Column: Please sport responsibly
For avid American sports fans, this is the best time of the year because football, basketball, and baseball are beginning to overlap and alter everyday lives.
This magical time only comes once a year in the sports world, so it is important for fans to soak it all in while it is here. It is difficult to stay the same productive human in the midst of all these important events occurring at once.
All over the country, fans are neglecting their daily responsibilities because of the many sporting events dominating the headlines.
Dirty laundry is piling up higher than ever as the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers fight their way to the World Series. Boston defeated two unbelievably stacked teams with relative ease and LA powers through behind Justin Turner and Manny Machado’s impressive postseason performances.
Students are suffering from procrastination caused by the Alabama Crimson Tide and its complete annihilation of the unlucky teams they play. Carolina and Clemson fans are sacrificing study time to support their beloved teams. Although I imagine Carolina fans are more caught up because let’s be honest, the Gamecocks are hard to watch. In the south, college football is a part of life so it’s only natural for these things to happen.
Millions of fans are riding around in unwashed vehicles because Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are playing must-see football every Sunday. The New England Patriots are having a similar impact on fans because Tom Brady keeps putting up ridiculous numbers at 41 years old. These performances are the reason we love sports.
Mothers and wives are growing angrier by the day because yards are growing over and instead of being cut, sports are watched all day. This is a serious issue and things will only get worse because the NBA has just begun. These fans can’t resist the urge to watch Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony take on the Western Conference with their new teams. Also, the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors look equipped to make a run this year and sports fans don’t want to miss a second.
With these events happening at once, the loved ones of sports fanatics may begin feeling worried or disconnected from them. However, this is just a side effect and their person should return to normal operations in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, if you know a sports fan, reach out to them in this difficult time because they may become lost without you. Also, watching a game is way better with friends.
Please sport responsibly.
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