Why We Love Sports?
The short answer might seem obvious: sports is entertaining and provides a distraction from "real life". I endeavored to dig a little deeper in hopes of finding some clues to our fascination with the world of sport.
Sport touches the depths of our emotion. I suspect that apart from birth, love and death, sport uniquely spans the spectrum of our emotion.
Sport inspires us. In spite of the corruption, cheating and scandal so prevalent in today's headlines, world-class athletes continue to demonstrate the fundamental nature of competition by giving us the strongest, the quickest, the smartest and most inspired performances on the planet.
Sport engages our mind. Obviously sport is a physical discipline, but even the casual fan will tell you that mind and body work together.
As I review the points above, I realize that sport impacts us at every level of our being: body, mind, soul and spirit. Is it any wonder we're so fascinated by it?