothing more they don’t care about who wins, it’s like the mafia, they work together when the money is right and they’re all in the same business regardless of uniforms. Perhaps with time my sports-crazed friends and family will come to realize what a waste it is to burn away a weekend “watching instead of doing.” Great comment, my friend. When I asked him why, he said, “Why do I want to feed those guys dinner?” I was crestfallen. For the first time in my life, im ditchng sports and am gonna take your advice and play some frisbee golf. I grew up poor as fuck, so professional sports didn’t even exist for me and my family. Get over yourselves. Btw, I still have my awesome collection of football cards from the 70’s. And because Los Angeles is such a hotbed of football fanatics, the San Diego Chargers decided to move there too. The vast majority of people don't plan on watching NFL games if players kneel. They’re entertainers and human beings covet entertainment. As adults it’s time to put away childish things. As of 08/26/2020 i will no longer watch any professional sports. I’ve got more productive things to do that interest me. I stopped watching the NFL when they got Colin (Kaepernick) cancer. Went every weekend to Anaheim Stadium to watch the Angels when they were home. 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I really do not like going to the games any longer. Baseball’s getting better. Can you please tell me how you know I’m 26, btw? (Don’t watch if you’re squeamish. It’s a great time suck. I have so much more time to do things that I want to do and enjoy, and even my husband doesn’t consume many sports anymore either. Yes Superb Owl: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/qs3r6w/the-colbert-report-logo-restrictions-for-the-super-bowl. You defended your point very well and I will no longer use “gay” to refer to “stupid.” Thank you for appealing to my reason and not stooping to name-calling. While I do have to say that I am a sports fan, its actually been really nice this season since my team (the horrible SF Niners) hasn’t been showing up. I love it, Kaity. I think the final straw for me was the spectacle of studio analysts in thousand-dollar suits creaming themselves over a guy throwing a touchdown pass. From our poll, the NFL leads the way with the most at-risk fans (24%), followed by MLB (21%), NBA (17%), NHL (17%), NASCAR (14%) and MLS (14%). CLEVELAND, OHIO - AUGUST 30: Wide receiver Damion Ratley #18 of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball ... [+] during training camp at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 30, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. I still absolutely love to compete but I don’t need to watch professional athletes running around in their costumes nor do I own a shirt with someone else’s name on it. Haha! Note to those who bring us professional sports: You’re not involved in anything regal or important. Agreed. Most of them probably could not probably keep a 9 to 5 job. Mickey Mantle could care less about you, why care about him?”. Sigh. Really guys? Up until recently, they were baggy and cut off at the knee. So for Christmas 1986, my brother and I made Christmas t-shirts for the family celebrating the Mets victory over the Sox in the World Series and Bill Buckner’s historic error. It you be a blast. Now, I didn’t even know the Rams were leaving St Louis (or have they left already?). And that was so, not because of ego, but because of frustration. Thank you, Joe. My opinion, leave politics out of sports and all entertainment. Win or lose the players and owners go home to their wealthy lives, and in six weeks most people forget or no longer care and you spent or wasted money on championship merchandise that will sit in the closet for years. Fishing, gardening, and playing with your daughter–that’s living. Your list is one of the better ones I have seen. All fanatics i know want to escape reality and enjoy a time out in life. LOL! We worked around this by buying the $10 lawn tickets at the PNC Music Pavilion here in Charlotte. Instead of buying drinks at the show we went to this month, we went to a bar around the corner after the show and I got my pint. If the home team wins a championship, the players just want more money. Best of luck, Cubert. But then the ticket prices started getting a little crazy too. And what’s remarkable about it is that it occurred well into the first quarter and only consisted of one commercial. I have become less and less interested in professional sports. Look at Olympic sports, where the power of the human body is put to the test. You nailed it. some of them only have two vacation homes…. I’m not watching people who defame me and my country. So why do people get so nuts when “our team” wins? Loved the humor too. Her parents turned her into a