As someone who grew up in a household full to the brim with dudes who had to prove their masculine dominance by watching sports, I have grown to hate them with somewhat of a passion. It seems that just as one season of baseball is winding down, the damn idiots in big uniforms start to dominate the headlines. If I ruled the world, these kinds of legislated and regulated pissing contests would be eliminated or at least not televised. Like Adam I do have some sports that I do enjoy watching and occasionally even playing them. Check them out:
In the aforementioned testosterone saturated home, there was one sport that involved every member of the family and that I actually enjoyed. That was soccer. My father was a coach and a referee, my mother was a coach and an MVP award winning player, all three of my brothers played, and I myself played up until I was about fourteen. Even today I find the sport engaging for some odd reason and I can actually be roped into watching a match here or there. I think that my non-conformist nature loves the fact that soccer was considered so un-American for a long time!
This is my absolute favorite board game of all time. It is also one of the few things I get incredibly competitive over. Every time I fall into a wiki-hole, I crawl out with one thought in my head: I hope that comes up in my next game of trivial pursuit. This also relates to my childhood. I could never keep up with my brothers on the athletic field, but I could always beat them in on the battlefield of knowledge. Sometimes that field was Trivial Pursuit, and I loved to dominate. I was so good at it that my brothers were convinced I spent my off hours studying the answers on each card just to beat them.
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This is a competition I can watch over and over again. The number of players, their positions, and rules may vary from match to match, but after every one I feel entertained and satisfied. What more can you ask for from a sporting event?
So there they are folks. Those are the sports I can stomach: Soccer, Trivial Pursuit, and Hardcore Gay Porn. Are there any sports you find secretly arousing?