Well spoken.Most games, in the USA at least, are around 3 hours long. But the problem is that they don't just watch 1 game. Many of them spend the entire day watching back-to-back-to-back games. Or they go to the game 4 hours early, spend 3 hours at the game, and 2 more hours in traffic on the way home. And then the rest of the days they consume as much 24/7 sports coverage as possible.
Instead of learning history or philosophy or even a new skill, they spend most their free time worshiping other men who play with a ball for a living. It isn't just the incredible waste of time, energy and money, it is the horribly mental state it leaves you in. Your entire pride and enjoyment of life depending on some stranger's ability to win a silly game created to teach young men teamwork concepts. It is terrible for you, much like sugar or social media can be.
To put things into perspective:
During the season, I used to take in an entire NFL game once or twice a month, from my recliner. That being said...
-I had no idea which teams would be playing, until the game started.
-The outcome of the game was irrelevant - I cared nothing about who 'won', or 'lost'.
-The game was for entertainment (just like watching a movie), and after it was done my time investment was done.
-If the entire NFL shut down forever, it would have no impact on my life.
-I haven't watched a game (or any television programs for that matter) since the pure analogue signals (free) were done away with - don't miss any of it.
The problem is most people have an emotional involvement in sports; this foolishness being one, if not the, telltale sign of low-confidence (aka: lack of personal identity) in a male. The following is not even a complete list:
-Can't miss a game.
-Has season's tickets to a team, or venue.
-Wears other people's names on his back.
-Will actually have any sort of 'power process' mood alteration (positive, or negative) based on the results of the game - mental illness.
-Wears commercial logos on his back.
-Lives through other people's 'accomplishments'.
-Degrades men who don't care for (need) sporting events.
-Yells at the screen during plays.
-Will get into heated arguments, or fistfights, defending 'his guy' or challenged' statistics.
-Requires alcohol for his hobby. (I, too, would need to be mentally inebriated, to convince myself that a ball/puck going into it's respective goal is actually that important.)
-Wife/girlfriend is always an airhead.
-Neglects the more important things to indulge his sports' obsession.
-Would have a meltdown if organized/televised sports disappeared .
-Even the Government knows the fragility of the typical 'manly man' chest-thumping sportsball/bar addict; that's why the beer/marijuana dispensaries were kept open during Covid. Take away sports & booze? - Domestic violence and riots would have increased 1000 fold, and I'm not attempting to be hyperbolic with that statement.
You want to see the highest concentration of Low-T, faggot-ass 'men' with no identity of their own? Just look into the televised stands of your typical NFL/NBA/NFL stadium, or the windows of the local pub - Absolutely no difference between those sportsball fan(atic)s, and the lost boys of a Comicon or Brony convention.