trained seal, a trophy child they use to feed their own narcissism. I’m a better man without sports. And now you have the “fashion” show when players show up part of it and the sneakers weirdos etc and just ugh. One thing I think you overlooked is the ridiculousness of a “home team”. Giants' Gabe Kapler defends kneeling in protest as 'patriotic' after Trump threatened to stop watching sports if the demonstrations continue - as they did in Cincinnati and San Francisco I agree with everything you said . Living vicariously through others is not okay, however, if it precludes you from saving for retirement, advancing your career, or becoming a better spouse or parent. And, not everyone who loves sports can play them. Your entire column is spot on. There’s nothing wrong with sports. I know it’s silly, a huge time-waster, expensive, and at times ridiculously frustrating…but I love it. Exactly. Greenbacks Magnet recently posted…How Buying Super Bowl Tickets Could Cost You $2 Million Dollars, “How Super Bowl Tickets Could Cost You $2 Million Dollars! I still follow the highlights sometimes though…, Haha! I don’t care about economics and supply and demand. Take the NBA, in the midst of a decade-long 45% slide in viewership. And great question about music. My mom is from Boston and I knew her side of the family were Sox fans. I think the last time I saw Dr. J play at the Coliseum he scored 63 points. Hey, John. You get to decide by voting for the winner of the year’s Can’t-Stop-Watching Moment. Thankfully we live in a society where we can have hobbies, but, if these people focused more on the impact of real-life instead of who wins or loses, I just wonder how much better their life (plus the country and world could be). I dont like the ups and downs of games (baseball’s ok) there is no reason for any emotional attachment. I tossed out Dish Network for 4 years, and when I came back I wasn’t interested in watching TV anymore. The Ancient Greeks recognized it with the Olympics, and while we’ve gotten away from the amateur ideals, many still love watching the best compete in sports. Marx said tgat religion was the opiate of the masses but I maintain that today its sports. From April to November, you can literally spend three hours every night watching a professional baseball game. Silly to sit in front of TV and applaud or scream but hey, let’s enjoy a little! About 24 years ago I was at work and had just finished arguing nose to nose with someone about football, god knows exactly what, and as I walked to the water fountain to get a drink the though occurred to me “Jim, those players aren’t sitting in a locker room arguing about whether you’re going to pass your latest college test (I was attending college at the time) so why the F are you giving this mental and emotional time to these overpaid idiots who could give a damn about you?? Now, only 1 sport grabs my attention, that would be 3 lady beach volley ball during the Olympics! He tried to explain that Met players were just people and shouldn’t be worshiped. Don’t mention the gambling. HA! ). I want to shout, “Snap out of it. Share of youth watching selected sports in the U.S. 2017. Totally gratuitous aside: I just wanted to add that even though you convinced me I was wrong, I still wanted to defend my word choice. I prefer to see a minor league game of some kind if I go see anything. I had the same progression. You are so right that sports can be a huge time suck. B lit and guess eric, Talks all sports in 2020. It’s the same with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc. I hated the Bulls so much I was practically in tears when the Knicks lost to them in the conference finals. He was one tough cookie and an integral part of the Edmonton dynasty. So long as we can maintain the separation of sport and state (of politics). What do you think about concerts? “Forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Sigh. As a renowned blogger (guffaw, guffaw), it’s incumbent upon me to prove my case. As I continued aging I became angry again as I saw people wasting tons of time, money, mental and emotional energy on sports crap. In baseball, ninety percent of the time it’s just two guys having a catch, the pitcher and the catcher. The least ridiculous costumes are in basketball. Mickey Mantle could careless about you, why care about him?” That could apply to any sports player or teams today. Half of the at-risk fans (12%) are avid watchers planning to watch less this season, along with 9% who often watched in the past but plan to watch little or not at all now. But if your garbage men went on strike for a month, your quality of life would suffer greatly. When I first attempted to quit smoking, my mother, who had quit, told me you are only fighting that “one” cigarette; avoid that and you got it licked. Well, see if your