I have no use for sports. I have no use for the playoff, world series, super bowl ad nauseam. As a child at my grandfather’s house I would occasionally sit still long enough to enjoy a Dodger game with him. Boy did he love the Dodgers.
In my own home I was a prisoner to my older brother’s constant parade of sports on TV. He got whatever he wanted and he wanted to watch sports as much as it was available. Oy vey. He claims he is a devout atheist. But I disagree. He prays and bows to the almighty (insert ball of choice ). If there was a baseball, basketball, football, or golf ball on TV he would be glued to the set watching it. I don’t know for a fact but I am willing to bet (and I don’t bet) that with his unlimited funds he has every sports package available. His domicile had to be located in an area where he would be able to attend spring training of his team of choice. It is no wonder I have such an aversion to sports.
But the reality is that it goes further for me. I take offence at the billions of dollars dedicated to players, teams, facilities, memorabilia etc. I know it is the nature of the beast to tap into everyone’s psyche and get them drawn in to the games.
To tell the truth I can see so many better ways to spend money. Something crazy like feeding the poor, housing for the homeless, medications for the uninsured, care for the elderly, or help for the mentally ill. There are so many things that I think need funds that are so much more important than sports.
So today I am ever so glad that I don’t have to watch, hear, or be involved with anything to do with the Superbowl. Thank you, but NO. Not today, not ever. Everyone else can enjoy whatever they want. I don’t begrudge them their enjoyment. I am grateful that I am not involved with sports. I have joy in my life whether or not anyone wins or loses any game, anywhere, any time.
PS: I found this today (Monday) and I have to give a shout out to an Jewish NFL MVP. So a little good can come out of what I still consider a waste of time.