I view myself as a logical man. I am a reasonable husband, father and business man. It has been said that I stay calm under pressure and effectively manage emotions in emergency situations. With all that said, what is it about sports that man loses all logic and composure?
Unlike my father who was a true sports fan and would watched any and all sporting events ranging from your most common televised sports all the way down to golf, bowling and darts; I limit myself to one sport. Although my wife appreciates my sports enthusiasm being limited to a single sport, she is also quick to point out that the season last approximately 9 months.
I am a sports fan. No, I am a Hockey Fan. It is fast. It is physical. It requires finesse. It is fun. But whether hockey or any sport, what is it that is so impactful on a man? Last season when my team finished first in the league in the regular season I was on cloud nine. However when they were quickly eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, I was depressed for a couple of days. Where’s the logic in this expression of emotion? When my team finished first in the league what positive impact did it have on my life? Likewise, when they quickly lost in the playoffs what was the true negative impact on the lives of me or my loved one? Absolutely nothing.
Objectively as I reflect on the self-inflicted emotional rollercoaster of being a sports fan I obviously realize it is silliness. I can attempt to argue that it is a release allowing a momentary detachment from the real pressures in life but this would be nothing more than an absurd justification. Therefore, it is recognized that logic and a sports fan are mutually exclusive. Although this moment of self-reflection may appear enlightening, the game starts in ten minutes so it is time to bring this article to an end. Go Sharks!!!