Yes, I, have been a sports fan - although I've fallen a bit out of touch recently with the statistics and over all details of play. This due to a few changes (for the better) in my life.
I'm still (and always will be) a Boston Red Sox fan (Baseball. The so called American pastime, which it is not.) and am moderate fan of other teams of that sport as well.
Growing up in the state of Massachusetts I became, and still am, a fan of New England teams. When I lived and worked in Boston: I attended many a baseball and hockey game. (Both played in the city, and with easy access to from all points in the city.) I enjoyed that.
I still enjoy watching some games, sometimes. I'm looking forward to going to a few spring training (baseball) games soon. Things held very close to where I live now.
When I lived on the border of Canada, I watched many a hockey game on t.v. In that small town, where I was living, one received but three channels without the aid of a satellite or cable t.v. contract. Two of those three channels were based in Canada, one of which was in French.
I watched a good deal of hockey.
...and I learned there is always a hockey game on television in Canada.
Some sports are certainly more exciting than others, and may appeal to us more than others-but all I find have much in common to admire-and that is the thrill of achievement through some adversity. The wonder of what we, as human beings, can accomplish.
It's a great thing.
A life without cause is a life without effect.