father can’t pay the rent go ask Mickey Mantle and see what he tells you. It really is one of the dumbest things we do as a society. Did you mourn the loss of Dave Semenko? And my addiction subsided in stages–just like you pointed out. … In 1973, he was named Rookie Of The Year. Pro sports is not engaging in woke signaling at the ... — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 12, 2020. Especially the passivity run amok. Just like all those cultures that never went to pro sports in the first place. It’s insulting. Nonsense. You’re right– people with differing views often result to name-calling and insults. I ran the numbers too myself, and after 39 years I reached $352K, so I figure Dave Ramsey calculator considers your current age based on the actual live calendar. You’re not alone, Frank. Kudos to the athletes for making all this money for doing absolutely nothing useful. He or she won’t do any better with my remaining follicles than a Braun. Better yet, get some exercise and pursue some mind-expanding activities such as art, music, literature, and philosophy. Limited in that I only follow baseball, I rarely go to games, I don’t watch all the games on TV, and my happiness isn’t dependent on “my” team’s success. Anticipation of high broadcast ratings as sports returned was met with opening day success followed by dismal returns. That did it for me – much happier now that I’ve tuned out. Great comment as always. Get out and toss a football. In a sane world, professional sports would be about as consequential as Hollywood movies. Harris did … Nothing but roided up cheaters. Is that what you’re upset about? At Baylor University, I teach, consult, research, write and occasionally talk in my sleep about revenue generation in the business of sports. Nobody gets into a fistfight over who the best director or actor is. The main adult character in his neighborhood says to the kid “See if your father can’t pay the rent than go ask Mickey Mantle and see what he tells you. And I only go to games if I get free tickets. I’m much rather watch bull-riding than any of the four major sports. SOCCER. The NFL might think it best to target the coveted 18-49 demo, thinking younger fans watch for different reasons. 27 would be year 2, and so on and so on. My life is too busy, and my child doesn’t particularly enjoy watching. You get to say your team won the championship. And I just don’t get it. And very sobering. 2020, however, has been a bit different; in fact, there’s been talk of a fan-driven NFL boycott.. I haven’t bought merchandise in over 20 years. It’s always great hearing from someone who is part of a fan base that pelted Santa Claus with snowballs on Christmas day. It really is a nice experience. The taxpayer subsidies, the outrageous ticket and concession prices, the nauseating sense of self-importance–I don’t know a business more deserving of a stinging comeuppance than the business of professional sports. So mostly, I do other things with my time unless I’m over at my inlaws’ house. Wow, what a great take on pro sports, I couldn’t agree more. Nice job, i reached that conclusion too after i lost my job. I read novels regularly and watch movies from time to time. (I may be off by a year, pulling this from memory, and I was only ~10 yrs old at the time!). But then again, maybe I’m nuts. I’m rapidly following Garrett, so I don’t go to a barber either. But keep watching and keep buying tickets and jerseys. As with celebrities, I don’t give a rat’s ass what sports players think about political issues. I realized a bit how crazy I was about it but I still followed sports. We haven’t bought a CD/album in years. And you are so right about rampant fanaticism when it comes to sports. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. I’m done with Pro Sports. My dad was like “calm down son” and basically listed most of what you said above. The announcers and reporters are insufferable and when I still watched some games, I would ALWAYS turn the sound entirely off and wish for SPEECH – FREE broadcasts. Don't subscribeAllReplies to my comments Sports has become overpaid cry baby’s that doesn’t care about the game or the fans. Nor are all black people or cops. Still others note the coincidence with kneeling and social justice movements featured in broadcasts may play a role. That’s another reason why I detest professional sports–taxpayer subsidies for billionaire owners and millionaire players. As you pointed out the cost is out of this world. What a brilliant observation. excellent piece all around. I have to admit, I still do watch but not as much. Winners are doers. Why get your entertainment from expensive athletes who have little regard for you and your values when you can get your entertainment from inexpensive athletes who respect you and your values? Continuing to