So What If I Don’t Like Sports?

Superbowl weekend has passed and the only reason why I know this is because the Avengers commercial from the superbowl is now officially online for viewers to enjoy. Is it really that weird and strange if I have absolutely no interest in sports?

I noticed that I was different from most of the other kids in elementary school when they were all on the cross country team or track team or basketball team and I was on the chess team. Seriously, I’m not making this up. I obviously felt left out so I tried to get interested in basketball and running long distances but I just didn’t care – thus, I obviously didn’t care about these activities. Needless to say, I did not make the track team.

Now that's the face of an intense competitor!

Now that’s the face of an intense competitor!

Even throughout my high school and university years, I still felt kind of left out. It was no longer a big deal that I wasn’t on the football team or the hockey team because I didn’t even bother trying out, but I felt left out because so many people kept talking about sports! All year round?! Once again, I tried watching the NBA and the NHL but I just didn’t care.

Finally, now as an older, more mature, man’s man, I’ve realized that I’m not weird! Why do I have to like sports? I don’t! Everyone has their own interests and I’m not going to spend my time watching something that I don’t care about, just to have something to talk about with other people. And quite frankly, it’s just not right how some people react to this. When my friends asked me where I was watching the superbowl and I replied, “Oh it’s the superbowl already?” They looked at me as if I had 3 eyes on my face, no nose, and a lizard tongue – they looked at me as if I was a freak! That’s just not right. I don’t go up to people and ask, “Wasn’t it hilarious when Hal Jordan had no idea who the hell Bruce Wayne was when Batman took off his mask in Justice League #5?” And then start judging them if they don’t know what the eff I’m talking about. Everyone has their own interests and hobbies and let’s just stop the judgemental reactions and glares. As a matter of fact, jocks and nerds actually have a lot more in common than most people realize.

1. We react the same way to our girlfriends when we’re enthralled by our hobbies.

“Just wait until I get to a savepoint!” is the same as: “Just wait until it’s half time!”

2. We both have annual events to celebrate.

Hundreds...thousands of dollars to go? No problem!

“Hundreds…thousands of dollars to go? No problem!”

3. We can get pretty obsessed with our interests and hobbies…

No no. YOU'RE weird for NOT dressing up

No no. YOU’RE weird for NOT dressing up

So since we’re practically the same, let’s stop raising eyebrows at each other and just be friends.

And if for some odd reason you still haven’t seen it yet, here’s the Avengers commercial from the superbowl.

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