This thread is not bound to have many fans since sports are so widely-coveted by its own deep fanatics, but I believe we are overdue for an introspection of why we as a people are so captivated by the many sports we do. My own personal belief about why we are so fanatical about sport is that since it's part of an integral business by networks and corporations, the at-times mindless garble that a sport event can devolve to is pushed upon the masses as advertisement filler frankly. They're in the business of brainwashing as many people as possible for the sake of advertising dollars along with merchandising and ticketing revenue... A point that is undebateble. I have noticed that the people most devoted to their sport have learned their love of a team or fascination with the sport from a perhaps overly-fanatical influence such as a parent; in casual observations if a person does not have a sport ingrained in their brain when they are a child then they are far less likely to actually care about a sport later on in life in more than passing glances. I find it interesting enough to loosely follow a team's score or ranking but to be honest that is only due to being able to use it as a topic of conversation. Personally, I do not enjoy any sports enough to sit down and watch more than a few minutes of a game on TV and when going to see a professional sporting event live I think the spectacle of the stadium is more intriguing than the sport itself. Although I understand the mechanics of most sports to a comfortable level, I simply do not find there to be enough captivating action to be happening for them to be worth watching especially in a stadium. People who deeply enjoy sports enjoy fanaticism more than the sport itself, in my humble opinion. Fanaticism of a team, of a player, of a stadium. Fanaticism of an empire.