use the term “gay“ to refer to things that are “stupid” or “beneath the actions of a self respecting soul” can be very harmful to those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Sports are definitely more compelling when you actually know one of the players. It’s harmless fun. Have you ever considered putting video course together on how to be a responsible consumer of sports? Cops, after all, aren’t X-Men. I am a sport fanatic and your words are ridiculous and you should be pestered until dead. To hell with the NFL.who do they think the are!taking knee on our country’s flag.i quit watching any kind of pro sports . Pro Sports in this era. They all owe us an apology. You have no idea how many Sly fans have argued with me that he is “all natural”. In my experience, avid sports fans are usually nurtured from early childhood. $146.54 to go to a Jet game (ticket + beer + hot dog + parking, gas, and tolls). I remember being so invested in my NY Knicks. In my mind, if you start at 26, that’s year 1. I understand strongly disagreeing with the way it’s subsidized by taxpayers, the way it’s marketed and priced, or even the way it’s glorified in our American culture. Using it as a derogatory term, as you did here, is very outdated — I liken it to people who still use “the R” word. Awesome comment, my friend. It’s one of my favorite things about language— and the power it holds. I understand where you’re coming from, but I do enjoy professional sports to a limited extent. Follow me on all social media: Instagram and snapchat Email: email@example.com “…[T]here is no reason for any emotional attachment.”. Loved the LA Kings, Browns, Jeff Gordon, A’s. You know it’s possible to be a sports fanatic and have a life at the same time? And I love that you’re a Sox fan. Having three sons and being such a stupid dad thinking that I had to absolutely force them to excel in a sport did nothing but strain our relationship. Just 10% to savings. I agree that it is silly and doesn’t really matter and neither the owners nor the players really care about any particular fan base. Cheers. “Better yet, get some exercise and pursue some mind-expanding activities such as art, music, literature, and philosophy. Over the years I have fallen out of being such a big fan. I love how “brave” our athletes are. I lost many years ago myself. You still have the same crappy job and the same crappy pay. What employee just walks off the job and does not get fired? Jeff, I totally agree. By the way all three of my boys are Dean’s list in college and high honors in high school with scholarships for academics and excelling way beyond their dad ever imagined in the academic realm. But now the average NHLer makes close to $3 million a year. And as of last year, I’ve washed my hands of professional football. Hockey and football costumes are highly functional but still bizarre. Your comment thankfully allayed me fears. I agree with everything you’ve said. Wizards, Mystics lead “Together We Stand” peaceful protest to commemorate Juneteenth. Sports talk can be a great networking tool. I always wish for a day that professional Athletes would show up to play a game and there would be an empty stadium. Do you want to cast Simone Biles, Anthony Edwards, Dearica Hamby or a backyard magician in the starring role? I agree that pro sports can be ridiculous. It has been a change for the better and I won’t be going back. Things are swell over here… Hope you are too. Do you want to cast Simone Biles, Anthony Edwards, Dearica Hamby or a backyard magician in the starring role? Numbers don’t lie. Enjoy the freedom. Merchandise and concessions are just as outrageous. “I have more interest in watching CHiPs reruns than I do professional sports.”. He still follows fantasy football, but with all the political BS, I have lost all interest. Most of them probably could not probably keep a 9 to 5 job. We have a new GM and he went about the draft just like the last dipshit GM. Meh. How exactly does one do a dead lift with the legs, not the back? I had sports in the background while I was doing something productive. The rest of us still have bills to pay and food to put on the table. Ilya Somin | 8.27.2020 4:33 PM I’m just asking my fellow Americans to be more mindful of their entertainment choices. The last thing i need to hear is politics in the beginning or during a sporting event. Fans whose favorite sport is the NHL (80%), NASCAR (76%) and MLB (74%) are uniformly disinterested in the politics of athletes. I am SO done. Excellent point. I literally had to be dragged from the street by my mom if I was in the middle of a baseball game and dinner was ready. He just placed the football on the ground. $959.88 ($79.99/month) for Optimum’s Value Package, which includes ESPN, MSG, and SNY. And, then, finally, I ditched regular season football and playoff football. It also effected me and sports. The owners and players have ruined something that used to be a wonderful way for families and friends to bond. I felt I watched baseball at a reasonable rate and wasn’t overly obsessed but I just don’t know if I can support professional sports who are complicit in the destruction of our nation. Or is it your sit-on-your-ass-and-plop-Pringles-into-your-mouth muscle? Much like yourself, I was a big sports fan as a kid. I also do not engage in any television shows , especially sporting events. heck if the home team is good, the players want a bundle. Good piece buddy. I do however fully support the purity and valuable lessons learned from organized sports up to and including college ball. It’s entertaining to watch, but in terms of putting your money into it and having it as a high priority, I’m no longer part of that crowd. I do not miss it and, in retrospect, having spent so time, energy, and money rooting for ungrateful jackasses (some exceptions) who often make more in a year than I have in my lifetime seems idiotic. All i know, if i had a job paying me millions of dollars, i WOULD NOT WALK OFF MY JOB!!!! I grew up a sports fan too, but the commercialism and the direction they are headed turned me off. Do they still sell CDs? © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. This says it all, Lily. In collaboration with BASC Partners we conducted a national online poll (N = 956) of validated sports fans representative of Democrats (40%), Republicans (39%) and independents (21%), including nearly 16% Black or African-American respondents. And you are so right about the politicization of sports. Then maybe we as a country can start focusing on “real” issues. There are no TRUE athletes anymore! You’re not ditching anything. Excellent point, Mr. JumpStart. Who do I talk to when I want to improve my PR (or is it PB?) If another city offers them a better deal, they’ll abandon you, the cherished fan, in a heartbeat. Sports fan poll (N=956; +/- 3.1%) representative of Democrats (blue), Republicans (red) and ... [+] independents (gray). Wish I would have never heard of it. Yikes. She quickly became very moody and verbally abusive. Excellent point, Gus. The players had become jerks. I didn’t watch a single MLB game when I flipped past one this year and saw a BLM logo on the field. If they don’t win, it’s a shame. I say we give them a push towards a new career by boycotting sports. I was never into sports, but some old friends and co-workers are nuts about basketball…baseball…football…who knows! Please read our disclosure for more information. But adults wearing football or hockey jerseys? There was one drawback to that incredible season, though. Nice point, Joe. With that said, the money they get is ridiculous. And people lose their minds over this stuff? They’re not proving any point when they shut the game down. In fact, I would venture to say that professional sports are a major impediment to a fulfilling life. But I understand your confusion and disappointment. If you invest that $40,000 VIP ticket money and let it ride for 40 years with a 10% interest rate, you will have over $2 million in net worth and be a 401(k) millionaire.”, 100% agree. If anything, he listens to recaps on the radio while he is woodworking in the garage, but rarely do we ever sit to watch a game anymore. I used to be a fanatic about sports, following a bunch of teams, and I have found such freedom after I managed to forsake it entirely. There are several professionals that do not wear corporate sports-team logos. Played football or baseball all day on non-school days. And not because I consider you someone who is foolish enough to sacrifice his economic and social well-being for the sake of grown men in costumes. I guess I still enjoy the game. In fact refs and calls are probably the major mechanism of fixing besides players actions. There are too many damn commercials. And, yes, I totally neglected the watered-down talent. Donald Trump vows to stop watching NFL and Major League Soccer games amid Black Lives Matter. I was reading or doing some household chore. Sports add nothing, provide nothing but occupying my time. You’re not hosting Masterpiece Theatre or handing out Nobel Prizes to Laureates in Sweden. You make sense. Hulu live sports money grubbing commercials, so vulgar. You know what you get when your team wins the championship? So I guess my bottom line is this: music can become as detrimental as professional sports, but the affronts of the music industry pale in comparison to the affronts of the sports industry. A wealthy doctor makes $300K a year and is far more valuable to society. And who can blame them? Then, at some point, having sports in the background became unbearable. 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